Are Eyelash Extensions for You?
There has been massive hype the past year for fake eyelashes or eyelash extensions. Not the ones you buy from a drugstore, but the ones that cost anywhere from $150-$300 that attach to your actual eyelashes and are supposed to last for about a month with refills every 3 weeks so your eyelashes are never bare again.
Are they worth it to spend so much? If you think about it, it is something that once you start is hard to stop because you have to keep up with the refills. Afterall, you don’t want one of your eyelashes to look more naked than the other if the extensions have fallen off in an awakard way.
Although having fuller, thicker lashes makes your eyes look large and beautiful, who really cares if for a couple days your eyes look off? Nothing a quick refill can’t fix, right?
Well, I got fake lashes last month for a birthday gift. Now that they have all just about fallen off, I am not sure I want them again.
For one, after my lashes were applied, my eyes were red for a week. I guess this means I have sensitive eyes or I had an unknown allergic reaction to the lashes that were added, but I did not like the feeling. For my birthday, my lashes were bold, made my eyes big and I didn’t have to use mascara at all. I really liked them. But as the weeks passed, the lashes started to fall off and get stuck on my nose or the side of my face. They also fell off when I was talking to colleagues in the office, and that made me feel uncomfortable to think they would know I got false lashes. It isn’t really my style, but again, this was a gift.
Also, as the lashes were about 60 percent fallen off, I wanted to put on some mascara to give my eyes that bold look, but you absolutely cannot apply mascara to the fake lashes or you will accidentally pull out your own lashes as well. So, I had to make do with the lashes that remained and just apply heavy eye liner for that dramatic eye look.
My eyelash technician keeps messaging me to see when I will go in next, but I have yet to decide. I like the look even though it hurts after, but I don’t like the maintenance and restrictions with them. What would you decide when it comes to your lashes? Beauty is pain or beauty is what makes you feel comfortable?
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.