Earlier today my husband and I were talking about the difference in my before and after photos for the eyelash extensions. He asked me a great question. He said, “why are eyelashes so important? Why do they make such a big difference?”
At first I thought he was crazy for asking, what I thought was such an obvious question. He was so surprised by the answer. Then it hit me, most people do not realize how big of difference just your eyelash and you eyebrows make to your face.
The truth is, the your eyes are the most noticeable feature to your face. Many times your eyes will be the first thing someone notices about you. Your eyelashes are the frame of your eyes. I mean you could have the most beautiful picture but without the perfect frame often the picture will go unnoticed. That is why eyelashes make such a difference to you face.
There are many ways to dress up your eyelashes. Of course there is the traditional applying mascara, or wearing a bit of eyeliner, but now you can tint your lashes, curl your lashes and of course have temporary, or semi-permanent extensions. With all these options, how do you decide which is for you? Lets compare your options.
If you have long brown or lighter colored lashes
If your lashes are already long enough, but you wish they were darker to help frame your eyes, you have two options. If you don’t really like wearing mascara, then perhaps you should try tinting your lashes. Of course this should always be done by a professional!
Your other option which is more of a daily maintenance is simply wearing mascara. I always recommend before applying mascara you curl your lashes with a good quality eyelash curler (shuemura). Mascara can tend to weigh down your lashes sometimes causing the eyes to look a little droopy. Curling them before hand will open up the eyes. I also recommend non-waterproof mascara because it doesn’t take so much tugging at you eyes and lashes to remove it.
If you have short lashes
If you feel your eyelashes are too short for you, in this case I would suggest some sort of an extension. If daily maintenance doesn’t bother you then after curling your lashes and applying mascara then you can add a few individual clusters to the corner of your lashes. This gives you some length without the false look you can get from strip lashes. If you feel like this is too much work for you and you wanted something that requires no makeup and much less maintenance, then I would definitely recommend to semi-permanent extensions. You can learn a bit more about them on my eyelash extension page.
If you have any questions about what would work best for you, then please leave your comments, and I will help you find the perfect routine for you.
Just a quick heads-up: I tried ordering the Shu Uemera eyelash curler from the Sephora online store, and apparently that brand is restricted and they won’t ship it to Canada. What other options are there, besides going to the U.S. and buying it?
I saw the before and after results of the eye lash extensions you applied and I am very impressed.
The eyelashes look so natural and the results are beautiful. I can see what you mean when you say that the eyes are the most dominant feature one has.
I like the eyelash extension option better than wearing mascara daily as then I don’t have to worry about dark smudge lines and waking up looking like a racoon.