I LOVE applying mascara. It’s like, my favorite past time. It’s just so fun! Getting up in the morning and dipping that mascara wand in the tube and applying coat after coat to give my tired eyes some ‘umph’ is such a delight. Oh, and then there’s the removing mascara in the evening – even more of a thrill!
Are you catching my sarcasm drift? I hate putting on mascara. It’s time consuming, tedious, and more often than not, I end up with clumps and get more product on my eyelids than the lashes themselves. Kourtney Kardash sums up my opinion on mascara perfectly:
How do I deal? I ditched the mascara and get eyelash extensions. No, not the tacky strip lashes from Walgreens (ew). I go to my all time favorite sassy ladies in Denver to get them professionally done. These are individual, one-by-one extensions. They are semi-permanent and applied using an FDA approved adhesive. If you have sensitive eyes or allergies, ask your lash artist for the ingreds. I do know there are hypoallergenic/sensitive adhesives but they are not as strong, so beware. My eyelash extensions last between 3-5 weeks, depending on my lash cycle (just like the hair on your head, your lashes fall out grow back again). I maintain by scheduling “lash fills” that are less expensive and less time consuming than getting a full set. My lash artists recommend to avoid the following for 24 hours post application:
+ Getting lashes wet
+ Rubbing your eyes
+ Exposing lashes to heat, steam, humidity and friction
General aftercare of lashes include avoiding any and all oil based products close to your lashes and when using eye creams or serums, only apply to the lower eyelid area. Best advice? DON’T wear mascara because you don’t need it! The more you use eye makeup, the shorter the lashes will last. If and when I do use mascara, I only apply to my lower lash.
For all of my engaged gals and have weddings to plan, I HIGHLY recommend getting eyelash extensions for your wedding and bridal festivities. We all know there tend to be tears (of mostly joy hopefully?) during the engagement and wedding events so spare yourself the time, energy and stress of mascara that smudges and runs. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, research eyelash artists in your area and make sure they’ve gone through proper training!
My two leading lash artists are Tara Cox of DollFace Lash Studio and Andrea Fairman at Colorado Plastic Surgery Center. Tara is located Downtown Denver and Andrea’s practice is in Littleton (South Denver). They are both experienced specialists (highly important when getting your lashes done), super friendly, and most importantly professional. They get booked quickly, so make sure to schedule ahead of time. You can book with Tara directly online here. To book with Andrea, you can call the office directly at 303.783.1000.
Au natural (besides the lash extensions)
Tara and Andrea offer a variety of extensions to choose from. I can customize everything from the length, to the thickness, to the curl. I like the more natural look, but you can go glam if that’s your thing!
If you have any questions on lash extensions, please shoot me a message! I am more than happy to help!