Long, fluttery lashes have been trendy for quite a while now. But the trend that's gaining more and more popularity is eyelash extensions. Instead of wearing false lashes every day or layering on coats of mascara to achieve a full lash look, people are getting eyelash extensions for a no-muss, no-fuss long lash style.

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent lashes that attach to your natural eyelashes to deliver fuller, longer lashes and can last about six to eight weeks. You can apply the eyelash extensions at home using an eyelash extension kit or go to a salon to have the lashes applied by a licensed technician. So why are more people turning to eyelash extensions instead of traditional makeup products? Read on for the benefits people are enjoying.

Adds Fullness and Length

One of the major reasons people choose to get eyelash extensions is for their beautiful appearance. Normally, people turn to a variety of tools and products to manipulate natural eyelashes into a voluminous and fluttery look. Eyelash extensions add fullness and length to natural lashes that deliver a more natural appearance compared to false lashes or mascara. And the best part? You get to enjoy this look all the time, whether you're wearing makeup or not. You immediately look put together just with your eyelash extensions.

Create a Natural, Customizable Look

With an eyelash extension kit, you have the luxury of creating a look that's uniquely your own. You fully customize your eyelash look to make it super full or a bit more understated. With mascara, you have to rely on your natural lashes to deliver a full look. False lashes don't offer much room for customization. 

Eyelash extensions are applied by gluing a single lash onto your natural lash for a completely unique appearance. Not only does this make the overall look more natural, but you're able to have total control over what you want without trying tirelessly every day to get the look you want with traditional products.

The Perfect No-Makeup Look

Eyelash extensions last for about six to eight weeks which gives you about 40–50 days of stress-free mornings to wake up to beautiful lashes. The appearance instantly makes you look put together so you don't have to worry about applying makeup before leaving the house. If you need to run out to run errands or drop the kids off at school, you can do so without looking like a mess. The lashes take care of you and provide a simplistic yet stunning no-makeup look.

Saves Time in Your Routine

Think about how much time you typically spend applying mascara or false lashes. With eyelash extensions, you don't have to worry about that. You can cut down time in your makeup routine so you can get on with your day.

Some people choose not to wear any other eye makeup with their extensions either. They love the look of them on their own, which could end up saving you even more time. Aside from some light cleaning and combing through, you don't need to apply mascara or use an eyelash curler to maintain the appearance of your eyelash extensions.  

Pain-Free Procedure

From start to finish, the process of applying eyelash extensions is virtually pain-free. While the application can be a bit time-consuming (your initial visit takes around 2 hours with fills taking about 1 hour), you don't have to endure a painful procedure to enjoy the lashes. You'll get immediate results that feel comfortable and look incredible.

Practically Waterproof

Unlike wearing mascara or false lashes, you can enjoy all kinds of water activities with your eyelash extensions. The only stipulation is the first 48 hours after application, where you need to avoid getting the lashes wet. After that waiting period, you're free to shower, swim, sweat, and steam to your heart's desire. No worrying about running mascara or false lashes coming unglued. You continue to look gorgeous in your eyelash extensions. 

Simple Upkeep

Eyelash extension aftercare is rather simple to upkeep. You need to clean them a few times per week with a gentle foaming cleanser and comb through the lashes at least once per day using a clean spooly brush. That's all you need to do to maintain the stunning appearance of your lashes.


If you haven't given eyelash extensions a try, what are you waiting for? You will wonder why you didn't jump on this bandwagon sooner because you'll become obsessed with how beautiful eyelash extensions look on you. Whether you decide to visit a licensed technician or apply your lashes at home with an eyelash extension kit, it's time to figure out how you can start enjoying the stunning benefits of eyelash extensions.