Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Fetish For Big (Horribly ugly) Eyes **

Browsing through some Asian blogs, the one thing that i observed was their fetish for longer, colourful eyelashes! Because of a certain demand somewhere in the world, the business for fancy eyelashes have grown manifold. General curiosity lead me to research on whats available in the market if you want to go crazy with your eyes..  and to my horror i found these ..

Hold your breath people.

Now you are ready.

An LED Eyelash project is brought into the world to find an answer to this simple question: Why do women want larger and bigger eyes? In particular, Asians tend to have stronger needs for bigger eyes as a standard of beauty.

Since relatively few Asians are born with big eyes, those without can only look for alternative ways to make their eyes look prettier - i.e., larger. They have a repertoire of skills to make their eyes look enlarged: makeup, jewelry, and plastic surgery. Their desire for bigger eyes are almost obsessive in that so many women look to plastic surgery in order to make their dream come true. Soomi calls this, the fetish of Big Eyes.

LED Eyelash is a clever product that speaks to many Asian womens desire for bigger eyes. It features an inclination sensor with mercury to turn on and/or off. The sensor can perceive the movements of the pupil in the eyes and eyelids. If someone wears it and moves her head, LED Eyelash will flicker following the movement.

Highly popular in the market are eyelashes made using natural exotic feathers & fake diamontes.
Personally i have never had a first hand experience of how these are applied to real life but in photo shoots you have to agree they look darn good !

Jumping on the bandwagon is Swarovski who have come up with these. 

And this is how they are marketing it: "These attractive natural-looking eyelashes with Swarovski crystal rhinestones come in twelve styles for a variety of looks. Easy-to-use and quickly applied with adhesive."

And if you want the best and the most expensive eyelashes in town, you can buy yourself these

Originally created by Gina Brooke exclusively for Madonna, these custom mink eyelashes are diamond-encrusted just for you.
These bling bling false eyelashes are adorned with 0.75 carats total weight of hand-faceted diamonds which feature a unique new diamond cut, the ‘Star Shimmer Cut.’
Be your own Madonna with these babies & cast a spell on everyone.  Just a mere cost of $10,000.

P.S. This post is a result of utter boredom & trying to understand the female psyche better which sometimes leads to nowhere.

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