Have you ever wished you could wake up in the morning, slap on some lip gloss, and head out the door without feeling underdressed? Well, eyelash extensions are here to make your dreams come true.
Time; who has it nowadays? It’s always a battle to rush out the door in the morning. Whether you’re on your way to work, school drop-offs, or even the gym, you want to look and feel your best. These days we don’t always have the luxury of a good half hour to put ourselves together. The typical person usually feels lucky to finish their coffee before they leave the house. Even with more and more of us working from home, the time and effort are hard to find. The thing is, we CAN have that just-woke-up-like-this glamour.
The idea itself may sound a little crazy. Who could imagine that many, tiny lash extensions? Each one painstakingly placed with precision on each delicate lash? It definitely seems like a daunting task. An unusual one even. Lots of things that are new to us can be a little unnerving. To ease your mind we are here to give you the real deal details about eyelash extensions that you need to know.
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Let’s start with the basics: what even are eyelash extensions? When we say, “eyelash extensions,” we are talking about synthetic, faux mink or silk fibers that are placed strand by strand onto your natural lashes. They’re laid down with specially formulated, non-irritating glue to magnify your eyes and eye shape.
Sounds amazing doesn’t it? Who among us doesn’t want thicker, fluffier lashes every day without effort? But before you rush out and book an appointment let’s figure out which kind of eyelash extensions are the right fit for you.
Bonus Tip: Make sure to test them out first before committing to them full time. It’s rare but some people with sensitive can be allergic to the glue. If an allergic reaction occurs, tell your lash studio immediately and have them removed. Even beautiful eyelashes aren’t worth that drama.
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Benefits of Wearing Eyelash Extensions
Now that you know what they are, let’s talk about why you should even consider it. There are various reason that going the eyelash extensions route is for you but let’s dissect the major ones.
Sure, mascara makes your lashes pop and gives you a captivating look. The problem is mascara is extremely damaging to your natural eyelashes. Most mascara formulas on the market are full of parabens, aluminum powder, and even coal tar dyes. All of these ingredients (and more) could be messing with your hormone levels. They’ve also been linked to forms of cancer and even birth defects. Additionally, parabens are known to cause rashes and other irritations.
While eyelash extensions may seem like a big expense at first, in the long term it’s not only better for your lashes but better for your wallet. Did you know that it’s estimated that the average woman will spend over $4,000 on mascara in her lifetime? That’s just an average. Not to mention the harsh cleansers you have to purchase to remove the mascara from your eye every day. Then add-in the special creams that become a necessity because your eyes start to itch or become otherwise irritated. In extreme cases, women will turn to fillers and injections to fix wrinkles and lines cause by the constant wiping and pulling to get mascara off their faces. That all racks up an extremely hefty cost.
With eyelash extensions, you use gentle cleansers (gentle enough for babies!) that won’t irritate your skin. Plus, without the constant pushing and pulling that comes with mascara application and removal you’re saving your skin from harsh wear and tear that ages you quickly. Just a quick swipe of the lash comb your artist will give you after your appointment, you’ll be ready to go with minimal effort or damage.
Aside from lash health and more efficient costs in the long run, the biggest plus is how easy it is. Think about how much time you take every day to clean, curl, and apply mascara. How much do you spend on that expensive mascara that won’t turn you into a raccoon by the middle of the day? How hard did you have to search for a mascara that didn’t flake? Worrying about running or flaking mascara throughout the day is a huge annoyance. On especially hot days you have to constantly keep track of your mascara to ensure it’s not melting down your face. Eyelash extensions handle all kinds of weather without the constant worry that your mascara isn’t doing its job. You can break a sweat at the gym, lounge by the pool all day, even jump out of the shower looking absolutely stunning. Not a single lash will be running.
The time you save getting ready in the morning, the feeling of waking up and feeling confident, these all make an enormous difference in your day.
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Important Things to Note:
- Don’t skimp out on quality. Those Groupon deals for eyelash extensions can be downright tempting but do not trust just anyone with your eyes. They are one of the most important parts of your body and should not be taken lightly. Make sure you find an experienced artist with several good reviews and extensive knowledge about the application. If they are only taking 30 minutes to apply, it’s likely they’re doing a poor job.
- Make sure you don’t go too heavy your first time. Believe it or not eyelashes have a strength limit. Some lashes are hearty enough to handle those Las Vegas Show Girl lashes but some are not up to the task. Go too heavy too fast and your lashes will weaken, buckle and possibly even break under the pressure. An experienced Lash Artist will only apply the correct weight and volume of extensions that your natural lashes can handle.
- Be mindful of your sleeping habits. Many of us tend to rub our eyes when we are tired, throw our arms over our eyes or sleep on cotton pillowcases. To keep your eyelash extensions strong try switching to a silk pillowcase that won’t catch to the fibers and be more aware of when or if you’re rubbing your face. These small tips will help you get more wear from your lashes.
Lash Extensions may sound scary at first but the benefits are so clear. You get to lie down, take a nap, and when you wake up, you have gorgeous, fluffy lashes! Lash artists are commonly compared to fairy godmothers. A flick of their wands and magic happens! Who doesn’t want a little effortless magic in their lives? Do yourself a favor and try out eyelash extensions this season. You’ll be amazed at how such a small change can have a huge impact on your daily life.
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