Real Women Reveal Why They Stopped Wearing Eyelash Extensions

There are plenty of pros and cons of eyelash extensions, and the arguments for both sides are compelling. Take it from 29-year-old beauty lover Elise Carlton, who kept up with hers for a year and a half: "I got my first full set on a whim … but I fell in love instantly," she wrote us via Facebook. "Everyone gave some kind of compliment, whether or not they knew why I looked different. I literally 'woke up like this' every day—I looked glamorous and feminine with zero makeup on." But for a number of reasons, Carlton eventually stopped getting her lashes refilled. "I miss them often … even though they were definitely high-maintenance," she says.

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I've known many friends just like Carlton: Women who got their first set of eyelash extensions, were immediately obsessed, but for one reason or another, eventually let them all fall out or had them removed. Even I fall into this category. Because at the end of the day, there are almost as many cons to eyelash extensions as there are pros.

To give you a well-rounded view of what having eyelash extensions is really like, we asked our readers to find out who had eyelash extensions at one time but have since given them up. If you're thinking about getting eyelash extensions, you'll definitely want to read this.

Have you ever had eyelash extensions? If you don't anymore, why did you stop? Let us know in our Facebook beauty community group, The British Beauty Line