Eyelash extensions are getting more and more popular, and you might be considering getting some lash extensions of your own.
However, before you do so, you should forget to read our advice first. Fortunately for you, we’ve outlined our top eyelash extension tips below in this handy article — keep reading to get the lowdown!
Know the Differences
When you get extensions, you can go for a full set or a partial set.
A full set gives you extensions to all of your lashes and will take around two hours to apply, whereas a partial set will be a little more subtle, only giving you extensions on the lashes at the outer corner of your eyes.
Both silk and mink lashes can be used too — silk lashes tend to look more bold and shiny, while mink lashes are more lightweight and soft.
Don’t Touch and Sleep on Your Back
Particularly when you first get your lashes, you should do your best to sleep on your back to avoid inadvertently knocking or loosening your lashes.
Don’t touch the lashes either, despite how tempting it may be! Even if one of your new lashes is loose, you should leave it and let it fall out naturally.
Be Careful When Removing Makeup
Moving onto makeup tips more specifically, you should of course be careful and considered when removing it from around your eyes.
You don’t want to make any of the extensions weaker or get anything stuck, so gentle and pure makeup removers are ideal — use one alongside a cotton swab.
Non-Waterproof Is Best
For best results, you should avoid eye makeup altogether.
However, if you’re determined, non-waterproof formulas are ideal. Removing waterproof eye makeup is more difficult, which isn’t what you want when your new lashes are drying.
Don’t Use Oils Near Your Eyes
It might sound obvious, but we can’t overstate the need to avoid oil-based products around your eyes — they can cause your lashes to fall out early.
Even if you swear by a certain product, do your best to put it away for a bit — at least while your eyelash extensions dry.
There are plenty of oil-free cleansers that you can use on your face when you’ve got your lash extensions in, and you can find more info here.
Wait Before Wetting Lashes
Give it 24 hours before you get your lashes wet, so hold off on that long shower or trip to the swimming pool for a day or so after you get the extensions.
You should wait 48 hours, however, if you’re going to be exposing your lashes to steam or sitting in a sauna — your lashes will thank you!
More Eyelash Extension Tips
These are just some of the things to bear in mind when getting eyelash extensions, but there are other eyelash extension tips out there — it’s difficult to follow each one all the time, but by keeping our tips in mind your lashes are set to look great for longer!
If you’re after more beauty advice — perhaps some eye makeup tips — don’t forget to check out the rest of our posts.
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