Eyelash Extensions 101

Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing everything you need to eyelash extensions. The good, the bad, and the ugly! I’ve gathered all the questions I have gotten over the last few months and am finally sharing what I know about eyelash extensions.

Houston beauty and lifestyle blogger Elly from Uptown With Elly Brown shares everything you need to know about eyelash extensions! (Just a few days after my very first set.)

How are you able to get your lashes done while pregnant?
Yes! You can get your lashes done; it just may be a bit hard to lay on your back to get them done. What I do is lay on my side with my face facing up, and just move from side to side every 15-20 minutes.

How often do you refill them?
I get them done every three weeks. Any longer and my lashes become spare and not full at all.

Houston beauty and lifestyle blogger Elly from Uptown With Elly Brown shares everything you need to know about eyelash extensions! (Nice and full after a fresh refill.)

Do they hurt?
No! Not at all. You don’t feel them at all.

Are they worth the money?
YES! Now, it depends on how much, I pay under $50 to get them refilled about once a month. I don’t think spending any more than that is worth it. I also paid under $100 for my first set, anything more than $150 for your first set is way too much.

Houston beauty and lifestyle blogger Elly from Uptown With Elly Brown shares everything you need to know about eyelash extensions! (Three weeks, just before I got a refill.)

What are the pros?
Getting ready takes half the time, thanks to not having to put on mascara and false lashes. I also feel like you don’t have to put on so much makeup because they just make you look awake and “done” per say. I also enjoy not having to get the stinking eyelash glue off my eye every time, gosh I hated that.

What are the cons?
You do have to be careful with how you wash your face, sleep, as well as what kind of products you use around your eyes. No sleeping on your stomach, which for me during pregnancy I can’t do that anyways. You have to be gentle with them, or they will fall off. Also, you have to avoid products with oil in them such as; makeup, cleansing oil, and eye creams.

How long does it take to get them done?
This depends on who you go see. My girl did my first set in under an hour and a half. Refills take about 45-50 minutes.

How do you clean your face/ What’s the best way to clean them?
I clean my face like I normally would, except I have to be more gentle around my eyes, I use oil-free makeup wipes to remove my eye makeup and liner. Then, will clean my face as normal. You also want to avoid using hot water (which isn’t good for your skin to begin with). You don’t want to get the eyelash extensions wet for the first 48 hours after having them done.

As far as cleaning the actual lashes you can use a mild facial cleanser (remember, oil- free!) and you can brush the lashes out in the shower with a spoolie brush. These brushes are also great to brush them out after a shower. Try to avoid the water hit your lashes directly.

Houston beauty and lifestyle blogger Elly from Uptown With Elly Brown shares everything you need to know about eyelash extensions! (Two weeks after a refill.)

Do they ruin your real lashes?
Not that I am aware of, to be honest I don’t know. So far I don’t have any complaints, I have heard of girls who have gotten done over and over and over again for years and have had their real lashes fall off. I don’t know how true this is, but so far my lashes have been good.

How do I take the lashes off?
You don’t, the only way to take the eyelash extensions off is to go get them removed. You don’t want to pull them off or you will ruin your natural lashes.

How long do they last?
2-3 weeks. Maybe 4, depending on how well you take care of them.

Do I need to avoid any products?
Again products with oil in them, as well as mascara, which I don’t know why you add mascara when you have extensions, but you get what I am saying.

What set do you have?
I have the classic.

What kind of lashes are they?
My lashes are synthetic

What length does she use?
She mixes different lengths to make it look natural!

I hope I was able to answer all your questions if not just make sure to comment or reach out and I will be glad to help! Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you are having a great day! Be sure to check out more beauty posts before you go!


For those of you who are in Houston, I see Linh at Divine Eyelash. Please make sure before you see anyone, that they do know what they are doing and that you are doing your homework on your technician. You can never be too careful!

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14 comments on “Eyelash Extensions 101

  • Joe says: https://www.thingswelove.co.uk/

    My wife got eyelash extensions last month but now its looks like her natural eyelashes are also falling out. 🙁

    • Elly says: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      oh no! I am so sorry that happen Joe. Did something happen for them to fall off?

  • Cathy says:

    I had lash extensions for a year and a half and I loved every minute of them. I never had any issues except toward the end (out of no where) I development a horrible allergies to them and my eyes would get very puffy and itch at night. Now my real lashes are half the orginal length and super thin. Still I would do it all over again bc I loved them so much.

    • Elly says: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      Cathy, that is so odd! I wonder if maybe the salon changed glue, or changed how they apply them? I’m sure you have already looked into all that. So, your real lashes have fallen off after having extensions on for a really long time?

  • Isadora says:

    Hello! I have a question I am sorry if is a dumb one hehehe I know you said to avoid eyecreams BUT I have really dry under eyes and dry lids so that is why I always use my eyecreams before I do my makeup; so do you suggest not to get eyelashe extensions since I can’t live without the eyecreams? Do you think those eyecreams are going to ruin my extensions? I use Mario Badescu ceramide eyecream by the way… tnx!

    • Elly says: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      Hey Isadora, so you can use eye cream, just try avoiding apply right at the lash line. I have been using eye cream on under eye and haven’t seen any difference.

      • Isadora says:

        Thank U so much for the quick response 🙂

      • Elly says: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

        You are so welcome! Let me know what you end up doing! 🙂

  • Karen says:

    Hi, how do you remove eyeliner with extensions?

    • Elly says: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      Hey Karen, I use a makeup wipe remover, or I use my makeup remover towel (you can find it at Sephora).

  • Valerie says:


    I get my eyebrows threaded…you have to hold the eyelid while you do this. Do you think it’s still possible with extensions?


    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      it all depends how long the lashes are. I wouldn’t get them too crazy long. But I think you should be fine.

  • Hannah says:

    Hi I was curious what kind of eyeliner do you use? I’m havong trouble finding one that is good for eyelash extensions.

    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      I use the Kat Von D tattoo liner, It cosmetics Superhero Liner, or the Sigma liquid eyeliner. I remove my liner with an oil-free makeup wipe.