40 Days and 40 Nights Of Beauty Cult Classics
Day 23, Shu Uemura's Eyelash Curler
Once upon a time there was a girl with short, stubby and lackluster lashes.
She dreamed of having lashes that held a curl and were fabulous.
She went through life suffering the indignities that short lash people go through. The girl knew that one day a dashing gay man would come and make her lashes sweep to the heavens.
As fate would have it, she met her "Lash Godmother" while wandering the beauty floor at Barneys in New York City. She loitered at the various makeup stalls looking for an answer or a cure.
A young dashing man at the Shu Uemura counter took one look at her and felt inspiration.
He was about to make all her dreams come true.
He snapped her lashes in a medieval looking device called an eyelash curler.
Little did the girl know that this is what Shu was known and famous for.
When he finally produced a mirror the girl was startled to see lashes that resemble fans. They swept upwards to the angels and the saints in the sky.
The girl was so grateful that she whipped out her credit card and bought every product used in her transformation.
Today the girl attempts to replicate that magical moment every day in front of her mirror. She stuffs her cursed lashes into the contraption and gives a good squeeze.
The girl has never achieved the results and magic of that fateful day at Barneys but her lashes are not as sad and frumpy.
Credit: Shu Uemura