She Has the Longest Eyelashes in the World

Move over, mascara. This lady has the longest eyelashes in the world.

If you’re thinking the longest eyelashes in the world are due to some super serum, Latisse, or the greatest mascara of all time — you’re wrong. The lady currently rocking the longest eyelashes in the world has only genetics to thank for her Rapunzel-worthy eyes.

Jonathan Browning/The Independent

You Jianxia’s extra-long lashes, measuring nearly 5 inches, were just quantified as the world’s longest in the newest edition of Guinness Book of World Records. Her lashes are so long that they appear to be black makeup streaks cascading from her eyes, the way you might expect eyeliner or mascara to run after a good cry.

The longest eyelashes in the world. Credit: Jonathan Browning

According to The Independent, Ms. You, from Jiangsu, China, “First noticed the lashes on her left eyelid growing during an 18-month nature retreat in 2013. She puts the length down to her life at one with nature.” Is hanging out with squirrels and studying horticulture the answer to replacing all those over the counter lash serums? Is a little time in the woods how to make eyelashes grow to superhuman lengths? Maybe.

In the meantime, we rounded up the best mascara primer products on the market to help you lengthen and fluff your more modest lashes.

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Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce’s aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber