Eyelash extensions are something that I’ve been looking into, on and off, for about three years.
Back in 2009, I had my lashes permed in Hong Kong and couldn’t believe how much of a difference they made. I have very typically Asian/Chinese lashes: notoriously straight and relatively short – although Asma told me mine were quite long! Proud moment! – therefore, I’ve always been self-conscious of my lashes, or lack thereof.
Boudoir Lashes is the creation of Asma Docrat, and I could not recommend her services more.
Asma meticulously applies each individual eyelash extension with utmost care and skill. They are applied and attached to each of your own lashes, and you can select between a choice of looks, from subtle fluttery lashes to dramatic and full sets.
I opted for something subtle and daytime appropriate, and Asma then catered for my preference while keeping in mind my glasses.
The process itself can take between half an hour for the Flutter Effect with corner lashes, to an hour and a half for the Volume Effect.
You have to lie on your back with your eyes closed for the whole duration, which feels a little out-of-body but I just chatted away during the application session! It doesn’t hurt, and in fact, you barely even feel Asma working away on your lashes.
The lash extensions look completely seamless, and won’t look like strip false lashes at all: my friends were all bemused at how my lashes suddenly grew 8mm+ overnight without looking fake!
I honestly can’t sing my praises enough for Boudoir Lashes, and will definitely be returning before graduation week! I’d imagine eyelash extensions would be quite good for holidays and occasions, as you wouldn’t need to worry about mascara and liner at all.
They were a godsend during the warm weather as I didn’t need a scrap of make-up! The aftercare is very straightforward, and I haven’t had any complications other than having to stop using my beloved Shu Uemura beauty cleansing oil until they fall out, as oil-based products strip the glue down.