Cosmetics have come pretty far; They can do just about anything from hide a small blemish to transform you entirely (anybody who’s watched RuPaul’s Drag Race knows what I’m talking about). Now, thanks in part to open-source electronics board Arduino, humanity has come one step closer to evolving into beings made entirely of light. We now have LED fake eyelashes, and they’re fabulous (via Fast Company).The video above is creator Tien Pham showing off F.lashes at this year’s Maker Faire, and they look pretty darn cool. They come in pink, red, blue, light blue, white, yellow, and green, and each eyelash is connected to a battery on the back of the user’s head via thin, translucent wires.
“I made this for myself for Halloween one year,” Pham writes on Facebook. “After that, my awesome maker friends helped me to make it even cooler.”
A concern we had initially about F.lashes is what having tiny lights just millimeters away from your eyes would do to them, but Pham told a Facebook commenter that that’s really not an issue: “You actually can’t see much of the light because it’s pointing outward. In fact, I can’t usually tell. I have to cup my hand to see the light bounce off of it.”
If you want some F.lashes for yourself, a Kickstarter campaign is set to start in July, so follow the F.lashes Facebook page for updates on that. If you just can’t wait, you can make some yourself with help from this Instructables guide. What other LED facial accessories would go great with F.lashes? Perhaps some eyebrows, or a mustache? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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