Eyelash Extensions Review

My mother in law stumbled upon a  deal for professional eyelash extensions via Living Social, and I thought why not? As a new mom on maternity leave I spend most of my days looking like who done it and ran, so dammit I deserved them. Keep reading for a complete eyelash extensions review.

I love love loved them, at first.

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Please excuse the under eye bags. I just had a baby okay???
Here’s what you need to know about the process:
1. You lie on a massage table, eyes closed, while individual lash extensions are glued on.
2. It can take up to 2 hours, so if you’re an antsy type skip this entire process and learn how apply strip lashes.
3. You can’t get the lashes wet for 24 hours
4. You can only use oil free eye makeup remover like this one by Neutrogena
5. These can last up to a month
6. If you cherish your natural lashes, have these removed professionally. Otherwise, run the risk of never seeing your own lashes again.
My Initial review:
  1. I like the look of these, but learning how to wash my face is taking some getting used to. Normally I lather and then douse my face in water. No bueno. You gotta be gentle gentle with these. I’ve already lost one lash.
  2. This can grow into an expensive habit. Lash extensions can run up $200 per application (not that anyone in her right mind should pay that much when there are deals on Groupon and Living Social for under $100 ALL the time). Still, it’s pricey. Most salons recommend a touch up visit where they glue on any lashes that have fallen off. This appointment can cost around $30. so yeah, more $$$.
  3. So far, so good. For me, these are definitely more “natural” feeling than strip lashes.
  4. If you do plan to buy a lash extension deal from Living Social or Groupon, be sure to shop through Ebates so you can get cash back for your purchase. Not sure how Ebates works? Click here.
UPDATE (2 WEEKS POST INSTALLATION)
  1. Not being able to wash your eyelids and your face in a natural manner is wrong. Just Wrong
  2. If you wear eye makeup, particularly eyeliner, don’t even waste your time or money! Although you’re told that oil free makeup remover is fine, the physical act of going anywhere near the lashes and glue will cause them to loosen and fall out prematurely. By the 3rd or 4th day I started losing lashes in clumps.
  3. For the amount of money you spend you want these suckers to last the full month, right? But unless you never rub your eyes or you are comfortable sleeping on your back, they won’t. I barely got a week out of these.
  4. I had these lashes professionally removed after only 2 weeks with only a few lashes remaining on each eye, and STILL, my natural lashes seemed to suffer. I didn’t lose any lashes, thank God, but they were signficantly shorter. The cosmetolgist gave me a whole song and dance about my real lashes now being in a growing period, but honestly, I think being suffocated by glue for 2 weeks stunted their growth.
  5. In the end, I’m happy I got them and I would totally get them for a wedding or prom, but for real life? They aren’t practical, especially if you wear eye makeup everyday and luxuriate in being able to wash your face and eyelids.
Well Hello! My name is Lisa and you’ve stumbled upon my own little corner of the world. I’m a lipstick-loving, high heel junkie, mom, and wife. When I’m not here bringing you the latest in beauty, fashion, hot topics, and bits and pieces of my life with my family, you can find me over on youtube swatching lipsticks and sharing my latest natural hairstyles. Make sure you also follow me on Instagram and Snapchat under my brand name Lisa A La Mode. I’m a real person. I promise.

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