Lash Out

Lashes have come a long way baby. From the silent-screen hotties of the 20s who gobbed on clumpy lash thickeners, to the mile-long falsies that defined the 60s, lashes have always been hot. And while mascara formulations and tools have advanced significantly with the times, the look of full, flirty eyelashes has defied time and fashion and remained the ultimate beauty mark. Long live the lash! Here are a few tools of the trade.

Shape it

The shu uemura Eyelash Curler is no ordinary beauty tool. The ergonomically designed handle guarantees a steady hand while the mushroom-shaped silicone pad treads easy on the delicate hairs to create a sweeping curl. The patented hinge applies a gentle but effective pressure. Comes in classic metal, black nickel and 24K plated gold for those with metal sensitivities, $18.

Fake it

Taking false eyelashes to wild and woolly lengths, shu uemura has unleashed the fantasy Tokyo Lash Bar Collection for party season and beyond. From delicate peacock feathers and wispy colored fringe to intricate patterns that dance with tiny crystals, the cashmere-blended falsies play up drama in the eyes of the beholder, $12-$50.

Make it

A cult favorite among makeup mavens, Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara draws out the windows to the soul with a generously curved, extra-large brush and a super thickening formulation of cashmere proteins and silica powder. Comes in three rich colors, $23.

Cake it

Full, eye-catching lashes are not made by mascara alone. Laura Mercier’s Cake Eye Liner deposits a smudge-proof splash of drama to the base of lids for the appearance of fuller, defined lashes. Use the Flat Eye Liner Brush to create a line of light-reflective pigment in one of four color-true hues, $20. Brush is $25.

Drape it

Kiss Me Mascara from blinc coats lashes in tiny, water-resistant tubes that don’t smudge or run. And should you accidentally fall asleep in your makeup (shame, shame!), you won’t wake up with the raccoon-caught-in-the-headlights look. The non-irritating formula is ideal for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, $25.

Get it

Products available at most upscale department stores and beauty boutiques. Blinc is available locally at Mozaik Skin & Body Studio in Scottsdale and Dolce Salons Valleywide.

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