Post # 17
@Jessoverall: Heh, pretty sure your makeup artist meant false lashes, which are relatively easy to apply and can take as little a few minutes to stick on. The OP is referring to lash extensions that are applied one by one to your individual lashes. It generally takes a long time (several hours or more) and is pretty expensive. I don’t think any regular makeup artist would offer those as a day-of or casual service, since you really want someone who is certified to offer lash extensions and knows the ingredients and all procedures to a tee.
Post # 18
@maraschino: Thanks for the update. I did follow up with my makeup lady and she sure enough said she only does the false lashes, I dont know that I would need anything more day of…but I am tempted to try this considering the honeymoon…
Post # 19
I had eyelash extensions for my wedding and they lasted a solid 3 weeks before they started falling out, and they continued to look good until about week 6. It’s now almost 3 months later and I still have some stragglers hanging on (which I actually hate because having 3 or 4 long eyelashes sticking out when all my other eyelashes are short isn’t exactly flattering). My biggest complaint is that they lasted too long! I wish they had just all come out at the same time.
Regardless, they looked amazing for my wedding and honeymoon and it was totally worth the splurge.
Post # 20
- Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation
Be wary: if you have short or dry lashes/brittleness from any vitamin deficiency etc there is a chance that the adhesive combined with the additional weight of the false lash (which your natural lash is not designed to hold) will break off your natural lashes. Have several friends and clients that have used them long term, and have wound up with fewer lashes than they began with. Beware!
Post # 21
@Eden Di Bianco: I’m an certified Xtreme Lash stylist and have been taught the right type of length/thickness of lash to apply so that your natural lashes are not damaged. I’ve been wearing them for over 3 years and have had no problems. My suggestion would be to ensure you go to a certified lash stylist (ask to see a certificate if necessary) and this will definitely not happen.
@ElwoodBlues Be careful – lash extensions are highly addictive! and well worth the splurge! 😉
Post # 22
Hey guys! My wedding is next weekend, so I finally went and got these extension put on, and I have to say I love them! It did take a couple hours to put them on, but it was actually pretty relaxing, I almost fell asleep! I’ve had them for a week and they’re still beautiful, I got tons of compliments from coworkers saying I look very bright eyed. I went in for a fill yesterday so they would still look nice for the wedding, and I’m very confident they’ll still look good a week from now if I take good care of them. I thought I’d share some pic for anyone who’s curious!
Here’s a rare blank slate photo of me with only foundation on:
Here’s my normal made up face with mascara:
This is when I first got the extensions:
And this is one week later, after a quick fill:
Post # 23
Wow! Those really make your eyes pop and look huge and super girly. I wish I had $$ for those.
Post # 24
They weren’t that bad! I had a groupon for them, and the fill was only $25. I only dropped $125 plus tip, which is still a lot, but I’m doing my own hair and makeup so I was able to rationalize it. That being said, I would never pay full price for them because without the groupon they were $300.
Post # 25
I HAD MINE DONE – Looked lovely, then I HATED it, made my lashes shorter and bloody hurt!
Post # 26
LOVE mine! Have had them 5 weeks and they still look okay….not nearly as full of course as the lashes fall out with the natural lash they are attached to in the normal cycle that lashes naturally fall out. I will be getting them filled in on Friday before my hair/makeup trial and I have already told my fiance that it is the one completely senseless expense I will be treating myself to regularly! I am adding the $50/month to my budget to maintain them indefinitely! 🙂
My initial appointment was $150 (no coupon) and took three hours. I will be interested to see how long the $50 fill-in takes – I think I was lucky I found an awesome technician that really just wants to make it perfect no matter how long it takes!
@ElwoodBlues: Yours look amazing!! Very natural looking!
Post # 27
My friend had them done the day before her wedding. Make sure to read up on the things you shouldn’t do. I would think that makeup wipes would be handy to wash your face too.
@AnnieAAA – Gorgeous!
@ElwoodBlues – What a difference! They (and you) look amazing!
Post # 28
@AnnieAAA: Yours are so fantastic!
@ElwoodBlues: Wow! They look SO SO good! I can’t wait to see your completed wedding look 🙂