A few months ago for one of my beauty chronic in 100% Mag on M6, I tested eyelashes extensions and eyebrows dermography. I really liked both techniques but had a preference for dermography which helped me a lot in my daily beauty routine.
I’ll make another post on eyebrows dermography, when I’ll go and have mine done and I promise I’ll explain everything with photos to show you.
Let’s get back to the eyelashes. I cannot say I’ve been spoiled on that side, even if I have a lot of eyelashes they are rather short and especially transparent on the last part. So I always blessed volume mascaras which are my best allies even when I go out “make-up less”. I won’t say it’s a complex for me but I was never very proud of my manly eyelashes (yes I call them this way).
Eyelashes extensions are great for my little problem and I decided to try out the complete extension, eyelash by eyelash, for a complete fringe of eyeslashes. When I speak of fringe it means that almost all of my eyelashes were used to have them extend.
It’s also a star tip, from the actress till the TV journalist, you can see that technique everywhere: at Hollywood or even on the blog of Alix (The Cherryblossom Girl). Eyelashes extensions are becoming more and more popular.
So let’s go and let me explain this technique (was done at my house and it was the adorable and professional person working for les Cils de Marie who took care of me) using photos: how did it work?
So I played completely by the rules and I’m showing you photos without any make-up, my eyelashes are mascara free so you can completely see how it went.
My eyelashes are rather strong, I take great care of them every evening using the eyeliner Revitalash. It helps keep perfect my eyelashes extensions. It’s one of the tip that I can strongly recommend: Revitalash works great and it even sometimes help the eyelashes become thicker and more long. Unfortunately, on me, it only made them stronger and I could only see a tiny difference on the length side.
So you settle down comfortably and you close your eyes, the expert isolate every eyelashes with small patches and ribbons so she can see clearly on what eyelash she will work on.
This step is not at all unpleasant; it feels like you have relaxing patches on your eyes. All you have to do is relax during the whole process which last between 1h30 and 2h max.
To tell you, I completely forgot about the patches and I fell asleep and almost snored (true story!)! Also the professional who was taking care of me today had this relaxing and zen presence, I felt in confidence, she’s been doing eyelashes extensions for the past 5 years.
Next step, you can see the difference between both eyes, it’s already blatant on the length side.
The extensions are applied one at a time on my eyelashes with a special glue especially made for that.
Last step, all the extensions are fixed, between 90 and 150 lashes depending on the result wanted.
The small excess of black is the rest of my mascara, even after cleaning out my skin in the evening.
Finally the result after a complete application. I asked to have a few more extensions added on my eyelashes located on the extreme side of my eyes.
Excuse my tired face, I really did fall asleep, I was so relaxed and yes still no make-up.
Un avant/après assez parlant
Before / after
How to take care of your extensions:
- For the first 24h you can’t have your extensions in contact with water, so no cleaning up the face with water the first evening.
- When you’re washing your hair, make sure no shampoo land on your extensions, it can alter the glue used on them.
- When taking off the make-up, you can’t use very greasy products. To clean the eyes you have to use a micellar lotion on Q-tip.
- You can’t rub your eyes: when cleaning out the make-up, nor under the shower or in the morning (you won’t do it a long time, it doesn’t feel very good).
- You can go the swimming-pool and in the sauna but you must make sure you dry the eyelashes with a Q-tip.
- You must brush and untangle the extensions with a mascara brush or a mini comb to separate the eyelashes.
- You can have eyelashes extensions even if you wear lenses or if you have sensitive eyes.
What do I think of eyelashes extensions?
I chose, on purpose, an exaggerated result, very long and thick. It was something I’ve wanted to try for a very long time so it was the occasion for me to do it. I love the effect “doll eyes” that you have as soon as you wake up.
I have to admit that my extension are more noticeable when I don’t wear make-up, logic as I asked for this kind of result. When I have make-up on, it’s when I’m the more satisfied with my extensions because I don’t need to wear mascara. After 2 days, I really got the hang with my extensions and I did learn how to put make-up on them correctly.
On a daily basis, I really don’t feel the extensions which are very comfortable but I still had to learn to not rub my eyes in the morning. When they are a bit entangled, delicately I untangled them with a mascara brush: easy and they’re good as new.
The extensions last for about 3 to 5 weeks, depending on long your eyelashes last. Yes, your extensions fall off with your eyelashes, depends on how old they are when the extensions were put, obviously it depends on each eyelashes. After you don’t go through the whole process again but will have to refill the fallen extensions.
For mine, I’ll change the length and will ask to have shorter extension on the eyelashes located on the inside. This choice is done with the help of the professional who will listen to your inquiries and who knows better than you what effect you want?
Thanks to Revitalash, I can feel my natural eyelashes are stronger and can support the extensions. I will continue use this product.
I’ll try to make regular refill, even that cost quite some money (the whole process cost 100€ and the refill is about 50€/60€). It’s about the same price to have your nails done and taken care for.
Also a BIG WARNING, do not have extensions done on your eyelashes by cheap (usually Chinese beauty salon) offers even if the price is very attractive! A complete application in 50mn for 50€ that’s just impossible and it’s extremely dangerous! The glue used, in these beauty salon, are very bad quality and dangerous for your eyes and let’s not mention the very bad quality of the extensions.
The eyelashes extentions with make-up on
Want to try out eyelashes extensions?
Les Cils de Marie offers you a discount if you’re coming on my behalf, a complete eyelashes extension for 80€, valid only until end December. If you want to take an appointment please call 00 +33 6 58 07 77 79 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (don’t forget to mention you’re coming from Stéphanie Zwicky so you have access to the special deal). So what do you think? Are you going to try out eyelashes extensions?
Link:Le site Cils de Marie
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