beauty: on lashes

November 23rd, 2010

So, I should preface this post by admitting that I am wildly addicted to Keeing Up With the Kardashians.  All the Kardashian reality shows, in fact (including the Hills, when it was on, which falls under that same umbrella because of Brody).  And one of the things I spend the bulk of the show drooling over are Kim’s eyelashes.  I’m 99% sure they’re not natural, but they are spectacular.

And in my quest for those same gorgeous, superlong lashes, I spent a few months of last year paying an obscene amount of money for eyelash extensions — this crazy, incredibly time-consuming process where a beauty technician glues individual single fake eyelashes to your natural one.  They last a week or two of looking great, and you’re supposed to go in for “touch up” appointments every three weeks — but I’m lazy and would always wait too long, so mine looked kind of awful for that last week or two each month.  Also, they made my natural eyelashes fall out at a very alarming rate.

I finally got rid of them after about four months (mostly because Chad threatened to take them out of my clothing budget when I told him how much they cost), and since then, I’ve been experimenting with everything lash-extending.  I’m smitten with DiorShow mascara for everyday, but when I want to really make a statement, fake eyelashes are pretty darn fun.  These are Makeup For Ever from Sephora (the Carolyn style), and I trimmed them a little bit when I got them home.  Chad thinks it looks like I have animals growing out of my eyelids when I wear these, but you’ve gotta love those smoldering Kardashian eyes, right?

Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter the Irene Jung giveaway!  I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!

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  • 2 julie @ rosy + tart // Nov 23, 2010 at 7:04 am

    FUN! The eye makeup is stellar too. My eyebrow girl keeps trying out different mascaras on me every time I come in… I wouldn’t doubt if she steps it up a notch and tries some falsies on me soon. At least they’re fun, right? 🙂

  • 3 Mallory // Nov 23, 2010 at 8:38 am

    my friend sells a skincare/beauty line that has a great lash extension application. I’ve seen firsthand how well it works… it naturally extends your lashes! — the product name is Enormous Lash

  • 4 Sara C // Nov 23, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Whoa, hello Miss Pretty! I’m very jealous of your blue, blue eyes. I always wanted mine to be brighter and bluer than they are!

    Honestly, boys just don’t get it…no offense to Chad. 🙂 Glad to know that the lash extensions can make your own lashes fall out: I think I’ll pass on trying those in the future. I’ve been tempted to try the latisse or other serums that are supposed to make your lashes grow, but I’m scared of the “potential for brown iris pigmentation, which is likely permanent”…!! Oh well, false eyelashes it is then. 🙂

    I’ve tried the Dior show, and its very good! But what eye shadow are you wearing? It looks like part of a Maybelline HIP eye duo I have, with a peacock blue and then a bright navy. I love it!

  • 5 Rachel // Nov 23, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I love them! (And the teal eye shadow). And of course the entire Kardashian/Jenner family. Have you ever seen their True Hollywood Story? It answers so many questions haha

  • 6 Kristen // Nov 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Pretty photos!

  • 7 Katy // Nov 23, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Sara — It’s a L’Oreal duo, probably very similar to yours!  It’s a mix of teal and bright blue, and I totally love it but it’s very dramatic!  And I did a little black eyeliner pencil below the lashes.

  • 8 Nicolette // Nov 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Love the bold eyes! I’m always too nervous… funny write up! I’m so with you on the Kardashians. I usually end up watching the marathons!


  • 9 Kathy - Panini Happy // Nov 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I watched a Kardashian marathon while in the hospital just after giving birth – so captivated by that family (I have a K name too – maybe they’d let me hang!). You look fabulous in those lashes!

  • 10 nyfw: what i packed in my makeup bag! | Sugarlaws // Feb 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    […] Of course, my DIORSHOW mascara was a must, as were individual false lashes, although I only wore them day.  Hydropeptide sent my their Lash Serum a few weeks before, and I’ve been using it just about every night!  It hasn’t irritated my eyes at all, and I thought it might be a safer pre-NYFW experiment than Lastisse (which I’m also planning to try soon).  Anything healthy I can do for fuller lashes is a must in my book!  (If you’re curious for more on this, check out my post on eyelash extensions here.) […]

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