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Tessanne Chin of 'The Voice' already has gold for the Grammy Awards

January 24, 2014|By Melissa Magsaysay
  • A regular lash contrasts with one done in 24-karat gold from Lash Dip.
A regular lash contrasts with one done in 24-karat gold from Lash Dip. (Lash Dip )

At last year's Grammy Awards, Jennifer Lopez’s skirt, defiantly slit sky-high, was evidence: Dress code or no, Grammy fashion just can’t be tamed.

This year we’re already seeing some proof of that in the beauty department, with a pair of fluttery, 24-karat-gold-dipped eyelash extensions from Lash Dip set to debut on the Grammy red carpet Sunday.

The gold lashes are to be worn by Tessanne Chin, winner of Season 5 of "The Voice," and they certainly should be a stand-out look with her usally bold makeup and edgy hair.

The $5,000 gold lashes were designed by Lash Dip’s director of innovation, Gina Mondragon, and are being offered exclusively at the Jose Eber Salon in Beverly Hills. They last up to two weeks, compared with regular eyelash extensions from Lash Dip, which last up to a month.

“We were able to create a system to infuse pure 24-karat gold -- the only gold pure enough for the face -- into our semi-permanent lash formula and create a show-stopping look only real gold can attain,” Mondragon says.

The gold lash application process takes up to three hours. First, Mondragon applies silk inserts to thicken the lash line, then she paints each individual lash with Gold Dip (24k gold leaf) to get a shimmery, gilded effect that just screams awards season.

We’ll see Sunday what kind of impact gold eyelash extensions make on the Grammys red carpet.


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