With an educated guess, I would say that people who wear semi permanent false eyelashes today, are unlikely to be old enough to remember the 1916 film, “Intolerance” and the star Seena Owen. If you had seen it, you would have observed probably the first instance of anyone wearing faux mink lashes.
However, you could hardly say these semi permanent faux mink lashes were an overnight success, possibly because no one had come up with an easy way of making them and even fixing them! It wasn’t until the fashion industry was turned upside down in the 60s did they begin to become popular. Most ladies remember those huge eyes of Twiggy surrounded by her wonderful eyelashes. The use of false eyelashes dwindled a little following Twiggy’s heyday as volumizing mascaras became more popular. They have since enjoyed a resurgence from around 2008.
False eyelashes can now be found as full sets, single lashes or in small clumps and with varying density, colour and lengths. When applying false eyelashes for the first time, it will take a little practice to get it right. You need to attach them securely as close to the lash line as possible with a special glue. To remove them, you need a special solvent to dissolve the glue and you should never just peel them off as you will take your own faux mink lashes with them!
The materials that the eyelashes are made from often dictates the price, and generally speaking, the synthetic ones will be cheaper. You can also find silk eyelashes and natural hair versions. The natural ones will either be from human hair or mink. With the faux mink lashes, the hair is simply harvested by brushing and live mink. Perhaps a little strange (if you can believe it), when searching the Internet you will encounter a few claims that a British artist, Jessica Harrison had a pair made out of fly’s legs! Well, each to their own……!
As for comfort – you will get used to them, but never sleep in them or your eyes will look terrible in the morning as they are not designed to wear on a 24 hour basis. Look after your semi permanent faux mink lashes and they will last you a long time, depending on how often you use them of course. Other alternatives include eyelash implants and extensions, although we would recommend you try an faux mink lashes growth serum first and see how you get on with that.
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