Pros and Cons of Eyelash Extensions

Like with most things, there are pros and cons to getting eyelash extensions.

In this article, we'll talk about the benefits and the drawbacks of eyelash extensions.

Benefits of Eyelash Extensions

The primary benefit of lash extensions is that you'll have noticeable lashes! What woman doesn't want that?

When you have lovely lashes, both men and women will notice and you'll find that people compliment you more often. This is a great way to boost self-confidence and your self-esteem.

The other benefit comes with the fact that you won't have to wear mascara, eyeliner, or falsies any more. Applying makeup to yourself isn't exactly easy or time saving and a lot of people may notice if you don't do a great job. With eyelash extensions, you can avoid poorly drawn eyeliner and clumpy mascara that are a hassle to remove anyway.

If you are a frequent user of false eyelashes, a.k.a. lash strips or falsies, eyelash extensions provide a more permanent solution that takes away the process of daily aplication and removal. Not to mention quality false eyelashes cost a pretty penny and cheap falsies look fake. Eyelash extensions replace the cost of lash strips and do not damage your natural eyelashes by pulling them out every time they are removed.

With proper care and application, eyelash extensions can last indefinitely!


Drawbacks of Eyelash Extensions

Most people would say the biggest drawback of lash extensions is the cost. Depending on your area and your artist, you might be paying between $100 to $500 for the first session, and then $75 to $200 for infills every 2-4 weeks.

This cost can quickly add up especially if you need infills every 2 weeks. However, this cost can be mitigated by the amount of money you'd be saving by not having to purchase eyeliner, mascara or falsies.

The other nice part is that you'll be supporting local businesses.

Lastly, if not properly taken care of, lash extensions can weaken your natural lashes over time. Especially if you like Volume or hybrid lashes and extensions with a lot of weight and length, they can put serious strain on your natural hairs so it is important you consut with your artist to figure out the style, weight, and length that best suits you and your natural eyelashes.


There are pros and cons to get lash extensions. Weigh your options and understand what you are really looking to get out of them. If you want extensions just for convenience or to feel beautiful, know there is a cost and some maintenance.