Eyelash extensions are the new blue-black

Eyelash extensions are the smart girl's accessory.

Just when I had jumped onto the eyelash perming bandwagon and wowed my friends with curly Betty Boop lashes, the fad moved! (And some people bang on about how fast the IT world changes – guys you want to try and keep up with beauty!)

Eyelash tinting these days is as common as a blow dry after your hair cut, and the next craze was the perm. Takes about 45 minutes and makes even the shortest lashes look long and luscious, curled up like a gerbera. But there have been mutterings in the secret world of Girl Stuff about eyelash extensions so this afternoon I went and checked it out…

As luck would have it Cerise Makeup and Lash Bar is right across the road so I called Rebecca and begged her to squeeze me in today. She did. I high tailed it over, lay on the beauty bed and she tinted my lashes and brows first (that was extra and only what I usually get done so that my blonde lashes don’t make my eyes look like p*ss holes in the snow – as a girlfriend once eloquently described them to me). Then she got a set of 20 sweeping synthetic lashes for each eye (made in Korea) and began to individually glue them onto my own lashes. Most are on the outer edge and a few are scattered across so I don’t look too odd. I love them! I feel like blinking in slow motion and I can see their shadow across my keyboard as I type.

The maintenance might be another issue – no washing face with water all over my eyes (she even suggested washing hair with goggles on). I’ll have to adopt a careful eye makeup cleansing routine and then they should last about 4 weeks. Hmmm, we shall see. I’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile if you have any eyelash tips or advice let me know. It’s a whole new day!

Cerise Makeup & Lash Bar, Shop 3/ 386 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland. 09 361 6336