With only a few months to go until the wedding, I’ve started to ramp up the beauty front of prep. Starting to go for a few trials, starting courses of treatment for things that take a while and testing out some things that I’m considering for the big day, but don’t want to try for the first time close to the day in case I don’t like it. One of those things is eyelash extensions – courtesy of Perfect Eyelashes, a small salon that (as you can probably guess) specialises in lash application.
They have a range of lash extension products available so you can tailor your look to how natural/dramatic you want them to look. I opted for the more natural side – I wanted to look like I have freaking awesome natural lashes, rather than obviously false lashes applied. The lashes I had are the ‘Premier Diamond’ full set – a lighter and shinier option to mink. The treatment lasts around 2 hours and costs £150 if done by a director (slightly less for a more junior member of staff). Then if you go for infills they cost £70-80 (again, dependent on level of the person doing them).
The Perfect Eyelashes salon is fairly simple -with curtained off treatment beds rather than private rooms. On first impressions I though I might find it a bit ‘exposed’ but after about 15mins of laying down with my eyes shut… I was totally unaware and felt very chilled out. The treatment itself is really relaxing – and the time passes faster than you realise (yes, I may have nodded off for a while there…) and the results are fab. As you can probably see from the before and after – the results are noticeable, but natural and don’t look too dramatic. Which was the exact middle ground I wanted – just like I have really great natural lashes.
Of course, there is some aftercare – no getting the lashes wet for 48 hours after, no using mascara (unless oil free), no oil based make-up remover. Etc -they talk you through these at the time and leave you with a leaflet telling you everything you need to know. They also warn you that a little bit of shedding/fall out of the lashes in the days after application is normal – which is good as without it, I was a bit worried I was loosing all the freshly applied lashes!
The best things about the lashes are that you wake up with no make-up on and DON’T look like a mole-rat (google it if you’re not sure what this is…) but without mascara or lashes – this is pretty much what I look like. Mascara is my everyday essential that I wouldn’t leave the house without. I am really happy with the results – and it’s definitely something on my ‘wedding beauty’ wish list for the wedding and honeymoon.
To see the lashes in a full face shot – see THIS post.
For more information on Perfect Eyelashes visit the Perfect Eyelashes Website
I was a guest of Perfect Eyelashes for the treatment.