Sunday, 30 October 2011

Paperself Eyelashes

I have just been given these amazing eyelashes as a gift from a friend and am absolutely in love with them. They are from a company called Paperself, which I had never heard of before but have since looked them up and they have a fantastic range of original and innovative eyelashes available. As it stands, I have no idea where or what I will wear them to, perhaps I will just keep them on display if no event merits the lashes but I totally love them. I think it is great how interesting and creative the lashes are and just wanted to share them with you because they got me excited and it was refreshing to see something different. I love the horse ones, but I have my eyes on the peach blossom ones too, I think they would be brilliant for a costume party. I also like how the lashes are inspired by the art of Chinese paper cutting, with each lash style having Chinese symbolic meanings - the horse ones are a symbol of success for example.



Paperself have been getting quite a bit of press recently and are becoming more widely available, in stores over London as well as online (I think my friend got mine from the V&A), for people who are not in London you can get them on their website (here) or from ASOS.com.  Let me know what you guys think to them, where would you wear them to?

Here is one of Sam's tutorials from April 2010, where she uses the Paperself lashes.


Post written by Kate Gowing.
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20 comments

  1. It looks so great ;)

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  2. I'm using the butterfly ones for my end of year project in my make up course

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  3. Oh I saw these on a website this week. I think it might have been ASOS, anyway they look so pretty x

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  4. wow they are amazing! so cool! very cute also! thanks for sharing!

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  5. Ive seen them on asos before but never really knew what youd do with them! Theyre not the most wearable things but they are very interesting.

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  6. I think they're amazing! Of course they're not practical, but they're so beautiful!

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  7. So original!!! It's really nice for more theatrical makeup

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  8. Sam, off-topic but I have to tell you...I just bought your Real Techniques foundation brush and I LOVE IT!!! Although I'm your mom's age (I adore her tutorials, BTW), I just now started using a brush to apply my foundation, partly due to your tutorials. Then a Clinique lady showed me how much better a brush applies foundation than your hands or even a sponge. I started out with a cheap ELF brush, but just bought yours yesterday, and I'm blown away by the difference! (Not that yours is expensive...it's quite affordable.) I got it at Ulta. Anyway, kudos for creating such a wonderful product. I will definitely be getting more of the brushes!

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  9. Love these...but like you not sure where to wear them! See them alot on the X-Factor!

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  10. I've seen so many companies coming out with really interesting fake lashes.

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  11. i have been hearing more and more about these, im not a falsies perosn myself but they would be great for a costume party :D

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  12. I had a pair put on me by the Paperself Lash team at London Fashion Weekend. I love that you can cut them too!
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  13. I love these!I had seen them first in one of your videos last year and I was amazed.Also, in America you can get them in Sephora
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  14. Have had them as a present myself from a fashion trade show i Paris. But you have to be careful with the differen types of images available. Some of them give the impressions that you have forgotten to remove your make -up. Had the ones Sam used aswell and I thought it was such fun to wear them around and give it an extra twinkel when looking at someone special;)

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  15. While I think these are really beautiful as a concept and in the makeup-as-art kind of way, they are also terribly impractical. At that cost and with limited use I can only see them being useful for a costume party or a photo shoot. And even then, to really appreciate the artistry of these, someone has to be quite close to your face! So, very pretty to look at in pics but definitely not a product I would invest money in!

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  16. You can get them at Sephora too.

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