12, 02, 2014
Some of us and maybe the majority of us weren’t born with heavenly thick and long lushes lashes. And unfortunately we try everything in our high power to fake it. As a daily eyelash wearer and trained Eyelash Extension Technician (I’m pretty much a girl’s best friend if I may say) I can share what I know and what has helped myself and others.
– Don’t need to worry about mascara
– Saves time with makeup application
– Pretty much speaks for itself and most likely don’t need a lot of makeup
– Most natural looking
– Beach vacation proof (you can go into the water without a worry!)
– Depending on set and your lifestyle, it’s life can be short lived (average 4-6 weeks)
– If you don’t get touch ups and keeping opting for a new set it can get costly
– Limited to makeup that is oil based since it can breakdown the extension bond
Myth: Lash extensions can rip or make your natural lashes fall of = FALSE
Just like the hair on our head, lashes also have a life cycle (60-90 days). And since lash extensions are usually attached to mature hairs they may come off together and make it seem that way. The reality is the lash extensions do not make your natural lashes fall off.
Do’s and Don’ts
– DO try not to get the extensions wet for the first 24 hours
– DON’T tug on the lashes
– The versatility, natural one day – dramatic the next!
– Doesn’t require touch ups
– Makeup looks are endless
– Can be taken off with a good eye rub at the end of the day
– Can be kept and worn multiple times before needing to be thrown out
– If not taken off properly (ripping them off at the end of the day), can led to balding
– Must always carry around lash glue in case
– Not water proof
Do’s and Don’ts
– DO take off the excess glue from the lashes at the end of the day and store in a clean case
– DON’T rip off your lashes! DO use a cotton swab with warm water to pat at the lash line until they natural come off
And for those of you born lucky or just can’t be bothered with either lash extensions or falsies, there is always plain ol’ trusty mascara.
– The most affordable
– Easy and fast application
– Can control how soft or dramatic you want it
– Must be replaced every 3-4 months
– If not cleaned off properly can cause bacteria build-up and irritations
So which one do you prefer?