The History of Fake Eyelashes

Ashley | 05 - 11 - 2020
The History of Fake Eyelashes

You cannot judge a book by its cover as your physical appearance cannot define your personality but one’s physical appearance always attracts people in many ways. Especially human eyes, There is no argument that the eye features can make people appear sexier and more attractive. Having fuller lips and a sharp jawline can be nice but for the fact, during any conversation, we usually focus on other’s eyes to express feelings or interests. Even though males and females have different facial characteristics, in a study, most of them rated one’s beauty with their eyes and hair.

There are many factors that can decide the beauty of your eyes especially the eyelashes. They act as a frame of the eyes creating a dark lining around the eyelids making it more beautiful. We have eyelashes basically to prevent small dust particles from entering into the eyes. But later, it has become a feature that describes the beauty of your eyes. Long and thick lashes are considered a sign of beauty in many people, especially in women. Some women also practice artificial methods in order to make their eyelashes appear long and healthy. One of the methods that have been followed popularly is the usage of fake lashes.

Eyelashes can literally transform the way you look. There are several reasons why having long lashes are considered attractive: Eyelashes can reflect your overall health, if you are not healthy you might start losing your lashes. In the ancient culture, eyelashes were associated with chastity so women started to use fake lashes made out of their own hair; people also believe that lashes can reflect your age; longer lashes made people appear younger.

1. What Is the Name of the Director Who Invented the Fake Lashes?
  • A. Stanley Kubrick
  • B. D.W Griffith
  • C. Akira Kurosawa
  • D. Orsen Welles

Fake Lashes:

Nowadays fake lashes are used by people every day, there are different varieties of lashes available that could easily blend with your lashes giving a more natural look without making it so obvious. So, what are fake eyelashes made of? Fake lashes come in different types such as plastic, synthetic, etc and for a more realistic approach, we can use lashes made of real human hair, mink, etc. Once your full face make-up is done, to apply the fake lashes you will need eyelash glue, tweezers, and fake lashes. Just apply some adhesive to the fake lashes and stick them on your eyelids and let it dry for about 30 seconds, if you feel like the glue is still visible then apply a layer of eyeliner on your lids and you are done. The fake lashes can provide instant charm to the face making you appear younger and youthful. It can enhance the length and thickness of your lashes. The fake lashes can stay on your eyes for a day or night depending on the quality of the glue and lashes but always ensure to take-off your fake lashes before sleeping as it might cause side effects such as irritation or eye infection.

History of False Eyelashes

Who Invented False/Fake Eyelashes? When Were False Eyelashes Invented?

Fake lashes were first introduced by the American film director D.W Griffith in his movie “Intolerance” in 1916. In this movie, actress Seena Owen was dressed up in a Babylonian attire but the director wanted the actress’s eyes to appear larger than usual in a black and white movie. So he decided to seek help from a hairdresser who then made fake lashes from the human hair for the movie. Though this movie was a flop, after this movie many actresses started using the false lashes but they were unnatural, stayed only for a shorter period, and was costly so only famous people could afford it. Later in around 1950, fake lashes made of plastic and synthetic were introduced and were a huge hit and used by many stars and celebrities. In the late 2000s, fake lashes were advanced and again began to bloom in the fashion industry. The lash-by-lash technique was introduced in Japan in 2006 and changed the assumptions about fake lashes as they appear perfectly natural and come in different materials like mink, human hair, etc.


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