Hey, guys! I shared my new lashes a couple of weeks ago when I got them done and I have been in love with them ever since. In this post, I’ll take you through my whole experience and try to answer all frequently asked questions.
Everything You Need To Know About Eyelash Extensions
It was super easy to book an appointment (she’s filling up quick for the Holiday season so book your appointment asap). Book an appointment right here. (mention my name when you go and get 10% off!)
Her space is set up super cute and she has the sweetest pup that hangs out with her. I showed her kind of what I wanted but also trusted her to do what was best for my lashes. This is important because everyone’s lashes are different therefore the outcome will be different for everyone.
// First, you get your bottom lashes taped down. Then she applies the lashes (which are like tiny fans) one by one. It takes 2-3 hours the first time you go to get a full set. It’s a dramatic difference when you see them and I am still shocked at how full and voluminous they look, while still looking natural.
// This was really easy for me, no mascara keep them clean and brush them out every day. Every 2-3 weeks you go back to get a fill which can be 60-90 minutes depending on how long you wait to go back. What I learned is that it matters who you go to so do your research, and the rest is easy!
Would I Recommend Getting Lash Extensions?
YES, yes, yes. It’s something you have to do at least once and I can honestly say I love them and will keep getting them filled. You wake up every morning halfway ready to go and it’s amazing // I’m a minimalist when it comes to makeup and getting ready anyways.
What if I itch my eyes?
If you’re constantly itching your eyes you have a problem, either your lashes are causing an issue (being applied wrong) or you have issues with your actual eyes, like allergies, etc.
How long does it take to apply them?
It all depends on the look you’re going for and the amount of natural lashes you have! My full sets average about 2 hours. Sometimes more and sometimes less.
What is the process like?
The process of getting your lashes done is very tedious! Each natural lash gets a pretty little fan of lightweight extensions.
How much does it cost?
My full sets are currently $165.00 and for an hour fill is $50.
How often do you have to go back to get them filled?
It all depends on your retention, aftercare, and how full you like your lashes! Almost all of my clients come back every 2-3 weeks. I do have a couple ladies that love to come every week.
Do they ruin your lashes?
This is a wonderful question!! I get this one soooo much. Lash extensions DO NOT ruin or damage your natural lashes as long as they are applied properly.
Do they look fake?
You can make them look super fake!! Big & bold or natural. Different looks for everyone 😁
What holds them on?
Lash extensions are put on very precisely with lash extension glue! All lash extension glues are made out of an ingredient called cyanoacrylate! The glue polymerizes (dries) FAST with the presence of certain humidity in the room to form a bond to your natural lash.
Does it hurt to have them applied?
The application process should never ever hurt to get them applied!!
Can you feel them once they’re on?
You may be able to feel them a little. A more of a feeling that they’re there vs a weight like you would with a heavy strip lash.
What brand do you use?
There are SO many amazing brands out there right now. I use a couple different brands. I love borboleta, EBL, the lash collection, and house of sassy lashes.
Can I wear mascara?
NO MASCARA! 😁 mascara creates a mess on lash extensions! It’s very difficult to get off & can start to break down the bond in the glue. If you have volume lashes it can also weight them down and close your beautiful little fans.
What’s the maintenance like?
Maintenance is pretty easy! Getting fills every 2-3 weeks and washing & brushing them daily! It may sound like a lot, but one of my clients told me “I get my high maintenance services like lashes & hair extensions so I can be low maintenance.