The Low Down On Eyelash Extensions

We sat down with Jess Laing of Blink Boutique to find out everything you need to know when it comes to getting eyelash extensions.

What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are lightweight, silk/synthetic eyelashes that come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and curl styles. They are expertly bonded individually on a ‘lash by lash’ basis to your own natural lashes giving you longer, thicker, more luscious looking lashes. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for those tired of mascara, who want thicker longer lashes with little to no fuss required.

What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?
Properly applied Eyelash Extensions will look and feel completely natural, although definitely more full and glamorous than natural lashes.

What does it feel like and how long does it take to apply Eyelash Extensions?
It takes 2 hours to apply a complete set of Eyelash Extensions at a cost of around $150, with slight time variance depending on the amount of natural lashes you have. During this time you will be reclining with your eyes closed. Infill treatments take approximately 1 hour. At your appointment a certified blink lash technician will examine your natural lashes and tailor eyelash extensions to suit. All of blink’s lash technicians are fully certified, and continually undergo product training to keep up with the latest styles and lash types. The treatment process ensures the finishing result is weightless, clump-free, long & beautiful lashes with your natural lashes remaining in good condition.

How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions last?
Properly applied and maintained Eyelash Extensions will last 6 weeks+, however regular 2 – 3 weekly infill treatments are necessary because your Eyelash Extensions will gradually diminish in number due to the natural shedding and replenishing cycle of your own eyelashes. This will create gaps, which then need filling in. Eyelash Extensions have similar maintenance to acrylic nails, as in you have approximately 3 infills per full set & everyone is different with how many weeks between appointments they need depending on lifestyle, aftercare and time demands.

Can you still get Eyelash Extensions if you have very sensitive eyes?
Yes.  As the Eyelash Extensions do not touch the skin in anyway the chance of an allergic reaction is reduced dramatically.  Also, the glue we use has no fumes and quick drying time ensuring you do not experience discomfort during the procedure.

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