Every year I make a list of new things I want to try. Some of them are hard, some are easy, some are shockingly mundane. You can read about other new things I’ve tried here.
I am not always skilled at navigating the world of the Traditionally Feminine. I only learned how to apply eyeliner last year, I don’t really know how to walk in high heels and 99% of the time my hair is “styled” in a messy bun. I love to get manis and pedi and I appreciate a cute purse as much as the next girl, but some lady things are beyond me.Things like: false eyelashes.
But I decided that my 31st year on this earth would be the year that I ventured into fake eye hair territory. And what better time to do that than when you’re working at a women’s magazine and constantly hanging out with beauty editors?
I spent all of February writing for the Malaysian edition of CLEO, so when 3/4 of the editorial team decided to hit up KL’s best hip hop club, I decided that I should probably
This is probably the part of the blog post where I should tell you how to effectively apply and wear false eyelashes. But my involvement in the entire process was pretty much limited to sitting on the toilet and blinking while my friend (and beauty editor extraordinaire) Steph glued giant Disney princess-esque eyelashes a top my fine blond nubby ones.
Giant eyelashes intact, we then hit up the clubs where we danced to awesome/ridiculous Top 40 pop and did that thing where you sing along the chorus at the top of your lungs while fervently pointing your finger in the air. Every time I blinked I felt like I was wearing a (very flattering) plastic Halloween mask. Any time a guy tried to talk to me, I fought the urge to yell over the music “This is not an accurate representation of who I am! I’m not actually this cute!” The lashes were gorgeous but entirely too uncomfortable – and too fancifying – for every day use.I think I’ll save them for next Halloween when I dress up as a Disney princess.
Have you ever worn fake eyelashes? How did you feel about them?
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