Lash extensions can be a real game-changer in a woman’s life. They can provide glamour, class, confidence, an air of mystery, and a fabulous look first thing in the morning (before you’ve even brushed your teeth). But there are a few things you should know about what it means to ‘enhance your look’ in this way because with accented beauty comes a little more responsibility – such as:
Getting Them Done Professionally
There are a lot of beauty experts who will provide random beauty services for a discounted price – and this may include a few of your best friends. But semi-permanent lash extensions are not equivalent to nail polish. This is a technical procedure that requires proper tools, sterilization (eye infections are never fun), technique, proper glue, and the knowledge to give you the results you’re looking for. A professional by this term is someone who had graduated from a proper online academy, such as Sugarlashpro.com.
You’re Going to Love Them (But that ‘Can’ be a Bad Thing)
Lash extensions look amazing and last a fairly long time if you have them done by a professional and follow all their advice on how to upkeep. They practically remove the necessity of putting any makeup or liner on your eyes before you go anywhere – quite simply because your eyes just look great 24 hours of the day.
Where is the bad in all of that? Well, lash extensions of this quality are not inexpensive. In fact, you could be paying anywhere from $100 to $400 for spans of a couple months at a time, plus $50 to $100 to have short ‘maintenance’ appointments to fill in any areas that become sparse or damaged. And that does cost more than your typical eye makeup kit.
They Aren’t Going to Maintain Themselves
As most cosmetic upgrades go, they are not quite as hearty as owning the real thing. Semi-permanent lash extensions require gentle handling from the point of waiting 12 hours for the glue to dry, to the weeks following where your main goal will be keeping them looking great. They are, after all, only glued on. This means that you need to be careful when you rub your eyes, put on makeup/take it off, etc. You also need to clean these types of lashes more than you would your own, as they do absorb dirt and oil and can lose some shape as a result. A dab of baby shampoo seems to keep them clean with minimum fuss and muss.
Maintaining the feeling of ‘beautiful’ has never been easy. Lash extensions have been one of the great joys in my life, but they also come at a cost. A cost that may be worth it in my opinion, but I’ll let you decide for yourself.