Elizabeth Taylor was a British-American actress known best for her beauty, acting and humanitarianism. Never afraid of emotionally charged roles, she was one of the most popular stars in classic Hollywood cinema in the 50s, and known for her beauty and poise. A talented actress, Elizabeth had what some would say, an “unfair” advantage in the beauty department. Her eyelash game was on point, and created unattainable lash goals.
Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra
What made Elizabeth’s lashes so unbelievable? She had a condition known medically as distichiasis. Elizabeth’s distichiasis is a rare disorder that affected her FOXC2 gene which resulted in a genetic mutation. What was this genetic mutation? A double row of eyelashes! Yes, hard to believe one would call a double row of eyelashes a genetic mutation, it seems more like a gift from the gods. Upon finding out about this mutation, Elizabeth’s mother stated “Well, now that doesn’t sound so terrible at all,'' according to the biography "Elizabeth" by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Blessed with this mutation, Elizabeth Taylor was also blessed with flawless skin, great bone structure, and an all around adoring look.
Elizabeth Taylor will always be an icon for beauty
So how can you get Elizabeth Taylor’s look? You could try growing a second row of eyelashes, but will likely be unsuccessful… Your best bet would be to explore the world of eyelash extensions. Enhance the lashes you already have. Customize your look by choosing the thickness and length best suited for you. Speak with your Eyelash Extension Technician, they are knowledgeable and can help you pick the best lash type. If it’s your first time, start subtle and work your way up. Everyone’s look is different, so choose what is best for you.