by ERICA GORDON
There are many women who hate makeup, yet still apply it every morning. But why? Many of us feel that we look tired without makeup on, or we’re convinced we look disheveled without it. Many of us simply feel more confident with makeup and we need that confidence going into our day. That’s fair.
When it comes to makeup, eye makeup is often the most time consuming part, and mascara is the absolute worst. It’s clumpy, it smudges, and you can’t sleep with it on – which means you definitely won’t wake up like this. Removing it every evening and re-applying it every morning is a pain, and for some reason it always causes us to run late.
Many women (especially blondes and redheads) have blonde or fair eyelashes, and mascara and eye makeup are therefore needed to enhance an otherwise bare and tired-looking eye.
Don’t you wish you could just wake up with makeup on? Eyelash extensions are the most effective way to look amazing without makeup, cut your ‘getting ready’ time in half, boost your confidence and wake up looking fresh, vibrant and beautiful. They’re perfect for the woman who’s always on the go, the traveler, the minimalist and they’re ideal for all you low-maintenance babes out there. Here are 5 major benefits of getting eyelash extensions:
1. Because fake lash strips look ridiculous
It’s true. False eyelash strips look stupid – unless you’re an absolute pro at applying them. And even then, it’s still annoying to apply them.
Mika McInnes of Prép Beauty Parlour pointed out that “applying false lashes can be painfully time-consuming and frustrating. Placement takes practice and at the end of all the effort, sometimes they’ll still look like a joke if not placed correctly. With eyelash extensions, no time is wasted on perfecting lashes that will come off at the end of the night anyway. We apply one mink eyelash to each individual real eyelash you have, and the end result is perfectly natural and gorgeous.”
False lash strips are one of the most common ways women enhance their lashes, but as Mika points out, much of the time false lashes look unnatural – it’s just very obvious that they’re fake. I’m someone who hates false lash strips because they never look quite right. I’ve gotten tutorials from makeup artists on how to apply them, I’ve watched YouTube videos on how to apply them – and I still can’t get them aligned properly, so I feel like an idiot when I wear them.
2. Because time is precious – and you’re about to save yourself lots of it
As I said, eyelash extensions are ideal for the woman on the go. For years I worked two jobs; a day job and an evening job. I’d get to bed quite late and sleep through my alarm often. When this happened, I chose to be late for work because I just could not head to work without first applying my makeup. I couldn’t stand the thought of looking unkempt, tired or ill during a meeting when all eyes are on me. If people are looking me in the eye, I want them to be looking at a pretty and awake-looking set of eyes. As weird as that sounds, it’s just the truth.
After getting eyelash extensions, I no longer needed to apply eye-makeup, so I saved a ton of time getting ready. The extensions create the look of dramatic, luscious and fresh-looking eyes. It always looks like you’re wearing eyeliner and mascara. This cuts my getting ready time in half, which makes a huge difference in my lifestyle.
3. You’ll feel significantly more confident
It’s important to feel confident about how you look. I remember a time when I was in a new relationship and I’d sneak into the bathroom in the morning to apply mascara before my man woke up because I didn’t feel comfortable with him seeing me in the morning without any makeup on. With eyelash extensions, it’s like having permanent makeup. That means there’s no more insecurities about being caught without your face done.
The confidence boost you get from realizing you no longer need makeup to leave your house changes your lifestyle for the better, too. For example, you can start accepting last-minute plans because you’ll feel fine leaving the house without makeup on. With eyelash extensions already in place, the only other thing you might need is a quick dab of lip gloss. Gone are the days of turning down a date because you don’t feel like doing your makeup.
Anything that allows you to be more spontaneous is awesome and empowering!
4. Your eyelashes will be incredibly luscious and yet natural-looking
Eyelash extensions are the best way to achieve dramatic, beautiful and luscious lashes while still maintaining a natural look. They will look and feel like real eyelashes, and that natural look is achieved by each isolated eyelash getting its own thick, dark extension for enhancement.
Your eyelash extensions will last anywhere from 3-5 weeks, so it’s definitely a lot less maintenance than applying lash strips each and every day.
5. Want your eyes to look bigger? Enhance or dramatize the shape of your eye with eyelash extensions
Yes, you read that right. Eyelash extensions can actually make your eyes look wider or bigger. Mika from Prép Beauty Parlour explains: “Eyelash extensions are very versatile and universally flattering. Our professional eyelash technicians can slightly manipulate the appearance of your eyes through the arrangement and placement of your extensions. For example, the very popular style of ‘cat eye’ requires longer lashes on the outer corners to create sexy almond shaped eyes. Smaller eyes, however, can be opened up by more staggered and alternating lengths of lashes applied by the technician following the natural shape of the eye, or by having the longest lashes placed in the center of the eye. This is called the ‘doll eye’ look which is also very beautiful.”
So, there you have it. Now you know why eyelash extensions are one of the best options out there for women who feel they’re lacking in the eyelash department – or for women who hate wearing makeup!