I’ve always wanted to try eyelash extensions, but I’ve never actually taken the plunge. For one thing, the thought of keeping my eyes open for an extended period of time while a stranger applies cyanoacrylate glue to my lash line scares me, and for another, I’ve never wanted to shell out the extra cash required to try them. Because of this, I’ve always stuck to run-of-the-mill strip lashes whenever I felt my lashes needed a little extra oomph.
Enter Lashify, the world’s first DIY lash extension brand. With Lashify’s system, you can get salon-quality lashes all from the comfort of home—no keeping your eyes open for a long time or superglue required. They’re very different from both in-salon lash extensions and false eyelash strips. You apply Lashify’s lashes—also known as Gossamers—straight to the underside of your natural lashes, which leads to a more seamless, natural look.
Gossamers are hand-made and meant to feel virtually weightless once you have them on. The lashes come in tons of different lengths and volumes, so you can customize your lash experience based on what you want your lashes to look like. Once you’ve applied them, Lashify’s Gossamers are meant to last for up to 10 days. Before you ask, the answer is yes—you can wash your face with them on, and even use an oil-based cleanser, as long as you avoid your eyes.
The best part? If you have sensitive eyes (which many of us do—it’s a delicate area!) Lashify won’t bother you. In fact, these lashes were designed with sensitive eyes in mind. All of the brand’s formulas were ophthalmologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and irritant-free. This means no cyanoacrylate, which is usually the culprit for people who are allergic to in-salon lash extensions. Their formulas also don’t contain latex or formaldehyde.
Below, check out exactly how to put on Lashify lashes, and you can follow step-by-step with my pictures. I hopped on a call with Lashify’s lead educator, Jill Medicis, who gave me expert tips and tricks for how to apply the lashes best.