Eyelash Extensions. Are they right for your big day?
Nov 17, 2020 | By: Zulmarie Gonzalez
Eyelash extension have become all the rage, but when should you make the investment?
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are a way to lengthen and fill in your lashes, either with a natural look or full glam. There are different application techniques, but in short, each one of your individual lashes is married with either one or multiple false lash hairs. The service can take anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours to complete, depending on your desired look. It requires touch ups every few weeks as the extensions will shed with your natural lash.
Should I get lashes for my wedding/photoshoot?
While I absolutely LOVE lash extensions, I don't necessarily recommend them for your wedding day. It is recommended not to use any water proof products near your lashes nor to apply mascara to the extensions. Water proof products can compromise the adhesive, and cause the extensions to fall out prematurely. They can also cause buildup on the lashes, which could later lead to infection. Mascara will cause the lashes to clump and look less natural and take away from the fullness. People, you need waterproof EVERYTHING on your wedding day! lol
Eyeshadow can cause a lot of messy fall out. I always apply falsies towards the end of your makeup application to ensure they look crisp, clean and as black and dense as possible. Once eyeshadow falls on the extensions, it can be very hard to get it back off without messing up the rest of the makeup. They tend to look powdery or not as dark. My vote is always for strip lashes on your wedding day. I carry a variety of styles to ensure you will have the exact look you desire!
But I REALLY REALLY want extensions!
I know! I know! Believe me I know the feeling! So when is it a good idea to get extensions? Eyelash extensions are perfect for your honeymoon! You are going to be way too busy... you know, with other things, to be worried about putting on makeup. My recommendation is to make an appointment the day after your wedding. You can take a lash nap and sleep off the wild night before, and wake up even more gorgeous than you started! They are also perfect for everyday wear because they cut down so much time in the morning. Quite honestly, they're a great treat for anytime you're traveling. Less to think about, less to pack, less time getting ready. Win! Win! Win!
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