Eyelash extensions were invented in 1916 for director D.W. Griffith's "Intolerance" film. This eyelash extensions were made from human hair. It wasn't until the early 2000's however when the use of these extensions started to become a "thing" for women. Nowadays, women who want to emphasize their eyes, or generally just for aesthetic purposes, go for using eyelash extensions.
Different Types of Eyelash Extensions
As with all fashion and beauty products, enhancers like eyelash extensions come in different types. You can have your extensions as temporary, permanent, or even have it implanted. Yes, implanted. What do you think?
Temporary eyelash extensions can last a day or two. This is recommended for occasional use. Those days when you want to look your best for a party or you just feel like pampering yourself and going all out with feeling pretty, use temporary eyelash extensions.
If you want to have your eyelash extensions for a longer period of time, permanent eyelash extensions is the one for you. Unlike the temporary ones which only lasts for a day, the permanent can last for several weeks depending on how you care for it. Both temporary and permanent eyelash extensions are applied using a glue specially designed for its purpose. Of course, the glue for the permanent application of eyelash extensions is made of a stronger adhesive than the temporary extensions' glue.
Now, if you feel like you really need - or want - that beautiful eyelashes without having to worry about re-applying your eyelash extensions because you either don't have the time to do it yourself or to go to a salon to have it re-done, or your eyelashes are merely existing, thin and short lashes are not exactly the description of a lively and full eyes, right? You may have to consider having an eyelash transplant. This is a cosmetic procedure which that should only be done by a cosmetic professional.
What are eyelash extensions really for?
Why are women getting eyelash extensions, you ask? Whether you are or not a makeup enthusiast, I would pretty much assume you know the purpose of a mascara. It makes women's eyelashes appear thicker, longer, and gives more emphasis on the eyes. If you ask me, I am not a huge makeup user but I can't go out without having my eyeliner on. I can go on a party with only a powder, lip gloss and more eye makeup and I am done. I think the eyes can say a lot more than having it bare and your cheeks blushed on, yes?
You can choose the length of your eyelash extensions too. It's not just all long and lengthy, you can have an extension that looks naturally thick and curled and just the right length for you.
Take a pick from the different eyelash extensions
Beauty products can't have just one generic brand for any product, could they? Eyelash extensions are available from different brands who all offer the same item but with different quality and of course, price.
Here are some popular brands of eyelash extensions you can choose from:
Novalash eyelash extensions was founded by Sophy Merszei, a biologist and cosmetic chemist. Their extensions were produced to be safe as the eye region is a sensitive part, Novalash is made up of clean, safe formulas that won't cause any irritation to the eye area.
Novalash isn't just an eyelash extension brand, it is also a training camp to those who want to add Novalash products to their spas and salons and have their employees be a certified Novalash extensionist (you know, the one responsible for applying the extensions and make sure that it is done properly).
There are a lot of reviews not just about the product but about the training and course that they have underwent with Novalash. Those who got certified got more clients and have grown their businesses because of how they were trained and how their clients were satisfied with their eyelash extensions and the service.
The clients who use the extensions are happy and beyond satisfied with the product too. Maybe it's also because of the great extensionist that did their Novalash eyelash extension? Nevertheless, Novalash did make sure that they provide their market a chance to choose from their products. The extensions are natural-looking, lightweight, and doesn't easily fall off.
Like most modern eyelash extensions, Xtreme Lashes is made up of single strand synthetic lashes that applied strand by strand to your eyelashes.
Initial application of Xtreme Lashes can cost around $200-$600 depending on the amount of the lashes and your extensionist. If you are not trained to do eyelash extensions, don't think about saving up on that few $ on having an expert do it for you because you might end up wasting more money when your eyelash extensions start falling off because they weren't applied properly. Retouch can cost somewhere around $75-150.
Unlike Novalash, the glue used in applying the eyelash extensions to the natural lashes have received some reports of irritation and uncomfortable feeling during the process of application.
I suggest thinking twice about using Xtreme Lashes expecially if you have sensitive skin. The adhesive that's being used can also emit infuriating fumes which can really be uncomfortable.
Lash Perfect is a UK brand of eyelash extensions. It offers eyelash extension products with high quality and also provides training for extension application procedure. They use medical grade adhesive that complies with the regulations of EU.
This product, based on reviews, can be one of the favorites when it comes to high-end eyelash extensions. Aside from the EU regulations, the process can be considered as comfortable because the application begins with a massage to the eye-area. How cool is that? You'll surely get your money's worth with Lash Perfect.
Aside from the relaxing procedure, the result is as awesome as the experiencing of having it applied by a Lash Perfect technician, your lashes will be visibly dark, fuller, and longer. Maintenance should be regular to keep your extensions looking fresh and perfect.
Lash Perfect can last for up to 12 weeks when properly cared for and maintenance should be at least ever 2 weeks. If you want your extensions removed, have it done by a professional too. Don't just go pulling it off, you might end up with no lashes at all instead of just the extensions.
Using eye makeup and eyelash extensions
Now that you have your desired eyelashes, what if you still want to use eye makeups such as mascara or eye liner? These eyelash extension brands that we mentioned are available in kits where eye makeup suitable for your eyelash extension is also provided. You just have to be careful in applying and make sure that you have your eyelash extension professional advice you on how to properly apply and remove eye makeup especially mascara without sacrificing your eyelash extensions.