Everything You Wanted To Know About Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are similar to hair extensions – they are individual lashes, made of mink or silk that gets attached to your own eyelashes for a certain period of time. It’s a great feeling to wake up in the morning and not having to put on the mascara because your eyelashes are already perfect. Interested yet? Here’s what you should know about eyelash extensions.

1. They last longer than you may think

If you take care of your eyelash extensions properly, they can last even up to a month and a half. It’s recommendable to visit the same professional every 2 or 3 weeks for a quick fix. It’s also important not to use oily products on your eyelashes and not to get water on them.

2. What about your natural eyelashes?

Your natural eyelashes won’t be damaged if you have a licensed professional to put the eyelash extensions on. The only way your natural eyelashes can get damaged is if the extensions were not properly applied or if the type of the extensions chosen didn’t fit your natural lashes. It results in the extension being too heavy for your natural lashes, which means they will start shedding too early. Rubbing your eyes can also cause your natural eyelashes to break. The key is to be gentle with your eyes.

3. It’s possible to wear makeup with the extensions

No need for you to give up on wearing makeup completely. Just make sure you don’t use liquid-based eye products, as they will damage the extensions just like water. You can only go with a thin line of liquid liner, just make sure you don’t apply it over the lash line. Use only oil-free makeup remover for removing the eye makeup. Lastly, don’t use any mascara – it will damage the extensions. After all, that’s why you opt for the extensions, right? So you don’t have to wear the mascara.

4. It’s a customizable experience

You are the one choosing the length of the extensions. Most salons offer the extension lengths from 9 to 15 mm, while most women chose the ones 10-12 mm long.

The next step is to pick the right shape of the curl. “J” curl creates a more natural look. On the other hand, a “C” curl is used for achieving the dramatic look. You can also go for a playful combination, by putting “J” on the inner corners of your eyes, while “C” will be on the outer edges. It will create a cat eye look.

The point is you can go as far away as you want to. Maybe you want to go full elegant and luxurious with Russian eyelash extensions for a wow effect. Extensions are not something you do if you don’t want to be noticed, so don’t choose the simplest option.

5. How often do you need the refill?

As your natural lashes grow and shed as usual, every time you have a refill, your lashes will look different. Sometimes they will look fuller, other times the will look longer. Still, it takes more expertize to do a refill than to do the whole set. It takes a trained eye to create the look that was created in the beginning.

So, as said, go for the refill every two to three weeks and use conditioning serums in the meantime.

6. How to remove the eyelash extensions?

If you decide you want to remove the extensions, there are two ways to do it. The first one is to have a professional remove them, while the other one is simply to wait until they fall off naturally. Don’t try to do it on your own. If you can’t wait for them to fall off, a professional will do it really quickly and without you feeling any pain. Every salon has that option.

All in all

Eyelash extensions sure are a great thing. They really reduce the time you need to spend in front of a mirror putting on makeup. And they create a stunning effect, the one that usually can’t be created with mascara. For a short period of time that you will spend while you’re having them applied, you will be satisfied for many weeks.


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