Extend your lashes to doll-like lengths for ultimate flirty bat-ability
“I must confess, I’m a lash-aholic,” says Collier Strong, L’Oréal Paris consulting makeup artist, who’s frequently responsible for celebrity faces including Rosario Dawson, Andie MacDowell and Diane Keaton. While lots of lashes prevailed at numerous spring fashion shows, one aesthetic in particular—long, exaggerated, jet-black doll-like fringe—made the biggest impression. But the heavy-on-top, bare-on-bottom look “doesn’t have to be as extreme as, say, the Louis Vuitton show,” says Strong.
“What comes to mind for me are the iconic women of the ’70s for whom this was a normal look, such as Diana Ross, Cher, Jane Fonda in Barbarella, as well as all the fashion icons.” The way to make the full-fringe aesthetic work is by figuring out why you want the look, suggests Strong. “Are you going to a party or a night out on the town? The person wearing this look needs to take into consideration where they are going, unless they’re a Lady Gaga wannabe; it can be very wearable depending on how far you take it.” A few individual lashes added on the outside corner of the eye or an extra coat of mascara can help “get the essence of the trend.” (Try L’Oréal’s Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara for lengthier, thicker lashes.)
If using falsies, Strong personally “loves using several different lengths for that ‘doll’ effect. Start with shorter ones and then add a few longer lashes spaced apart. And load on the mascara; use a lash curler for added drama.” Another way to accomplish the look can be via lash-growth serums like Latisse, which Strong says can produce amazing results. But most of all, it’s crucial the other features on the face don’t strive to compete with the fringe: “I would keep the rest of the face very soft,” says the expert artist. “This look can be very romantic and flattering when done subtly.”