First off, I have to completely dedicate this post to my sweet friend, Sydney. Because without her gorgeous lashes and encouragement, I would have never been brave enough to try this new beauty regimine out!
And really the types of posts I’ve had the most requests for lately are photography and eyelash extension reviews! I mean I totally get it 😉 Both were investments for me and not things I just hopped right into. So while I have some photography 101 posts coming your way let’s start with the much more important topic – eyelash extensions.
Let’s be honest these bad boys look amazing whether I’m rolling right out of bed, all dolled up, or in all my Sunday laziness glory. They never not look amazing.
My morning routine is drastically downsized. I never realized how much time I dedicate to putting on mascara + curling my lashes, until this past month where I no longer do either.
I’ve heard a few people complain about them being high maintenance… but a spoolie brush right out of the shower is really all these guys need on a day to day basis.
The price. Hands down the cost is just exorbitant. And my town is half of what others are and it’s still s o p r i c e y.
You can absolutely be allergic to the adhesive glue used! This is pretty rare (or so I’ve heard) but I would definitely not try this right before a big event. Play it safe and try this new beauty trend easily a couple weeks before hand so you are used to wearing and living with them.
Plus, that glue can stiiiiiing when you are getting the lashes applied!
What you need to know…
Eyelash extensions are going to be an investment and you are going to have an adjustment period of couple weeks to get used to them. My first set of lashes seemed to fall out twice as fast as the ones I’m currently wearing. And really that’s because I had to break bad habits of rubbing my eyes or touching my lashes unnecessarily throughout the day. Plus, I think it wasn’t until day two I realized my waterproof makeup wipes were in fact designed for waterproof makeup.
That was a hard lesson to learn. Waterproof makeup wipes breaks down the glue used on the lashes, so make sure to triple check your makeup remover wipes aren’t designed for waterproof makeup.
A few of you on Instagram asked if they pulled out your natural lashes and they definitely don’t! As long as you don’t rub your lashes harshly or pull on them constantly, they should naturally fall out over time as the adhesive glue weakens.
Plus, eyelash extensions really aren’t for everyone.
I first heard that phrase from my friend Chelsie at Hey There Chelsie and I thought she was crazy! Who didn’t want gorgeous lashes 24/7??
And honestly… me. I think it’s just too expensive of a beauty habit to maintain. Or maybe it’s a beauty habit I’m unwilling to make room for in my already shmedium high maintenance routine. And while I may keep it up for a bit since my small Wyoming town charges literally half of what other towns do, it is also the first thing on the chopping block when I need to save a little more cash. (For reference my first set cost $110 and fills are roughly $35 for me after two and a half weeks. Most places charge between $160-200 and then $65+ for refills every 2-3 weeks.)
So, who are eyelash extensions for?
I would say eyelash extensions are for anyone who’s beauty routine puts lashes as a top priority. Whether that means you have next to no beauty routine and also want to not worry about your lashes or you have little to no lashes naturally. For me lashes just are not a top priority. I would say my skin, brows and hair are my top priorities and lush long eyelashes are just a bonus I’m happy to accept!
Also, I do think these are perfect for anyone with a big event coming up! Wedding, vacation, etc. all sound like perfect times to really to not worry one bit about which mascara will make it through your big day.
Long story short, unless you battle with your lashes daily, have a big event coming up or this is one of the only beauty commitments you have… save your money. It’s a super gorgeous beauty trend and one I particularly love being in, but it really doesn’t help me live more out of my life.
Have you ever tried eyelash extensions? What do you think?? Yay? Nay?
PS Microblading for my eyebrows is what I r e a l l y want to try … anyone with any luck?