Eyelash extensions are the answer to the prayers of the laziest people when it comes to getting ready in the morning. They were conceived for who like to wake up looking exactly as they did the day before.
Quite similar to the ones that offered for your head, eyelash extensions are individual lashes, made of mink, silk, or some synthetic material, that are added to complement your existing lashes semi-permanently. This is meant for people who dreamt of waking up with Bambi lashes, however, minus that ring of leftover mascara dangling underneath their eye. Seem interesting? At least a little? Good, so here is your guide for everything that you need to know about getting eyelash extensions:
It is a Very Luxurious Process
Really—it feels royal. Lying down in a bed and closing your eyes for an hour or two while you are treated with the soothing music in the background, and a technician is attaching perfect little feathery things to your lashes. And those who aren’t already sold on the idea, most salons offer a massage free of charge while you’re on the operating table.
Customizing Your Lash Extension Experience
Every lash extension experience is customizable. Firstly, the salon will make you choose the length. Mostly the extension lengths fall between 9 to 15mm (or, from natural to Kardashian length). The average for most is 10-12mm.
Once you have picked your length, you need to decide on the curl. For a more awake, natural look, you can go for a “J” curl, while a “C” curl is for people who like to keep it dramatic. For the creative freaks, they can do “J” on the inner corners while a “C” on the outer edges for a more cat-eye look.
When it comes to material, you have choices like Silk, Faux Fox, Faux Mink, Real Mink, and finally, Real Human Extensions.
How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last
When cared for appropriately, lash extensions can last up to a month and a half. Most places would suggest you come back every 3-4 weeks for a touch-up, however, if you are a bit of a saver, their life span can be prolonged by not getting water on your lashes as well as avoiding oily products near your eyes.
Can you wear Makeup With Them?
Eye products that are liquid-based can be damaging to the extensions. However, there is no harm in getting away with a tiny wing of liquid liner as long as it is not dragged along the lash line. The shadow or liner should carefully be removed with oil-free makeup remover and Q-tips for precision. Most importantly, stay away from mascara entirely as it leaves the extensions crusty and damaged.