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2011 has certainly seen its fair share of male fashion-related puns: Not too long ago, we had the threat of adding the word "manties" to the Oxford English Dictionary, and today, via the Daily Mail, we have guyliner and manscara. (Okay, maybe these aren't new, but they're new to us.) Hot off the heels of Evolution Man—nail polish for guys—comes fake eye lashes for them too.
Apparently, "Stars such as Russell Brand, Brandon Flowers and Johnny Depp have encouraged men to dabble in the make-up box but many will be asking if eyelash extensions are a step too far." Eylure is a brand willing to take that step, and sells fake eyelashes for guys in the UK at places like Harrods and Boots. They come in two types (thick and fine), with both pairs promising a "Hollywood gaze."
· Rise of the guylashes: Men get to grips with eye grooming [Daily Mail UK]
· Nail Polish for Men: Can It Work? [Racked]
· Could the Oxford English Dictionary Really Add the Word "Manties"? [Racked]