If you are tired of looking for the perfect mascara, consider trying eyelash extensions as another means of enhancing your eyes. To get lashes that are almost unnaturally long, even celebrities have been known to book appointments for this procedure, which uses a special glue to add 50 to 60 lashes to each of the upper lash lines. If you decide it's not for you, you can always have the extensions removed, or at least allow about a month or slightly longer to pass for all the extensions to fall out on their own.
- As the extensions point upward instead of downward or straight ahead, using an eyelash curler is unnecessary when you have eyelash extensions on. It is also safe to swim, exercise or take a shower with your eyelash extensions, as long as you wait at least 24 hours before getting them wet to allow the adhesive bonds to solidify. In the shower, do not directly face the water flow so that your extensions are not subjected to pressure that could make them fall out more quickly.
The first time you get eyelash extensions may very well be the soonest you come back to the salon for a touch-up--through trial and error you will get used to taking care of your extensions over time to keep them on longer between salon appointments.
- Those with short and sparse, if not straight, or even light and almost invisible eyelashes may particularly enjoy getting eyelash extensions. If you have downturned eyes and want to open them up to keep from looking tired or older than your years, eyelash extensions are an option to consider before the potentially more dangerous process of eyelash perming (see Resources). With extensions, you no longer have to fuss with false eyelashes as part of a time-consuming beauty regimen every time you want to look your best. You don't have to constantly check in the mirror either for possible mascara smudges under your eyes. Along the same lines, you can cry without worrying that your eye makeup is leaving unattractive black streaks on your face.