Eyelash Extensions 101

I know we are all currently quarantined, and to talk about lashes extensions seem silly. BUT, because I have now tried five different magnetic lashes, and strips I miss my lash girl more than ever. And yes, I am 100% aware that thinking about my lashes is first world problems. It is what it is.

I have gotten eyelash extensions for three years now. I was pregnant with Liam when I started getting lash extensions, and I don’t think I will ever NOT get lash extensions. And I want to say that the KEY to keeping your real lashes as healthy as possible and having a great set of extensions is all in the hands of your lash artist. Finding a great lash artist is KEY to making this work, y’all.

Overall, I MUCH prefer extensions over lash strips or magnetic lashes. I am not a fan of always having a liner on for the magnetic strips, and I find that most of them don’t stay put. As far as the lash glue, I hate having to get the glue all off at the end of the day. So without further ado, here as some of the most FAQ on my lash 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.)

Are you able to get your lashes done while pregnant?

Yes! You can get your lashes done while pregnant; it’ll 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 eyelash extensions?

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 eyelash extensions hurt?

No! Not at all. You don’t feel them!

Are eyelash extensions worth the money?

YES, for me at least. My girl is relatively affordable. Because I also go every three weeks, it ends up being once a month cost for me.

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 of lash extensions?

Getting ready takes half the time, thanks to not having to put on mascara and or false lashes. I also think you don’t have to put on so much makeup with them on too. I also enjoy not having to get eyelash glue off my eye every time, gosh I hated that.

What are the cons of lash extensions?

You do have to be careful with how you wash your face, and you have to avoid using oil-based products. Oil-based products can loosen the glue. Overall, you have to be gentle with them, or they will fall off.

How long does it take to get them done?

This depends on who you go to 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 usually would, except I have to be a bit more gentle around my eyes. I use oil-free makeup wipes to remove my eye makeup and liner. Then, I will clean my face as usual. You also want to avoid using hot water (which isn’t good for your skin, to begin with). 

As far as cleaning the actual lashes, you can use a mild facial cleanser (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.

Also, avoid getting the eyelash extensions wet for the first 48 hours after having them done, it makes them last longer by allowing the glue to dry and seal FULLY. 

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.)

Can eyelash extensions ruin your real lashes?

Yes, they can. BUT, I do think you can minimize the damage. A few things I think help is 1) going to someone who knows what they are doing, as in they don’t load 15 lashes on your real lash. 2) using a serum to help keep your natural lashes in the best shape. I like using BabeLash Serum.

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 eyelash extensions last?

2-3 weeks. Maybe 4, depending on how well you take care of them.

What set do you have and what kind of lashes are they?

Linh, normally does the classic set for me. She mixes the lengths to keep them more natural. My lashes are synthetic.


Houston beauty and lifestyle blogger Elly from Uptown With Elly Brown shares everything you need to know about eyelash extensions!

^^ a few days after a refill

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


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.


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!


Thank U so much for the quick response 🙂


Hi, how do you remove eyeliner with extensions?



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



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

Looking gorgeous, Elly! The extensions make your eyes look so bold and beautiful! ❤️✨

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Great post and amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing your journey as well as all the tips you’ve picked up along the way. Looks like Linh’s quality is top-notch so that’s awesome that you’ve found a quality technician 🙂


your eyes look so big and fresh with the lash extensions. really good work.
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Your lashes look fabulous and your pictures too. I think its really important to look after your natural lashes as you’ve mentioned – it can be quite easy to ruin them! Thanks for sharing some great tips,

Zoe Campos

Thanks for letting me know that I can still get my lashes done even if I’m pregnant. I’m not thinking of adding extensions since my lashes are long already and having another layer would only make it look heavy. It might be a good idea to visit nearby salons and see if they offer lash lift services.

Sarah Imhof

Hi! I love this article I just started and can’t afford the expensive places. I was wondering do u put mascara on? U can wear eyeshadow?


You have really nice eyes! The lashes match you really well 🙂