I’ve worn eyelash extensions for over two years now. Nothing makes you feel more beautiful than thick, long lashes. Not to mention how amazing it is to wake up and not have to apply makeup! It is the one thing I will not give up… at least anytime soon. I get a lot of questions about eyelash extensions and wanted to talk about some of them. I’m going to share my tips for getting them and maintaining them.
If you have been questioning getting eyelash extensions, I highly recommend doing it. I found a girl in Northern Colorado and she has done an amazing job. She is super affordable and fast!! Her name is Natalie and she is at Rich Aesthetics in Loveland, CO. If you live nearby make sure to try her out! Once you get your first full set you need to get a fill about every 7-10 days. Some people can stretch it to two weeks or longer but I like mine to look full all the time. Plus, I am bad at picking at them so I go once a week to keep mine looking the way I like. The fill takes anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes depending on how many I lose from the last application.
(After one week… this is why you don’t want to pick at your lashes. You can see how my corners are all off. Not cute.)
In order to keep mine looking great between appointments I do a few different things, which I am going to share with you. First, make sure you are seeing someone who uses high quality lashes and glue. There are some lash brands out there that can be damaging on your natural lashes and not look very natural. I’ve heard of people having a bad experience with them, either with the service or the damage done to their natural lashes but I luckily haven’t had a bad experience.
Don’t apply any mascara over the extensions. After all, that’s the point of having them! Invest in a good cleanser for the lashes. I bought some from the first salon I got my lashes done and it’s lasted forever. Make sure it’s oil free since anything containing oil can break down the glue and cause the lashes to come off. When I wash my face I am extremely careful around my eyes and I make sure I don’t rub my eyes with a washcloth or anything that can be hard on the lashes. I have found that applying the cleanser to a q-tip and lightly moving across my eyelid is the best way to remove any eyeliner or eye shadow. Do not pick at the lashes! The hardest thing for me is keeping my hands away from my eyes. I’ve found that when I’m really tired I start to pick at them and that is the worst thing you can do. That’s when the damage happens to the natural lashes.
I recently started using a lash regrowth serum that helps regrow lashes and keep them strong. It is important to still care for your natural lashes even if you are getting lash extensions regularly. I also recommend purchasing a lash sealant that will help keep the glue strong between refills.
There really isn’t much to them other than the upkeep of refills so if you are looking for a time saver in the mornings and have been considering trying eyelash extensions, I promise, you won’t regret it!