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Eyelash Extensions + No Eye Makeup

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Eyelash extensions (no eye makeup)

 

Eyelash extensions: how to get the most bang for your buck and keep them looking amazing but natural

I copied Taza’s lashes! She has the most amazing lashes. Here’s what I’ve learned.

For WOW lashes that still look believable the key is this: thicker and shorter.

You get thicker lashes by asking for two lashes placed on every natural lash. You also have the added benefit of going longer between fills because of the thickness aspect.  This thickness is what creates the va-va-voom factor…. but it’s believable because it’s shorter.

You get shorter lashes by asking for a “C” curl in 11mm close to the tear duct and graduate to 12mm towards the ends. If you have a larger lid area than I do, you can go longer, but the key is that your lashes shouldn’t go much farther than your natural eye crease. That’s how to make them look believable.

If you don’t want to go in detail with these specifics just repeat this to the person doing your eyelash extensions: I want two lashes per natural lash. More volume, less length.

For more inexpensive lash extensions…

Don’t be afraid to get them done at an Asian nail salon. Just check out the pictures on Yelp and see the reviews. I went to someone who just did lashes and she charged $150, and I went to an Asian nail salon and they charge $80. Who had better results? The Asian nail salon. Go to the place that doesn’t do any advertising but has great reviews and pictures on Yelp.

Note: your lashes may come out even fuller than mine pictured above. I have very thin, fragile natural lashes and not very many of them, so they are only able to work with what I naturally have.

Some may think it’s quite pricey to get lash extensions, but as a busy mom, it really is a time saver every day. I don’t have to wear mascara, eyeliner, or eye shadow. In that regard, I guess you could be saving if you give up mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow. It’s nice to wake up looking awake every day. And living in a very wet climate, it’s a relief to know I don’t have to worry about mascara running, eyeliner smudging etc.

Where you can get items similar to what I’m wearing:

I’m obsessed with the color of my slouchy knit beret. It’s not quite fuchsia, and it’s not quite violet. It’s like a fuchsia violet. Here are some other hats in the same unique color:

Who doesn’t love a beautiful bright floral scarf to frame the face? Here are some of my favorites:

 

Complete this look by matching your cardigan to the background color of your scarf and wearing a neutral colored cami underneath.

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