(Disclaimer-*He wasn’t dressed in drag yesterday when I met him while we bonded over everything eyelashes, so I will refer to him as “he” throughout this post. No idea if this is politically correct, but if you don’t like it stop reading. Don’t bother writing a rude comment. We will delete you and your comment. We are really good about dropping people.)
I had this great idea that I was going to put Eyelash Extensions on myself. The Eyelash Extensions that stay on for weeks because of the highly specialized glue you use to put them on. I convinced myself pretty quickly that I was qualified to do this with NO training whatsoever.
- 1. I have been putting on strip falsies everyday for the last four years.
- 2. I watched a Youtube video on how to put your own Eyelash Extensions.
- 3. My kids are at their dad’s condo this weekend, so I have the time to stand in front
- of the mirror and do this.
Who needs Beauty School and a Beauty Licence? I have YouTube. Youtube taught me how to make baby food. It can surely teach me how to put a toxic formula right next to my eyeball with specialized tweezers and a steady hand without going blind.
So, after writing down the supplies I needed to pull off Eyelash Extensions, I checked how long it would take me to get them on Amazon, decided I couldn’t wait that long to try this out, and headed to the local Beauty Store (not the one that licenced professionals go to). This ended up being a blessing in disguise. Without having a Beauty Licence, one cannot buy toxic chemicals that could potentially end up in your eye and make you go blind.
At the Beauty Store I was approached by a guy that works there that had the most amazing eyebrows and even better fake nails. I asked him my Eyelash Extension questions and I found out that the chemicals they sell will only keep my eyelashes on for one day. BOOOOOOOOOO! The whole point was for me to have them on for weeks at a time.
He also explained to me what eyelash combinations he used for Drag and how you can stack eyelashes to make them longer and fuller. Once I understood his full expertise in eyelashes, I was not going to let this guy go until I new everything.
I don’t know if you have ever watched a Drag Queen transform from normal dude on the street to full stage makeup Drag Queen. It is AMAZING! The talent many of them have, that is usually self taught, is incredible.
Even though I had come to the realization that I wasn’t going to put on long lasting Eyelash Extensions myself, I still wanted some new falsies to try. I pointed out the eyelash strips that I currently had on, told him that I love the way they look, but want something that goes on a little faster. His response was one that I will cherish forever, “ I couldn’t even tell those were lashes. They blend well, you don’t have globs of glue on your lids, and they fit your eyes correctly. You are good. You could probably do the single lashes yourself if we had the right formula.” I have no idea if he was actually being honest, or just being a good salesman, but who cares? I GOT A MAKEUP COMPLIMENT FROM A DRAG QUEEN! I am taking it.
He then showed me the eyelashes that he is currently obsessed with… Magnetic Lashes. What? Those things actually work? Again, is this guy just a really good salesman or as passionate about falsies as I am? At the moment, I thought we had a real connection, and I have always wanted Drag Queen eyelashes, so of course I bought the Magnetic Lashes that he suggested. In fact, I bought two boxes. One that included the magnetic applicator. This guy is good!
ARDELL Magnetic Lashes
I cannot wait to try my new Magnetic Falsies. I will be so happy if they work. Mostly because I want to believe that this Drag Queen wasn’t lying to me.