Eyelash extensions are like hair extensions for eye lashes. They are longer lasting, more natural looking, and less messy than applying falsies or mascara.
The entire method must be carried out in a salon by a professional. The method works by isolating a single natural eyelash and gluing a synthetic lash on top of your own natural eyelash. It is done approximately 1mm from the eyelid so neither the glue or the lash has contact with the skin. Your eyes should be kept shut during the entire process for protection. Special pads and surgical tape should be used to prevent the adhesive from sticking to your lower lash during the process. Eyelash extension removal should also be done professionally.
Length of Procedure
The procedure takes about 2 hours. It can last up to 4 weeks. Appointments to touch up the extensions are optional.
Do Your Research
Only certified technicians can apply eyelash extensions. Schedule a consultation before your first appointment. Check the certification of the technician, the quality and length of the lashes being used for extensions, and the adhesive type. Adhesives should non-formaldehyde. Cluster lashes should not being used.
Avoid wetting or picking at your eyelashes for 48 hours till the glue sets in. Avoid curling the eyelashes, and applying mascara to maintain a longer lifetime.
Who uses them?
They’re suitable for anyone who needs fuller lashes. They are best for those who are sensitive to mascara and makeup. People wearing lenses and glasses will have no problems applying them. The acceptable age range is from 15 years old to 84 years old.
Eyelash extensions do not damage your original lashes. They are lighter and more comfortable than falsies. They are also less invasive and cheaper than eyelash implants. Mascara and eyeliner are rendered unnecessary, so make up routine time is highly reduced. Wearers will no longer dear with mascara smears.
Inspirations for eyelash extensions:
This is the final look.
Before and after eye lash extension inspiration.