Eyelash extensions: My experience

posted 5 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

gatsbymermaid :  I’ve been getting them done consistently for like 7 years now, I get volume lashes. I can’t remember how much a full set is where I go, but I do a fill once every 3 weeks and it’s $100 which doesn’t include tip. 

I always brush mine after I shower and have never had any issues, I have those little brushes in various locations and it takes like 10 seconds to brush them so I don’t mind doing it at all. 

To me, they’re relatively low maintenance apart from the cost associated with them.

I had mine removed once when I was moving states and hadn’t found a place to go yet, my real lashes were shorter than what my original real lashes probably were but they seemed to grow pretty quickly. I only had them off for a few weeks before I found a salon and started back up. 

Can’t imagine I’ll ever stop unless my financial situation changes dramatically.

Post # 3
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3789 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

gatsbymermaid :  My experience was similar. I loved how they looked and I wore much less makeup because I always looked “done up”. I missed rubbing my eyes and the up-keep was too much for me. I lost a lot of my natural lashes with the extensions so I’m looking forward to getting my natural lashes back to where they were. I don’t think I’d get them again, if anything I’d try the magnetic liner lash strips!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

They annoyed the crap out of me. I love to rub my eyes and I couldn’t with them on and even with the natural ones I still felt like everyone knew they were fake. I love latisse and it’s cheaper counterpart, EyEnvy. Got great lashes when I used either one consistently.

Post # 5
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2505 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve been getting extensions for roughly 3 years now and like a PP, mine are volume.

A full set back when I started was $200+ and a fill is $70 before tip.  I use a lash shampoo every day and blow dry on the cool setting.  Apply a sealant every other day and lash serum to condition and strengthen my natural lashes.

For me, the upkeep is worth it because I have puny lashes and they look amazing with extensions…better than any other product such as Rapidlash can do for me, I’ve tried…and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I go to someone that is very picky about not working on damaged lashes and will not use certain lashes (including volume lashes) because of the long-term damage to the natural lash. If your lashes are damaged at all, she will refuse to work on you.

My lashes look just as long and healthy now (without the extensions) as they did before I got extensions. I brush them twice a day right after I wash my face or shower. Once every week or two.. or three.. okay when I remember, I brush through with baby shampoo in the shower. My lashes have lasted 4-6 weeks every time with this level of maintenance.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

gatsbymermaid :  I had mine done for 3 days and I just couldn’t take it anymore. They were irritating to my lash line, I couldn’t rub my eyes, and it just didn’t feel comfortable. I was out of town and tried literally *everything* I could find online to take them off myself at 3am. Nothing worked, so I eventually just took scissors to them and slowly plucked them off over the course of my vacation. 

Theyre super pretty, but I’ll never get them again. I’ll stick to my puny little natural lashes. Rubbing my eyes is a luxury I’ll never again take for granted. 

Post # 8
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1219 posts
Bumble bee

I wasn’t impressed with them. Strip lashes are much better 

Post # 11
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2305 posts
Buzzing bee

gatsbymermaid :  girl! I drenched my entire *face* in olive oil and it didn’t work. maybe because they were so new…idk lol

Post # 12
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981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

gatsbymermaid :  As an alternative I highly recommend a lash lift/tint. Its basically perming your natural lashes in a curled position. I had the same benefit of not needing to wear mascara/less makeup needed.

Had it done about a month ago for $60 and theyre still sort of curled. Getting it redone early next week before my wedding.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

gatsbymermaid :  

Yes, but, it was a long, long time ago; like maybe 10 years ago. I like to think it has all improved by now.

I hated them.  It takes too long.  It turns out that I am super sensitive to the glue.  They kept falling off and took my own lashes with them. They were never comfortable.

You’re right; they are not good for your natural lashes.

I have been using generic Latisse from India ever since without a single problem.

Post # 14
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10854 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

gatsbymermaid :  

This could make a good poll question.

Post # 15
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3994 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Ack! I HATED them. I mean, they looked amazing for our engagement photos, but they drove me absolutely insane. They touched my sunglasses.  I couldn’t wash my face.  I couldn’t rub my eyes. They were awful. For our wedding I just use strip lashes, and now that I’ve found the magnetic lashes, I just use those whenever I need to look fancy! 

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