What Might Happen If You Get Eyelash Extensions...

January 19, 2016

12 Surprising Things That Might Happen If You Get Eyelash Extensions

Like stopping traffic...or getting an eye infection

“Should I get eyelash extensions?” asks the woman who is in the know about current beauty trends but also mildly skeptical about anything that is semi-permanent and involves putting glue near her eyeballs.

We asked ourselves the same question, and then we tried them. Here’s everything we learned and what you should know before hopping on the falsie train.

 

YOU MIGHT STOP WEARING MASCARA

Kiss that pesky wand goodbye for a while. Eyelash extensions are great for the lazy. (And the rushed!) Professional sets look nothing like theatrical falsies, so your peepers will just appear naturally more defined--and softer.

 

 

BUT BE PREPARED FOR ALL KINDS OF NEW TOOLS

Buh-bye, mascara. Hello, lash conditioner, adhesive strengthener, a specialty “brush” and a heated curler. These puppies can be high maintenance--if you get too excited.

RELATED: The 15-Second Trick for Longer Eyelashes

 

YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SHELL OUT A PRETTY PENNY

From the get-go, expect to drop some cash. Depending on where you live and which salon you chose, a set can run you anywhere from $100 to $500.

 

 

YOU MIGHT NERD OUT ON THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS

Like what falsies are made of (polyester, silk or mink). And the crazy detailed method in which they’re applied (individually to the lashes themselves, not in one long strip). And how you weirdly don’t feel a thing…

 

YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SHOWER WITH GOGGLES

Direct running water is a no-no. So if you want to make your investment last, put your pride aside and don a second set of eyes.

 

 

 

 

YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SHOWER WITH GOGGLES

Direct running water is a no-no. So if you want to make your investment last, put your pride aside and don a second set of eyes.

 

 

YOU MIGHT BE SCARED TO DO...LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE

Like swimming. Or crying. Or sleeping. But each of those things is completely fine to resume as usual. Our only advice for water and tears: Blot; don’t rub.

 

 

YOU MIGHT CAUSE A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

All that said. They’re gorgeous. We’re only slightly kidding when we say: Your new peepers are almost guaranteed to distract other drivers. Or you--for all that rearview mirror gazing on the way. (You will be shocked to discover the inevitable new levels of narcissism.)

 

 

YOU MIGHT FEEL SAD (AND "BALD") WHEN THEY START TO FALL OUT

Even with maintenance and utmost care, the falsies will start to shed in about two to three weeks after application. (FYI: Your real lashes have their own shedding cycle, too.) This is normal. And mildly depressing. And real life.

 

BUT FEAR NOT: YOU CAN ALWAYS GET REFILLS

Your lash technician will gladly fill in the bald spots during a touchup appointment. And it’ll be a little bit cheaper than a full set, too. Are you a lash junkie yet?

 

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