Eyelash Extensions vs False Lashes
For the past year I have been a huge fan of eyelash extensions. I’ve had them continuously on, refill after refill and I absolutely love them. However I do miss having the freedom to do a colourful eye look and pop some falsies on, but they are very handy!
I tend to go for American Volume lashes. The classics aren’t really full enough for my liking and I love how the Americans make my eyelashes look so fluffy and full. A full set is around about £60 which is a hole in my pocket! The upkeep for monthly infills is £35, and because my lashes are fairly used to them now I only need to infil every 4 weeks which helps with the money!!
Extensions do make me feel so much more confident with no makeup on. They make me look less rough and give me a confidence boost as soon as I look in the mirror in the morning. However, I can’t put any makeup on my eyelids in fear of getting them dirty! And it’s quite a bit of hassle to remove it after.
I love being able to sit down in front of my dressing table and just create a colourful and bold look. Even if I’m not going anywhere, it’s a fun way to practice and make my evenings fun! I love pairing a bold eye with a fluffy, bold pair of false lashes. Some of my favourites are from Huda Beauty and Unicorn Lashes. However with eyelash extensions, I can’t do that and have to have the same (ish) makeup look for the whole time they’re on. It can get boring!!
If you’re thinking of having them done, I would definitely recommend to do so if you are going on holiday or have a special event coming up. It makes holidays so much easier, especially as I don’t wear makeup on holiday anyway! The chlorine doesn’t affect it and leaves you feeling tanned and pretty! However, I think I will take breaks in the months this year to allow my lashes to grow back underneath and to have some fun with other full glam makeup looks!
Looking after extensions is pretty easy too. I try and avoid getting water on them in the shower but I will dip them in every now and then to give them a little clean. They give you a little spoolie brush to take away with you when you have them done, so you can brush them and make them look neat when they start to get out of place. I find sometimes if I’ve had a nice lay in on a weekend I’ll wake up with my lashes looking crazy! But a little brush does the trick. This will also brush out any extensions that have fallen out, so it keeps your eyes looking neat and tidy.
If you have never tried false lashes with black lash glue then it is a must have!!
One thing I dislike about false lashes is the dried up glue and being able to see it on your lid. That’s why I love black lash glue ESPECIALLY if I have eyeliner on! It blends in perfectly and helps to fill the gap to the lash line too! Making everything 10x easier and sleeker.