Miley Cyrus has been stirring up controversy with her newest music video, “We Can’t Stop.” Critics have argued that her appropriation of hip-hop imagery for the video is racially exploitative, but the truth is that she’s only being true to the hip-hop genre. Music knows no race, and her foray into hip-hop is a bold choice of self-expression. Her choice may be shocking, but it’s also brave, and it may be the only way to move away from her image as a child pop star.
While the transition away from the sweeter and more innocent teenage pop star is jarring, it’s a necessary step toward growing up and differentiating herself in a competitive field. Although there is more sexual imagery in the “We Can’t Stop” music video than there has been in her other videos, the underlying message of the song is positive encouraging individuals to stand tall and not care about what others think about us.
Along with the new hip hop imagery in her music video, we’ve got our eyes on one thing and that’s Miley’s bold and dramatic new look. She’s shed her Hannah Montana innocence in favor of a more mature and stylish look, and she’s wearing it beautifully. She’s sporting a pixie cut with buzzed sides and layered bangs, which helps to draw attention to her fine bone structure. Dark red lipstick, glitter, gold nails and long lashes complete the sensual look.
One thing we’ve noticed though is that Miley’s always been a fan of bold eye makeup. Long, luxurious lashes coupled with bright shadow and bold liner help to draw attention to her bright blue eyes. No matter what other look she’s sporting, she always has stunning eyes thanks to her lashes. Even when she’s dressed with with a more natural lip color and without the glitz and glitter, she still looks super-fashionable and expressive.
Miley Cyrus isn’t the only artist to use lash extensions to great effect. Long lashes are a current trend that there is here to stay. The soft natural look of lash extensions are perfect for any and all occasions. Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga all sport dazzling long lashes, and they’re just a few of the many celebrities supporting this trend.