Paper Eyelashes the New Lash-cessory
Paper eyelashes, who would have thought? It’s not the kind of lash-cessory you would want to shed a tear in while wearing (or get a nasty paper cut) and unlike its synthetic friends it holds little immunity to the elements. With that all said, how can you resist fluttering your lids wearing paper-lash cherry blossoms or even tiny horses?
These eco-friendly babies are designed by London-based Ting yu Wang for a new design group called Paperself and the story goes that the paper eyelash design was inspired by a traditional Chinese art of paper cutting. The eyelashes are quite amazing and very detailed, you could wear them on a stark, non-made-up face or go for a striking contrast using colour as seen in the images above and below.
The million dollar question is – how do you get your hands on a pair?
Sadly there are currently no stockists in New Zealand however we have found a stockist in London who will ship to New Zealand! Luna and Curious are a London-based boutique selling a large pair for approx’ $32 NZD and a small pair for around $22 NZD. Shipping costs will vary but may cost $10-$12 NZD. Visit their website here – Luna and Curious and talk to Rheanna about getting a pair.
If you want to see the bigger and better close-ups of each design check out the Paperself website – http://paperself.com
Words: Melody Wehipeihana
Images: Paperself & Luna and Curious