We don’t need a scientific study to prove that longer lashes get more attention. We can’t help it. Our eyes are just drawn to the strongest feature on the face, which if you’ve got Kim K. style lashes on, are your eyes.
But long lashes aren’t the only way to play up your look. Different lash lengths say different things about you – some make you look fun and approachable, while others turn you into the queen of mystery. Let’s find out which is which!
Super Long = Drama-mama
Long, voluminous lashes have been a makeup trend for a long time. Style icons like Katy Perry and Beyoncé (and pretty much anyone else who has ever walked the red carpet) are often seen with fake lashes adorning their eyes. Long lashes make you think luxury and drama. That’s why lengthening mascara from beauty brands like e.l.f. have become more popular with time.
Why is that you ask? Because long and thick lashes is a dramatic look that never goes out of style. It’s perfect for pairing with a smoky eye. Long lashes instantly call attention to the eyes and eyebrows, so anyone going for a sexy, full of mystery vibe: long lashes are the look for you!
Simply Defined = Fun & Flirty
Flirty lashes are perfect for brunch with friends and sunny, summer days. Think Zooey Deschanel. She usually pairs her bright blue eyes with black liner, defining mascara and an adorable expression. Her makeup proves you don’t need super long lashes to look chic.
Simple and defined lashes say, “I’m here to have fun!” Although they aren’t as attention grabbing as long lashes, fun and flirty lashes give the impression of openness, which most people find very inviting.
Winged = Sophisticated yet Intense
Eyelashes increasing in length as they go outwards is a gorgeous look that works perfectly with the classic feline flick. With both eyelashes and eyeliner elongating the eyes, you create a suave look.
Winged lashes give the eyes definition as well as a certain intensity without distracting from the rest of the face. Adele uses this look quite often, which is perfect for her as it complements her beautifully trained voice but at the same time expresses the depth that you find in her lyrics.
Natural = “Look at my perfect skin and pretty pout!”
Did you know that in the fall fashion shows of 2013, models were walking the runway without mascara? Natural lashes keep the eye look simple and make onlookers focus on other features – like flawless skin and bold lips.
Here’s another interesting eyelash fact: there is an optimal eyelash length! A study conducted on 22 species of mammals concluded that the perfect length of lashes is 1/3rd the width of the eye.
Okay, so it’s the perfect length in terms of science not beauty. But what better way to pull off a bright pink lip than keeping your eye look basic?
So depending on the look you’re going for, your lash length is going to change. Want the focus to be on your lips and skin? Go all natural. For a dramatic look you’re going to need super long and voluminous lashes. Just remember that your lashes can say a lot, without you saying a thing!