Special Report: Eyelash Extensions
Beyond smokey shadows and liquid liners the celebrity secret to longer looking lashes is out.
They're called eyelash extensions.
"This does not look like false eye lashes it looks like your own lashes just a lot longer," owner and founder of Machaud Make-Up Studio Julie Michaud said.
And now thanks to Machaud Make-Up Studio in Boston you don't have go to great lengths to get them.
"Most of our client base really didn't want to wear makeup so the extensions allow them to look glamorous with very little work to do on their own at home," Michaud said.
And that's just what Lauren Janes of Boston is about to find out.
"I like subtle I like natural looking, I mean, I don't like the look of a lot of makeup on so as natural as can be," Janes said.
She rarely wears make-up but still wanted a natural longer lash without the clumps. So she decided to try out the star treatment.
"They look beautiful long natural and that was definitely the look that I was going for," Janes said.
This is how it works: special glue is used to attach a synthetic lash to your own lashes one at a time.
It only takes about an hour and the result is luscious lashes that last up to 6 weeks.
"You can do everything you can wear your eye makeup as normal but when you do take it off you have to use a an eye makeup remover that has no oil in it you can swim with them they are waterproof," make-up artist Cindy Jensen said.
Once Caroline Cowette-Costelloe decided to lash out against her mascara and curler she couldn't believe the difference.
"They are beautiful I love them they're great the long dark they have a great curl," Cowette-Costelloe said.
But she knows she can't keep her extensions under wraps.
"I kind to didn't want anyone to know about them because I didn't want my friends coming in and getting them too," Cowette-Costelloe said.
For women wearing contacts, extending on what you already have is even easier.
"Women with contacts can wear these," Michaud said. "In fact, it's probably the most comfortable in the application, they don't get a sting from the glue."
The lash extensions that are FDA approved cost about $150. They typically last for the life of the lash.
Michaud Cosmedix Studio
69 Newbury Street 5th floor
Boston MA 02115