18 Awesomely Extreme Eyelashes

When it comes to eyelashes, this is my no-fuss routine: Swipe on some mascara and call it a day. If I’m feeling really dramatic I’ll use an eyelash curler, but that’s about it. But for some eyelash enthusiasts, my mini-routine would be sacrosanct. Today, there are extreme false eyelashes that run the gamut from diamond-encrusted lashes to ones made out of twigs (yes, for real … twigs).

False eyelashes have been around for decades, but only recently have we entered the era of the extreme eyelash. If you want someone to blame for this eyelash phenomena, it was none other than Jennifer Lopez who started the trend when she wore orange false eyelashes made from real fox fur to the 2001 Oscars. Since then, things have gotten even more experimental and avant-garde.

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Extreme eyelashes are popping up all over music videos and movies these days. Most recently the “Hunger Games” boarded the eyelash trend train, with Effie Trinket sporting artful eyelashes that give Gaga or Nicki Minaj a run for their money. Things are only getting wilder, and even an eyelash wimp like me is loving it.

Ready to see what I mean? Because this roundup of the most extreme eyelashes out there is going to leave you wide-eyed. Some of these lashes are artistic, some are strangely pretty, and some are just straight up freaky … but all of them really bring the wow-factor.