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We Tried It: Eyelash Extensions

Posted by Mandy | Thursday March 21, 201325 comments

It’s a known fact around the office that I love me some false eyelashes. I don’t wear eye shadow on a day-to-day basis, but I do slap on some false eyelashes if I can. I personally feel that they can transform your look and really open up your eyes. As a result, I’ve always been curious about false eyelash extensions. The only thing that held me back was that I use cleansing oil daily and that’s a no-no when you have eyelash extensions. So, when Winks Eyelash Boutique invited us to try them out, I jumped at the opportunity!

I went into Winks Boutique very curious about the process. The lovely ladies were very helpful and told me all about the process. When you first arrive, you talk to your Eyelash Technician about the look you want to achieve. The Eyelash Technician will then assess your natural eyelashes to see what type of extensions are best for you. There are a lot of varieties to choose from. There are 4 types of lashes (polished, silk, mink, flares), different extensions (number of lashes) and different lengths.

To begin the process, the Eyelash Technician will prepare the area by applying a bit of Vaseline and taping the surroundings to protect your eyes. Using surgical, eye-safe glue, they'll then attach individual lashes onto your own existing eyelashes.

The process took about an hour and a half. I was quite comfortable and it was not at all irritating on my eyes. I think I even fell asleep for a little bit. When the Eyelash Technician was done, you are shown the results to ensure that you're satisfied (I sure was!).

As you can see from the pictures above, the eyelash extensions made a huge difference! I was very satisfied with the results. They didn't feel heavy and I really feel that it opened up my eyes. I also noticed that even on days when I was too lazy to put make up on, the eyelash extensions alone were enough to make me feel put together.

This is me sans make up, the eyelash extensions sort of steal the show! Although the price tag is a bit on the hefty side (C$190), I will definitely be going back.

Would you try eyelash extensions?
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on March 27, 2013  Maja said:

Looks fantastic, but the $190 price tag is enough to make me take a pass. I'll just stick to curling my lashes before mascara application and stick with that...I do wear falsies when I want to glam it up a bit though.

on March 27, 2013  Steffikah  9,115 said:

They look really good! I tried them as well and loved the look, but didn't like applying eyeliner as I normally used to because the lashes got in the way, and I didn't want to rub too much when taking off my makeup.

You're right, cleansing oil is bad... so what did you use instead?

on March 27, 2013  Racenhawk  2,689 said:

looks like too much work

on March 26, 2013  ellstar  4,844 said:

They look nice, but not $190 nice.

on March 22, 2013  flower  4,433 said:


on March 22, 2013  takoda  28,648 said:

They sure look nice on you Mandy. I like how they look more natural then other false lashes do. I was talking to a few friends about this and they all told me I was crazy to get some. They told me my lashes look like I have mascara on even when I don't so it's not something I need. I guess you don't notice things like that about yourself until people point it out for you. So I guess I'll pass on this, but thanks for the info.

on March 21, 2013  smiley_gen  9,832 said:

Looks awesome! Wish I had the extra money to do this on myself! Let us know how long they last on you!

on March 21, 2013  nscott84  4,013 said:

Bitter sweet the fact that I already have thick long eyelashes. Ironically, I've always wanted to try falsies.

on March 21, 2013  angelaj20  81,620 said:

I love the look of them. I would totally get them, but the cost and maintance of every 2 weeks is a factor for me. I would probably consider them for a special occasion or a nice trip.

on March 21, 2013  KatelynRose1984  20,704 said:

Fabulous! Your lashes look absolutely beautiful.

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