Hey beauties! I got lash extensions, and to my surprise (just kidding I expected this) everyone started asking me questions about extensions, how they feel, if they’re worth it, if they should do it and so much more! I am here to talk about my experience because I had them for a little bit and I want to help answer these questions as well as help you decide to get them or not.
First off, I absolutely love my lash extensions. I feel so SO pretty with them on and I honestly have felt like an Instagram baddie for quite some time. I had an amazing experience with lash extensions and I truly loved not having to do makeup everyday. So what questions was I getting?
Where do you get them done? Well, I don’t go to a salon or place I actually go to a person that I trust that does them from home and she is my esthetician!
What do they feel like? Honestly, beyond being able to see my lashes now, they feel like normal thicker lashes.
Do they ruin your natural lashes? I am no esthetician so I cannot tell you if they truly ruin your lashes but I do know that if you aren’t taking care of them properly then it could ruin your lashes or if you pick them off. I did notice that my lashes seemed a little thinner and shorter after getting them for an extended period of time so I do suggest giving your lashes a break, taking vitamins and you can even do a lash serum to help with the growth.
Are they annoying? Once they start gettin closer to needing to be filled again then they are harder to manage because they do flip around (all dependent on the person). Sometimes they flip and twist because your natural lashes are growing out. During this time the lash spooley will be your best friend. Otherwise they only get like this towards the end and then you get them filled.
How long do they last? Well in my experience they only last about 2 weeks without twisting and flipping around like crazy but because of the way my lashes grow I was able to go as long as a little over 3 weeks without a fill and although they didn’t look like a fresh set, they were still cute!
How much do they cost? The cost depends on the person and place you go. My esthetician charges around $220 for a full set and depending on the condition of the lashes when you go and get a fill it can be as low as $150.
Should I get lash extensions or a lash lift? That all depends on what you want. If you want drama, darker, volume and length then I say lash extensions are your go to. But if you just want to enhance your own natural lashes then go with the lash lift! Also, keep in mind lash extensions are harder to keep up with and more expensive whereas a lash lift is not as expensive and it’s easier to keep up with. Lash extensions only last up to 3 weeks and a lash lift can last up to 8-12 weeks.
Can I use the same products for my lash extensions that I use for my natural lashes? Definitely not. With my extensions I needed to buy a new mascara, liner and makeup remover that was healthy for the lashes (so they won’t fall out) and you can’t have an eyeliner or makeup remover that uses specific chemicals and oils.
How do you clean them? I had a special makeup pad I used to get off the makeup and then I had a makeup pad to condition the lashes which had to be done everyday. I also had to use the spooley to brush them at least twice a day.
How long does it take for a full set and a fill? It took me anywhere between 2-3 hours of laying still to get a full set of lashes and a little more than an hour to get a fill.
What did you like most and least about having them? The thing I liked most is that I always looked like I had makeup on. The thing I liked least is that most extensions look natural and when I wanted to add more drama to the look I couldn’t use my liquid liner or my fake lashes.
Should I get them? That’s up to you but personally I loved them!
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