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I have them every so often and when they are done well I love them. BUT you have to be careful with eye make up with them because you have to be careful when removing it. You may find you don't need eyeliner anyway.
Ive had semi permanent lashes for about 6 years now
I absolutely love them! About three years ago, I switched to "Russian semi permanent lashes" which are great when you need more volume as well as length as I have sparse as well as short natural lashes. instead of one longer semi permanent lash to one of your own natural lash, with Russian lashes, "fans" of three or more lashes are created and bonded to your one lash.
They are more expensive, but the results are incredible. The result is that my lashes are much fuller. They are also a lot finer and feathery which I prefer. My lash technician charges £60 for a full set of Russian lashes and then £25 per fill which is a top up appointment which I have every 2.5 to 3 weeks.
You have to be careful using oil based cleaners and moisturisers as oils will weaken the glue, but I have learned to be careful around the eye area.
I barely use any eye make up as the lashes already make my eyes stand out, but if I do wear any for a night out etc, I use a home made solution to clean my lashes which my lash lady told me about ( which is on you tube) which consists of making up a solution using baby shampoo, water and baking soda. This is foamed up in a foaming bottle (£1 from the pound shop) and brushed on using a little lash brush I not ally get given after every appointment.
They will still look good, but book your infill appointment for between Christmas and New Year. Ive had them a few times and like them. Just get oil free liner and mascara. The Maybelline gel liner is good. Thats what I use when I have them on.
I would say that if you went for Russian lashes, they would still look good for Xmas, but you would need to look after them. No getting water or liquid on them for 24 hours after they have been done and also do not be tempted to touch or fiddle/play with them. I just give them a brush through every morning and then I leave them alone.
Not falsies but I am a big fan of LVL lash lift - it’s like a perm for your lashes if you have decent length it can be quite transformative. It lasts 6-8 weeks on me (basically as lashes are naturally replaced) and I get them tinted at the same time which makes a big difference too even though I have dark lashes.
Yes they are amazing! They make you look so fresh. I had them for about six months but the upkeep got too much. Besides the cost (about £70 every 2.5 weeks) it was the time I couldn't afford anymore. Up to 2.5 hours a time! I now get them for special occasions - will have them done for Xmas - and once they fall out they fall out.
That's a point - do you have to get them removed or can you do it yourself without damaging your own lashes? Also I do tend to sleep on one side of my face so now wondering if I'm going to end up with wonky lashes?