Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2015 - Briarwood Golf Course/ Country Club
Hi ladies! I was thinking about getting some eyelash extensions a few weeks before my big day… I was wondering if anyone has had them and/or has any input? Just a little info I do wear mascara and eyeliner everyday.
Is it worth the money? Too much of a hassle? Did it do anything bad to your natural eyelashes?
Post # 3
My friend loves them and gets them before any holidays or special occasions.
Post # 4
@Najinc0122: I have not personally done eyelash extensions however; I have multiple friends that have and they LOVE it! They went from having very short eyelashes to beautiful full ones! It might not be cheap to get or maintain but I’ve only heard good things, so i say go for it!
Post # 5
They’re way too expensive and time consuming to maintain but they look AWESOME. And you can wear no makeup and look fab.
Post # 6
@Najinc0122: I got them for the wedding and they looked fabulous. I tried them for a couple months before the big day to make sure I didn’t get a bad reaction to the glue and to see if they were comfortable. They weren’t cheap, but I had a groupon for a good place nearby that does nothing else but eyelash extensions. It was amazing not to have to use eye makeup for those months!
If you do go for them, I’d recommend trying it out at least a month or two before the big day. You’ll need several fills in between and you can try out different material, lengths and thicknesses to see which you like best. Try and get the last fill several days before the wedding so they look the fullest in your pictures 🙂 Cheers!
Post # 7
I got some over Christmas as part of a package – nails and lashes. I LOVE them.
I was not happy with the staying power of the first application – but that has since been resolved and I couldn’t be happier. Yes, they are spendy – and it requires an hour every couple/three weeks for a fill to maintain. But holy crap, my eyes look so pretty. I am not a makeup girl – at all – but I am sold on these puppies!
My only tale of caution would be to make sure that you do your homework – and get a qualified aesthetician. References (personal, IMO, not Yelp…) are never a bad idea…
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
@Najinc0122: I say go for it. my dentist has them and they are absolutely gorgeous. I kind of want to get it done too so I don’t have to put on mascara anymore (yes I am THAT lazy).
Post # 9
Commenting to follow! I have seen some done that look so obviously fake and HATE the look. However, I would possibly go for a more subtle dark brown or something at a moderate length. Do they do that?
Post # 10
I haven’t done eyelash extensions, but I put a couple individual lashes on for NYE/my birthday this year, and I love them. I only used the short and medium lashes that come in the kit and they’re not so different that its hugely noticeable, but I think it does give it just something a little extra special. I am thinking about making it a full time thing. If you’re debating the extensions, maybe you can try a couple individual, glue on lashes and see what you think of it before you go for the whole thing (and expense)?
Post # 11
do the temporary ones strips … I used to work for MAC and Sephora and my clients would come in with no eyelashes and I’ve warned many ppl to stay away … Unless however you go to a very professional place and you are ready to care for your lash ext. so you’re left with your own…
ETA: Honestly unless its a permanent look you’re going for then go for it , if its just for the big day then go for strip lashes .
Post # 12
I did it for my wedding, and I loved it. I loved not having to wear mascara on my honeymoon. However, when it is towards the end, and there are a few pesky ones left, you may end up losing some eyelashes from pulling those strays off. I took a little while to get my eyelashes back, and I got used to the big beautiful lashes, so I felt like I had midget eyelashes. Afterwards, I ended up doing latisse because my lashes felt so short. I probably wouldn’t grow it again, now, but if it was for my wedding/ hmoon, I would. The main thing for me was my hmoon, and not wedding. I also agree with pp that you should maybe get them 6 weeks or so before hand so you can try different materials, and lengths. I would also go to a reputable place, obviously.
Post # 13
ive seen some pretty nasty pictures of what they can look like when you need them filled. a few girls at my work get them done and its just under 300! and they start to fall out within 2 weeks! I dont think its worth it. you can try some nice flase lashes (ardel demis are so pretty). and when they grow out, wow watch out.. its like your trying take flight. blah
Post # 14
I would get them week OF if you do it. Otherwise you may have holes. I have done them a few times and they didn’t have the staying power for me. I prefer the old falsies with some Duo glue!
Post # 15
@Najinc0122: They wreck havoc on your lashes when you’re taking them off- just like if you were to stop getting gel or acrylic nails. BUT- if you want them for special events, they’re fun!
If you have lighter colored lashes, you might want to get your lashes tinted darker in addition to the extensions to maximize the ‘bambi eyes’ effect.
Post # 16
I used to get them all the time. I recomend getting them the day before the wedding as that’s when they look the best! Huge benefit of having them for a wedding is if yo. Are going to cry they won’t run like mascara will! the down side is they do get patchy after a week for me. Have you heard about lash serums? I have started using one and can already see results