I get asked all the time where’s the best place to go for eyelash extensions and if I’m honest, I don’t know. I tried them once a couple of years ago and they just weren’t for me; the glue stung my eyes, loads fell off and the rest ended up twisted or poking me in the eye. I was all like, “Be assed. I’ll stick with me Illamasqua 14’s.”
Then things changed. I was invited along to Benito Brow Bar in Debenhams and I was assured that lash extensions had just made a bad first impression and really they are fantastic… or lashtastic if you will.
They have two options; natural or dramatic. Like a moth to a flame my first instinct was to go for the dramatic effect, I was born in Liverpool you know.
Lash Fact: Girls in Liverpool on average choose the longest, thickest lash extensions in the country. No bullshit. London girls go for about a 10 and we go for like a 15.
In the end I opted for the natural ones as they were lighter and last longer because they are applied directly to the lash, whereas the dramatic ones are slightly thicker and are applied in between the lashes. The application took about 90 minutes and I was relaxed enough to have a little snooze. While I was snoozing though I had a dream that my fella did something to piss me off so I woke up FEWMIN… but I guess Benito can’t be held accountable for that like.
I was scared that upon taking the protective eye strips off at the end that I would feel like acid was being poured directly into my eyes due to the glue fumes (like the first time I had them done) but no, it was painless and fuss free. When the girl held up the mirror for me I was shocked to find I had the most amazing, beautiful eyelashes ever. I was MADE. UP. Unfortunately I wasn’t literally made up as I’d forgot to bring any make up with me and they’d had to clean my make up off beforehand. Panic not girl, you’re in Debenhams! I headed to the nearest make up counter to blag that I was weighing up the pros and cons of a new concealer etc – soz make up counter girls, I wasn’t buying. It was a dark circle emergency.
Am I converted? You know what? Maybe, yeh. I thought my mind was made up but I can’t stop checking out my lashes. God help my Instagram later – 10 million selfies here I come. I reckon I can have my fella running round after me all night too, just a little bat of the lashes here and there…
Benito are having a lash event this Wednesday and Thursday (17th & 18th September) where all lash treatments are half price, so you know what to do…
Debehams 42 Lord Street Liverpool
L2 1TA0151 708 5857
- Monday 9:30 – 20:00
- Tuesday 9:30 – 20:00
- Wednesday 9:30 – 20:00
- Thursday 9:30 – 20:00
- Friday 9:30 – 20:00
- Saturday 9:00 – 19:00
- Sunday 11:00 – 17:00