We’ve posted about SmartLash before, but I just read an article on the New York Times on lusting after long lashes, and I wanted to get the conversation rolling again. I have typical short Asian lashes, and I would do basically anything for long lashes. I have tried a LOT:
- MAC false eyelash strips
- Individual false lashes
- DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
- Countless Mascara’s with different fibers
- Lash perm
- Lash extensions put on by a professional
The last one, getting lash extensions by a professional, was the best and the worst. First, it can get to be insanely expensive – the nytimes article author paid $500! My friend Amy paid $300 the first time and $150 every month for upkeep. I paid about $75. But I must say, the lash extensions look totally bomb. You can’t beat them – you look insanely great. Like you have beautiful eyes and do not need to wear liner. A friend told me that she did it so she doesn’t have to put on eye makeup and it saves her 15 minutes in the morning.
However, besides the scary price, my lashes were really annoying. They got in the way, I could feel them and they were not comfortable. I ended up ripping mine off because I was so bothered. It might be because I went the cheapo route and paid less than $100. Or it might be because my lashes are so wimpy she had to glue so many on. I’m not sure, but I keep thinking about trying it again with a more expensive lash expert.
For now, I’m just using SmartLash which has helped my lashes grow a bit, but I still dream about taking them to the next level.
How do you go about getting beautiful lashes?