Eyelash extensions – talk to me!

posted 3 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Following. My sister talked me into getting these. Never had them done and like you no time to try them out by September. I’ve read the reviews for the artist I chose but curious to hear other experiences. Hope it goes well for you. 😊

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I had them just once. They look amazing! My SO loved it.  However, yes it is very hard to remove your makeup. My lashes are very thin so yes they broke my own lashes. I didn’t have any irritation or something. It was great to have nice lashes during thewedding activities. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

DO.NOT.DO.THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even if you go to a reputable place they can really irritate or hurt at first, as in, REALLY uncomfortable.

Unless you plan to keep getting the extensions you will be left with hardly any natural eyelashes for a while after you get them removed.

I had mine done a while back from a super great place my friends always go to for their eyelashes. I could not believe how much they actually hurt!!!! The glue pokes you once it hardens, which is fine for people who get them done regularly, they get used to it, but for the first few times it is aweful.

Once I had mine taken out the glue literally rips out your own lashes. It is aweful.

Do NOT try them for the first time for your wedding, you could end up really regretting it!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have had them done when I was in College, I had a friend put them on me and they looked pretty awesome. (Not professional grade stuff, just the stuff you get from the corner beauty supply store) 

I do remember that when they started coming off it was weird, they would just kinda float away or hang there until you pick them off…  

Our wedding is 9/23/17 and I am torn between my MOA putting some Falsies on me or getting extensions done again… (Probably should add, that I have never worn fake eyelash sets before… so I am not a great one for a comparison) 

**Cracking up at that last sentence… I hated all the decisions too! Just ready to be married to my honey and be on our Honeymoon already!!

Post # 6
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Worker bee

If your wedding is in September, you have time to try them. They don’t damage your lashes as long as you are going to a reputable place and that you’re not pulling them off.  If you don’t like them, the place you went to can remove them with a solution they have. Otherwise, I think they are beautiful but not worth the maintence. I would opt in for glued lashes. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 3018

I also suggest that you try them now. Where I live the cost is approximately $40, so the investment is worth it to see if you like them or not.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

mvanburen19 :  They run about $175 – $250 here depending on natural, dramatic or volume. $40 would be totally worth it to try out but this is a bit much. Compared five different places and this was the norm. I might consider the glue in suggestion above.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’ve had eyelash extensions for the past year and through trial and error I’ve found a place that I trust. You can ask the salon to do a test to see if you have any reaction to the glue or lashes itself. 

Pros: No mascara is needed depending on the weight of the lashes. You can go from very natural to very bold. 

Cons: Over time, your lashes will begin to weaken (break, fall off or grow back at a slower weight). You can find serums to use to help prevent this. Must use oil free makeup and remover so it does not interfere with the glue otherwise your lashes will fall out faster. It is very time consuming for maintenance. For me, I have very thin lashes so I have to go in every 3 weeks otherwise it looks weird with patches of lashes that are longer than some. 

Eyelash extensions should not hurt if applied correctly. There should be no pain at all. I’ve heard if the tech applies an extension to two of your own lashes, this may cause the irritation and/or itchiness because your hair grows at a different rate which causes one hair to pull the other during growth. 

I recently had my engagement pictures done and wanted my eyelashes to be more noticable beacause I extensions are natural for every day. When I spoke to my makeup artist, she said she could add strip lashes to give me more volume as I lacked natural lashes. I loved the way it turned out and both sets of lashes blended in very well! Might be an option for you if you opt to try eyelash extensions but also want more volume. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

macpartyoftwo :  They’re not supposed to hurt. If they hurt, your person is doing it wrong. They attach the individual lashes to your lash and in no way does it touch your skin (do not do clusters). There no no yanking or pulling of any kind.

Some people claim they make your lash thinner, but it only seems that way after getting your extensions removing and no longer being familiar with your natural look. Lashes, like hair have a shedding cycle so they might look more pronounced when they actually fall out.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Venetian

I didn’t get lash extensions for my wedding but I have them now.

To answer your questions…liquid liner (non waterproof) and eyeshadow are okay as long as it’s oil-free.  When you have extensions, avoid oil like the plague as it will loosen the bonding of the glue.  To remove eye makeup, use a lint-free cloth soaked in Micellar water, hold for 30 seconds and gently wipe off.  To remove liner, do the same but with a q-tip.

Make sure you take care of them properly and clean your extensions daily.  Not doing so can cause a buildup of dirt, makeup etc…and clogged follicles, which will cause irritation, weaken your natural lashes and make them fall out prematurely.

I use a foaming cleanser formulated specifically for lash extensions and dry them with a hairdryer on the cool setting.  I also brush them every day with an eyelash spoolie and use a sealant every 3 days.

When done by a trained technician, you shouldn’t feel or see the glue.  Everything should be seamless.  It doesn’t even feel like I have lash extensions but when I look in the mirror, it’s a different story.

Also, it shouldn’t cause any damage.  Sometimes it’s caused by improper care or when a client chooses extensions that are too long and heavy for their natural lashes to handle.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I had them applied for my wedding and I loved the look.  I have seen people that have reactions to the glue they use but I didn’t.  Their reaction only lasted for a day or two and antihistamines helped reduce the irritation.  They are a very high maintenance way to be low maintenance.  You really don’t need to apply any eye makeup because the lashes do it all for you so getting ready is a breeze.  You do have to be careful with the products you apply.  Avoid anything with oil in it or else it breaksdown the glue quicker.  I avoided any eyeliner or mascara leading up to my wedding but had the makeup artist put it on the day off because at that point I didn’t care if I lost lashes quicker.  I am a stomach sleeper which proved challenging with the lashes.  They would get tangled and it was painful to brush them out sometimes.  You have to be careful while washing your face too so I never really felt like my eyes were squeaky clean.  You do have lash loss with them and I felt like I was obsessing over each eyelash I noticed on the counter.  Whatever you do, do not try to remove them yourself or else you will end up losing a lot of natural lashes.  I didn’t want to pay for the upkeep and decided to have them removed about a week or two after the wedding.  I had the salon take them off and I still had around 95% of my lashes.  I think because you get used to seeing how lush and full the extensions are that it ends up looking like you’ve lost all of your eyelashes but they were still there.  There are definitely pros and cons.  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’ve had them on for almost 3 years with ZERO issue.  After I had them put on the first 24 hours they felt really heavy but went away after the initial 24 hours.  I do not wear any eye makeup so I’m not help in that department.  I take really good care of mine, brushing them anytime I get my face wet.  I love them. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2018

skibeeire :  Agree…I have another 11 months, and I’m already over it… I now understand eloping, city hall, etc.!

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