Ok. This post is a little bit of a cheat but I love these so much I wanted to share them with you. Not specifically natural or organic, but being made from paper, they are considered an Eco product, even making an appearance at the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris over the summer… Intrigued?
I came across these lashes a few years ago at the International Make-up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) and it was love at first sight! These delicate lashes are intricately cut from paper and are available in two sizes; full, strip lashes and the slightly more understated, yet equally eye catching corner lashes.
The lashes are housed in a neat cardboard presentation box and, unlike most other lash brands, come without adhesive – Paperself recommend the use of Duo (a favourite amongst Make-up Artists) to affix the lashes. Reusable, the lashes can, like most falsies, be cut to size to fit the eye and, once you’ve had enough of them as they are, simply cut them up and apply them however you like to create your own unique lash designs.
For those of you who simply can’t wait to get their hands on a pair of these lovely lashes; Paperself have joined forces with Bourjois and have produced a stylish lacy, floral lash design for the high street – so you can pick up a pair in your lunch break!
Paperself lashes are priced at £12.50 for the full strips and £10.50 for the corner lashes. Admittedly aren’t the cheapest lashes on the market, however I think for special occasions (or even everyday) these delightful falsies are definitely worth it.
Available online from (amongst others) Paperself
Paperself Lash Meanings:
Rose: Rose needs no words
London Skyline: So London
Lace Garden: Glamorous Elegance
Birds: Happiness and Fulfilment
Scorpion: Fatal Attraction
Spider: Mysterious Power
Peony: Happiness and Good Fortune
Peach blossom: Love and Romance
Deer & Butterfly: Free, Beautiful, Sensitive
Peacock: Auspicious and Lucky days
Clown: Happiness & Joyful.
Under the Sea: Secret Treasures
Which ones take your fancy?
Launched in 2009 by London based Designer Chunwei Liou, Paperself is a platform for the innovative exploration of paper for contempory design. Uniting artists, designers and manufacturers alike, Paperself offers a stylish alternative in homewear, furniture and accessories for Eco-conscious living.