EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EYELASH EXTENSIONS
I get lots and lots of questions about my lash extensions, so I wanted to sum up all my answers in a blog post for y’all. So all of the info is in one spot for future questions!
First, I just want to start by saying that who you go to for your lash extensions is so important! There are so many lash extension studios popping up, so make sure you do your homework before you go see just anyone.
I made this mistake in the beginning and ended up losing so many of my natural lashes because of the poor quality service and products they used.
If you are in the Austin (or surrounding area), I cannot give enough praise to Wisp Lash Lounge. Their skill and quality of lash extensions are so superior compared to what I have had in the past, and overall it is just such an amazing lash experience. I have been referring to them as the Cadillac of lash studios.
I see started seeing Donielle at Wisp Lash Lounge a few weeks ago, and have been so impressed with how amazing she has done my volume lashes. It’s refreshing to go to a lash artist who really knows what they are doing and takes their time to make sure everything looks beautiful.
I could seriously go on about Donielle and how wonderful Wisp Lash Lounge is, but I will let their work speak for itself. If you haven’t already go check out Donielle’s Instagram and the Wisp Lash Lounge website.
With all that said, I am a year into my lash extension experience, and by no means an expert on the subject, but I have had my fair share of both good and bad experiences to be able to provide you with some helpful information before you get yours done.
Ultimately I am so thankful that I started getting my lashes done all those months ago!
There are so many benefits to having lash extensions, but for me it is more about convenience than anything else. As a busy wife, mom, and business owner, I love how much time they save me everyday!
You see, I am a short and thin lash girl by nature, and in order to make my #lashgoals happen with mascara it took a lot of time and mascara applications to even get me close to where I wanted them to be, and even then they weren’t all I had hoped for.
Now, I can just wake up and roll out of bed with an amazing set of lashes. I get the volume lashes so they are really full and actually make me look like I already have eye makeup on, So, as I mentioned, a HUGE time saver.
Side note: I have lash extensions for an everyday look, but lash extensions are also an excellent option for special events like wedding, proms, and other formal events where you want to add some extra flare.
Alright so let’s start answering the most commonly asked questions I’ve gotten so far:
How much does it cost?
Lashes vary in price depending on where you live, but normally you can expect to pay around $300-$300 for a full set of lashes.
How often do I have to go?
Depending on the type of lashes you get (volume’s last longer in my opinion), you will want to get a touch up every 2-3 weeks or so.
Volume vs. Classic
With classic lash extensions an individual lash extension is placed on each one of your natural lashes to add length, texture, and darkness.
Volume lash extensions are made up of fans of 2-5 individual lashes that are put on each one of your natural lashes to give you a fuller look and add volume, as well as length, texture, and darkness.
How long does it take?
For your first full set, you can expect to be there for up to two hours because they are attaching lashes to each and every one of your natural lashes. Fills take less time, usually around an hour.
Does it hurt?
They shouldn’t hurt at all. If you experience pain or discomfort, definitely talk to your lash tech.
Do they itch?
They aren’t itchy, but if you experience itchiness, the glue may be causing irritation.
Can I wash my face and shower with them?
Yes, you can follow your normal routine after the first 24- 48 hours. However, during the first 24-48 hours you will want to avoid getting them wet so the glue can set and dry. I recommend taking a shower right before you get them done and using high quality face cloths to wash your face.
Can I still wear my everyday makeup?
Yes, but if you are using makeup like liquid eyeliner along the lash line, make sure it is water based and not wax based otherwise it will accumulate on your lashes. It is not recommended that you use mascara on your lash extensions.
How do I take care of them?
Avoid getting them wet for the first 24-48 hours, use your lash brush regularly (at least twice daily), keep them clean, avoid letting make up accumulate at the lash line, and avoid touching or pulling on them.
Are they heavy?
It depends on what kind of lashes you get. I have had clusters and synthetic lashes that are very heavy and feel unnatural on my own lashes. I recommend finding a good lash artist or lash studio that hand make their lash fans (if you get volume lashes) and don’t use extra glue.
Not sure lash extensions are right for you?
Lash lifts are an excellent alternative to lash extensions. If you’re wanting an amazing look and added curl, a lash lift can give you that. Think of it like a perm, but for your eyelashes. Most lash studios also have this service available.
If I didn’t answer your lash extensions questions please feel free to send me a DM on Instagram and I will get it answered for you!
Thank you for stopping by and until the next post loves!