This. Is. CRAZY.
Firstly, I’m obsessed with eyelashes, which is why I’m sorta diggin’ this how-to video for a similar look to Lady Gaga’s googly-eyes in her Bad Romance video. That, combined with the fact that I used to work for Christian Dior Beaute`, I’m a Cosmetic Ho.
I used to get gorgeous eyelash extensions…in the BEST salon in Seattle. But my stupid eyes started fighting with the extensions, so now I have to use strip lashes. I miss my extensions. (I said that in my best Veruca Salt-whine, by the way.)
Check this girl’s video out, though. Gurrrl knows what she’s doing and it’s fascinating…but it turns out these “circle lenses” are potentially dangerous:
Apparently, Lady Gaga’s creepy doll-like eyes in the “Bad Romance” video have touched off an international trend of wearing “circle contacts,” a type of colored contact lenses that make one’s irises appear larger than normal, reports the New York Times. Normally this would be like any other Gaga-esque fad — pantslessness, lobster-claw shoes, etc. — which are of questionable taste but ultimately harmless (the occasional stumble notwithstanding). These contacts, on the other hand, are actually dangerous and illegal, and wearers “risk significant eye injuries — even blindness,” according to FDA spokeswoman Karen Riley. Why do these little lenses pose such a hazard? Because it’s illegal to sell contacts — corrective or cosmetic — without a prescription, since ill-fitting ones can cut off oxygen to your eyes.
But suffocating eyeballs be damned! Gaga fans are pursuing the otherworldly anime look with fervor, ordering the $20-$30 lenses online. The Times quotes several girls who overcame their initial skepticism to become “circle lens addicts”; so far, not one of them has reported any vision problems. As for Gaga herself? Her look was most likely digitally created. [NYT]
In other words…wear these circle lenses at your own risk.
The four sets of upper eyelashes look amazing, I must say. Sadly, I don’t even get a massage without my lashes on…I know, right? I’m ruh-tarded. We all have our little crazies. I want to know what your grooming/beauty obsessions are, so SPILL IT.
So yeah. You, too can look like an anime` character. No thanks. I’ll just stick to my Liza with a Z lashes.