Eyelash extensions are the saving grace of anybody
Eyelash extensions are easier than you may imagine. Here's 5 key points to note before you take the plunge and Deola Adebiyi from Omogemura to tell you her experience.
1. It’s a very luxurious process.
You lie down in a bed and close your eyes for an hour and a half whilst music of your choice plays in the background and a technician attaches your little lashes. If you’re not already sold, most salons offer a complimentary massage while you’re on the operating table.
2. Every lash extension experience is customisable.
When you're done, you will not end up looking like you just got a permanent strip lash attached to your lid. First, you can choose the length. After you pick your length, pick your curl.
Now, in terms of material, you have a lot to choose from: Faux Mink, Faux Fox, Silk, Real Mink, and last but not least, Real Human Hair. The differences between these looks are negligible so opt for the Faux Mink since it's the most affordable.
3. Eyelash extensions last longer than you think.
With proper care, extensions can last up to a month and a half. Most places recommend you come back every 2-3 weeks for a touch up, but if you’re looking to save a bit of money, you can prolong their lifespan. Just be careful not to get water on your lashes and don’t use oily products near your eyes.
4. Yes, you can wear makeup with them.
If you can't stand the thought of ditching your smoky eye, don't worry, you don't have to. Only liquid-based eye products can be damaging to the extensions, but you can get away with a tiny wing of liquid liner as long as you're not dragging it along the lash line. Make sure to carefully remove the shadow or liner with oil-free makeup remover and cotton bud for precision. Most importantly, stay away from mascara entirely as it leaves the extensions crusty and damaged.
5. The only way to get rid of them is to get them professionally removed or have them fall out naturally.
Having the extensions removed is as easy as having them put on, it's painless and relatively quick. Every salon will have this service available. If you're not looking to spend any more money, however, the extensions do fall out with the natural shedding of your lashes but its a much slower and uglier process.
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