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.

^ this is 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.

Everything you need to know about eyelash extensions | Lash extensions | Uptown with Elly Brown ^ 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.

Everything you need to know about eyelash extensions | Lash extensions | Uptown with Elly Brown^ this is what they look like after 3 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.

^ this is 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.

 

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!

xoxo,

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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  • 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.

    • 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?

  • 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!