Eyelash Extensions ~ Are They Worth the Money?
As we watch famous celebrities such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and
others walk down the red carpet, we can’t help but see they have the
most amazing eyes. They have long, lush lashes we can’t help but
want for ourselves.
For those with money the cost isn’t a problem, for those of us with a
budget, getting eyelash extensions may not be cost effective to have
the look and keep it maintain. For example the most beautiful
Beyonce has a new full set at $500 every three months but they are
costing her $120 per month upkeep. Lose one eyelash and that’s
$20 all by its self. Yes, that’s the truth per eyelash can run you about
What is it about eyelash extensions that has them become one of the latest
Unlike traditional false lashes that are applied in strips and last a day
before needing to be removed, eyelash extensions are glued to your
natural eyelashes and last as long as that eyelash does, 6 to 8 weeks
depending on care. Eyelash extensions are applied with an
adhesive that dries soft allowing lashes to stay flexible and natural
looking. Because they are bonded to each individual lash and not
your skin, eyelash extensions can last up to two months. They fall out
when your natural lash does.
To maintain the look, you need a touch up every two to three weeks to
replace any eyelashes that have fallen out.
There are cases rare as it can be but true, that those that have worn
extensions for so long period of time have become allergic to the glue
that is used! This happen to a eyelash salon owner who is an
professional at putting on and maintaining eyelash extensions.
The number one thing about eyelash extensions you must have it done by
an professional or mistakes can happen and possible cause your
lashes to fall out! Make sure the person going to do your eyelash
extensions has an license to do so.
Are there other products out there that could possible give you the same
look for less cost?
Yes there are two main products you can now buy that will help give you
the look of eyelash extensions both under $25. Magic Lash is one
product that can be found only on the web and Fiberwig that you can
buy at your local Sephora. Both can give you the look of long lush
lashes but you have to use them with your mascara. They only last a
day and come off with your makeup remover at night. Under $25 a
tube verses $300 and two hours plus of your time to put the first full
set on, I will take Magic Lash any day!
There is no such thing as semi-permanent eyelashes, all types of eyelash
extensions are called semi-permanent.
There is now a process now that you can have permanent eyelashes
transplanted. It’s the same idea as if you are having hair replanted.
The only permanent eyelashes are eyelash transplants which are
performed under anesthetic by a doctor and will cost you
Eyelash extensions are something you really need to think about, the cost
factor as well as time factor.
Just for starters it takes up to two hours to have a full set done. Also they
must be kept up if you really want to really keep the look. There is
things you must do to keep them looking good.
For everyday, it comes down to one real fact, can you afford them? Take
time to do your research, check out the salons in your area, ask your
friends who have had it done their thoughts about it. Check out
the prices the salons in your area are asking, always ask if they have
a license to do them. Start out with a list of questions you may
have and when you find someone you think you can trust, go in and
check out their salon. If you are happy with what you see, and you
have the money in your budget then go for it!. It’s your time and your
money and your eyes, so have fun!
Copyright 2008 Kim Snyder, owner Overall Beauty Minerals, Home of the famous Magic Lash Eyelash Enhancer!
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