Many women don’t have the patience or time to apply false lashes everyday (we don’t even get enough time to grab mascara or a lash curler). While no makeup product or tool lasts longer than a few hours, it’s no shock that eyelash extensions are becoming an increasingly popular trend and are all the rage in the fashion world. If you haven’t tried out these gorgeous flirty flutters as yet, here’s all what you need to know before booking an appointment:
FIRST VISIT LASTS FOR ABOUT 1.5 - 2 HOURS
Take a power nap as your eyes will be shut the entire time during the extension process.
IF IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME, GO FOR A MORE REAL SHAPE
Unless you wish to look like Beyonce or Kim Kardashian, it’s recommended to go for a more natural feel for a start. You can always add some drama later.
LASH EXTENSIONS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
That’s right, there are a number of different diameters, curls and lengths of lash extensions along with different looks and styles that can be crafted. The most popular looks include the cat-eye, where the outer corner has the lengthiest length, or an open or round shape, where the middle has the longer length.
THEY WON’T HARM YOUR NATURAL LASHES
The key to good eyelash extensions is the method of application. If eyelashes are applied professionally, using high-quality products, they will never pull-out or break-off your natural lashes. Also, you should be careful to not pull or pick them.
MAINTENANCE IS SIMPLE
We recommend a filling-up visit after every 3-4 weeks. Want them to last longer? Keep in mind not rub or touch your lashes roughly. You must also keep them clean and brush them with a spoolie a few times a week so they flutter even magnificently, drawing more attention to your face.
CAN BE WORN WITH MAKEUP
The best quality of lash extensions is that they let you ditch your eyelash curlers and mascaras but this surely doesn’t imply that you can’t add some dramatic finishes by wearing eye makeup. Enhance your eyes with a sultry smokey eye or winged eyeliner and rock your look. But make sure you’re using only an oil-free formula to remove it.
THEY CAN GET WET
To all water lovers out there, this is some good news. Simply wait for about 12-24 hours after your appointment before you get them wet. Then? Swim, work-out, shower whatever.
THEY’RE NOT PERMANENT
Ever wish to take a break from your lash extensions? There are two ways to go about it- get them taken-off professionally or let them fall off on their own. Removal takes just a few minutes.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
There are many lash boutiques in every city and it’s hard to select the right one. Go for a lash artist who’s a certified and experienced professional, answers all your questions and gives you and the process ample time.
So what are you waiting for? Book your appointment now and get those dreamy dramatic lashes that you’ve always wanted!