Lash inserts/fake lashes/lash extensions whatever you want to call them DO look amazing I’m not going to lie! However, I do feel like it’s something you definitely need to trial well in advance of your wedding day and here’s our top 3 reasons why!
If you’re not normally a makeup or big lash kinda person you may not feel comfortable with what might feel like 2 foreign object stuck to your eyelids! They can take some getting used to and there’s lots of different types to choose from such as Russian volume, hybrid, cashmere to name just a few!
Allergies! I personally used to get my lashes done for months but annoyingly developed a reaction to the glue. As with all allergies they can develop at any stage in life as can be triggered by a variety of things which can be difficult to pin down such as medication, hormones or an illness such as coronavirus. Therefore I’d advise getting a trial done around 3 months before your wedding day which is around the same time we recommend you book your hair and makeup trial which works out perfectly.
The cost. Lash extensions aren’t cheap and can really vary in price depending on who your lash tech is. Someone well established using high quality lashes can cost up to 3 times the amount as someone newly trained and using budget lashes so it's recommended you do some research and check out the beauticians reviews. Salon prices are usually more, so if you’re on a budget you may wish to go to an independent lash tech who works from home. There's also the maintenance of attending appointments to get your lash "infills" every 3 or so weeks.
If you want that extra wow factor for your wedding day pictures and have the time and budget to try them out before your wedding day (remembering not get them wet for the first 24 hours) then yes - go for it! It is your wedding day after all. You won’t have to worry about your mascara running if you shed a tear when you say I do, plus they’ll look fab in all of your honeymoon pictures too.
If you're still on the fence, you may prefer to have a lash lift and tint plus plenty of mascara or maybe just go for good old strip lashes instead. We recommend Ardell Demi Wispies for a fluttery natural look which we provide free of charge when you book your wedding makeup with our Head Makeup Artist Olga.
If you'd like further advice about what to do about your lashes to go with your wedding day makeup then don't hesitate to get in touch. We can also recommend local salons and individual artists who can help you achieve the look you want.
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