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If you think a global recession means a return to more modest styles of fake eyelashes, you're gravely mistaken. Witness these images of Shu Uemura's new "Premium" lash line, designed by the brand's artistic directors for its chain of Tokyo Lash Bars. Our favorite model is the "Goldglam Leaf", which is crafted from real skeleton leaves dipped in gold and crystals. The other pairs have been designed to look like ocean waves, ice crystals, and the plumage of an exotic bird, the latter of which is so dense, we can't see it working anywhere but a magazine spread. These looks are even more OTT than the ones Viktor and Rolf designed for the company last year, but in a way, that makes sense—if your budget's forcing you to recycle last fall's wardrobe, you might as well distract attention with some crazy, $80 lashes.
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· Shu Uemura [Official Site]