Eyelash Extensions being applied to a model. Source Best of Beauty via NY Mag
Last week, I wrote a post about false lashes for your wedding make-up repertoire, and I thought it would a be a good idea to follow up with a word about eyelash extensions. Like falsies, these are fake, sometimes made of synthetic materials, other times made of mink or human hair. Unlike false lashes, however, you can't apply them yourself, and they don't come off at the end of the day.
Lash extensions are made to stay on for about 2 to 3 weeks, falling off over time, as your natural lashes would. They are an excellent option for desi brides, since we have more than one event, sometimes spanning over the course of a few weeks, or a couple of months, that we need to be dressed up for. If you choose to go this route, you may even be able to keep them on for your honeymoon, which I think is a huge bonus. They are a lot more natural-looking than false lashes, since they are applied individually by a trained aesthetician, who can make them as bold or as muted as you prefer. There are several major brands, including Xtreme Lashes and Butterfly Lashes, and you can ask your makeup artist to direct you to a salon that offers this service.
The downside to eyelash extensions is that they are costly and you can't wear mascara over them, except for water-based ones, which won't hold up to all the crying you may end up doing during your wedding.