About two to three weeks ago, I was invited by Theodora’s Beauty Boutique over in Hawthorn for a complimentary lash extension service. I’ve always been curious about lash extensions since way back when I went back to Singapore and saw how popular it was. But, I was also apprehensive of the negative things I’ve heard that came along with having lash extensions. Plus, like having my brows done by someone else, there was always that risk of having them look weird on me.
Some cons associated with lash extensions included, damaging your own lashes by making it short and stumpy, having allergic reactions to the glue and also how costly it is to maintain. So I won’t deny that while I was excited to have them on, it wasn’t without great trepidation.
Thankfully though, my lash technician Tammy made sure I was comfortable and answered all the questions I had, which included the above mentioned issues. The application took just under an hour and it was so relaxing that I actually had a tiny nap while all that was going on. Tammy also explained that she would use a mix of different lengths and how she was going to apply them and why. She knew I wanted to have as natural a look as possible.
The results were amazing really. I kept on checking myself out in the mirror and saying “wow”, because honestly, they were spectacular (have you seen my natural lashes??)!
So, for those wondering which would be better for them – falsies or lash extensions – I’ve put together a list of pros and cons for each and also what I thought of the whole process.
Wearing the Giselle falsies from Glam by Manicare
The differences between before and after lash extensions application were amazing!
With the lash extensions but without any eye makeup
While I did love the results of the lash extensions, I did find that I had to change my habits a little. I had to very gently remove any traces of eye makeup that I had on, I had to stop myself from curling my lashes – a habit I had picked up before I had the extensions on – and I had to avoid rubbing my eyes.
On the positive side, it didn’t take me long to do my eye makeup when I did choose to apply, which was often, because I just love the application process. But when I didn’t apply any, I still looked fresh and well put-together. I also loved how natural my extensions look, thanks to the professional expertise of my lash technician, Tammy. She choose a few different lengths and curls, making the overall effect look as natural as if I only curled and had some light mascara on.
Did my own lashes fall out? Honestly, I only encountered ONE tiny lash that was my own falling out during the whole time I had the extensions on. I could tell when the extensions fell out because they were a lot darker and curlier than my own lashes.
Are lash extensions the way to go for me? I would like to say yes, but unfortunately, the way I cleansed my eye area each night made me feel as though I didn’t cleanse it enough – it was totally psychological of course. I know this sounds crazy but I did miss curling my lashes and applying mascara. It’s just a routine I enjoy doing each day. Plus, the cost is quite a killer too. While I know I seldom even bother with falsies, due to lack of patience, at least I get to pick which ones I’m comfortable with and what look I want to go for when I choose to have some on.
Who are lash extensions for?
I think lash extensions are perfect for those who prefer a quick and easy way to get ready each day. If you’re one who can go without any sort of eye makeup, and only need some base on your face, or maybe no makeup at all, then this is definitely for you. Your extensions would probably last longer too if you avoid wearing any sort of eye makeup. A properly trained lash technician would be able to pick the right type of lashes to give you the most natural look that still enhances your features.
Tell me, would you try out having lash extensions? Have you ever tried having lash extensions? What was your experience like? Did you like them? Are you still having them done?
*I was given a complimentary lash extension service from Theodora’s Beauty Boutique in Hawthorn for editorial consideration, in accordance with the site’s Disclosure Policy.