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Product Review: Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions

If you think false eyelashes are glamorous, wait until you see eyelash extensions. Just as their name implies, they're a lot like hair extensions—but for the eyes, natch. At first, I thought the concept was a little goofy, and that mascara was doing a perfectly good job of making me look doe-eyed and lovely. But then I was offered the chance to try a set for free, and, well, now I feel naked without them. For a step-by-step account of the in-spa procedure,

I headed to The Lashe Spot in Chicago, where estheticians use semi-permanent Xtreme Lashes brand. While I reclined in a comfy spa chair, Ignacia, my esthetician, started by applying an anti-wrinkle pad to isolate my bottom eyelashes. From there, I had to keep my eyes closed, but Ignacia walked me through the process. She swabbed each eyelash with a bonding agent, then used tweezers to affix the extensions individually. As you can imagine, this process takes time. A lot of time. But about 90 minutes later, I could barely believe my eyes.

My lashes were full, thick, and long—and best of all, they looked completely natural, too. Over the next few weeks, strangers commented on what beautiful eyelashes I had (when does that happen?!) and I never got accustomed to waking up and looking bright-eyed. My lovely look lasted about two months (since the extensions are attached to single eyelashes, they fall out when the eyelashes do).

The only thing holding me back from getting extensions again (and again and again) is the price. The Lashe Spot charges $350 for first-time clients, then $100/hour for refills; prices vary from $200 to $600 in spas across the US. So while the end result is genuinely amazing, it's expensive. But for a big occasion such as a wedding, it's worth the splurge.

chelldog chelldog 5 years
Hi there, to those of you that had a did I. The sad part is it wasn't until about 7 months after get my full set and then fills every 3 weeks. I was soooo bummed. I tried everything to get relief. Eventually had to go to the dr. and they gave me a steroid for the swelling. I waited a few more months and did another test run and the same thing happened. I am bound and determined to find something that works for me because I absolutely loved the extensions!
Chicagofm Chicagofm 7 years
I've been to lash spot and they really do a fantastic job. I use xtreme lashes with my mobile eyelash salon, and I can tell you it is a good product. Having said that, there are a lot of new companies out there for lashes who also have a good product at a price which is reasonable. You just have to shop around.
jessanne jessanne 8 years
I had this done once. I believe I paid $100. CONS: took a couple of hours, the lady tugged a lot of my eye area (hello, tugging = wrinkles), only looked amazing for a couple of weeks and then the lashes slowly began to fall off and my eyes looked unbalanced... took about a month to come off. Some of my lashes fell off too! :( I didn't go back for the the "touch up", which supposedly makes the lashes last for a couple of months. PROS: for a couple of weeks it was so liberating not worrying about mascara. I could step out of the house with lip gloss and still feel pretty. It was fun while it lasted... I'd do it again for a very special occasion or vacation.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
i did this once never again. when the extension fell off, they took some of my real lashes too but i have to admit the result was actually beautiful
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 9 years
I want it, I want it, I want it! Get that done and throw some weave up in my hair and I'd be good to go. They always turn out so beautifully!
smiley13tree smiley13tree 9 years
wow, and i thought my eyelashes were long.
areidz areidz 9 years
Amazing! Your lashes look wonderful! I'm sorry you weren't able to go back and get them done again. I would definitely consider this!
jude_babe jude_babe 10 years
I did it! And I absolutely love it!
gwen0425 gwen0425 10 years
I wanna try this!!!!!!!!!!! I badly need it :)
greatlashesforu greatlashesforu 10 years
hello to everyone ,,,,,i am ignacia from the Lashe spot ,,,,there was many concerns of it costing to much ,,,,,,the salon also has 'FEATHER EYES' which its a fraction of the price $150 you get between30-40 lashes on each eye its not as dramatic as a full set ,,,but it adds alot of flutterness,,,,,,people love it also well any questions about eyelashes extensions i will be happy to answer
juiceejuice juiceejuice 10 years
I got lash extensions before and i loved them. and yeah, the only thing holding me back is the price. well maybe after i find a job, i can afford them.
mominator mominator 10 years
Oh I would love to have this done. If you do not retouch them up do they just come out on their own or do they have to remove them. I would love to even try the false lashes but I know I will not be able to glue those things on straight.
poshy poshy 10 years
True, is very addictive and it looks fab! But there are risks, a makeup artist friend of mine told me several clients of hers has been suffering from eye-lashes falling out. Im talking about their own eye-lashes falling out and thining. And those clients of hers went to reputable esthetician but still... So yes, there are risks, just becareful.
vogue92 vogue92 10 years
Wow I'm not even kidding you I was randomly thinking about eyelash extensions last week. I'm soooo taking this as a sign I should get them. This was super helpful in explaining the process, considering I had no idea what it all entailed. Thanks for this post!
redsugar redsugar 10 years
wow, wow, wow. I have really short lashes. If it weren't so cost prohibitive, I'd definitely do it.
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Maintenance involves going in for touch-ups every three weeks or so. I never went in, and they looked good for six weeks—and then just "pretty good" for two more after that. Risks are minimal as long as you are going to a clean spa/salon and your esthetician is well-trained. Hope this helps!
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