By having an educated guess, I would say that people who wear semi long lasting false eyelashes today, are unlikely to be old enough to consider the 1916 film, “Intolerance” and the star Seena Owen. If you had seen it, you would have observed probably the 1st instance of anyone wearing false eyelashes.
However , you might hardly say these semi permanent false eyelashes have been an overnight success, possibly because no one had formulate an easy way of making them and even fixing them! It had not been until the fashion industry was turned upside down in the 1960s did they begin to become popular. Most ladies remember those large eyes of Twiggy surrounded by her wonderful eyelashes. Using false eyelashes dwindled a little following Twiggy’s heyday seeing that volumizing mascaras became more popular. They have since enjoyed a resurgence from around 2008.
False eyelashes can now be found like full sets, single lashes or in small clumps and with varying density, colour and lengths. When implementing false eyelashes for the first time, it will take a little practice to get that right. You need to attach them securely as close to the sexy lash line as possible with a special glue. To remove them, you want a special solvent to dissolve the glue and you should never ever just peel them off as you will take your own lashes with them!
The materials that the eyelashes are made from often dictates the price, and generally speaking, the synthetic ones will be less costly. You can also find silk eyelashes and natural hair versions. The particular natural ones will either be from human curly hair or mink. With the mink lashes, the hair is simply collected by brushing and live mink. Perhaps a little strange (if you can believe it), when searching the Internet you will encounter a couple of claims that a British artist, Jessica Harrison had a couple made out of fly’s legs! Well, each to their own……!
Regarding comfort – you will get used to them, but never sleeping in them or your eyes will look terrible in the morning as they are certainly not designed to wear on a 24 hour basis. Look after your partial permanent false eyelashes and they will last you a long time, depending on how often you use them of course. Other alternatives include eyelash augmentations and extensions, although we would recommend you try a great eyelash growth serum first and see how you get on with that will.