Lash extensions are a popular beauty treatment that can enhance your look by adding length and volume to your natural lashes. But before you book your appointment, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of lash extensions so you can make an informed decision about whether they’re right for you. Here we’ll take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of getting lash extensions.
What are eyelash extensions exactly?
Eyelash extensions are a semi permanent lash enhancement. Unlike temporary, false eyelashes, which attach to the lid on a single strip, eyelash extensions are individual lashes applied to every one of your natural lashes. This process takes several hours to complete since the average person has 90-180 lashes per eye. Lasha artists usually cover 80% since the rest are too small to put any extra weight on.
When correctly applied by a licensed and trained professional, eyelash extensions are a safe way to enhance the look of your natural lashes. When incorrectly applied, they will cause discomfort, infection, and permanent lash loss.
1.They speed up your morning routine
Tending to your lashes in the mornings can take anywhere between 10-15 minutes. Would you rather sleep in those extra minutes if you can? With eyelash extensions you simply do not need to worry about wearing makeup. You won’t look tired because they do all the heavy lifting for you! They brighten your eyes and give the illusion of perfect mascara 24\7. Eyelash extension can save you the daily commitment of applying makeup and considerably speed up your morning routine process.
2. They can be customized
Eyelash extensions can be customized according to your eye shape. You can choose the length and thickness if your natural lashes are healthy enough. This makes them more suited to your unique facial features and enhances your natural beauty! If you are unsure of what to ask for, your lash artist should be able to help you narrow down what style will suit you the best!
4. Avoiding mascara mishaps
Mascara is one of the most common things that you might mess up while applying your makeup. Cleaning up smudges, clumps, and flakes when you accidentally mess up is dreadful. This issue can be completely avoided by getting eyelash extensions! Let’s not forget the smudging that many of us face every day from mascara under our eyes. It makes us look like we have been sleep deprived for 5 years. Not many people want that look.
5.They last long
Typically lash extensions last six to eight weeks without keeping up with the regular 3 week refills. They are the perfect accessory for any vacation as they will allow you to go makeup free! Especially tropical vacations that include water activities. Lash extensions will last you throughout the entire trip with proper aftercare.
Just keep your eyelashes clean and free of oils and makeup products. Your lash artist should provide you with a cleanser specifically for lash extensions. This is a mandatory step for maintenance, as well as the refills every 3 weeks but other than that just leave them alone.
Can be costly
The cost of a full set of lash extensions can range from $70-$300 + depending on where you go and how skilled your lash artist is at their craft. Usually the cheaper places are beginner lash artists trying to build clientele. Once you are hooked on how these lash extensions make you look and feel, you have to commit to booking refills every 2-3 weeks! These can range from $40-$150, again depending on your artist. If you can find the budget for them it’s worth it, but lash extensions is a luxury service nevertheless.
Can lead to infection if not done correctly
Going to an inexperienced or unsanitary lash artist can result in poor application or even be a risk to your eyes if they’re tools are dirty. Nothing worse than paying for a service that takes hours to complete and not being happy with the result or even worse getting an infection! Make sure to research your artist beforehand and know what it takes to be a professional lash artist. Just to make sure to know how to tell good from bad.
Can be time consuming
Some may find the refills every 3 weeks to be too high maintenance. That’s just a personal preference, but most people are okay with going and spending an hour or two of relaxation once every three weeks vs having to fight with mascara every morning.
Now that you know the pros and cons of lash extensions you can make a better informed decision on whether or not they are the right fit for you.
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