A newish old advance in false eyelash complexity

2007 is a long time ago, by some people’s reckoning. Thus we can say this eyelash invention is an oldish idea:

European Patent Application EP2026671
Inventor: Byrne, Alexsandra (London, GB)
Application Number: EP20070732980
Publication Date: 02/25/2009
Filing Date: 05/25/2007

“An eyelash adornment 1 comprises a plurality of lash elements 2, 3, 4. The lash elements 2, 3, 4 are adapted to be arranged together on the edge of an eyelid and each comprises a respective mounting portion 5 provided with a series of lash filaments extending therefrom 7. The eyelash adornment 1 is characterised in that a first said lash element 2, 3, 4 is adapted to be visually different from a second said lash element 2, 3, 4 in use and/or it is adapted to cause a visual effect in a natural eyelash situated on the said eyelid which is different from that caused by the said second lash element in use. An eyelash adornment kit, system and fitting method are also disclosed.”