The Dark Truth About Eyelash Extensions…

6 Jun 2020
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I'm Molly, a typical sushi, makeup, and fashion loving millennial girl who just so happens to be blind! I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at just 4 years old and began public speaking at age 5. I started just doing motivational speaking, but now I make videos and even model! Even though I can’t see, I know that there are bright spots in everything we face. Let’s find them together. 💕

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  • I'm a little late watching this video, but I thought you were also going to talk about the cruelty around those lashes, which, let's remind everybody, are made out of a living being, tortured and killed, just to make lashes...

    Dubourdieu CassandreDubourdieu CassandreVor Monat
  • Your lipstick is a beautiful coral color and I want it!

    Ori TheRainbowLoverOri TheRainbowLoverVor Monat
  • Got blepharitis completely out of the blue last year and now this year it’s come back about four times 😭 all I can do is put a hot flannel on them and try to massage them. So irritating

    Hannah GladwinHannah GladwinVor Monat
  • Btw molly ur lipstick is so cute! It’s a nice bright slightly peachy pink! Super summery and so # adorable! 😁

    Mackenzie ReasorMackenzie ReasorVor Monat
  • If you are considering getting lash extensions please don’t!! I tried it for a few months now but decided to get them removed yesterday.. Now my eyes are swollen, red and I basically have no real eyelashes left. I’m going to see a doctor today and I just pray that there isn’t any damage in my eyes. Getting my lashes done is the worst mistake I have ever made 😓

    Josefine PerssonJosefine PerssonVor 2 Monate
  • LOL "click out of this video, its not for you" lollool

    Jenna BryanJenna BryanVor 2 Monate
  • Right at the end of this video, I got an ad about eyelash extensions. 😂

    Lauren BrownLauren BrownVor 3 Monate
  • They should NEVER have done them when you had a reaction before!

    Rachel LaneRachel LaneVor 4 Monate

    4UkU6aM69iTHUK4UkU6aM69iTHUKVor 4 Monate
  • Firstly loved the video. I've had issues with getting my first lot of lashes done... Was terrible :'( the glue burnt my eyes and the lashes started falling out in clumps the next day... :/ I was so mad at myself because the only reason why I had it done was because there was this amazing special for like R150 (roughly like $10 for the set) where as like 'good quality lashes are like R400-R1000... Gosh even typing that makes me cringe now 😂 you get what you pay for and your health is always more important that looking good for like one night. Wish I had loved myself sooner and worked that out... 👀👌

    Bee WolhuterBee WolhuterVor 5 Monate
  • boi am I glad I canceled my appointment to get eyelash extensions 😂

    Kate StattKate StattVor 5 Monate
  • What? Sorry this is a bit fear mongering, it’s your fault you wore heavy makeup with it and kept plucking your extensions out leaving the pores open for infections plus you had blepharitis before so you are also prone. I have been getting lash extensions for years, you gotta be picky with the salon and follow proper aftercare. It’s WORTH IT! in my opinion anyway.

    Florence WatsonFlorence WatsonVor 5 Monate
  • The colour is pinkish red

    It's Unicorn QueenIt's Unicorn QueenVor 5 Monate
  • I lost most of my lashes the two times I had them and then had them taken off. To this day I have a spot on my one eye that won’t grow lashes anymore.

    H StacksH StacksVor 5 Monate
  • I’ve had lash extensions for 2years and I have never had any problems. I’m sorry you went through that:/

    katelyn colekatelyn coleVor 5 Monate
  • I feel like the trends start in LA and end in LA, I’m saying LA is the only place that the trends are trendy at least in America. Here on the east coast we don’t really get any of those trends, everyone is more chill here. I’m glad because I barely wear makeup anymore even though I feel more confident with it on it’s just to much work for going to Publix (because that’s the only place I go to).

    That girlThat girlVor 5 Monate
  • Me watching this video literally right after my lash fill... 👁👄👁 (I’ve had eyelash extensions for over a year now, woah)

    Melannie AhuactzinMelannie AhuactzinVor 5 Monate
  • 😂 I had it done once.... It was awesome! Until I got obsessed / enjoyed picking them off. 🤦🏻‍♀️

    Ahhh Suke SukeAhhh Suke SukeVor 5 Monate
  • I’ve had eyelash extensions for YEARS now, no breaks. my lashes are still long strong and healthy.. going to high end salons doesn’t guarantee you the best lashes or no infections to be honest. always do a patch test to see if you’re allergic to the glue etc

    nihan unalnihan unalVor 5 Monate
  • Thanks for this video, Molly! I have considered eyelash extensions and your story is certainly giving me pause. As someone with sensitive skin and eyes, allergies, and an autoimmune disease that compromises my immune system- I definitely don't want to roll the dice. I think part of the reason I haven't gotten them yet is the fact that I was a little hesitant of the process- I.e. the glue must be super strong for the lashes to stay on as long as they do, so what's in it? And I'm thinking I was right to trust my instincts. Thanks again, you've helped at least one person make a better informed decision for themselves so this video was everything. ❤️

    Unclassically TabbyUnclassically TabbyVor 5 Monate
  • that statement about shane dawson has not aged well at all...

    mollywillomollywilloVor 5 Monate
  • don’t stan shane yikes

    - stream in a dream -- stream in a dream -Vor 5 Monate
  • Thank you so much for sharing this! I’m allergic to almost every mascara and have wanted extensions since I can’t wear mascara but have been too afraid that I’ll also be allergic to the glue... I think I’ll just continue on without them.

    Frapps & ScrapsFrapps & ScrapsVor 5 Monate
  • This video makes me so grateful that I never got eyelash extensions! 😱🙊 I have extremely sensitive eyes and plenty of allergies, so that is why I never got them done.

    Sarah GraySarah GrayVor 5 Monate
  • I have bletheritus its where clumps of yellow gunk form when holes in your eyelash place get full and they overflow I rub a mixture of water and a drop of baby shampoo in an egg cup and rub it on my eyes it gets rid of the clumps I’ve had it since I was little 💖

    Beauty and pamper with SuzanneBeauty and pamper with SuzanneVor 5 Monate
  • The lipstick to me kind of looks like a pale red

    Liv ClarkLiv ClarkVor 5 Monate
  • This exact thing happened to me after wearing new makeup I bought, I never treated it but now any makeup I use on my eyes it will cause the swelling and rash. I only found Vaseline and a cold towel will help

    Caitlyn GassCaitlyn GassVor 6 Monate
  • anyone else's eyes feel itchy listening to this story?

    Madeline EliseMadeline EliseVor 6 Monate
  • it looks like a rosey grapefruit to me

    Harley NoelHarley NoelVor 6 Monate
  • baby, you are PERFECT but shane is a nono

    larry baelarry baeVor 6 Monate
  • Molly : ‘’if your scared of eye infections or anything like that” Me with Ommetaphobia (fear of eyes / eyes being touched or infected) : ima just pretend I didn’t hear that-

    うさちやんうさちやんVor 6 Monate
  • The color is like a Coral

    Marley BowmanMarley BowmanVor 6 Monate
  • Hey molly your lipstick is stinger I's like a light red,it gives me nice and happy vibes btw you the best!!!

    Kaili PancochaKaili PancochaVor 6 Monate
  • Hi Molly, this really sucks, I’m sorry you have to go through this. When I was a teenager I used to use a transparent mascara (this was in Brazil and from a Brazilian brand) since I wasn’t good with makeup and I liked the more natural look of it. I think it could be a good option for you if you could find a similar one in the US. It still makes your lashes look longer but it is not hard to apply at all.

    Katherine AdamsKatherine AdamsVor 6 Monate
  • I’ve had eyelash extensions since November 2017, except for a few months due to the ‘rona. I’ve had a couple instances of minor blepharitis - nothing terrible - but I came to realize that it’s because I wasn’t cleaning my eyelids as well as I had before I got the extensions. Blepharitis is a blockage of the oil duct which then becomes inflamed. The natural instinct is to use the eyelash wash and be delicate about it, but I find I really have to get in there and scrub with my fingers along the lash line. Before I got extensions I used to vigorously scrub my eyelids with a washcloth every night. Finally, if the glue is ever touching your skin, the practitioner is doing it wrong! I actually continued with them because I’m allergic to mascara. But if the lash artist is getting glue on your lash line, that certainly explains the blocked oil ducts. Big yikes. If you’re going to do it, you definitely need to go someplace with both good reviews and as much training as possible. If I kept having recurring blepharitis or even a super bad case of it, I’m sure I’d have to discontinue, but I find that as long as I keep going to my same gal and keep up a good firm washing routine I don’t typically have problems.

    Shaye EllerShaye EllerVor 6 Monate
  • This is the same exact thing that happened to me! I also have the same diagnosis, for about 10 months now. The most interesting thing actually helped my condition. I started double cleaning my entire face including my eyeslids and lashes. I first use an oil base cleanser recommended by a dermatologist, it’s called “Albolene” I got at Walgreens. Second wash is an oil free, Fragrance free, gentle cleanser. I was actually using this to help my face and consequently noticed my eye condition improved and now I have not had any flare ups with my blepharitis! I hope this helps someone! At one point I was so frustrated and felt helpless about my blepharitis. Thanks for bringing awareness to this topic!

    Ashley NavarroAshley NavarroVor 6 Monate
  • Yup. That's American health insurance

    Annie MackAnnie MackVor 6 Monate
  • So her mom moved to LA from Canada to fix her mascara blobs 😂

    Alejandra FloresAlejandra FloresVor 6 Monate
  • I also have dark hair but way lighter eyebrows. It makes me mad like why can't my eyebrows just be dark lol

    ashashVor 6 Monate
  • Blapheritis does not actively visably produce in one day. It occurs overtime. I have had extentions for 4 plus years without issue. The extensions did not give you blapheritis. Lack of proper care did. I wear big magnifiers to examine my clients throughly. It is much easier for me to double check, for my clients. Yes, price matters, but more so, is personal trust. I take 3.5 hours to complete a set. Eyelash extensions will never go out of style because mascara cannot change eye shape and neither will beauty. Whats happening is the gobby premade Drive thru for lashes places are being called out. Your lash tech did not do her job. And you should have been taught not to get extensions one day before doing cake on makeup for a galla within 24 hours. Those oils clumped the lashes together. We need to seek out places that give patch tests and consultations with full aftercare instructions. It doesnt matter the name of the company at all. It matters " Who" exactly is doing your lashes and if you trust that individual. Its like Botox, only the person with the needle matters. Eyelash extensions are a luxury service and a slow process. If someone offers to give you a full handmade volume set in 2 hours, RUN.

    kimberley janekimberley janeVor 7 Monate
  • "I didn't have health insurance" The cost of resolving this was roughly the same as one month of the cheapest health insurance in the US... So not too bad! (LOL) Thank you for this video Molly!

    Kali SKali SVor 7 Monate
  • me watching this with my eyelash extensions that i got yesterday 👁👄👁

    dragonsarecooldragonsarecoolVor 7 Monate
  • Joey is innocent and won't hurt anyone.

    Eduardo ChaconEduardo ChaconVor 7 Monate
  • I am blind I can't see!!

    Eduardo ChaconEduardo ChaconVor 7 Monate
  • They don’t want to be forgiven they want to die.

    Eduardo ChaconEduardo ChaconVor 7 Monate
  • Give me my sowards. Now!

    Eduardo ChaconEduardo ChaconVor 7 Monate
  • You did something, and for that i am greatful.

    Eduardo ChaconEduardo ChaconVor 7 Monate
  • As a beauty therapist, lash extensions are my least favourite thing to do for a client. Honestly, its time consuming and annoying and you have to be soooo careful. I am so happy it's dying a slow and agonizing death. I've done lashes for clients, they were happy with me. I don't see them for their refills. When I do see them again, they're like, "I was away and I had to get it done so I went to () and I got an eye infection," so no, I don't do those anymore. There are people who go for ridiculous lashes, and when I try to explain that their lashes won't support the weight of the extensions, they get mad at me. They go and get it done by someone else. And then they come back and apologize for getting mad me because their crazy eye lashes were giving them trouble.

    Lady ScarlettLady ScarlettVor 7 Monate
  • Near the end molly sounds like she is talking about drugs

    Alex MoreorlessAlex MoreorlessVor 7 Monate
  • Hey at least you can’t go blind from them 😐😁

    BaileeGermanottaBaileeGermanottaVor 7 Monate
  • I wore eyelash extensions for years. it just got inconvenient going every two weeks driving an hour there for a hour and a half appointment and an out her hour back. I miss them but I always pulled them out all the time like a psychopath and had to get longer fills every 2 weeks or I’d be emptyyyy.

    BaileeGermanottaBaileeGermanottaVor 7 Monate
  • I'm a kid so I don't get eyelash extensions but I will stay clear for the future I just love your channel because it has things any channel would have and then you can learn on molly burkes

    CiaraCiaraVor 7 Monate
  • “When I mean we. I mean my mom. I am blind of course I can’t see it “

    Izzy MillerIzzy MillerVor 7 Monate
  • The word your mum can’t pronounce is pronounced stapha-la-cocoa-orius it’s generally a type of food poisoning that comes from people like if they coughed in food

    HollyHollyVor 7 Monate
  • i love you

    Maya SikkelandMaya SikkelandVor 7 Monate
  • My dog has had conjunctivitis. We’re not sure from what, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t lash extensions 😂

    Dougal PolluxDougal PolluxVor 7 Monate
  • I’ve only worn eyelash extensions once ( they were green it was for Halloween) and I don’t plan to again 😂

    Dougal PolluxDougal PolluxVor 7 Monate
  • My guess is a ruby red on my cheap phone anyway. You look great in it all including natural My dd is finishing up her licensing and certification in cosmetology and refuses to work with certain products and procedures says they are too risky and dangerous and these lashes are one if them, love your eyes and don't do them see Carolyn RL for videos on DEhave. Keep sharing Molly, great vids. Blessings to the journey and good health for all. #askmollyburke why not check out Dr Ziglers dry eye boot camp and ebook and DEhave video it's free and works, also consider a naturopath experienced with all kinds of patients or functional doctor? No pun intended but seriously why not look at your big picture? Prayers.

    Ana LarsonAna LarsonVor 7 Monate
  • Wait, wth you're from Toronto?! I wish I could've met you

    Stephanie MachadoStephanie MachadoVor 7 Monate
  • Is that a JellyCat Hippo behind you?

    Madison McAllisterMadison McAllisterVor 7 Monate
  • I had my tongue pierced and for years my tongue would randomly swell up after the jewerly was removed.

    Sa WaSa WaVor 7 Monate
  • I'm so sorry for your experiences. I make my living doing eyelash extensions and it pains me to see someone who has had negative experiences. Selfishly I hope that extensions aren't on the decline, but I do understand that trends come and go. I would say that 99% of my clients have had no issues whatsoever with their extensions, with some having them consistently (except right now), for two years or more (the other 1% have had reactions, it can't be predicted and does happen). I pride myself on cleanliness and proper technique as well as education which all helps to reduce the incidence of any issues. Unfortunately many lash artists, even the ones working at high end studios, are poorly trained. The lower the quality of work, the higher the incidence of issues and when lashes are attached to each other, too much glue is used, lashes are too close to the skin, it's a recipe for disaster. And you can't always tell the work it poor as a client, that's the problem. I do hope that your eyes stop causing you issues soon, it must be terrible to go through that so often.

    EyeKnow1111EyeKnow1111Vor 7 Monate
  • Mascara is hard for this sighted person... just saying... it gets all over my face! Side note: I finally gave up on my eyeliner being perfect and just wear it however it goes on. Within reason... as long it is somewhat even. Saves me so much time!

    Trin MurrayTrin MurrayVor 7 Monate
  • My mom has blepharitis too! The best thing to do to prevent those infections is to clean your eye area (eyelashes, eyebrows) with baby soap. She started doing that 3 times a week and doesn't get the eye infections near as often! She uses a q-tip to scrub her eyelashes, of course being careful not to get it in her eyes. Maybe your ma can help?!

    Sierra WSierra WVor 7 Monate
  • yes i am a guy yes i never wear any makeup yes i am still watching this

    wellswellsVor 7 Monate
  • I got a lash lift and tint once and that was AWESOME!

    Sara GutierrezSara GutierrezVor 7 Monate
  • It could just be an allergy to the glue, but there is medical glue that most of the case doesn’t make your eyes irritate and swollen 💕

    Edvina KriauzaitėEdvina KriauzaitėVor 7 Monate
  • Sis! You live in oakville? Lets meet halfway and get lunch at square one lol

    shantelle Fshantelle FVor 7 Monate
  • I used to have eyelash extensions and it was the most relaxing process 😭 but definitely not worth it especially if you like sleeping face down 😂 i lost all my lashes once i got them off

    DamitaDamitaVor 7 Monate
  • .......

    xTumixTumiVor 7 Monate
  • Thank you for sharing this info! As a makeup artist, I never recommend these to ANYONE.

    Glam Life by MegGlam Life by MegVor 7 Monate
  • I got some last year, my first time ever. Took a week for them to break down completely. They were dropping constantly. One of the last ones to go was attached past the lid, so it was rubbing my eye. I was in so much pain and even afterwards my eyes hurt, I felt like I had something in my eyeball under my eyelid. Never again.

    Claire HarrisClaire HarrisVor 7 Monate
  • This is totally unrelated, but where do you get those amazing halter tops?? I've seen you wear a couple different ones, and I've had such a hard time finding good ones

    Sarah HocuttSarah HocuttVor 7 Monate
  • I could care less about beauty and makeup and making myself look super pretty, but I lucked out with pretty long eyelashes and they look super pretty when I curl them to the point my mom thinks I have mascara on lol.

    EnchantedOcelotEnchantedOcelotVor 7 Monate
  • I wonder I’d lash tinting is better, worse, or on par.

    Alyssa WatsonAlyssa WatsonVor 7 Monate
  • I have blepharitis as well, it's horrible. It's been causing me issues for months now. The eye specialist I saw said it's probably a life long condition I will have to deal with.

    SailorStephSailorStephVor 7 Monate
  • Canada represent 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

    Jordi PJordi PVor 7 Monate
  • maybe those magnetic false eyelashes would help? also, if you already have eyelash length and just want a nice black mascara kind of look, eyelash tinting is a thing and seems way less dangerous than extensions!

    GinjaNinjaLextasyGinjaNinjaLextasyVor 7 Monate
  • a pink red

    sebb Princsebb PrincVor 7 Monate
  • Shared on Facebook just in case!

    Rachel HessRachel HessVor 7 Monate
  • "To make me feel... 👐Fluffy👐" 😂♥

    Ellie-Hope SuzanneEllie-Hope SuzanneVor 7 Monate
  • I had exactly this happen to me and I hated it. I miss the lashes soooo much but it put me in the hospital and my eyes were so swollen.

    S MS MVor 7 Monate
  • How molly got her normal eyes back

    Jennifer HucklebyJennifer HucklebyVor 7 Monate
  • It’s kinda like a pink coral red colour

    rosiethetortoisegirlrosiethetortoisegirlVor 7 Monate
  • You look like a fab 50’s pinup! Did your parents get a divorce?

    jenmontzingojenmontzingoVor 7 Monate
  • Its like a mate high saturated (but a little darker) coral

    Cabra 06Cabra 06Vor 7 Monate
  • I think the color is Coral but a little darker

    Tabitha RobertsonTabitha RobertsonVor 7 Monate
  • That colour is easily coral!! I LOVE it!

    AmyGlennieAmyGlennieVor 7 Monate
  • Molly: My eyelashes felt goopy and clumpy Me, a non-native speaker: 👁️👄👁️

    Konstantinos TsolakisKonstantinos TsolakisVor 7 Monate
  • It looks like you just ate a red popsicle and it stained your mouth.

    CoiraCoiraVor 7 Monate
  • I have chronic blepharitus since childhood. It is terribly dry, itchy and it burns. They told me I was born with it. I used to have -8 with cylinder of 2 and got laser treatment. It made my blepharitus worse, but I’m not blind anymore. I’m 40 now. Blepharitus doesn’t go anywhere.

    Nikie PuntNikie PuntVor 7 Monate
  • I never whear eyelash extensions to scared rather just whear normal mascara

    Lisa DonaldsonLisa DonaldsonVor 7 Monate
  • Girl, I'm legally blind and I have mild blepharitis. My lifesaver is washing my eyelids twice a day (morning & evening) with LiveClean baby shampoo. Works like a charm. No irritation with that one.

    Luca AnamariaLuca AnamariaVor 7 Monate
  • I would call the colour rose red

    Lisa DonaldsonLisa DonaldsonVor 7 Monate
  • The lipstick is called stinger

    Serenity WilliamsSerenity WilliamsVor 7 Monate
  • Watching this as I’m already booked in for my session tomorrow 🥺

    Maria H.Maria H.Vor 7 Monate
  • Just come across this video and I can relate! I had eyelash extensions for a few years (going back about 5 years). Although they looked nice, they ended up pulling out my own lashes and when I had them removed, my own eyelashes were about a third of the length they were before the extensions went on!! Just not worth it for me. I’ve been growing my own lashes with a treatment now for a year or so and love the results! 😍

    Melissa MooreMelissa MooreVor 7 Monate
  • Ooph that moment when the stories under her video are about how to apply eyelash expressions...

    mskitt wmskitt wVor 7 Monate
  • You should try Flutterhabit instead of extensions.

    BrandyBrandyVor 7 Monate