I’m kind of obsessed with pretty paper. I keep buying stationery that I don’t need just because I like the prints and paper textures, I’m fascinated by origami, and I love the art that goes into intricate paper cutting. It goes without saying that I FLIPPED when I saw these unique paper false lashes from London design firm, PAPERSELF.
Fusing the art of paper cutting from Chinese culture with contemporary design, you’ll find these cutting edge lashes in the states at Sephora stores in an array of styles. I checked out the peacock design—known to symbolize good luck. But did I have good luck wearing them?
Out of the box, each lash is pretty long, so you’ll definitely have to trim them on each end if you intend to wear a full strip.
I was incredibly impressed with how intricate and detailed they were, they were like tiny works of art—and I almost felt guilty when I snipped them in a few pieces. They’re not a cheap date, at $19 a pair, I definitely recommend trimming them and wearing them on the corners of your lashes unless you have a performance or special event where you really want to display them in their full glamour. That way, you’ll get your money’s worth!
I don’t find these too difficult to apply, but they will take a little more patience then when just applying a regular strip of lashes. I found it was best when I grabbed the strip with some tweezers and kind of shimmied them into place along my lash line after I let my clear lash glue dry enough to get a little tacky. These won’t come with lash glue, so I recommend having a good lash glue like DUO adhesive on hand.
Just a few other styles that PAPERSELF offers…
PAPERSELF offers an array of styles, and they certainly are all incredibly beautiful. They take faux lashes to a whole new level and really allow the imagination to come through. I could see these making New Year’s Eve pretty fun and they’ll definitely jazz up Halloween costumes next year. They’re available both in strips and in smaller varieties, it will just depend on your personal preference which route you’d like to go. The smaller ones are definitely easier to apply!
Bottom Line: I’m pretty crazy about these, they’re like jewelry for your eyes. Price would be the only thing that would deter me from these unless I had a special event or party where I wanted my eyes to literally be the center of attention.
Price & Availability: $19, Sephora