I’m naturally blonde so it goes without saying that I don’t really have eyelashes. I mean, of course I have eyelashes, but they are light blonde, super thin and pin straight. I have to layer on mascara just to help them stand out.
So I did something super self-rewarding in December and finally had eyelash extensions done! I chose the classic set, knowing that volume would be too much for me. The procedure felt a bit awkward at first but it was actually a really relaxing experience in the end, and it took about 2 hours to complete.
I’ve been considering eyelash extensions for a long time but I wasn’t sure they were for me. I prefer the natural look when it comes to makeup and I was worried the extensions would look a bit too dramatic on my face.
It took a bit of getting used to. At first my eyes did seem very dramatic and overdone because I wasn’t used to seeing myself with actual eyelashes. It took about a week but now I am in love and I’m going in for a fill in another two weeks.
So just some basic FAQ on eyelashes extensions: Do not wear any eye makeup to your appointment. The extensions will not cause your natural lashes to fall out. Your new lashes will last between 2 to 4 weeks depending on your natural lash life cycle. It’s recommended that you come in for a refill every 2 to 4 weeks. (A refill typically takes 45-60 minutes.) Do not get your lashes wet for 24-48 hours after having them applied.