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Trend to Try: Eyelash extensions for your wedding day look

Posted by Angel Babbitt Harris  March 11, 2013 12:15 PM

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At the recommendation of a friend, I recently had my first eyelash extension appointment to test them out for a potential wedding day look. I'm IN LOVE with them. My eyelashes look so natural, they feel incredibly lightweight, and I'm now a believer that every blushing bride should give major lash action on her wedding day.


Photo Credit: Erik Umphrey

Before you book an appointment to try your own set of lash extenders, consider these tips.

Go to an expert. Do your homework and schedule a consultation with a licensed esthetician. I'll even let you borrow my amazing lash artist. Ask for Chanell at Pigmenta (218 Newbury Street). She's a master at applying full lush lashes. The cost for eyelash extensions is between $120 - $200.

Keep water from your face for the first 24 hours. In other words, don't schedule a hot yoga session right after you get your lashes done. With proper maintenance, eyelash extensions can last up to 30 days.

Make sure your lashes match your 'style'. Maybe you're not going for the Jersey Shore Snooki look for your big day. All lashes don't have to be over-the-top and super dramatic. Work with your lash artist to find a length and thickness that's just right for you.

No mascara needed. If you must, use non-waterproof mascara. Mascara tends to shorten the life of your extensions. Be gentle when applying mascara, too. Try not to pull or tug at the lashes.

It's your wedding day. Flutter and bat your eyes to your heart's content!

Expertly engaged tip - If you're a bride on a budget, check out the makeup aisle at your local CVS or Walgreens for a pair of DIY eyelash strips.

Are you wearing eyelash extensions for your wedding day?

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About this blog

Angel Babbitt Harris, formerly of the Expertly Engaged blog, is now "Newly Wed" and learning how to navigate life as a happy wife. Angel lives for weekend getaways to Brooklyn with her husband and anything currently playing on Netflix. She works as a Marketing Manager for a non-profit organization in Boston. Need newlywed advice? Have newlywed advice to give? Reach Angel directly at or tweet her at @MrsHarrisTweets.

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