Can You Do Eyelash Extensions At Home? The Answer Is Complicated

Eyelash extensions seem like a dream come true. I mean, waking up every morning with already perfectly dark and thick lashes? Please, sign me up! A huge plus is that they can last from 6 to 8 weeks, but the price tag is also nothing to laugh at. According to the Huffington Post, one application of eyelash extensions can run you about $150 if you're going to a reputable salon. Not exactly a bargain. The perfect solution would be a DIY version, but can you do eyelash extensions at home safely?

The unofficial answer is... kind of. If you're completely set on getting the lash extension look without the hefty price tag, you can get pretty close. Try grabbing a pack of individual lashes in varying lengths to get a similar false lash look. Your typical lash glue only lasts until you take your makeup off at the end of the night, so it's not going to last you weeks like extensions would.

If you're completely set on the long-wear nature of lash extensions, you can try using individual lash adhesive to apply the lashes. According to the blog False Eyelashes Site, this is the same stuff the professionals use, meaning it's semi-permanent and definitely not easy to remove, so there's not much room for mistakes. If you are going to go this route, just be sure to apply the falsies to your natural lashes and not your skin. Take a look at the video below to see how you can get the look at home.

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At the salon, trained beauty technicians apply individual lash extensions to each individual natural lash. That kind of precision isn't exactly easy (or safe) to achieve at home by yourself. Besides, there are a lot of tools and semi-permanent glue involved that should probably stay in the hands of the licensed professionals. So, it is possible to get lash extensions at home, but it might just be safer to invest your time and money at the salon!

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