For female faces, long eyelashes are certainly more attractive than very short eyelashes (the least attractive being), but they are also somewhat more attractive than very long eyelashes. For male faces, however, very long eyelashes are the least attractive. Big eyes are more noticeable: childish features, such as large, round eyes, along with small chin and high eyebrows, seem to stimulate other adults' feelings of love and kindness. The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology noted this in 1985, citing that the features of a baby's face had a positive impact by imposing honesty, warmth and kindness.
Studies have shown that large eyes are more desirable in women. Because long eyelashes accentuate your eyes making them look bigger, which is a symbol of youth that is often associated with greater attractiveness. Which leads us to say that long eyelashes are more attractive to both girls and boys. My brother now has two small children adorned with eyelashes, and for what it's worth at press time, at least his eyelashes haven't met the same grim fate as their father's.
Hell, even adding a pair of long eyelashes to an inanimate object like a car, and suddenly you assume the role of a female, female character (see Cars for this example). Psychologists explain that long eyelashes, whether in men or women, create a contrast between the eye and the eyelid, drawing attention to the latter two. Historically, eyelashes have also been associated with chastity, the ancient Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder suggested, quite amusingly in retrospect, that women's eyelashes could fall out if they had too much sex. On the one hand, the presence of healthy eyelashes can be a sign of general health; several diseases, disorders and congenital conditions can cause eyelash loss (sometimes referred to as milfosis or madarosis).
There are many conditions and diseases that can cause eyelash loss, often called milfosis or madarosis. As the film industry began to accelerate, long eyelashes became essential for women, further consolidating their place as a feminine, feminine and feminine aspiration. Some scientists believe that if eyelashes have any real function, it is to diffuse airflow that could threaten to dry out the eyeball, and that their length is generally determined in relation to the size of the eyeball itself and not to the gender of the mammal to which they belong. These were, in general, things that my brother knew when, at age 10, he decided to cut his eyelashes.
Similarly, the only facial difference between Robin Hood's incarnation at Disney and his female counterpart, Maid Marian, was, you guessed it, his black, fluttering eyelashes, and there's a multi-billion dollar industry based on the (strange) idea that when you add eyelashes to your car, you suddenly have a female car. However, more recent research points to the idea that long eyelashes are valuable because of the illusion they create of wide eyes and gazing eyes. Other scientists have found that particularly dark lashes, perhaps with eyelash enhancers such as mascara and eyeliner, help to emphasize the sclera (the whites of the eyes, whose brightness may indicate health and youth) and the limbal ring (the dark ring that surrounds the iris of the eye). As unfair as it may be to some people, biology and evolution play the most important role in determining whether someone is attractive or not, which is why long eyelashes in men are considered an attractive trait, even masculine.