I have been looking into lash extensions for awhile because I love how natural some people look with them. However, I have heard that they can damage your own eyelashes so have been quite reluctant to jump on board.
So what changed – why did I decide to give lash extensions a try? Well -time! I have been been extremely busy with errands so have had to embrace a more natural, minimal makeup look. When I’m outside, I can put on a pair of oversized sunglasses but when I’m indoors, the sunglasses aren’t practical.
With this in mind, I wanted to share my experience with those who are also considering getting lash extensions to see if it’s something worth trying.
The first thing I recommend is doing your research. Ensure you choose someone who is properly trained and qualified. Read all the reviews and ask questions.
When I was looking into this, I found that the cost range was between $50 – $500. The price was dependent on the Lash Technician’s credentials along with the type of lashes you are getting.
This seems rather pricey when compared to false lashes but bare in mind that the Lash Technician generally has to spend around 2 hours attaching lashes to each individual eyelash.
The lash extensions should last anywhere between 3 – 4 weeks. Depending on how much has fallen off, you might be able to get away with just a refill after that date or you might need a new set altogether.
The longevity can vary based on your own lashes or the Lash Technician’s skills because I have heard some last for as long as 6 weeks while others noticed that there were hardly any lashes left after 2 weeks.
Based on my experience, the pros of lash extensions include:
- You look wide awake from the moment you wake up
- You don’t need to wear eyeliner or mascara because the lash extensions already provide that volume and look
- Given you don’t have to wear mascara, you avoid the awkward mascara fallout
- If you have great skin, you literally only need to put on some lipstick and you’re good to go
- Lash extensions feel a lot lighter than some false eyelashes
- You avoid ripping your eyelashes off from false lashes
- You don’t need to carry lash glue to put false eyelashes back on when they start falling off
- Gives you a more natural look
The cons of eyelash extensions include:
- If you don’t find a qualified Lash Technician, you could look really weird if you have lashes that don’t suit you
- It feels like you can’t properly wash your face because you don’t want to accidentally rub against your lashes and have a bunch fall off
- If you sleep on your side, your lashes might look funky when you wake up because you slept on them
- When the lashes are about to fall off, the glue from the lashes might get close to your eyes which is quite uncomfortable
- Once you get the lash extensions wet, you have to blow dry them (make sure on cool) and brush them out to ensure it doesn’t clump up
Overall, I do recommend lash extensions to those who aren’t a fan of wearing makeup to begin with because you look nice and polished from the moment you wake up.
If you do want to give eyelash extensions a try, make sure you wash your hair and face thoroughly first because you’re not supposed to get your lashes wet for the first 24 hours.
After this time, you still have to be careful to avoid lashes falling off in big chunks.
Having said this, lash extensions is something that is a fun alternative but I will still alternate between this and false lashes.
False lashes gives me room to be more creative. I can change up my look on a regular basis so I can glam up and be more dramatic if the event warrants it.
Hope you found this helpful!