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"express" eyelash extensions - wwyd?

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ppandj Mon 30-May-16 15:06:14

A couple of years ago I had semi-permanent eyelash extensions that I maintained with appointments for 6 months. I absolutely loved them! The girl who did them was very experienced and it was a reputable salon, however I developed blepharitis after 6 months. I had a break of about 6 weeks, allowing all of the lashes to regenerate then had them re-done just before a holiday. My eyes then swelled up immediately and particularly along the lash line, very painful and red. Luckily she had given me some remover to take, just in case, and I ended up taking them off on the first night of my holiday because the swelling hadn't gone down at all.

That was 2 years ago and I haven't had eyelash extensions since, just using strip lashes when I want to and occasionally applying individual lashes with the Eylure glue they provide (the stronger one, not the latex-y one). I have had no reactions.

I really want to have extensions again just for my holiday this year. So, if I get them applied "express" as advertised by salons, will this be less likely to cause a reaction? Is it the same glue as the longer lasting ones? <clutches at straws>

itsbetterthanabox Mon 30-May-16 17:01:21

It is the same glue yes. With express lashes individuals are used but there is no lash isolation first. Express lashes need to be removed not infilled. Get a test patch of the glue plus a test couple of lashes on your eye. Just a few in one corner to see how you react.

wizzywig Mon 30-May-16 17:05:11

Get a fresh patch test done. I too developed blepharitis and i on a 6 week break.

ppandj Tue 31-May-16 07:10:46

Thanks for your advice.

Itsbetter do you know if the express technique makes them look more heavy/full? I have just read a few things saying the look is different from the normal semi permanent ones.

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