If you weren’t born with the lush, lengthy lashes of your dreams, chances are extensions are your go-to beauty service. A quick sesh with a licensed technician leaves you with dramatic lashes so bold and thick, how can you not flutter them? If you’re a fan of flirty eye fringe, a new twist on the trend could make your eyes pop even more — just in time for Halloween.
Adding splashes of colored “mermaid” lashes to your eyes is the latest and greatest in extensions. “Colored lashes are designed to enhance your natural eye color and can also help you express your individuality,” says celebrity lash stylist Clementina Richardson, who founded Envious Lashes. The New York-based studio, with locations in Manhattan and Long Island, has embraced the falsie fad, offering faux silk extensions in purple, green, and blue hues. “These shades are universally flattering and give a subtle pop of color that works for everyday wear,” she says.
Pairing particular shades with your natural color can yield some pretty amazing effects. “The contrast of purple lashes with green eyes makes the color appear much more intense, but purple also works well on brown eyes to create the illusion of bigger eyes,” she explains. “Hazel eyes look gorgeous with green lashes, while blue gives blue eyes a bigger impact and brings out the natural beauty of brown eyes.” If rocking a rainbow of shades is more your style, layer them all together for a vibrant vibe.
While we’re totally down to try them for our everyday look, the totally customizable, colorful extensions could add the finishing touch to a Halloween costume you have in the works too. A spooky clown, creepy robot, or yes, even a La Croix can would be taken to the next level with rainbow fringe — and just think how vibrant lashes would look with a mermaid or unicorn getup.
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