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12/9/2008

More Japanese eyeball torture

makeup eye torture

The all-time favorite of all you readers here on the 3Yen since 2005 has been the Japanese Makeup Lesson in Eye Torture.  Shu Uemura eyelashes bar logoThis eyeball forking is nearly as weird as the kinky false eye ‘Lash bar’ in Tokyo (see right).

However, now there is no reason to be “false” with the advent of this new kind of eyelash bondage—eyelash extensions. eyeball torture

Japanese women stick to extensions for lusher lashes
Mon Dec 8, 2008- Yahoo! News
…Not to be confused with false eyelashes, a do-it-yourself option that lasts for a day or evening, extensions require a real commitment, since they are glued one-by-one to natural lashes..The process can take 45 minutes or longer and cost from $40 to $100 and more ……

Cultural note:
The entire idea of this eyeball forking and these false eyelashes is that Japanese women want bigger, rounder eyes so they can look like anime and manga characters (rather than humans).

Posted by Taro in General, Pop Culture | 4 Comments »


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4 Responses to “More Japanese eyeball torture”

  1. anon Says:

    “so they can look like anime and manga characters (rather than humans).”

    This is a pretty inflammatory statement. And incorrect. Try and stick to just reporting the news. Comments are good, but researched comments are better.

  2. Taro Says:
    “so they can look like anime and manga characters (rather than humans).”

    This is a pretty inflammatory statement. And incorrect.

    Hey Anon-san, RTFA!
    I’m just paraphrasing the JAPANESE executive quoted in the article…

    Japanese women stick to extensions for lusher lashes – Yahoo! News
    MANGA CHIC TO MAINSTREAM
    Keiichi Hirata, a Glamour Eye executive, traces the fashion trend to young women fond of “cosplay,” the popular past-time of dressing up like manga and anime characters, many of which are drawn with huge, round eyes and long, exaggerated lashes.
    “The trend began about two years ago with celebrities and young women sensitive to fashion and spread to housewives and women in their 50s and 60s. It’s become mainstream,” Hirata said…

  3. yaya Says:

    I think lash extensions are fine for people who have really short lashes (like me).

  4. tokyonama.com quoted Says:

    #eyelashes #Tokyo #Japon
    #eyelashes #Tokyo #Japon
    Seriously strange eyelashes in Tokyo, Japan of course

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