Having lived with short and sparse eyelashes for the past 20 years of my life, I have tried a couple of mascaras that sounded promising with their volumizing and lengthening concoctions but really did nothing much to my eyelashes.
False eyelashes were never an option because I didn't know how to use them + I had no time and patience to stick them on every morning. Of course, I jumped at the chance to try out eyelashes extensions at iLash-Bar Singapore and I really do think they're life-changing (or at least they are, for me). Here's my take on the extensions as well as the service at iLash-Bar.
My Experience @ iLash-Bar Singapore
iLash-Bar is actually an eyelash extensions service by Jean Yip and is available at iLash-Bar Singapore outlets located in various areas such as Bugis Junction , Plaza Singapura, Tampines Mall and Causeway Point. You should be able to spot them beside the Jean Yip Beauty Salon area in the mall!
I was privileged to have one of the skilful iLash technicians do my eyelash extensions for me! I settled in a little massage bed with cozy sheets in one of the rooms and quickly fell asleep because of the comfort (and soft soothing music playing in the background), while the technician worked on my eyelashes.
I probably dozed off in the picture above (because it was simply too cozy!) but you can see the technician working diligently on my eyelashes, with each and every strand individually attached on my natural lashes. Anyway, the process took close to an hour while I just napped.
What I love about the iLash-Bar eyelash extensions and service:
1. Saves time
I do not have to put on eyeliner or mascara when I have my extensions on and it honestly saves me a lot of time especially when I'm lazy or running late.
2. Bigger, brighter looking eyes
Since the lashes are light and slightly curled upwards, they do not weigh down my eyelids and make my eyes appear smaller. In fact, the curled lashes makes my eyes look brighter and more awake.
3. Variety to choose from
There are different looks and styles that I can pick from (e.g. natural, sweet, sultry) and it's completely customisable according to my eye shape and preferences. Even better, there are coloured and glittery eyelash extensions that are available if you're looking for something that's unconventional and stands out.
4. iLash-Bar cares for your lashes
More than just looking pretty with your new eyelash extensions, iLash-Bar provides a free touch-up session within a week to ensure your eyelash extensions are well maintained. Other than that, they also provide after-care products such as cleansing gel, serum, coating and mascara (more on that later!).
Oil-based make up remover would not be recommended as it affects the glue and may interfere with the staying power of the eyelash extensions. Hence, iLash-Bar provides a specially formulated cleanser/ make up remover that removes make up effectively without affecting the extensions.
Serums are always a good idea as they help to rejuvenate your skin with active ingredients. Similarly, an eyelash serum would help to boost eyelash growth and also strengthen your eyelashes.
The eyelash coating from iLash-Bar generally helps to maintain your eyelash extensions and keep them in good condition for a longer period of time. I apply it once a week because too much of it may cause your lashes to clump together due to the sticky nature of the coating.
As mentioned earlier, oil-based products or make up removers are not recommended, and hence to ease make up removal, iLash-Bar also provides a waterproof mascara that can give the eyelash extensions a more dramatic look, yet can easily be removed with lukewarm water.
in a nutshell
Having my lashes done for the first time at iLash-Bar, I have to admit it was pretty difficult for me to get used to at first. It felt strange to the touch since they're after all eyelash extensions and not natural lashes. However, the perk of eyelash extensions was that my lashes seemed so long and it was as though I was perpetually made up, which was great!.
Eyelash extensions definitely help save a lot of time spent on make-up everyday, and even without make-up, your eyes look as bright and awake. I would definitely recommend iLash-Bar eyelash extensions to individuals who like their eyes to appear brighter and bigger but at the same time, would like to achieve it without much effort or heavy make-up.