Filed under: Jewelry
They might look pretty in photographs, and maybe photographers will use them for surreal and especially artistic shots, but what regular person in their right mind would wear these contact lenses with Swarovski crystals embedded inside?
The sparkly lenses were created as part of a Swarovski competition that had over 4000 entries from 92 countries. These lenses won first place, which makes me wonder what did the 2nd and 3rd place winners look like?
Maybe I'm over-reacting. I guess if they really don't feel any different than regular contacts they might be fun for Halloween or something. Maybe.
Gallery: Swarovski Crystal Contacts
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A new surgical procedure might just be the next big thing to hit the Hollywood set in the name of youth and beauty: eyelash transplants. No longer will women look to false eyelashes to meet their expectations of beauty because they can have them permanently enhanced. The lashes are put on using the same "plug and sew" technique used in regular hair transplants for balding men and about 30-40 lashes are individually sewn onto the eyelid. Only a handful of surgeons use the technique, but some say that the enhancement should catch on quickly. "Eyelash transplantation does for the eyes what breast augmentation does for the figure," said one surgeon. Only local anesthetic and light sedation are necessary, and the whole surgery only costs about $3,000 per eye.
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Last month, we saw Shu Uemura's Feathered Fantasy Eyelashes, fake eyelashes that were decorated with real feathers for a very unusual look, but Uemura also came out with something even more impressive. The designer created a set of diamond-studded false lashes for Madonna and will now be selling pairs of the .75-carat lashes at seven Neiman Marcus stores for $10,000 per pair. If you've got the extra cash on hand, you can probably get your very own diamond-studded lashes, but for everyone else, Uemura also has another set that give you the look of silvery diamonds at a fraction of the price, since they don't use the real stones.
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With celebs playing up dark-rimmed eyes with heavy lashes, it's not surprising to see false eyelashes more prominently displayed. The limited edition Fantasy Eyelashes from shu uemura are decorated with real feathers to give the wearer a very unique look. One pair is chocolate brown, with white speckles, and the other option is for jewel-toned blue, black and green lashes that are reminiscent of a peacock's feathers. Price: $50 each pair.