I recently had a little cosmetic procedure done.
Yes indeed. And I’m willing to admit it.
It’s nothing major. Nothing medical. It’s not Botox (which I do get periodically).
It’s mink eyelash extensions.
Now I have eyelashes like Kim Kardashian.
Not that being like Kim is something I aspire to (although I do admire her pocketbook).
My friend Barbara turned me on to mink eyelashes. After admiring her long and lush eyelashes for a few weeks, Barbara finally told me she gets extensions put in.
I was curious. How does this work? What’s it like?
Well apparently, individual strands of mink fur are painstakingly applied to your natural lashes to achieve a naturally gorgeous lash look.
Incidentally, this IS NOT PETA APPROVED.
And what were the end results?
Well take a look at my before and after photos below.
I certainly have darker, longer, fuller lashes. And I love how they look.
But there are some downsides to having mink eyelashes.
- It’s hard to take off eye makeup without some measure of pain. Those mink hairs have rigid bases and those bases will poke you. Eyelids are sensitive, I’ve discovered.
- I’ve also discovered my eyes water a lot more than they used to. Perhaps I’m sensitive to the glue. Maybe I’m allergic to mink. But I find myself dabbing at my eyes quite frequently.
- There’s no need to put on eyeliner or mascara anymore. Which is great considering #1 above. But I kinda miss my liquid liner. I know. Girly.
- You’re not supposed to get them wet but if by chance you happen to get shampoo in your eye while taking a shower, it’s extremely painful to wash your eyes.
So that’s been my adventures in mink eyelashes. Love the look, still adjusting to the logistics of it.
What do you think?