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Mariella Avatar

No, I haven’t. Most of the time, I don’t even bother with mascara. A friend of mine had a woman she would go to whom she really liked and she loved the results (I thought it made her look like she had cow eyes but I never said that to her since she really liked the effect). And then she developed an eye infection and that put an end to her lash extensions (she said the woman was very hygienic and careful which I’m sure is true but those sorts of things can happen; I’ve had retinal tears X 3 so I’m REALLY conservative about my eyes).

Penny Avatar

I have not either…..I keep thinking about it but, like you Christine, I wear a lot of eye makeup and have to use remover at night…I know you have to be very careful with extensions and am afraid I would lose many at night and it wouldn’t pay….I bet they would be great if you wore very little or no eye makeup but for me I don’t think they would hold up long enough to warrant the cost…

Jan Avatar

Yes, I’ve tried extensions. They are costly, time consuming, require frequent maintenance, and when removed they leave your own lashes broken and unhealthy.

Katrina Avatar

I had a friend who had them for years. They were natural looking, not super flashy or anything, and her lashes were naturally dark enough that with them, she didn’t really need any other mascara or eyeliner for daytime (we worked together, and our office was pretty casual). Another person I worked with had a daughter getting her cosmetology license who was specifically specializing in doing lash extensions, so that was when I found out how much work is involved!

I thought about getting extensions at one point, especially because I had seen firsthand how they could enhance a person’s eyes without daily effort, and my lashes are that odd translucent beige that is effectively invisible. But I think if I did anything, I’d get a lash tint and lift, and see if I liked that, before trying to add foreign objects to my lashes. I have enough issues with mascara!

Helena Avatar

NOPE! Of all the beauty services (which, tbh, I seem to be generally more critical of than most middle-class women are?), I feel like these are one of the biggest wastes of time and money. And IMO, the more dramatic/obvious ones look goofy on an otherwise bare face.
I think they make the most sense for those with stubbornly straight and short lashes, such as on monolidded eyes. Mine are pretty average, and that’s fine.

adonna Avatar

They are beautiful and convenient, when done well.
If you have the money and lifestyle they are fabulous.
You must know how to treat them or you end up looking like a tale of caution.

I think for most people, getting lash extensions would be ok for the short term.
IE: honeymoon – traveling holidays

StayK Avatar

No & have no interest. I’ve been very happy with my lash serum & a peptide-conditioning product that keeps my lashes full, long & soft with less breakage/lash loss. No weird side effects or infections. I LOVE mixing up my look based on my mood which includes a bare face some days. Another reason is the product restrictions, like, not being able to just go in with my fave cleansing balm or being able to slather on an under eye tx in fear of ruining the extensions or adhesive. If I need a lash boost, I turn to my trusty regular ol’ false lashes. I love mixing them up too! Strips, halfsies, indies, even rainbow clusters! Too many negs outweigh pos for me.

Mel Avatar

I got extensions for my wedding, and they looked gorgeous, but honestly I could’ve had the same effect with a nice set of falsies. As others have mentioned they also require frequent maintenance, are expensive, and can damage lashes in both the short and long term. Additionally, I found them uncomfortable to shower with. Have you ever dealt with tangled, wet hair? ON YOUR EYES??? It’s… an experience.

Renee Avatar

Wow, I really appreciate all the ladies who DO NOT want these. I’ve been really wanting lash extensions for the holidays, but these comments are giving me pause. I do NOT want an inconvenient situation and hearing they can damage lashes is concerning. I do not have rich, thick glasses. Maybe I should stick with mascara.

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