With eye lash extensions poised to become the new mani/pedi, diving into the exciting world of waking up bright-eyed with gorgeous lashes every morning can feel intimidating. Here’s a list of the most common questions first-timers often have.

1. Will I look like overly done up?

The natural look is one of the most common requests. The Kim Kardashian look is more popular for special occasions. So if you think that everyone will be able to notice right away, rest assured that your lashes would appear much bolder to you than anyone else. You might hear, “You look so refreshed. Did you get a blowout?” You might even begin to feel drunk on compliments and decide to stop wearing eye makeup altogether, and still feel beautiful.

2. Are the lashes comfortable on my eyes?

After a few days, you’ll most likely forget you even have lash extensions. That is, until you get that next compliment or look in the mirror! You may find it better to sleep on your back instead of your side, so your lashes don’t bend back. This is what dermatologists tell us is the best sleeping position to avoid wrinkles, so start training yourself to sleep on your back to preserve your youth!

3. How long do they last?

Remember this is a semi-permanent beauty procedure. You will need a fill about every 2-4 weeks. Your real lashes have a life cycle of around 60-90 days (each lash follows its own growth cycle like all hair in your body,) and as yours grow and fall out, so will your lash extensions. If you are one of the lucky ones who’s hair grows quickly, then your lashes are growing, shedding and renewing themselves quickly. Therefore, you may find that your lashes will not last as long as someone whose hair grows slowly whose lashes might last up to 4-6 weeks. Your lifestyle will also make a difference how long your extensions will last.

4. Is it addictive?

Once you’ve seen yourself with long, full lashes, you’ll find it hard to see yourself without them. Eyes look bigger and surprisingly younger with eyelash extensions. You will soon realize what an impact your beautiful eyes will have on how you feel about yourself. When something this good comes along, why stop?

5. Can I still wear eye makeup?

When you can roll out of bed looking great, you won’t need the extra step of applying a lot of makeup. Best of all, lash extensions will make your lashes look like you’re wearing mascara 24/7 without the clumping and smudging that you get with mascara. If desired, you can wear a non-waterproof mascara on the lower lashes, but remember to use an eye makeup remover that contains no oil. You can still use eyeliner and eye shadows as usual.

Your biggest challenge now might be how soon you can get an appointment for your new lashes!