Compared to duck lips and cheek implants, sporting fake lashes is nothing. Just a small and temporary adornment. Personally, I prefer the look you get by judicious application of separate clusters, but sometime a full strip or a demi is quite lovely. But when is it too much? A couple of months ago at the Social Security offices (light years worse than the DMV) I saw a stunning woman. She was over 6' tall even without the outrageous platforms, had a jaw dropping figure, cheek bones sharp enough to cut diamonds... everything about her was extreme and exaggerated to the max, but the one thing that ruined it all for me was a pair of cheap-looking and too long eyelash strip. She was already larger than life in every way, but the lashes just killed it for me.
I was reminded of the woman and her lashes when I saw photos of Elizabeth Hurley and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella from The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's 'Hot Pink Party' at The Waldorf Astoria. Both looked as gorgeous as they come, of course, but I find the fake lashes on both of them to look over done, too Barbified, and just looking off. For comparison, here are designer Tory Burch and model Carolyn Murphy from the same event:
What do you think? Do you wear fake lashes? If so, when and what kind?
All photos via Zimbio.