Here is a topic that is brought up over and over again. I am here to clear up any questions and help guide you in the right eyelash extension application that is perfect for you on your big day.
There are many applications with a wide price range. I would completely suggest speaking with your makeup artist during your consultation to she if she one, she can apply them for you and two, which forms of extensions she offers along with the brands she uses.
LET'S TALK SMALL:
Over the Counter Strip (full strip or corner) Temporary Eyelash Extensions
these range from about $2.49-4.99 per pair at a drug store (ie. duraLash) or $10.00+ for department store brand (ie. mac, laura mercier, etc)
*these are for a more dramatic look, this Bride would most likely be having an evening wedding or a bride that normally wears makeup on a daily basis and wants a little more dramatization for her big day.
Over the Counter Individual/Small Grouped Temporary Eyelash Extensions
these have the same price points as the Strips above
*these eyelashes have a more natural look achieving a "naturally dramatic" look, that I find common for morning/afternoon brides as well as for brides who wouldn't normally wear makeup daily and are going for "I want to look like myself, just a little more done up".
**these are easy to apply I recommend DUOLash adhesive it is hypo allergenic and I little more pricey than the duralash brand but great for sensitive eyes. The great concept of eyelash extensions is little to no mascara is needed although I suggest to blend the natural to the synthetic lashes. If you are unsure of applying synthetic lashes to your eyes, GISELLE brand uses all natural hair and are handmade eyelash extensions, very natural although I have noticed that they need to be trimmed to fit.
LET'S BRING IT UP A NOTCH:
For the serious eyelash bride I have to suggest the Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extension application. This is more costly, last longer but has more maintenance. This application process can be found in professional salons and spas or through the more advanced makeup artist. This is a two hour application that last 4-6 weeks with fills needed about every 2 weeks. The great advantage to this application is it normally comes with a mini-facial. Although the price points are much higher with an initial application of $225-$400+ and fills ranging from $20-$60+
Most commonly asked questions:
how long do they last (temporary)?
these listed above are really only meant for 24hour use. Although I have had them last for 3 days you just have to be careful when washing your eyes (cannot wash eyelashes, only around them). Also, like makeup if not washed bacteria can grow and cause infection. I have never seen this happen to me or any of my clients but have studied that this is a common side effect.
how do I remove them (temporary)?
they come off relatively easy. when showering cleanse your face last while letting the steam and moisture loosen the glue. When ready to cleanse, wash your face and eyes as normal (most will have fallen off by this point) pulling the synthetic lashes from the root, they should slide right off. If you feel a resistance (slight tug while tying to remove), do not force simply apply a small amount of baby oil to a q-tip and apply in between eyelashes the synthetic eyelash(es) should remove from natural lash instantly.
I HOPE THIS ADVICE IS HELPFUL! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON WHICH APPLICATION IS RIGHT FOR YOU FEEL FREE TO EMAIL, TEXT OR CALL ANYTIME!
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