Post # 1
I am a no makeup kind of gal. I wear it on special occasions and when I meet with clients – That’s pretty much it. I am just lazy when it comes to it, I’d rather sleep longer than put makeup on. I have always been this way.
I am considering getting eyelash extensions in a 0-effort way to improve my everyday look. My lashes are very light in color. When I put mascara and eyeliner on, they look pretty long – my MIL even asked me if I was wearing false ones, lol – But without the makeup, they don’t look long at all.
Anyways, I have some questions for anyone who has tried them:
Did they make a drastic difference?
Did you also get them tinted, or there was no need?
Did you regret it? (I heard it can make you real lashes fall out because of the added weight…)
How much did it cost and how often does one get them (i.e. every month, every two months?)
How do they get removed? Lol.
Thanks for the input. I don’t always trust what they tell you on the internet because they want you to get them, lol.
Post # 3
I’ve looked into them–In my area it’s $250 for the first set, and then $50 fillers every 4-6 weeks. But they’re gorgeous and don’t need to be tinted or anything!
If I made more money, I would have done it!
Post # 4
@O.My.Heart: i got some at a nail salon a few times a few years ago…. looking back at pictures, they look terrible! I guess if you’re going to pay $250 as PP said they’ll look nice. Dont settle for $30 ones done at the nail salon lol plus they ripped all my natural eyelashes out. turrible!
really though- i suggest Benefit’s They’re Real or UD’s Skyscrapper mascaras. keep them in your purse- slap it on at a red light. instant improvement
Post # 5
i loved my eyelash extensions but they are too expensive for normal wear for me. i loved the look and was really sad when they fell out. i paid $120 & it was $60 for touch up every other week. plus it takes about an hour…..to me thats a lot of time and money to avoid a quick swipe of mascara once a day
its hard for me to say if eyelashes fell out more with rhe extensions since they look so short/bare now but i think its just bc i was use to the look with the extensions
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
I got a set for my wedding. They did look nice, especially as my natural lashes are short, but I have to say, I would not recommend them as they feel very annoying and are a pain to look after.
The process involved first tinting my lashes as they are so pale she could not see them to glue on the extensions otherwise. This was not that plesent and although she said she used natural dye, it still made my eyes sting. Next you have to lie still for about two hours with your eyes shut. Doesn’t sound too bad, but after a while i was just dying to open mine and blink.
It cost me about 200 for a full set on the top lashes. They had fallen out so that they needed renewing noticably after about three weeks, though it’s cheaper the more often you get it done. I didn’t have problems with them pulling out my natural lashes at all. They did feel really annoying on my eyes, especially when trying to sleep, if they touched the pillow I could feel them poking my eyelids slightly. You can’t rub your eyes as it will make them come off. Also, I had a nasty experience when one fell out and went into my eye. I had to fish it out from under my eyelid with a qtip, and it was far up there! Not the best.
You have to put time into brushing them out each morning as they get messed up as you sleep so I would say honestly, if you already have long lashes, just throw on some mascara and be done as it will take the same amount of time.
Post # 7
i looooooove lash extensions. but they’re too expensive for me to properly maintain them. i have had them done probably 5-6 times and never found they pulled out my natural lashes. i usually get my lashed tinted a couple of days before because my eyelashes are super blond. it blends better if they’re darker to begin with, plus then my lower lashes are visible. i like to get them when i go on vacay so idon’t look like a boy in the pool/on the beach. i’ll definitely be getting them for my destination wedding!
Post # 8
@O.My.Heart: I loved mine. A girl came to my house and did them plus a top up fo £25 (about $40). They lasted about four weeks until I needed to top them up. After the top up though I got an awful cold with eyes streaming, and eneded up pulling them out/removing them with oil. My eyelashes looked a bit sparse afterwards but are now back to normal a month after.
Post # 9
@AnotherMrsBrown: Wow… Good to know.
I am starting to wonder why I considered these in the first place… Lol.
Me putting on mascara everyday = never gonna happen.
Post # 10
Thank you bees for posting, I appreciate the info!
Also, I had no idea they were that expensive!
Maybe I should get that stuff Booke Shields uses to make her natural lashes grow fuller and longer… Lol. But I am fearful of side effects.
Post # 11
@O.My.Heart: latisse! i want it soooooooooo badly. it’s also pretty expensive though. and i’ve read that one of the side effects is it can change your eye colour : it’s glaucoma medication!
Post # 12
@mu_t: Change your eye color? Eeesh… I don’t know… I think not. Lol
Post # 13
@O.My.Heart: I HATE wearing make-up and didn’t have to wear any when I got lash extensions! I just brushed them out a little each day so that they didn’t look clumped together. I had a friend that recently got certified to do them and was doing them for $125. So if you find someone who is recently certified they may have better deals!
I would absolutely get them again. I had no issues with them pulling out my actually lashes either. I think they made a HUGE difference.
And this is a month after: (As you can see, they aren’t full anymore. They subtly fell out without looking bad at all) I highly recommend them.