Last year I shared with you the beautiful collection of false eyelashes from Shu Uemura's 2008 Tokyo Lash Bar that included some very creative designs by Viktor & Rolf.
above: Viktor & Rolf lashes for Shu Uemura's 2008 Tokyo Lash Bar
Well, this year's 2009 Tokyo Lash bar has styles inspired by nature and designed by Shu Uemura's own atelier of world renowed international and national artistic directors and make up artists.
The dynamic meeting of minds, personalities, geographic locations and aesthetic approaches of Shu Uemura makeup masters Gina Brooke, Kakuyasu Uchiide, Yuji Asano and Mina Matsumura resulted in nine wearable (4 premium and 5 non premium) masterpieces.
Infused with inspiration from flowers, forests, oceans and the sky, all lashes are a perfect balance of nature, science and art. With a lash for every eye, Lashes in Nature offers bold, charming, delicate, dramatic and cheeky options in the forms extravagant premium, decorative statement and everyday accent lashes.
Below are the four styles in the 'Premium' collection:
by KAKUYASU UCHIIDE, INTERNATIONAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
These glimmering lashes made from real skeleton leaves are drenched in glimmering gold. Transparent crystals sit atop this hand-crafted piece of art for a glistening, captivating look.
by YUJI ASANO, INTERNATIONAL CHIEF MAKE-UP ARTIST
The unique curl design of this lash echoes the undulating roll of the ocean's tidal cycle. This striking lash also references Mr. Uemura's iconic "umbrella" eyelash. It is weaved with multiple shades of blue, from sea and sky blue to deep turquoise, accented with a sprinkling of white foam.
by MINA MATSUMURA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, EUROPE
Each lash is made from thin, milky white wires. Frosted pink teardrop crystals enhance the lower lash.
by GINA BROOKE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, united states
This lash design emulates the tail of a bird whose exotic purple plumage is accented with white flecking. Petal-like forms hide inside the lashes, bringing to mind a bouquet of sweet peonies. Perfect for any extravagant or fanciful look.
The other five styles available are not considered "premium ", but they certainly are fun and cost approximately $29.00 USD each:
Buy any of Shu Uemura's new lash collection here.
all images courtesy of Shu Uemura
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