Celebrity Lashes…What in the world were they thinking?
What do you do to get gorgeous celebrity lashes like Jennifer Lopez? Well, celebrities are just like the rest of us – some pulled a little more out of the gene pool eyelash-wise than others. Most go for a little help. They don’t all get it right.
Most celebrities use eyelash extensions, which are single synthetic lashes that are applied individually to your own lashes. If you think of light-haired, light-complexioned celebrities who have beautiful lashes, you can be almost sure you’re looking at extensions. Julianne Moore, for example, is indisputably beautiful, but her natural lashes are very light. With extensions, her eyes open up and dazzle. Kelly Ripa is another celeb who would probably shine without any help at all, but whose eyes are stunning once her lash extensions are in place.
These are examples of celebrities who just help Mother Nature along a bit. Kim Kardashian takes it a bit more to extremes. Her lashes are stunning, but come on – we know her claims that her super-long lashes are natural are bogus. Experts believe that she’s actually wearing extensions made from mink. Well, okay, technically mink is natural.
Most film and TV celebrities seem to get it right, but we did find a couple of examples of not-so-great lashes from the world of politics.
Remember Michelle Bachmann, the Queen of the Tea Party? Some blame her failure to win the Republican nomination in 2012 on the false eyelashes she wore to the New Hampshire debate. They made her blink a lot. It’s a small thing, for sure, but when the stakes are high, every little bit counts.
Then there’s the other Michelle. We have the greatest respect for the first lady, but she’s been seen at various gatherings wearing just a bit too much eyelash. While her eyelash extensions aren’t overkill in and of themselves, when coupled with her usual low-key, casual style, the lashes aren’t compatible with the clothes.
The What The Heck Were They Thinking
We don’t want to speak ill of the dead, so we’re leaving Tammy Faye Bakker Messner out of this. Lady Gaga gets a pass because her feather eyelashes are part of a costume. But we are going to warn you about a YouTube video featuring a REALLY made-up gal who’s going to tell you how to do your makeup in the style of Liza Minnelli in Cabaret. Our advice? Whether you’re a 13-year-old just trying out new looks, or a 60-year-old grandmother trying to for a more youthful appearance, this look isn’t appropriate for any age. File it under “for entertainment purposes only.”