If You Love Your Eyelashes As Much As I Love Mine

(photo: Sultry Eyes Lash Studio)

Then You Must Take A Look At This Interestingly Odd Website.

Before wearing fake eyelashes, with the help of very good mascara, I discovered my love for wanting long and full lashes 24/7.  Besides the occasional flashbacks of Betty Boop’s, Twiggy’s and Liza Minelli’s (as Sally Bowles in Cabaret – seen below) lashes as the ultimate

(photo: film still, ‘Cabaret’)

pair to have, I realized how not only they make your eyes look bigger but they also act as punctuation marks for your face – your face just doesn’t seem complete without mascara (unless you own a Shu Uemura eyelash curler where you can go without mascara + still achieve similar effects – yes, it’s that good!). But with eyelashesinhistory.com, you’re in for an eyeful of information on everything from diseases + disorders of eyelashes, to the significance of facial hair determining a woman’s ‘purity’ (see below) to the modern marvel of Maybeline + how they revolutionized  mascara.  

(Maybeline Cake Mascara)

Here’s one of many interesting excerpts:

In the Roman Empire, to enhance eyelashes was an exclusive feminine feature. Roman women were assisted by female servants or slaves called ornatrices, or cosmetae, who took care of their beauty.

Virgin vestals didn’t use any kind of make up, to preserve their chastity.

Roman women lashes should be long, thick and curly, as a sign of beauty brought by the East, from Egypt and India.

Plinius the Elder wrote that: ”eyelashes fell out from excessive sex and so it was especially important for women to keep their eyelashes long to prove their chastity”.

With the site set up as a book where one can flip through it’s pages + eyelash history, you’ll be able to entertain yourself with it’s fascinating trivia.

(via SANGBLEU)

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