Why eyelash extensions are worth it?

Some clients love their eyelash extensions because they save a lot of time during daily makeup and others love them because they can achieve a personalized look. In addition, eyeliners and masks are no longer needed. It's a safe, painless eyelash treatment performed in two hours or less by certified eyelash artists. In general, I no longer recommend eyelash extensions to anyone.

Why? Mostly because strappy eyelashes don't damage your own eyelashes or your hair follicles. You're applying the strips to the skin above the lash line, preventing the lashes themselves from having all that glue and the constant weight of an extra extension. Other products may contain ingredients that can weaken the bonding of eyelash extensions and cause them to come off prematurely. Towards the end of those three years, I realized that my extensions didn't hold up as long as before and that my natural eyelashes fell out more easily.

When it comes to the density, curling, and length of your extensions, you'll want to work with your technician to determine which one is best for you. But if you're willing to put in the effort, eyelash extensions can give you beautiful lashes that will last for weeks. Since an individual extension is applied to an individual eyelash, that extension will fall off on its own when the natural eyelash comes off. While it's true that eyelash extensions require less maintenance than wearing mascara or false eyelashes every day, they're not something to forget either.

There's nothing like feeling good about yourself, and with eyelash extensions, you'll feel like a million dollars. Finally, since eyelash extensions aren't permanent, you'll need to schedule an appointment to refill your eyelashes every two weeks. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent eyelashes that are glued by hand over natural eyelashes, says Andra Marin, artistic director and expert eyelash stylist at Courtney Akai Lash Boutique in New York. Individual eyelash extensions are applied to each of the individual natural eyelashes (one extension per natural lash) with a semi-permanent glue.

The material used varies from studio to studio, but eyelash extensions can be made of synthetic fibers, mink, synthetic mink, or silk. Unlike eyelash lifting or eyelash tinting, eyelash extensions provide length and volume to the natural lash line with the application of premium synthetic eyelashes manufactured exclusively for The Lash Lounge. Eyelash extensions aren't dangerous or harmful, as long as the technician follows the right methods and uses the right materials. It's important that you don't get your eyelash extensions wet during the first 24 hours of application, so that the eyelash glue sets, Sheikh says.

When booking your eyelash extension service, make sure that your eyelash artist is a licensed esthetician (rather than a cosmetologist). From cosmetics to cleansers, the beauty products you used before you put on your eyelash extensions may have to disappear if they don't meet the eyelash extension requirements.

Randi Miera
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