Seven years ago I tried lash extensions. Back then, they used chunks of lashes instead of individual lashes, resulting in a over-dramatic, freaky doll affect. Not a good look. Since that experience, i swore off lash extensions for good. That is, until, Noir Lash Lounge came along.
Choosing the Eyelash Size:
I went to the Yaletown location and chose the most natural look, called “Perpetual Pretty”. I told the lash technician that I wanted very subtle, soft and flirty lashes. To avoid looking too overdone, I told her that I wanted the shape to go “short – long – short.” Often you see that false lashes go from short from the corner of the eyes to long at the outer. I find this too dramatic and gives me an unflattering “cat eye” instead of making my eyes appear larger.
I chose a length that wasn’t too much longer than my own lashes and had the thickness of one coat of mascara. They have over 100 lash lengths and thicknesses to choose from, but the technician will listen to your desired results and pick the right lash sizes for you.
After getting seated in a comfy chaise. I closed my eyes while the technician put a gel pad right below my eye to protect my lower lashes and prevent glue from falling. The entire process took about 45 minutes.
Something to keep in mind: show up with no eye make up on, and take a shower and wash your hair before your appointment. This is because you cannot let water touch your eyelashes 24 hours after the treatment (or it can cause the glue/lashes to not set properly).
Eyelash Extensions Cost:
A full set application costs $75 and the lashes are supposed to last between 2-4 weeks. When the lashes start to fall out, you can go for a “fill” which costs $35.
I love the feeling of not having to worry about eye make up because the lashes alone brighten and open up the eyes so you don’t really need anything else. This morning, I just put a bit of the Geisha Ink Liquid Eyeliner on my top lid and was ready to go!
Here is my rating of Noir Lash Lounge:
Atmosphere: 7/10 (the location I went to shared a space with Blo, so you can hear the neighbours talking)
Overall Fab Rating: 42/50
Noir Lash Lounge: 1150 Hamilton Street, (604) 915-LASH (5274)
To see my review of Bombay Brow Bar, click here.