Eyelashes Falling Out
August 4, 2014 7:19 AM Subscribe
For the past year or so there has been a pretty sizable bare patch of missing lashes on my right eyelid, and I'm wondering what to do about it.
posted by odayoday to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total)
I think it's caused by my eyelash curler (I changed eyelash curlers, and for a brief period the lashes grew back in that spot, but then they started falling out again), but I've used eyelash curlers for years, and this started happening apparently randomly about a year ago. When I changed curlers and the lashes started growing back I figured I had solved the problem, but now the bald patch is back.
I see several ways of handling this, but am wondering if anyone has any other suggestions (or ideas about why this is happening).
1) Stop curling eyelashes (and wait for patch to fill in). This is the simplest solution, but I am so used to curling my lashes that I just don't look right to myself without doing it. I realize this is silly and I probably should just get used to it, but I really, really like how my eyes look with curled lashes and mascara, and mascara alone just doesn't do it (even curling mascara).
2) Get eyelash extensions (when bald patch fills in enough to be able to attach extensions). I have a friend who swears by extensions (the individual ones, which I agree look much nicer than the strip ones). Most of the people I've seen have very long and thick extensions which look kind of fake to me. I'm wondering if I could get a more modest version that would mimic the curled mascara look, but not be totally over the top. Also, I know there can be a lot of upkeep on this, so I'm not sure how I feel about this.
Any suggestions for how to deal with this totally trivial problem?