All You Need to Know About Taking Care of Eyelash Extensions

March 6, 2021 Off By Alicia Hunt

Eyelash extensions really are a terrific solution for anyone wanting to elevate a watch appearance for more than only a night. They last anywhere from six to eight months and also make it so you don’t even really require eye makeup. “The eyes are so opened with lash extensions, the clients find themselves wearing less makeup,” states Blink Brow Bar eyebrow and lash extension specialist Sabah Feroz.

Upkeep is not overly taxing either (thank the attractiveness gods for this ), however there are a number of overall principles to bear in mind. We requested Feroz, celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes, and actress lash pro, salon proprietor and Envious Lashes manufacturer founder Clementina Richardson about ways to maintain your artificial flutterers in tip-top shape long once you have them done. Keep scrolling to their expert suggestions about the best way best to look after eyelash extensions.

Prevent Water for Your First 48 Hours

After your new set of extensions have been set up, any moisture round your eyes is really a no-go. You want the paste to actually set in so your lash lounge continue as long as you possibly can. Feroz informs clients to wash round the eye when cleaning their face and also to utilize an oil-free makeup remover should they need to wash off makeup. To prevent washing the lashes right within the initial 48 hours, maintain the eye makeup to a minimum to make the most of the extensions.

According to Hughes, oil breaks reverses the glue that holds the lashes up, so she encourages customers to prevent oil cleansers and cosmetics removers. Rather, attempt a gel-based remover, such as the NARS Aqua Infused Makeup Removing Water, to prevent dissolving the paste. Micellar water is also a fantastic choice to maintain your extensions’ adhesion and remove debris from them in general.

Avoid Waterproof Eye Products

Waterproof anything won’t come off with just any old face wash–as the name would imply. It usually takes some oil-based cleanser to remove, and we’ve learned that’s a big no-no when it comes to extensions. Both Feroz and Hughes say that you don’t even need mascara or liner when your lash extensions are in; the extensions offer a similar effect to the typical eye-enhancing makeup. (Score one for getting ready faster in the morning.) If you still want to wear a typical eye look, it’s better to go the non-waterproof route so that your eye makeup is easier to remove.

Steer Clear of Mechanical Lash Curlers

We know, we know–our eyelash curler is a holy grail tool in our makeup bags but, with lash extensions, it’s best to lay off the mechanical curler. “You may find a bend which will not go away,” says Hughes.

If you do end up curling your lashes with an eyelash curler, Richardson recommends the kind that heats your lashes like a miniature curling iron, like the Envious Lashes Heated Lash Curler. “Julia Roberts and Mary J. Blige adore it,” she says. It’s hard to argue with that endorsement.

Give Them A Good Brush

No matter how long or where on your body, Hair needs a good detangle every so often. To maintain your fluttery new lashes, make sure to brush them out occasionally. “The guideline is to brush them out when necessary,” states Feroz. Packs of fresh spoolies are found at most drugstores and beauty supply stores.