National Lash Day - Eyelash Extension 411
Fake lashes have really changed the whole makeup and beauty game. It seems there is a never ending assortment of lashes, with new styles continually being created. With girls rocking fake lushes lashes everyday, no wonder I, along with many others, vie for them naturally. The next best thing if you were not blessed with them already or have the time to put them on everyday? Eyelash extensions.
I have been consistently getting eyelash extensions for almost a whole year now. My first experience was back in high school, but I did not appreciate nor take care of them back then. Times have changed because I cannot get enough of them! Now, just a quick warning... eyelash extensions can be quite addicting, therefore, quite expensive and somewhat of an upkeep.
To get started, there are two different types of eyelashes I have experienced - synthetic and mink.
Which one you choose all depends on what look you are going for and your price point. I have experienced both, and although I do like mink better because of the natural look, I choose synthetic for the price. Then again, some do not see a big difference, so price point might be the best road for you. Do note that depending on your own lashes or eyelid, one may be a better option than the other. If you have weak short lashes, then synthetic may be too heavy and mink should hold up better on you. They last about 4-6 weeks (depending on your upkeep), and I recommend a refill every 2-3 weeks to keep them lushes. I personally do not wear any eye makeup, as the consistent removal of makeup everyday can affect the longevity of the lashes. The biggest downside of eyelash extensions? Halting all satisfactory eye rubs - you know what I'm talking about!
Maintenance - The first 12-24 hours, you must avoid water contact to allow the glue to set. After that, you can presume as normal. I still avoid water when washing my face as much as possible for it to last even longer. If need be, I take a q-tip with water/makeup remover and clean around my eyes. Throughout the entire time, you will have lashes randomly fall out, but that is as common as your actual lashes falling out. Comb your lashes every so often with a spooly to ensure they will all fall correctly in place. There will be times when random lashes turn upside down and am unable to keep up, which means it has grown out too long and your actual lash cannot hold them any longer. When combing does not help, I remove them.
If you're a busy, on-the-go type of gal, like me, then eyelash extensions are a major life changer. I get out of bed every morning without feeling the need to put on eyeliner or mascara. I automatically look alert, awake, and big-eyed - ready to conquer the world.