For the last couple of months I’ve been wearing semi-permanent lash extensions after discovering one of my favourite bloggers (Love Taza) wears them and realising that’s why she always looks so casually glam. I read a post from her where she said they were easy to care for, lasted for months and that she wouldn’t be without them and so impressionable old me made an appointment. 2 months later I’m sharing the pro’s and con’s as I see them from my own experience.
I do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to my eyes everyday
Between these and my microbladed browns my morning makeup routine is now super quick but better still, if I don’t feel like putting any on at all I still feel put together and defined.
I feel prettier without makeup
I was going to leave this one off but then I realised.. that’s probably why you want them too! I do just feel prettier when I’m wearing no makeup when I have lashes on. That’s a far bigger factor for me that the time I save applying mascara.. maybe wearing mascara even when I don’t wear makeup is the cheaper solution to this..
Between £50-75 at my local salon depending on the type with regular top ups at £25 a time – that adds up!!
They take forever to apply
I would imagine this depends on the technician but my appointments are at least 90mins long and if you’re looking at regular appointments that’s quite the time commitment. The glue also stings my eyes so it’s just not a pleasant experience.
You can look a bit mad
As they fall out you can look less than glam with gappy lashes, lashes that twist at odd angles and lashes that you find halfway down your face and wonder how long they’ve been there..
You can’t sleep on your face
This is tricky cause I do. It’s very difficult to change your sleeping habits and even more difficult to control what you do when you’re asleep. I often wake up in a panic that I’m flattening my lashes and I hate being that person!
Obviously there’s the risk of thinning your own lashes as with with hair extensions but providing your lashes are strong, the technician is experienced and they’re using a good product then that’s not really a major issue.
I’m not sure the pros outweigh the cons for me so it’s been a nice little experiment and I may revisit for holidays/special occasions but I just can’t justify the cost of the upkeep. I am very interested in trying LVL lashes next. Much less maintenance and (more importantly) my own lashes! If any of you have tried the treatment I’d love to know what you thought of it and (better still) if anyone can recommend a technician in South Yorkshire you will save me a ton of time researching my local options!