Eyelashes are changing!
In some ways I know this is a DUH post. Since all ladies who love gal know that gal and eyelashes have a strong relationship that’s only getting stronger. But the gal eyelashes you loved in 2008 are not the same ones models are worshipping in 2010.
A great example of this is Nana Suzuki’s eyelash changes.
Compare her older eyes from 2008 to her current eyelashes (the big picture)
I hear a lot of constructive criticism to gals that they need eyelashes. But the issue is, not all eyelashes are the same. Not all false eyelashes are current gal.
So…. what are current gal eyelashes…? :!:
Well when in make-up doubt I always look to Ageha magazine. Ageha always has such an indepth make-up section in each issue.
In the May 2010 issue of Ageha, all the models showed their eye style and favorite top and bottom eyelashes.
I do this not just to show pretty eye-makeup, but also to show how eyelash styles have really evolved.
We can break down all the 12 girl’s eyelashes into 3 categories to show what is current and why they love them so much.
1. MAC #7 split type
Rin’s on the right is using a Mac #7 knockoff paired with Dolly Wink half-eyelashes for more volume.
loved by: Sakurina, Rin and many other gal models
why the love: The split thick eyelashes make the eye look more open the spacing keeps lashes from looking heavy.
2. Criss-cross type
loved by: Riho
why the love: Criss-cross is an extremely natural eyelash that builds volume and blends in well with your real eyelashes.
3. Criss-cross MAC #7 Hybrid
loved by: Suzuki Mutoh
why the love: the best of both worlds, a more open eye with the split lashes, but volume building near the eyeline.
Let’s Find Great Eyelashes!
I want Japanese bulk eyelashes
First you mind want to read Monica Tang’s thorough review of Diamond Lashes vs. Mac #7s and see if you still want them.
You’ll have to use a shopping service, but galspop the Popteen webstore has a great selection of eyelashes. All start at 1,260 for a set of 2 or 3, though.
Popteen has all 3 types of popular gal lashes. The Melliesh ones are the ones Kumicky likes.
Sakurina has worn the ones of the left occasionally.
I want brand lush lashes
Mac & Shu Uemura are the best places to turn for quality brand lashes. Both are amazingly popular with gals. Chinatsu Wakatsuki (of WC goodness) even made a page in her get-to-know-her book about Shu Uemura lashes.
I’ve talked about Shu Uemura and MAC love before in the Gilfy make-up post
Shu Uemura has wonderful natural looking lashes, but the best for a gal look are the cross natural and the spikey cross.
I absolutely love their accent and play lashes. Such fun to try.
I put together a selection of MAC lashes that fit with the current lash styles. I own 7, 41, and 35. When I get 6 I’ll do a review on all
I want to be cheap! ($7.00 and under)
Sasa also has wonderful Shu Uemura playful eyelashes. All for $6.90 from the Eylure brand.
Two lashes that look like Shu Uemura’s creative ones, but for only $6.90!
Daiso – Fit
Houston recently got a Fit store which is pretty much like Daiso. In there I’ve been able to find $3.00 lashes with great gal potential.
A hybrid pair and a MAC #7 type
Ardell has a wonderful website that suggests lashes based on your eyeshape and have several gal lashes suited for each top gal eyelash choice you make. Drugstore.com has the best selection of Ardell on-line.
If you need more eyelash help
Mada’s fake lashes my style is a lovely introductory on how to wear lashes.
She doesn’t mention it, but Popteen did a few issues back. When putting on lashes secure the lash in the center, then the inner corner of your eye and finally the outer. Since reading that I’ve had much more first try placement success
It is so hard to get back on the blogging hamsterwheel after getting off it. I’m such a lazy. I’m also trying to coordinate my big deco projects of MacBook & Iphone and it’s taking some time (and money ).
I do want to give another shout out to Japonica Market shopping service. I saved up for months and then bought around $400.00 worth of clothing from WC (love all their summer releases). Their fee… 3100 yen (around $32.00). For how much I bought, that’s so cheap! Not only that, my clothes are being EMSed to be as we type. I made my payment to them on May 5th and I’ll get the clothes by Friday, only a week and 2 days after original order . Cheap, fast & reliable! Japonica Market is the best