25 Foundation Grantees
Make-up artist and eyelash specialist Sharee Wilkinson is a woman on a mission now she’s seen for herself the opportunities in Asia for her luxury possum fur lashes.
Sharee joined four other Kiwi health and beauty entrepreneurs on a Foundation visit to Singapore and Malaysia in 2019. It was the first trip to Asia for the mother of six, and her longest time away from home.
“I was really excited,’ she says. “Asia is the hub for eye lashes – Koreans invented the lash extension technique.”
Sharee explains that it takes about an hour and a half to graft traditional fake synthetic lashes onto natural lashes with “a very toxic glue” that can cause eye problems.