Designer and photographer Mary Graham took the idea of natural beauty products to an amusing extreme when she crafted a pair of false eyelashes from “scavenged foliage” that were attached using egg and snow. The process took a great deal of time but the results were absolutely astonishing and proved a very interesting point about the purity of cosmetics.
A product only has to contain 1% natural elements to be labeled as a natural product. The topical debate as to what constitutes as natural beauty caught my attention. Could cosmetics ever be made convincingly enough to be sold on the market as a truly natural product? My aim was to give myself tough restrictions in an attempt to craft a truly natural product. Everything I used was created by nature. Eggs and snow formed the glue to attach the eyelashes to the eyelid. Scavenged foliage from a local forest was used to create the lashes. Each eyelash took about an hour to make demonstrating it is time-consuming to craft completely natural outcomes.
photos by Mary Graham