Most of us get into the holiday spirit by, say, watching Lifetime movies or buying gifts for loved ones. For UK-based makeup artist Kayleigh Golding, that’s not good enough. Instead, she turned her eyelashes into a Christmas tree.
You pretty much have to see this false lash look to believe it:
We’ve never seen this much holiday spirit on one eye before, so we just had to reach out to Golding to find out more. «I was feeling really festive and wanted to do an eye look to reflect that. Whilst I was brainstorming ideas, I was mindlessly playing with my eyelashes and staring at my recently decorated tree,» she explains. Thus, the idea to do Christmas lashes was born, and all she needed was a pair of scissors, liquid lipstick, glitter, and a whole lot of patience.
Golding started with Ardell Lashes Demi-Wispies, cut up so that she could rearrange them into the shape of a Christmas tree. «The hardest part was chopping up the false eyelashes and stacking them on top of one another,» she explains.
To complete the look, she followed typical Christmas protocol: Get your tree in place, then decorate. Once lashes were cut up and assembled, she turned them green with liquid lipstick. Next, she trimmed the tree with green shimmer courtesy of Has Laboratories Dynasty Glam Attack Liquid Shimmer Powder. She added two types of biodegradable glitter from Glitter Palace. Finally, she added shimmery white liner to her inner corners with a Revolution Beauty pencil.
According to Golding, the lashes didn’t feel as heavy as they look. «Surprisingly, they didn’t actually feel too uncomfortable. They did feel a little strange though, they were tickling my brow hairs,» she said. The one downside? All those spare wispies. «Later, I found random chunks of lashes stuck all over me,» she says. A small price to pay for all that holiday cheer.
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