Eyelash extensions - are they worth it???

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Are getting eyelash extensions worth it?

  1. Yes, totally! Worth every penny!

  2. Nope, stick to falsies.

  3. Other - please say why!

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  1. definitely yes but in most cases it may depend on the master you went to... my does it perfect!
  2. I use Alverde Lash Booster Serum and Alverde Overnight Coffeine Regeneration Serum. They definitely healed the damage done by the extentions and I had looked really awful. I used them every morning and evening for ca. 2 months, nowadays less.
  3. OMG I can't believe this thread has been around since 2012, I had never heard of lash extensions until late 2015! I was very late to this party, apparently.

    I had lash extensions January 2016 - June 2018, then took a break while I was saving money and just got them back a week ago. It's like I'm a whole new person - I swear by them. They make your eyes look so much larger and make me look so much more put together. With them, I don't feel I need to wear eye makeup (shadow), just a bit of liquid liner if I feel like it. But then, I hate applying false lashes.

    The negatives are: sometimes they sting my eyes when I sweat/workout, they look weird if you don't touch them up when they grow out, and you can't rub your eyes while cleaning your makeup.
  4. I had Eyelash Extensions in my holiday: it definitely does look good and there is no need for Make Up. But: i really hated the process of bringing them on (the artist taped my eyelids - that was aweful). So I was sure, I didn't want to repeat that and prefer the different possibilities I have with Mascara. There is a Mascara-Base from MAC with similar results.
    DeMonica likes this.
  5. IDK if you can get these where they look natural but I went for a visit with a physician who was either wearing false lashes or something similar. I was distracted and shocked at how unprofessional she looked. Maybe for a dancer or a bartender or someone in the fashion business. But for an Oncologist, not IMO.
    psychedelic likes this.
  6. My ophthalmologist has fire engine red hair and her veneers could be seen from the Moon. She looks more of an artist than a doctor. She's still the best specialist in her field I met in the last few years and I met many.
  7. times have changed since the days when virtually all physicians were men. I think it's fine when a doctor looks fashionable but I'd still like them to be at least as professional in their appearance as a manager. However you're right, skill is most important
  8. I've been getting extensions for the last 3 years and I LOVE THEM! I have straight lashes and I would spend 20 minutes every morning curling, mascara, curling. Now I just wake up and go, with an extra 20 minutes of sleep!

    Highly recommend!
  9. I personally think they don't... you can't normally take a shower or bath and you can't even normally wash your face, sleep... cry... lol I got them only once and that was a nightmare for me... I think it's way better to put on falsies every time when you are doing makeup
    pquiles likes this.
  10. What’s the mascara base from Mac? I don’t use extensions and like to just put on lots of mascara! [emoji4]
  11. The MAC primer base is called “false eyelashes” and it’s amazing. I used it for a while before I got extensions, which I love.

    I have long but sparse lashes and the routine of eyeliner, mascara primer, let dry, mascara, let dry, mascara, declump, was exhausting.

    Extensions are much more convenient for me
    poulinska likes this.
  12. I’m going to have to get that primer base.
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  13. I had extensions for 2 years loved them but the type and style used wasn’t for me ... i kept playing with them and ended up looking terrible when I had them removed ... took a break and have now put them back but have done the very thin ones and the place I go to now have a diff process so I can’t feel them so didn’t do my usual pulling - I love them so much
  14. I personally dont think theyre worth it. I know people who have them or had them and they require so much upkeep and its super expensive. Its about $150-$200 for the first time, then 60-80 every two weeks, and you HAVE to go that often or else it looks so tacky. Any gaps between the lashes look really bad and noticeable. If I was rich then maybe Id do it, otherwise I prefer mascara.
  15. I still love lash extensions, but the maintenance is too much. I can't deal with an hour on the table every two weeks, and stretching much past that is pushing it.
    Julide likes this.