I love writing about beauty and fashion, and as my knowledge and skills expand, so does my awareness of all the products around the world. What is beautiful, what is accepted, what is taboo, who sees what how. It was a similar AHA moment that occurred when I was at the Makeup Show (yeah a little tardy with the news - don't judge!) and met the folks from Paperself.
Have you ever wanted eyelashes that were in shapes of things, rather than just intricate strands to elongate your lashes? Yes, we've all seen and tried feathers, but actual designs? Horses and peaches? Are you ready for this?
What is Paperself and who is behind it?
Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, paper has enabled the world to communicate. It has bought continents closer together, educated millions and for centuries has provided a canvas for creation, experimentation and the realization of ideas. Paper is everywhere and now it is evolving into a new dimension.
Launched in 2009 by London based designer Chunwei Liao, Paperself unites artists, designers and manufacturers from East to West. Challenging conventions of product design, Paperself offers a stylish alternative in furniture, homeware and accessories for eco-conscious living." (source site)
These made me think of Alice in Wonderland...
These lashes are the regular size of lashes by the way. The designs are tiny and beyond intricate!
A little blurry, but these are zebras.
You can have either full length or shorter length. For just a little oomph at the sides of your eyes.
Some of the ladies behind the brand's table were sporting the lashes. So of course, I demanded (ok asked nicely...) to take a photo of them.
The lashes are beyond interesting and intriguing and I love that a company that creates items for the house can also create beauty items. The delicate designs absolutely rock my world but I do have reservations.
First - this is completely new and I need to wrap my mind around it. That's not a negative, it's more like that commercial about being "emotionally unprepared" for a package coming to your door so quickly. I'll get around to it. Next there's the look. I am digging the mini option, because I can totally imagine rocking out the corner of the eye designs but I don't think I can rock the full eyelid length. Do you think you can?
Lastly, these babies cost a pretty penny. Eighteen dollars a pair to be exact. Before you hang up your Paperself dreams, think about how much work must go into creating such a delicate design. Then think about how much you already shell out for beauty products and save up for these babies if you want to rock em. They are sold in very few places and are working on a direct e-commerce site. I found them as an online exclusive to Urban Outfitters in the US.
What do you think? Would you rock a pair of these?