Curling your lashes and applying mascara everyday can be a real drag. Not to mention that if you use waterproof mascara, taking off your makeup at the end of the day is not exactly an easy feat. Because we're all willing to try anything to make life just a little easier, there's no surprise that eyelash extensions are becoming super popular these days. You can get all the perks of having dark, dramatic, curled lashes without the hassle of application and removal on a daily basis! The only question is, how much to eyelash extensions cost?
Well, the cost really depends on the salon you decide to go to. There are some places that can charge as low as $10, but, as The Gloss points out, the quality will probably not be as good as if you splurged on pricier extensions. You really don't want someone inexperienced getting up close and personal with your eyeballs! More reputable salons could charge $150 or more for one application that lasts about 4 to 6 weeks, according to the Huffington Post.
So, it really depends how much you're willing to spend to forgo your daily mascara application. If you want to try DIY eyelash extensions at home, you could end up paying about $10 for a kit. The at-home version only lasts about 1 to 2 weeks, but at a fraction of the cost. So, if you trust yourself with semi-permanent glue, it might be the best option!
1. The Kit
The ultimate starter kit for DIY lash extensions with individual lashes, glue, remover, and tweezers.
A set of medium length individual lashes for a super natural look.
These lashes have assorted lengths, so you can create a doe-eyed look with longer ones in the center or a more flared style with longer lashes at the outside.
These synthetic mink lashes are super soft and look completely natural.
This semi-permanent lash adhesive can make your individual lashes stay on for 1 to 2 weeks.
6. Strip Lashes
If you're a bit intimidated by individual lashes, you can just go with the standard strip lash for a much faster application.