(Closed) False eyelashes or eyelash extensions?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1524 posts
Bumble bee

Do you mean like the ones done at a salon like a procedure? I have never had those done but know a person who did them for her wedding.

I have fakes that last a day or two before there wash off and they are so beautiful and real looking. If the temporary ones are done right, they look so natural and real. Go for those fake lashes that are individual little clusters that you glue on instead of a whole strip at once. They really make the difference.

Post # 3
138 posts
Blushing bee

I would highly suggest false lashes that you can apply and take off yourself (or have a makeup artist do it). There is no risk of them ruining your eyelashes and if you decide you don’t like them you can take them off no fuss and try a different pair. I personally haven’t had the extensions put on due to expense and the horror stories I’ve heard but I use the false eyelashes and I love em and have never had a problem with them. There are so many to chose from as well. And they are cheap too!

Post # 4
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I just used falsies (the ones the makeup artist puts on and then come off that night before bed) and they were awesome. Just get a trial and make sure you like them first 🙂

Post # 5
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have a good amount of experience with both and will say that the lash extensions look very luxurious and natural in person, but that false lash strips will show up better from a distance and in pictures and are without a doubt much more economic in price, so you may want to choose those. If you get lash extensions done, you can always do a patch test for any reaction to the glue, but it’s pretty uncommon in higher-end salons. The only way you will lose your natural lashes is if you are really rough with the extensions. They can also look kinda silly as they fall out if you don’t plan to go back for fills. As far as false lash strips, be sure to get the right length and color. Some women just grab the default thickest blackest black and it looks really unnatural. It mostly comes down to price and whether you want lashes for a night or a month.

Post # 6
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Go with strip lashes.  I had extensions and, although beautiful, it was a big mistake.  I have naturally long and full lashes, but I liked the idea of only having to put foundation on; major time saver in the mornings and I felt like I always looked ready to go and pretty! The glue was irritating to my eye, the lashes were so long and curly that it was difficult to wear sunglasses, the upkeep was annoying. Every 2 weeks I was spending 2+ hours just getting them filled which took up a lot of time and money. THE MAJOR ISSUE: it took about 3 months for my lashes to recover and get back to their original length. That’s just my two cents! Good luck! 

Post # 7
324 posts
Helper bee

I’ve been battling the same thing and ultimately decided on strip lashes. I know a lot of people who have had lash extensions and every single one of them has seen damage to their natural lashes after they shed. I’ve also realized like someone said above, strip lashes can have a more dramatic effect which is what I’m going for on my wedding day. The expense sealed the deal for me as well, around here it’s $250 for a full set at a reputable lash salon. I bought really beautiful lashes from Lilly lashes that are truly stunning and look much nicer than the traditional drugstore ardells. $30 but worth it and better than $250!

Post # 8
1183 posts
Bumble bee

Honestly. I just used eyelash curlers and a mascara primer then 3 coats of my normal mascara. Worked really well and zero fuss. 

Buy then I find falsies to be a pain. 

Post # 9
3606 posts
Sugar bee

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moonzie :  I considered both and ended up choosing false eyelashes. Less upkeep, less $, and less chance of my eyelashes falling out. Plus I was able to get an extremely dramatic style that I would never consider wearing in my day-to-day life but that looked bomb on my wedding day.

Post # 12
3107 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I considered extensions but it wasn’t in the budget, I did individual falsies instead and I love the look of them. I use them often now for special occasions. I do know a lot of people who do the extensions regularly and one of them has had reactions but others have no issue.

Post # 13
13 posts

I was one of those people who got an awful allergic reaction to eyelash extensions!  It looked like I had pink eye 🙁  If you do eyelash extensions, make sure you test the glue around your eye area before investing in a whole set.

Post # 14
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I personally would never get eye lash extensions, they are so hard to maintain, and they end up falling out when your natrual lashes fall out, so they end up looking a bit strange, so you either have to top them up or get them removed. 

I LOVE “Demi Wispies” from Ardell http://www.ardelllashes.com/Lashes/product_54.html

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