Listen up, party people, your summer raves are about to get even more *lit* thanks to a brilliant invention by designer Tien Pham: LED lashes.
These F.Lashes were debuted at the annual Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, and actually contain LED lights that react to your movements and change patterns. As Teen Vogue says, they’re basically “glow sticks for your eyes”.
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So how do they work? A small watch battery is attached to the back of the wearer’s head using hair clips. Two tiny wires then connect the battery to each eyelash strip. The strips themselves can be applied to your lash line using regular eyelash glue.
According to Pham’s Facebook page, the battery lasts about four hours, but can be easily replaced, and the lights do not emit any heat (he says they are “very safe”). The lashes (which come in seven different colours) are reusable and sweat-proof, meaning you don’t need to worry about them falling off while you’re busting out some moves on the dance floor. And as for visibility? “The light is NOT blinding. In fact, I often can’t tell I have them turned on. I have to cup my hand over my eye to see the light. You might see a bit of light when you’re in a dark room, but it’s not much,” he writes.
Currently, the lashes aren’t for sale, but Pham will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for them in mid-July. No word yet on the price, but Pham plans on keeping the cost “as low as possible because I really just want people to have these.”
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