Are you getting married soon? If so, you are probably working feverishly to create the “perfect wedding.” You want everything to be “perfect,” from the invitations, location, decoration, flowers, bridesmaids and groomsmen to the food, dress, makeup, and yes, even the guests. But, what you want more than anything on that special day is to look beyond stunning to your groom. This day should be memorable, regardless of whether it is a small, medium or large wedding celebration. Truth-be-told, your appearance can affect how you feel on your special day. If you experience an acne flare-up, a “puffy” face from too much alcohol, or a red-blotched face from an allergic reaction or extreme stress and anxiety, it can ruin the memory of your wedding day forever!
Planning a wedding can be both exciting and nerve-wrecking, but it does not have to be. Fortunately, you can enhance your appearance on your wedding day by adding eyelash extensions to your already beautiful face. If you are interested in learning more about eyelash extensions for your big day, you have come to the right place. This article will help you determine, if these extensions are right for you!
What are the different types of eyelash extensions?
Well, there are several types of eye lash extensions: silk, mink and synthetic. The extensions range in size from 6mm (the shortest) to 17mm (the longest). A non-toxic, safe, semi-permanent glue is used to apply the extensions, one-by-one, to your natural eyelashes. This glue is non-irritating and non-damaging to your natural eyelashes. It is important to note, although rare, an allergic reaction to the glue can occur, if you are hypersensitive to its ingredients.
Can eyelash extensions cause blindness?
No, thankfully you will not go blind from using eyelash extensions. Rest assured, a trained makeup technician knows how to properly apply the adhesive, and attach the lash extensions so that they do not affect your eyes or eyesight. It is a safe procedure. In fact, your eyes are closed throughout the entire procedure. If you have an allergic reaction to the glue or the lash extension materials, you will not go blind. If you experience eye irritation, as a result of the glue or extension, contact your ophthalmologist (eye doctor). He/she will most likely prescribe medicated eye drops for you to take until the irritation has subsided.
How long does it take to attach the eyelash extensions to my natural eyelashes?
Well, it normally takes between 90 and 120 minutes to apply a full-set of eyelash extensions. The good news is that the extensions typically last at least a year, provided that you receive “touch-ups” once a month. A half-set of eyelash extensions normally takes between 60 and 90 minutes. A half-set is not only a less expensive alternative to the full-set; it still extenuates your eyes, and enhances your natural beauty. A half-set of extensions is normally used as a “thickener” for thin natural eyelashes, or it is applied outwards (i.e. a fan look) to create a customized eyelash appearance. If this is your first time getting eyelash extension, and your wedding is approaching, you may want to start with a half-set (50% of your top eyelashes). It is easier to add eyelash extensions, until you find your ideal look, than to remove them once they have set.
How much do the extensions cost?
Depending on your location and the spa, eyelash extensions can cost between $250 and $500 for a full-set. A half-set can cost between $100 and $300. It normally cost $20 or more for each eyelash extension. Touch-ups typically cost between $100 and $150, per session.
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