Long, thick, perfectly curled eyelashes are pretty much the desire of every Japanese woman.

The problem is that the average Japanese lash is only about 5.8 mm in length, less than half that of a Westerner, according to the Japan Lash Association.

Mascara, hot curlers, mascara base, lash treatment and many other products have all been considered essential makeup tools by Japanese women wishing to emphasize their eyelashes, but the latest and easiest path is simply applying false lashes.