Things to Know Before You Get Eyelash Extensions

Not to be completely dramatic or anything, but eyelash extensions are really life-changing. They are sort of like a spray tan— you look just fine without them yet once you witness how well they actually enhance your natural beauty, you are hooked. Lash extensions (and, alright, spray tans) are especially amazing for wedding day beauty. They appear beautiful in photos, make your eyes appear ten times bigger, as well as make you appear refreshed and rested no matter how little sleep you have had the past week getting ready for the big day! That being said, they’re a commitment of both money and time; therefore, you absolutely want to be completely prepared before heading to the salon. Read below for our eyelash extension guide.

Grooming is required

Similar to hair extensions, eyelash extensions require upkeep. You will want to utilize a spooly brush to brush your lashes out every morning and while you will want to go around twelve hours post-service without getting the extensions wet, it is an excellent idea to wash them using diluted baby shampoo one time per day to remove mascara and build up.

Mascara isn’t required

You do not need mascara with eyelash extensions— that is sort of the point! If you want to amp up the drama on the big day with a little mascara, apply it lightly, and just to the tips of the extensions to avoid clumping (and ultimately tearing).

Avoid oil-based products

Try to keep oils, makeup removers, and facial cleansers away from the lash extensions. Those products may break-up the eyelash glue and cause the extensions to prematurely fall out. If you are getting your makeup done professionally, make certain to ask the technician to also use non-waterproof mascara.

Eyelash extensions last around 21 days

Which is the ideal frame of time for your wedding and then honeymoon! If you would like to keep the lashes in longer, you will have to get them filled every 3 weeks, since they naturally fall out just like your natural eyelashes. Most technicians recommend giving the natural lashes a 3-month break each year.

Not all eyelashes are created equal

There are silk, synthetic, and mink eyelash extension versions which vary in quality and price. If you have thick, strong, and healthy natural lashes, it’s possible to likely deal with synthetic extensions. If your natural eyelashes are delicate and thin, mink or silk is likely better since synthetic versions might be a little heavy.

It’s possible to customize fullness and length

The majority of extensions are available in varying fullness and lengths; you can choose sparse and long or short and full depending upon your desired vibe. Your eyelash technician will have the ability to tell you what your natural eyelashes are going to be able to deal with and for how long.

Research your technician

When eyelash extensions go wrong, they REALLY go wrong. Search for an eyelash technician who has example before and after photographs on Instagram or inside the salon.

For more information on our Winnipeg eyelash extensions professional contact Lashes by Lisa today!

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