Batting our eyes is sort of like a mating process. It gives us that sexy come hither baby doll look look. Eyelashes make our eyes more sparkly and awake. The look of lusher and longer with eye lash extensions is all the rage with celebrities and models.
Eyelash extensions look great for photography because they enhance our eyes, letting them burst out on the camera. Your #instafans will adore them. You will get more likes, loves and shares on your Instagram and social media.
What Types of Eyelash Extensions Are Out There?
There are different types of hairs used for extensions. There are faux mink lashes, Siberian mink and different blends offered in salons.
For those with very sparse lashes you can get a glamour lash look with a set of two lightweight extensions applied. The cost at a top-notch salon starts at about $200.00.
If you want a super thick look that gives the look of applied eyeliner you can get a triple application that gives density and fullness. The cost starts around $300.00. Some salons offer five layer extensions. Prepare to spend about $450 for those at the best salons.
Silk blend extensions are mixed with synthetic materials and give a glossy look. Pure synthetic eyelash extensions are the cheapest to apply. The silk blend or pure silk costs around $125.00
Remember, when starting out with more expensive options, touch ups at the salon are priced higher.
What are the risks of getting eyelash extensions?
The general process should be painless. If you have sensitive yes, be aware of the glue. You could be allergic. Fans are usually circulating in the treatment room due to the smell. Your eyes can water-up through the process. Always do a test on one lash and let is sit for 24 hour or more to check for irritation. A good eyelash cosmetician should recommend this.
- You wake up beautiful.
- You save time without applying as much makeup.
- You won’t need mascara.
- When an eyelash procedure is well done, you could go sans eyeliner.
- Your eyes will look less tired.
- The cost is relatively expensive- about $100.00-$300 depending on where you go.
- Prepare for costly touch ups. Fills re needed every two or three weeks at an average cost of $50.00
- They don’t last forever.
- They can fall individually fall out with your natural lash attached.
- They can take 90 minutes to apply and even two hours when they are hand built during the application.
- Liner application may be more difficult.
- Removing eye makeup is more tedious. Gentleness is required not to dislodge the glue.
- Oli based eye cosmetics can loosen glue and they can fall off.
- When your natural lashes start to grow up, the lash line can get sparse and uneven.
Check with the salon on the touch-up time frame. Some make it a point to charge for a full set after 4 weeks. Make sure to ask the salon what percentage of remaining last is considered to be a touch up.
Touches up requirements are based on the individual and how many lash layers were applied.
You must keep them clean. Oily skins will find that they don’t last as long because of the oil glands around the eye tens to soften the chemicals used in the application procedure- the glue.
Undoubtedly, you should invest in eyelash maintenance products. You will need special foam cleansers like OcuSoft Foam Cleanser. It’s gentle and recommended by top salons. OcuSoft Lid Scrub helps remove oil and debris.
OrganicGreek natural eyelash growth serum promotes, longer thinker lashes. It’s a great product to allow a thicker growth pattern when those falsies fall out. It’s a great find for those with thin lashes.
Stack up on disposable mascara wands- you know the ones you get free at Sephora. Brushing lashes daily keeps dirt and grime out.
Should you desire to add more oomph with mascara, make sure its water based so when you remove it does not damage the lash extensions.
Before you pretty little head hits that pillow, invest is a silk eye mask. It will help protect lashes from breaking into a not very gentle pillowcase when tossing and turning. You can buy what’s called a folded foam one where your lash does not actually touch the mask completely. It allows for some room between the lash and the mask itself.
Most importantly, improperly trained salons and cosmetologists who place multiple lashes over the original lash without perfection in the procedure is endangering the health of your skin and eyes. Your natural lashes will grow out in different directions with improper procedures, and will inhibit a delayed growth of the natural lash.
Do you have an experience or a video you want to share with us of your eyelash extension procedure?
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Make sure to share this article with your friends and on social media so you can protect friends with some knowledge about getting this type of procedure done. The more educated you are before walking into the salon, the better off you’ll be.
Article written by: Leslie C.
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