Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for one set of Misencil mink eyelashes, up to 75 per eye (a $180 value)
- $69 for one set of Misencil mink eyelashes (75 per eye) with a 20-lash refill within two weeks (a $240 value)
Pearl Spa creates a lush look with eyelid-enhancing lash extensions. Learn what to expect with Groupon’s exploration of these eyelash impostors.
Eyelash Extensions: Window Dressing for the Soul
The first modern false eyelashes were made from human hair, commissioned by silent-film director D. W. Griffith so that his starlet’s lashes would touch her cheeks with every soulful downward gaze. Although you may think it’d be hard to improve on these natural materials, in reality, the difference in texture between eyelashes and the stuff that grows from the head would make such extensions look a little strange. Stick-on strips have been available in drugstores for decades, but it wasn't until the mid-2000s that cosmetic scientists developed semipermanent extensions. Also known as grafted lashes, these delicate fibers fuse to the top of pre-existing lashes with pharmaceutical-grade glue, lending eyes a lush, natural-looking fringe without the use of mascara.
As clients lie on a table with their peepers shut, a professional applies artificial lashes strand by strand, carefully bonding them about a millimeter away from the eyelid to avoid any contact with the skin or eye. The look stays intact for about two to six weeks—natural eyelashes have a finite lifespan, and when they fall out, they take the extensions with them.