LED Eyelashes by Soomi Park

Although still just a concept, the LED Eyelash project by Soomi Park explores the desire that women have for large eyes. According to the designer, few Asian women are born with naturally large eyes, and most women have a desire for big eyes because they equate it with beauty.

Some women even resort to plastic surgery to help make their eyes look larger, which Soomi calls “the fetish of Big Eyes.” In the future, perhaps we can all have big eyes, or be “more beautiful”, with LED Eyelashes, devices similar to fake eyelashes.

The device has an inclination sensor with mercury to turn it on/off and flickers with your pupil and eyelid movements. Seems kind of scary to me, yet also very intriguing and fun.

Would you wear them?

Found this gem on Brit+co.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.