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Why is it that your five-year-old nephew has the perfect, long lashes, while you can barely get any results with the mascara you dropped far too much on? Eyelashes are serious business, and they can change a person’s entire look. Even the cheap stick-on lashes from CVS can up your game for an event. So, because they are pretty much magic for your face, should you get lash extensions for your wedding? And what type is best?

It all depends on what kind of results you’re looking for and when you’re planning on taking your eyelashes to the next level, quite literally. There are different types of eyelash enhancement that you want to consider for your big day. Some eyelash enhancement options include falsies, the trending eyelash extensions, and an eyelash lift and/or tint. Each type of lash has its own pros and cons, and it can be difficult to figure out what’s going to work best for you. If you have a makeup artists, consult with her. If not, we’ve got you covered. Here are the pros and cons of each special type of lash care, so that you can make your eyes pop like champagne for your big day.

Falsies

Falsies are exactly what they sound like — they’re eyelashes, and they’re fake. However, you don’t have to stick to the drugstore. Falsies don’t have to look like those one-length, glue-on lashes you wore to your senior prom. One-stop beauty shops like Sephora and Ulta carry some pretty amazing brands of fake eyelashes.

Make sure you buy enough lashes, however. Application can be tricky, but hopefully your makeup artist will know what to do. The best looking falsies involve eyelashes of all different shapes.

Pros:

-They’re temporary, so if you don’t like them, you can fix them.
-They’re affordable, and run from $5 to $30 per pair.

Cons:

-It can be hard to apply them, especially when you’re coating them with makeup after.
-They don’t fare well in the water — so use these on your actual day, not your bachelorette in Miami

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are one of the most popular pre-wedding beauty hacks, and they’re definitely more of a commitment than falsies. Eyelash extensions can either be applied in “clusters,” of two or three lashes per bunch, or as a “semi-permanent” set, also known as individual lashes. The cluster will last you about two weeks, while semi-permanent can last up to six or even eight weeks, depending. Then, you need to decide whether you want a half or full set. The full set will make you look more heavily made up. When choosing where to go for eyelash extensions, make sure you research salons well. Asking friends in your city for recommendations is also a great idea. Definitely do a trial run! You’ll find out if extensions are a fit for you.

Pros:

-They’ll last from your rehearsal dinner through your honeymoon
-You don’t need mascara with extensions, they do the work for you

Cons:

-They can sometimes take some of your real lashes with you upon removal
-They can’t get wet for 24-hours after application, so you’ll need to be prepared to take a day off from sweating at the gym (or crying in tears of pre-marital joy).

Lift And Tint

The latest craze in the lash department, a lift treatment is extremely simple and can afford great results. Essentially, it’s a face lift for your lashes, without any of the pain. An aesthetician will lie you down, and apply a lifting serum to your lashes while your eyes are closed. Then, a fixing serum is added, and voila! Curled eyelashes without using the scary eyelash curling tool you once pulled your lashes out with in ninth grade. Consider adding a tint, especially if you have lighter lashes.

Pros:

-The treatment can last from six to 12 weeks which means that you’ll be rocking your lashes long after your big day
-You don’t have to worry about damaging your real lashes as you do with extensions

Cons:

-You can’t get them wet for 24 hours, so again, you’ll need to plan in advance
-The tint portion of the treatment only lasts four to six weeks, so you’ll need a little upkeep, but way less than last extensions!

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