Something I know absolutely nothing about? Eyelash extensions. Naturally I went to Weslie ( check out her cute bloggie here ) for all the deets. When it comes to any type of extension, I’m totally lost. Hair extensions, eyelash extensions, extension cords…HA!
Andddd here’s Weslie’s take on whole eyelash craze:
Want to look like an über babe version of yourself in like 2 hours flat?
Then try eyelash extensions.
Truthfully, nothing else makes me feel instantly prettier.
Not only do they make it look like I’m awake and refreshed 24/7, but they shave a full ten minutes off my morning beauty routine, too. Whenever I have lashes on I forget to wear foundation… & eye makeup doesn’t even cross my mind. It’s awesome!
How do they work?
Professional grade eyelash extensions are placed one by one on every natural eyelash you have.
You are most likely laying down while a licensed technician applies each lash with a strong, black colored bonding agent (its a surgical grade liquid glue), that secures the extension onto your natural lash.
This gives your lashes a glossy black glow, while plumping them up, and extending their length.
Sounds good, right? It is.
There is no need for mascara while you have extensions on. In fact, I’m claiming that the best mascara in the world can’t even touch the effects lash extensions have on some one’s eyes.
Best. Beauty. Invention. Ever.
Yup, they’re that good.
But, with every great thing in life, comes a not-so-great thing about it, too… And there are a few not-so-great parts of lashextensions.
So, before you call your nearest spa, think about these few things:
1.} Do you have enough time and money to devote to lashes?
Lash extensions need maintaining..like A LOT of maintenance. I’d say they only way they look good all of the time is if you get them filled every two & a half weeks.
Your lashes grow and fall out just like all the rest of the hair on your body, so it should be no surprise when your extensions start falling out. Not all at once, of course, but a few here and there-and before you know it, you have gaps in your lashes and loose extensions.
Not cute, nor comfortable.
A fill takes anywhere from forty-five minutes to two hours, at around $80 – $150 per time you go in for a fill.
Can you commit?
2.} Another note to consider is that you cannot rub your eyes as usual with extensions on.
You have to be very delicate with your new set of lashes. Being hard on them will damage your natural lash.
So, if you’re a chronic eye rubber, or have a case of allergies, maybe lash extensions aren’t for you.
3.} If you’re one of those who like to pick, prod, and poke around your face…the thrill of pulling off each individual synthetic lash might be too overwhelming during a late night movie…and before you know it-your lash line is as bald as a babies bottom. TRUTH.
I speak from experience, & the memory is making me cringe. I lost all will power one summery night- “theneed to pull each little faux lash off” was overpowering. Any rational thinking I had left in my brain…I couldn’t help myself!
One by one, I plucked them off, and only when I looked down and saw what looked like a million tiny spider legs all over my bed comforter did I realize the magnitude of the situation…I had no eyelashes. EEK!
So, learn from my mistakes…Do not pick your lashes. If you’re ready for them to be off, go to your technician who will remove them with a gel remover.
4.} My last, and final, piece of advice to you is to shop around for a great lash technician.
Really dive in & do your research, because there are pros–& then, there are why-are-you-even-doing-this-as-your-profession “pros”. Make sure to choose a professionally trained technician who uses top notch products, & check out all their before and after photos. Be in love with every picture you see.
Then, when you’ve found your perfect technician, communicate what you want with them very well. If you’re into a more subtle look, let them know. If you want to look like a Vegas showgirl with lashes up to your eyebrows, let them know that too.
My personal preference is to always go with the less is more motto. I like people to look at me and think, ‘hmmm, she looks good.’ instead of, ‘whoa- she has eyelash extensions on.’
Don’t you agree?
Yeah, lets all agree on that one.
Now you know all the in’s & out’s of lashes…try ’em out!
Ready. Set. GO!
A big thanks to Weslie for her amaze beauty tips! Now…spill! If any of you have had lash extensions, tell me all about it below…; )
Happy Friday, babes!