I'm getting them. There's quite a few things to consider:
- Firstly, it needs to be a very, very reputable place with a very high quality product. I am using the place that runs the formal training for Western Australia and using one of the senior trainers (training that specialises in eyelash extensions only, not a beauty school). I've seen some awful jobs that look terrible and very fake and the person who had it thought it was a good job, so even be weary of word of mouth. Look for training through a specialist school for extensions, and make sure it's a common specialist school too. The extensions should be attached to each individual eyelash (natural mascara look is usually about 75% of them), not to multiple, and the glue should sit very neatly along the eyelash, not in blobs. The glue should blend in too, the place I go to use a glue in the exact colour of the eyelash as even clear glues show up. Research very carefully. Bad applications the glue is visible in blobs, the lashes aren't applied evenly and in some cases your real lashes will fall out or get damaged - not a look you want for your wedding. The brand of lashes the salon I go to uses is The Lashe which are really nice.
- Get a trial done, and if you don’t like it, keep trying. Even different places.
- You shouldn't need any mascara with them on, when I get a natural set put on it still looks like I've got a good coat of mascara on. If you want a really big look, they can do the lashes to 100% of your existing lashes which means it'll be very very dense, like the density of falsies. I don't even use the mascara they sell at the salon that is water based. I buy an eyelash sealer which is clear and makes them last much longer, and because it's clear it doesn't matter if I cry, and it wipes off that layer of eyeshadow that sits on my eyelashes after I apply it.
- Since the lashes are glued to yours, you will still see the red lashes so tinting them will help it blend in.
- Follow the lash aftercare carefully. It's what will prevent them falling off.