Are Eyelash Extensions Worth it?
I’m always up for trying new things and eyelash extensions intrigued me! I work in television and the idea of having beautiful lashes without wearing falsies for shoots sounded wonderful. Perhaps… too good to be true. I live close to Amazing Lash Studio so I booked an appointment for Saturday morning. I met with my ‘lash stylist’, picked the perfect length and thickness for me, and laid still for 2 hours while she worked her magic. I bought some of their special makeup remover and eyeliner because I wanted to take good care of my new look. So, all together, I spent about 150 dollars…
I do not regret trying it, but I will not be getting eyelash extensions again. In my opinion, the cons surpass the pros and it certainly isn’t worth the price tag and maintenance.
However, eyelash extensions may be exactly what someone else is looking for. Find out if eyelash extensions for you.
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are used to enhance your natural look. Eyelash extensions can help create length, fullness, and thickness. Synthetic (or human hair) lashes are then applied one by one using a specially formulated glue. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent and will not damage your natural lashes.
What can I expect from my first appointment?
Applying a full set of new lashes can take anywhere from 90 to 180 minutes. The application is painless… and they often say it’s relaxing. However, it wasn’t relaxing for me —I was anxious and cold the whole time. Your esthetician will discuss the best style of lashes for you then apply eye pads and tape your eyes shut to apply the adhesive.
Waking up fabulous: I love sleeping in so eyelash extensions were perfect for getting the maximum amount of shut eye before work. Instead of taking 20 minutes to apply makeup, my eyes were already finished! I’d just run some foundation over my T-zone and ta-da!
Not buying mascara: Because you don’t need to apply makeup… you don’t need to buy makeup!
Make your eyes pop: After my appointment, I couldn’t stop looking in the mirror and taking selfies. I just adored the way my eyes looked! Eyelash extensions bring more attention to your eyes and can make you feel more confident.
No dark circles: No matter how much makeup I take off with remover before going to bed, I wake up with mascara and eyeliner under my eyes. Or if I rub my eyes at any point during the day… I look like I’m trying to bring back emo ? Eyelash extensions were a nice break from that! My lashes didn’t feel as heavy. Instead, they felt clean and healthy.
Spider legs: Eyelash extensions fall out naturally, meaning they don’t fall out all at once. Which can leave your lashes looking funny. Spider legs are not a good look and you’re stuck with them until your next fill-in.
Expensive: Each session is around 79.99. Plus, you’re told to buy ‘special’ products alongside to keep them looking good!
High-Maintainance: It was WAYYY too much for me! After getting your lashes applied, you are not allowed to get them wet for 48 hours. That means no showers or much physical activity (sweat). You are supposed to wash and brush your lashes every day, as well as avoid rubbing your eyes or sleeping on your stomach.
Doesn’t last long: Amazing Lash Studios says lashes will usually last around six to eight weeks but suggest coming every three to four weeks. However, after only one week my lashes are almost all gone. But perhaps my esthetician applied them wrong and they do last?
The long process: The application process takes forever and I did not find it relaxing at all! Sessions can be anywhere from 60 mins to two hours. It’s difficult to find the time to keep up!
What do you think? Have you ever tried eyelash extensions?
Or are you planning on getting them done?