Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Eyelash Extensions - Pros & Cons

Every girl loves long, thick, luscious lashes, but some people are just not blessed with them!  Glue-on strips may work on a girls night out to hit the town, but who has the time to put them on everyday?!  The lash serums are great, but there's obviously side effects to it, and once you stop using them they'll go back to your natural length.  Eyelash extensions have been around for several years and they're now popular than ever, but like any other lash lengthening solution, they have their downsides.  Some people love them, and some people couldn't handle them!

If you're considering getting lash extensions, you're gonna want to read this!

1. You never have to wear mascara again!
2. You can go shower and even swim with them on and still have beautiful long lashes.
3. You never have to curl (and ruin!) your lashes ever again!
4. You don't have to worry about them coming off- they'll last you a good 3/4 weeks!
5. Say goodbye to raccoon eyes.
6. Have long, thick lashes semi-permanently!
7. You get to relax and snooze at your lash appointment for about an 1-1.5 hours.
8. You can wear mascara if you want a dramatic look for a night out!
9. They look so natural!
10. They come in different length, color, and type (mink or silk fibers).

1. It's just another thing that you need to keep up with.  They're just like getting your nails done!
2. You can't use oil-based products- especially makeup removers.
3. Depending on where you get them done, they can get pretty pricey!
4. Make sure to do some research on a technician before you go with them, they can ruin your lashes if it isn't done right!
5. Can't rub your eyes.  If you have allergies, eyelash extensions may not be a good decision for you.
6. Once you get your lashes wet, you have to brush them out.
7. If you go too long without getting a fill, your lashes will grow out and all the lashes can get twisted.
8. Your lashes won't necessarily get ruined, but if you don't take care of them, they can wear down your real lashes.

Helpful Tips

  • Average lash length is size 12.  They look natural, but long and pretty!
  • Salons are going to be more expensive than independent technicians.
  • Going to get them filled every 3 weeks is the perfect amount of time.
  • Take a break from your lashes every now and then. 
  • Full set appoints last about 2 hours, and fills usually last about an hour.
  • Some people are allergic to certain glues, so make sure to ask your technicians about the glue that they use and previous experiences with other clients.
  • Make sure your technician doesn't put anymore than 3 lashes per lash!  
  • FYI, they're addicting.  Once you start, you can't stop!
Again, eyelash extensions aren't for everyone so try them out and see how you like them!  


  1. Not only do you need pros & cons with lash extensions.... you also need to think about choosing between extensions or clusters.... http://yournewlashes.com/how-are-lash-extensions-and-lash-clusters-different/ that article provides you with the difference between them and in hopes helping you choose which route to go!!

  2. # 6 raccoon eyes lol! #1 and #7 are the best. I love when my wife goes get hers done because I know I have a few hours of me time too! Get a hair cut, grab a beer! Wonderful article.


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