Whenever I open a magazine or turn on the TV I am bombarded with spider-length eyelashes. Long, Kardashian-worthy eyelashes. The kind of eyelashes that would hit your designer sunglasses. It’s no longer enough to curl your eyelashes and glop on a couple coats of mascara, now there are even prescriptions for longer lashes.
The caveat is the eye lash lengthening formula may turn my blue eyes permanently brown. No thanks. Then I would need a pair of contacts, too. Because this eyelash advertising blitz is as ridiculous as the feminine product commercials my husband tries painfully to avoid, I decided to do a random polling of men to see what they really thought about the mile-long eyelash craze. Does size matter?
Why Women Need to Stop Obsessing Over Fake Long Eyelashes
Eyelashes or Eyebrows: Some Guys are Clueless
First. there is the group of men that don’t know the difference between eyelashes and eyebrows. According to Bobbi (a woman) she knows some men that fit this group. This is not the metrosexual crowd, who would know the difference. These are the brothers, fathers, husbands and sons that don’t pay any attention to any hair that grows above their nostrils.
“Honey, You Look Pretty Today,” he says as you bat your eyes, mysteriously
Then there are the guys who are observant enough to notice you did something a little different to yourself and may even compliment you. According to Suzanne, the “effect” of the mascara is noticed, but the reason remains a mystery. And yes, women still need that sense of mystery. Randy agrees with that eyelashes may get a woman noticed, but in his wisdom he says, “eyelashes are the last thing a guy cares about.” Did you hear that girls? It doesn’t even rank. It’s dead last.
Deer in Headlights?
There is also the group of men who do not like “obnoxiously long” lashes. Larry is one of those guys. “While I might want to look at doe eyes, I don’t want to actually think that I am looking at a doe’s eyes. Eyelashes should look human,” said Larry Poupard.
Mascara As Window Treatments?
Steve turned philosophical and compared eyelashes to “shutters on a window. If they are freshly painted and well kept, they accentuate the window. If they are poorly maintained, it takes away from the appeal of the window and is noticeable.”
Al is on the extreme edge of reason, away from the falsies and telescope length mascara formula. He feels the way quite a few men feel about women’s makeup in general, natural is best.
When a guy wakes up with you in the morning, will he recognize you without your heavy layers of mascara? Embrace the real you, ladies, and use mascara to enhance, not overwhelm your eyes and appearance.
Unofficial poll taken on Facebook