Hollywood's got an obsession with long, thick lashes. And even those who aren't famous have considered slathering on Latisse after watching Brooke Shields hawk the lash-growing formula on incessant TV infomercials. Everyone's tried falsies, drugstore mascaras, and even silicone-infused mascara, but still eyelash extensions seem to produce the quickest results. Are eyelash extensions really the best option, though?
Before you get them, you might want to consider the thousands of lash extension horror stories. Some faux lash incidents result in traction alopecia and vision-threatening rashes that send unsuspecting beauty addicts to the hospital. Actress Kristin Chenoweth even donned sunglasses during a late night TV appearance after developing an intense allergic reaction to her eyelash extensions (and she likely didn't pay peanuts for some back alley procedure).
Are eyelash extensions bad for you? It really depends, but certain procedures are always a little dicey if they involve putting chemicals near the eyes. You may want to stick to your trusty supply of Ardell Demi Wispies.
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Why Are Eyelash Extensions So Dangerous, Anyway?
The FDA Even Issued A Warning About The Dangers Of Eyelash Extensions
One Woman's Eyelashes Fell Out In Clumps After She Developed A Nasty InfectionPhoto: Wired Woo / YouTube
One Woman Had Her Eyelids Accidentally Glued ShutPhoto: Safe In Beauty / Facebook
One Woman Found A Fallen Eyelash Extension Embedded In Her EyeballPhoto: Bex Lapping / Facebook