Eyelash extensions are high-maintenance but are definitely worth trying. They are my secret weapons to make my eyes look va-va-voom.
1. Do A Trial
If you are a bride-to-be who has never tried eyelash extension and consider getting it done for your big day, I would highly recommend doing a trial a few months before your wedding day. This is to make sure that your skin does not have any reaction to the glue.
2. Pick your style
You can choose between half or full set, J or C curls, mink or synthetic, long or short sets. There are many options and I’d suggest scrolling through as many before-and-after pictures as possible to determine the look you want to achieve.
1. Do not wet your eyes within the first 24 hours.
This is so that the glue can fully dry and extensions can settle.
2. No oil-based makeup remover.
Oil-based formulas can break-up the lash glue and cause your falsies to fall out prematurely. Taking my eye makeup off has also become a daunting task. Makeup wipes are a must, as my previously trusted cotton pads left me picking lint off of my lashes for 15 minutes. No matter how gentle you are, they will slowly (and discreetly) fall out the way your natural lashes do.
3. No Mascara.
You can still use mascara on your lower lashes. And towards the end of the two weeks, if you notice your lashes are looking a little less lush, it’s OK to apply a light coat of mascara to even things out — just make sure it’s a regular, non-waterproof formula.
4. Grooming Is Required.
The extensions require daily combing with a clean spooley brush and you must not get them wet within the first 24 hours.
5. Don’t Try to Remove Them Yourself.
Don’t pick, pluck or mess around your extensions at home. This can lead to damage of your natural lashes.
You will become addicted.
The extensions are supposed to last three to four weeks, and from there you can get them filled in. Since getting the lashes, I have been receiving loads of compliments. My husband (boyfriend at that time) asked me, “Did you do anything differently with your eyes?”, I would sometimes sneakily said, “Nope, just mascara!”.