It’s not like lashes have ever been out of fashion, but they kind of got swept aside in favour of the power brow and raw refined skin in recent seasons. But good news lash lovers: MAC’s top man Terry Barber has spoken, and the lash is back!
As we move from spring to summer, the SS16 trends continue to be part of our everyday lives, and that includes make-up as well as clothes. The runways in September were awash with new cosmetics looks, with a fresh approach to eyelashes taking centre stage.
“We've been talking for a quite a few seasons about very done mascara,” Terry noted to Cover Media. “I think it's nice to go back to the false eyelash and visit that because we all know about the feline flick, corner lash. This season we really went to scissors, creating lashes that are more gappy, a little bit more irregular, rather than individuals. I mean, who has time for individual eyelashes? It's the make-up version of having a root canal.”
Lashes come in all shapes and sizes, so go with whatever you feel comfortable with. You can never go wrong with a pair of classic MAC lashes or a pair from Eylure. But why not mix things up with a more out there look?
“Use chunks of strip lashes,” advised Terry, adding, “It’s much cooler. The look at Marni used the longest part of the strip lash, creating an open eye.”
And if you’re feeling really brave, follow Thomas Tait’s example where “lashes were almost reversed; the longest part used on the inner eye rather than the outer. Spider lash, very doe-y and cool,” smiled Terry.
Bottom lashes are also having their moment, and Illamasqua recently brought out bottom lashes as part of its newest offerings. If the thought of having something stuck on your lower lash line doesn’t appeal, bareMinerals’ Lash Domination is a superb alternative - giving eyes an instant, and long lasting, doll-like look.