UNDER THE LASH – with Laura Albert Beauty secrets Eyelash Extensions




UNDER THE LASH – with Laura Albert


Dear Shaded Viewers, 

Being a judge at film festivals has taught me the most useful

appearance-upkeep strategy for traveling. Forget the stuff we always

read in beauty mags, like the importance of sleep (if you are

jet-lagged, you won't sleep) or drinking gallons of lemon water

(you'll be imbibing coffee, even if you detest the stuff) or just

saying no to sugar (you will eat seek out dark chocolate as if you are

a jonesing crack ho.) It doesn't matter what mascara you buy — even

if your local makeup barista swears upon the Lincoln Bible that you

can reenact Singin' In The Rain during a class-three hurricane and

this product will not budge. It will. In fact, that mascara will be

rubbed and blinked off by an exhausted (or caffeine-amped) you. You

will be landfilling in those crevices under the windows to your sweet

soul until Google Maps starts capturing those eye hollows and

identifying them as previously uncharted swamps in West Virginia.


Not even faithfully used Latisse or mascara, no matter how much filler

and lacquer they mix in, can endow you with the capacity to do that

moment in the Sally Rand feather dance, where you bat your lashes —

not the way fakies will. The only problem is that it becomes

addictive, looking at yourself in the mirror and getting flirted with

by your reflection. Then the next thing you know, they're not just for

travel anymore…


I confess that I don't wear makeup to the gym. But going there with

the lashes, it is kinda like cheating. I've noticed how I'll work out

harder when doing some torturous butt lift stuff, if I wink at myself

in the mirror —

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.