Do you see it? I see it.
The move was greeted with amusement by fans, who commented on Doja’s Instagram post. “It’s camp!! Doja is committed to a look and will wear it with conviction for sure 👏🏾,” wrote one. “Well here’s the lashes y’all asked for- happy now?” added another. Yes, very happy, thank you.
Okay, okay, let’s take it seriously for a moment: she used a product designed for and marketed to women—false eyelashes—to give herself the facial hair associated with men. Makeup’s transformative power exists across the gender spectrum and works in every direction, and one need not sacrifice femininity to take on a masculine visage, or vice versa. The two faces of Janus cannot exist without each other.
Achieving this effect seems significantly less time-intensive than Doja Cat’s previous look, which required the application of 30,000 Swarovski crystals. “Collaborating with the incomparably talented Doja Cat and Daniel Roseberry was an absolute pleasure,” legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath said of the instantly buzzed-about style. “Her patience and dedication as she sat with Team Pat McGrath and I for four hours and 58 minutes to achieve the creation, covered in over 30,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals, was truly inspiring.” You could just say five hours, but we take your point.
Lashes-as-brows is also, one would assume, much cheaper. I can imagine youngsters at a sleepover playing around with falsies and glue and getting basically the same result. Shame Halloween isn’t for another nine months; this would be a great last-minute costume: