You’ve probably heard of eyelash extensions, which are pretty popular because… well, who doesn’t want longer eyelashes? But eyelash extensions can sometimes be dangerous and have some pretty gnarly side effects if not performed correctly and taken care of! Not to mention that they can cost upwards of $200.
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So when we heard about Lash Lifts, a treatment for natural lashes that can add curl and definition for 8-10 weeks, we wanted to try it out.
It's a similar process to eyelash extensions, but it's performed with shaped shields and thick cream solutions so it's a newer, safer way to perform the service, according to Courtney Buhler, CEO, founder, and lead artist of Sugarlash Pro. And yeah, it's cheaper, but it still ain't CHEAP. They cost between $75 and $125 for a treatment, but hey, it's still a lil' cheaper.
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The process is pretty simple, and the whole thing takes about an hour.
The process goes as follows:
1. You clean your lashes. I MEAN REALLY CLEAN — you can't have anything on them!
2. A silicone shield is applied to your eyelid and then the technician applies the same adhesive onto the top of the shield and brushes the natural lashes up onto the shield to give the shape.
3. Then you get some lifting cream on your lashes for 8-12 minutes! This is the part where you NAPPPP!
4. Then you get a setting lotion for about five minutes, and some nourishing oil, and voilà, you have gorgeous lashes that look real AF.
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Going into this, none of us had ever received eyelash extensions before, so we were going into it blindly hoping to come out of it not blind!
It's worth noting that we tried to have our co-worker Sheridan, who has had many extensions, get this procedure as well to compare — but her eyelashes were too curly for the lift to work, as we found out right before!