Movie and Makeup Magic
According to makeup and movie legend, false eyelashes were invented in 1916 on the set of the silent film, Intolerance. Director D.W. Griffith needed his leading lady, Seena Owen (above), to show some serious emotion and decided that the windows to her soul needed dramatic drapes. So, thanks to a bit of hair, gauze, and glue, false eyelashes were born. Available today in hundreds of varieties ranging from natural to downright alien, it appears that this beauty staple is sticking around for good.
Images via Getty, Illustration by Michelle Ricks
Variety of false eyelashes by Make Up For Ever - $15 each on Sephora.com