So I am going to tell you something that is going to shock most of you. I apologize if what I am about to say is disappointing...but here goes:
Kim Kardashian's lashes are not real.
I know I know! Crazy, isn't it?
Beautiful lashes are our gender's holy grail - we never stop searching for products, tricks or tools to lengthen and add fullness. Even if you were born with a pair of sunglass-ticklers, you may still find yourself looking for ways to make them even longer because we are women and that is what we do.
Three options for creating beautiful lashes:
1) Velour Lashes
Visit Velour Lashes to see their various styles.
The model here is wearing "Strike a Pose"
Seriously the most beautiful and realistic false eyelashes I have ever seen! Founded by two best friends, this Toronto-based company produces high-end 100% mink fur lashes perfect for a special event or for everyday wear. They have numerous styles on sale right now plus shipping is always free! Click here to browse.
2) Xtreme Lashes
This image shows a before/after with Xtreme Lashes.
Extreme lashes are worn by nearly every female celebrity including the Kardashian sisters (no surprise that they sport the longest length available). A trained professional applies individual eyelashes to your eye for a natural look. The initial procedure can take around 2 hours and you'll need to return for "re-lashing" about once a month to replace the lashes which have shed.
If you want to keep up with the Kardashians: apply 60-80 eyelashes per lid
If you are happy with being slightly more demure: apply 40 eyelashes per lid
This is a little spendy but the results truly are amazing. One word of caution: you aren't able to wear mascara as the oils break-down the surgical adhesive used to affix the lashes.
Find an Extreme Lash Stylist in your area by searching here.
This image shows a real-life example of regular and proper product use.
Latisse is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes as well as make them longer, thicker and darker. I should start off by saying that I have not tried Latisse. This inclusion is merely because I have heard from so many reputable beauty experts and fellow bloggers that this product is effective. Although I was (and still am slightly) horrified at the thought of putting anything resembling a chemical compound near my eye, the testimonials as to the value of Latisse is overwhelming. Visit their site for more information.
Have you tried any of these options and if so, what was your experience?
XO - Marion