TMG Project: DC Ladies – Eyelash Extensions from D’Brows…

I attended an event this past Saturday at a local salon in DC called DBrows, located on U Street, NW downtown. They specialize in brow grooming, threading, waxing, mini spa treatments AND eyelash extensions! I decided to get a pair of the lash extensions, see how long they last and report back to you along the way. Now you know me, I will try anything once so I was excited to give these babies a test run. Please excuse my iPhone photos…but you will be able to get the general idea (My natural lashes below…)

lashes before TMG Project:  DC Ladies   Eyelash Extensions from DBrows...

My lashes aren’t short at all but they are fine and slightly sparse.  I can usually get the look I want with a few coats of CoverGirl Lash Exact, but I have been known to rock the falsies on occasion. Wearing these would eliminate the need for mascara all together so I was intrigued. Now…onto the actual application. When I got to DBrows I was greeted by the salon staff and offered a complimentary beverage (vury nais…) and I was told that Lisa would be with me in a moment. Lisa, is the resident lash and brow guru who has over 12 years of experience doing makeup. She is trained on all kinds of lash extensions and is a PERFECTIONIST (she kept going back and adding one or two here and there after I was done!)  Before she got started, Lisa asked me if I wanted everyday or glamour…you know what I said right?  Glamour all the way LOL, she used TWO strand lengths for a more natural effect.  I got the Single Strand Lashes which are synthetic and last 3 to 4 weeks. (Price list here) The single strand lashes are better for lashes that have some curl to them, they also offer The Flirt which is more of a flare lash that is better suited for straighter lashes.  I have heard reports that they last longer than the 4 weeks so we shall see! (my lashes after application below…)

lashes after TMG Project:  DC Ladies   Eyelash Extensions from DBrows...

Now, a few things about lash extensions that I didn’t know….

  • Don’t rub or tug at your eyes
  • Dont wear any mascara, AT ALL
  • Don’t use waterproof eye makeup remover (the oil in it is an enemy of the glue that holds the lashes on)
  • Don’t  take hot showers (steam is also an enemy, although I just kept the door open and I have been fine)
  • If you wear contacts, make sure you take them out before you have the application.

The whole process took about an hour and was totally painless (the only problem I had was tearing up from the glue (which is safe for the eyes but it feels uncomfortable which I why I suggest you take out your lenses). I think they look really natural and how about I don’t need any mascara!  All in all, a fantastic experience and for $58, If  was going out of town for a week or had a special event to go to, I would absolutely do this again.  My mother thinks they are too long (she said something like , “Oh lawd…” when she saw them LOL) but I love them.  I has been a few days and they are still holding strong.

DBrows is located in DC at 1203 U Street, NW next to the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl, call them at 202-232-7677 for an appointment.

Lash Pretty!!

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  • Mindy M.

    OMG Lianne!! That looks amazing!! I am calling them right now!

  • Mindy M.

    OMG Lianne!! That looks amazing!! I am calling them right now!

  • Jennifer Alinka

    Wow!! I have been looking for a good place for lash extensions in DC! Thanks for the great review!

  • Jennifer Alinka

    Wow!! I have been looking for a good place for lash extensions in DC! Thanks for the great review!

  • http://www.beautyorbust.net/ Crystal

    Lookin' good girl! I love that you don't have to wear mascara with lash extensions (and shouldn't). One more step you don't have to worry about in the morning!

  • http://www.beautyorbust.net/ Crystal

    Lookin' good girl! I love that you don't have to wear mascara with lash extensions (and shouldn't). One more step you don't have to worry about in the morning!

  • Anika

    They look SO nice! I'm jealous. Lash extentions are on my “to get” list!

  • Anika

    They look SO nice! I'm jealous. Lash extentions are on my “to get” list!

  • http://www.liannefarbes.com/about Lianne

    Week two and still going strong! My girls last night asked me if I was wearing false lashes…..and my sister saw them on the webcam and kept calling me Miss Ross…..LOL

  • http://www.liannefarbes.com/blog Lianne

    Week two and still going strong! My girls last night asked me if I was wearing false lashes…..and my sister saw them on the webcam and kept calling me Miss Ross…..LOL

  • Stella

    How long did they end up lasting for?

  • Stella

    how long did they end up lasting for?

  • Stella

    how long did they end up lasting for?

  • Stella

    How long did they end up lasting for?

  • Stella

    how long did they end up lasting for?

  • Stella

    How long did they end up lasting for?

  • Stella

    how long did they end up lasting for?

  • Stella

    How long did they end up lasting for?

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