Have you noticed that we are hugely obsessed with beautiful long lashes these days? It’s essentially impossible to log onto Instagram or Pinterest without seeing Kylie Jenner’s big, fluttery eyelashes blinking back at you. Now lashes are even part of the “natural” look – what gives, eh?
This may surprise you girls, but even though I adore getting all dolled up and spending forever getting my makeup just perfect, there are some days where I just want to skip it all and go natural. Maybe it’s just me, but I find a Zen-like quality in facing the world purely, wearing only sunscreen and lip balm.
If you’re the same way, you’ll enjoy this tip: skip your mascara for a day and wear Vaseline on your eyelashes. Yes, I do mean petroleum jelly. It makes your lashes look thick and shiny, plus it protects and moisturizes an area of your body I bet you never moisturize. It’s not only good looking, but good for you! What could be better?
I’m sure by now most of you know of the brand Shu Uemura, but do you know about the man? He was an amazing influence on the world of cosmetics, so I’d like to do a small tribute to his work.
Shu Uemura was a Japanese-born Hollywood makeup artist who got his big break on the 1962 film My Geisha. The film’s regular make up artist fell ill and Uemura was called in to fill in. Uemura gained critical acclaim for transforming white actress Shirley MacLaine into a Japanese woman. He parlayed his success into an international makeup brand under his philosophy that “beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin”.
His most famous product is probably the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler(Amazon, $18). It has been hailed as the best eyelash curler on the market and even merited a mention in the movie The Devil Wears Prada (one of Gisele Bundchen’s few lines in the film).
Shu Uemura died of pneumonia at age 79 on December 29, 2007. Uemura was hugely influential in both cosmetics and skincare, and the beauty world is forever changed because of his work.
Beauty with an attitude
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