Hey babes! If you’re one to keep up with the beauty trends, you’d know there are so many out there right now. It’s a struggle knowing what’s worth the money and what isn’t, so here I am giving you my honest thoughts and review. That way you can decide if it’s something you want to finally try or treat yo self with!
When lash extensions first became a thing, I heard so many mixed reviews. Some were saying they made their real lashes fall out and others were saying they were too hard to maintain. I am no lash expert, so this is my personal experience but I have to disagree. Your eyelashes have a natural cycle where they’ll fall out so new lashes grow. A lot of times that goes unnoticed because you’re natural lashes are so small. When they have an extension attached it’s much more noticeable. As far as maintaining them, it is an additional step in my morning routine but it’s one that takes less than 3 minutes!
Here’s what ya need to know 🙂 (Again I’m no expert, this is just my experience and review!)
Finding Your Lash Artist
There are so many people doing lashes out there today. I’d totes recommend researching in your area whether that’s by googling or by finding them on Instagram. I almost always refer to instagram because I like seeing several pieces of their work first. My artist is Macklash LLC and she has a ton of her work on her insta account and that’s what sold me! That and the fact that she makes the lashes look so natural whether they’re classic or volume!
Choosing Your Lash Style
The majority of lash places I’ve looked at have either Classic lashes or Volume lashes. The classic lashes are a more natural look and the volume are a bit more bah bam. (I couldn’t think of another way to explain volume lashes lol.) If you found a lash artist on instagram, find your favorite set of lashes. When you get to your appointment ask your lash artist what type of lashes they are and if they’d be a good fit for your eyes.
If you’re still not sure what style to go with, I would start with classic lashes. That way you can decide what you like and don’t like about them and change them up when you go to your next appointment. I went with the classic and kept the same style at my first fill.
Before (No Makeup)
After (with full face makeup and light eyeshadow)
Follow the instruction provided by your lash artist to a tee. If you don’t take care of your lashes, the less time you can go between fills. I wash my lashes in the shower with a soap and lash brush provided to me by my lash artist. I just let the water run down my forehead onto my lashes rather than putting them directly under water. You may end up receiving different instructions from your lash artist so make sure to ask! I also like to gently blow mine dry as I brush them. I keep the heat and speed on low and pretty far from my lashes so it’s a gentle breeze to be extra careful with them. You can always just brush them out though and they’ll dry great on their own!
What I Love About Lash Extensions
I love being able to take all of my makeup off and still look put together. It also just gives me that extra confidence when I first wake up. You that “I woke up like dis” kinda feeling 🙂 They’re super easy to maintain and they feel just like my natural lashes. I got mine done the week we had friends coming in town and they were seriously a life saver! I was able to do pretty minimal eye makeup and still feel confident in all the photos of our shenanigans. If you’re ever wanting to try them, try them for an occasion like that or for a vacation.
Even though I really do love them and think they’re worth it, they do come with a few minor dislikes.
What I Don’t Love About Lash Extensions
I don’t love that I can’t rub my eyes lol. I typically like to keep my eyes open in the shower and usually do that by rubbing the water away from my eyes. I’ve just been waiting to get my lashes wet though until the very end of my shower so I can do that though. There’s also just something about rubbing your eyes when you have an itch too.
The only other thing I don’t love is the cost of the upkeep. I totally think the prices my Lash Artist charges are super fair for the amazing work she does. It is one of those things you have to get done every 2-3 weeks though depending on how well you take care of them. It just depends on what you value!
After my first lash fill!
Prepping For Your Appointment
I made the mistake today of having caffeine this morning. I didn’t even notice it was affecting me until I had to lay there with my eyes closed and they wouldn’t stop twitching for the first 10 minutes. They finally settled, but maybe don’t drink any caffeine before your appointment haha. Another thing, is arrive to your very first with clean lashes. That way it doesn’t take away from the rest of the appointment. They may still clean them, but having them free of mascara is a good idea! I wore face makeup to my fill and it didn’t get in the way, so you do you with that! Lastly, have an idea of what style you’re looking for.
My Final Thoughts
I honestly love Love LOVE lash extensions. I don’t find them damaging to my lashes or hard to maintain. I think they are so worth the money, but it is something that would add up if you continued to get them done. I definitely plan on keeping them for a little while longer anyways, but will probably take breaks in between every now and then. That way I can be a normal human and itch my eyes good again lol. You bettah believe when they come off the first thing I’ll do is rub my eyes haha.
Have You Tried Lash Extensions?
Tell us your experience in the comments. We’d love to hear what you thought of them!