For as long as I can remember, one of my biggest pet peeves is SPIDER LASHES! I hate it when other girls have them, and I go to painstaking costs to use a lash-comb and non-clumping mascara. I prefer the look of long, fluttery, feathery lashes. I want every lash to be defined.
So I was a little bewildered when this past fall, spider lashes became a major trend. Some put the blame on Kim Kardashian. And while her lashes are very long and fake looking…. they lack the ‘clumpiness’ that really defines Spider Lashes. And now Allure Magazine (tagline: The Beauty Expert) is joining the bandwagon. In their January 2012 issue, there is an article called “Magnifying Lash” (pg.76) featuring 3 lash looks to covet, one of them being, spider lashes! From the article: “…The look has even evolved to include clumpy spider lashes, popularized by [Pat] McGrath when she chunked them up at the fall 2011 Gucci and Lanvin shows. “The look is so extreme- and there’s great beauty in that,” she says.”. The article also says that they were “Once a sign of bad taste or technique”. I think that for most every day looks, they are! After all, covergirl Roony Mara seems to be rocking gorgeously clump-free lashes.
The wikipicks blog had this picture in their “Worst Trends of 2011″ post, with the caption:
“The clumpy top and bottom eyelashes that result from a zillion coats of mascara made a dramatic appearance on celebs like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj. The downside is “lumpy, messy mascara that takes double the time to take off that it did to put on. It’s a nightmare,” says “X Factor USA” style team member Kristofer Buckle. Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, who works with Lea Michele and Emma Stone, says spider lashes took off because of the overuse of magic-grow eyelash formulas. “Woman had more lashes than they knew what to do with. It looked like they had creatures on their eyes.”.”
This look might be okay for going out, or for rocking a 60′s Twiggy look.
So what about you, do you love or loathe this trend?
So Yay or Nay to the Spider Lashes trend?
- Nay! I hate it! (100%, 2 Votes)
- Yay! I love it! (0%, 0 Votes)
- Love the look, but would never wear it myself (0%, 0 Votes)
- Don't really care either way..... (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 2