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Have you ever been curious about getting eyelash extensions? If you want to learn more about lash extensions and hear my personal experience and opinions, keep on reading!

I have had eyelash extensions done in the past, but I went to a new studio this time and I wanted to share my recent experience and answer frequently asked questions.

My Experience

When I got to Glow Studio, I met with Trang who is a licensed esthetician. Before we got started with the extensions, she asked me several questions like:

-Do you sleep on your side(s)?

-Do you have a tendency to tug on your lashes or rub your eyes a lot?

-Do you wear contacts or glasses?

Those are all important questions to be asked before you get started because sometimes eyelash extensions aren’t a great fit for everyone. If you know you always sleep on one or both sides or even on your stomach, your eyelash extensions will fall out much faster because you are putting a lot of pressure on them while you sleep. It’s not always worth paying for extensions if you know you have certain habits that will make your lashes fall out faster than normal.

After Trang asked me those questions, we talked about the eyelash look I desired. I told her that since I have smaller eyes, I wanted a look that opened up my eyes and made them appear larger. She told me she was going to put longer lashes in the middle, and make them a little shorter on the inner and outer corners. She measured my eyelashes to see what length my natural lashes could take without causing damage. This is SO important!! You want to find an eyelash technician that cares about your well being! If you go in and say that you want Kim Kardashian lashes and they say “okay sounds great!”, you should run for the hills! If the eyelash extensions are too heavy or too long for your natural lashes, they can (and will) cause damage to your natural lashes. Always go into your appointments with realistic expectations!

Before my extensions were applied, Trang shampooed my lashes. It’s nice to find a technician that cares about being cleanly and prioritizes eye health and safety! Once my eyelashes were all clean and prepped, it was time for my extensions to be applied. After a few hours, she was all finished with the eyelash application.

Once she was completely done and I looked in the mirror, I knew I was going to be hooked again! I love how extensions look so natural yet dramatic at the same time. There is nothing better than waking up, throwing on some concealer and walking out the door. I love that I can get ready in 5 minutes in the morning because the eyelashes are so beautiful you don’t need to do anything else (except for me, I HAVE to cover my under eye bags).

If you are considering getting eyelash extensions, I would say go for it! If you have a special event coming up, I HIGHLY suggest getting them done! It is so wonderful having them on a daily basis, but if that’s not in your budget then I would say try them out for an event! When you are looking for a place to get them done, make sure you ask the right questions beforehand! You want to make sure that you find a studio that cares about eye safety and wants to keep your natural lashes looking beautiful and healthy.

Here are my before and after pictures. It’s fun to have your lash technician take these pictures so you can see the drastic difference!

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Eyelash Extension FAQs

How often do I need to get my extensions filled?

Eyelash extensions last anywhere from 2-4 weeks. From my experience, I can wait 3 weeks in between lash fills. If you take good care of them, they will last longer.

How are they applied?

One eyelash extension is applied to each one of your natural lashes. As you can imagine, this takes a few hours to do.

Can I wear eye makeup?

You can absolutely wear eye makeup, but if you can avoid wearing mascara then you should. You shouldn’t feel the need to wear mascara since your extensions will look so beautiful, but I have worn mascara in the past between appointments when I needed to fill in some gaps in my lashes.

How do I wash my eyelash extensions?

Use an eye makeup remover that is oil free. I use this face cleanser that also takes off eye makeup, and it cleans my eyelash extensions perfectly!

What should I avoid doing when I have eyelash extensions?

Avoid saunas, extremely hot showers, etc. High heat breaks down the glue and makes your lash extensions fall out prematurely.

If you have any other questions about lash extensions, shoot me an email or leave a comment down below!

If you live in St. Louis, I highly recommend visiting Trang at Glow Studio St. Louis! Not only does she do lash extensions, but she also does facials, peels, brow waxes, and more. Give her a call at (314) 349-8928.

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