A few weeks ago, Brides' Art Editor Lucy asked me about lash extensions as she was planning a holiday and wanted to try them out. I sent her to Daxita, a London lash pro (and beauty editors' fave) who creates striking-but-natural lashes with lasting-power.
I've mentioned lash extensions before on the website here but just to reiterate, they really are a brides' best friend and great for honeymoons too!
I'm a sucker for 'before' and 'after' pics (have you seen the cosmetic surgery feature in the current issue?!) so Lucy has bravely modelled her pretty peepers au naturel and lashed-up - click here to see the results. Here's what she said about her experience:
What was involved?
It was all very relaxing! Daxita put on some chilled music, I lay back on a flat bed and she got to work on my lashes. She gently taped my eyes closed with gels before starting.
How long did it take?
Just over an hour
What was your initial reaction?
It looked great! Like a better version of what I would normally look like with 2 coats of mascara plus extra length. I'd say the look was more glam than drag - thankfully! They were really black and thick, and the best bit of all? To have that look without wearing a scrap of make-up.
Did Daxita give you tips on how to maintain them?
Yes: if I wanted to wear eyeshadow or eyeliner, to remove it with Simple Oil-Free Make-up Remover. All other products contain oil, which breaks down the lash glue and makes them fall out faster.
What were other people's reactions?
I often got asked "are your lashes real?!" Not because they looked fake, or too long, but because they looked too good to be real!
Were they useful on your holiday?
So good! So nice to feel presentable without having to wear any makeup!
When did they start falling out?
After 2 and half weeks they slowly fell out
Any negative points?
Would you have them again?
If they were cheaper, definitely!
Daxita's lash extension prices:
Full Set (60mins) £150
Half Set (45mins) £95
Maintenance (30mins) £45
Lashes Removal (15mins) £15
Daxita is exclusively at Atherton Cox, 18 New Cavendish Street, London W1 (0207 487 4048 or firstname.lastname@example.org)