Basics of Eyelash Extensions

Most people would like to get on the eyelash extension bandwagon but they do not know where to start. At the same time, there are those who look so comfortable in eyelash extensions and you want to be just like them. Some of the basics you need to know about eyelash extensions include:

Eyelash Extension Choice

Like hair extensions, you can choose from a wide variety of synthetic extensions all the way through to human hair. The truth about the quality of lashes is that it is not as restricted as that of hair extensions. While for hair extensions it is best to go for human hair because of its longevity and the options you have when it comes to styling, the same cannot be said of eyelash extensions. You can choose to have synthetic extensions since they are cheaper and last about the same period of time as the human hair ones.

When it comes to the length of extensions, it depends on your preference. The options range from 9 to about 15 millimeters. Most people will prefer the 10 to 12 millimeter lash extensions because they are dramatic but do not look extremely artificial. Additionally, you will need to choose between extremely curled lash extensions or those that are more natural-looking.

Eyelash Extension Application Process

This is one of the most relaxing processes that you can sit through. Chances are that you will nap through it. You close your eyes for about one and a half hours as the professional applies each strand of extension onto one of your own. This is very similar to the hair extension application process. However, there are lash extensions that do not need professional application. You can apply them using the special glue and remove them before bed. They are temporary unlike the professionally-applied one-by-one strand process. The former is part of makeup application while the latter is more semi-permanent.

How Long Do They Last?

Eyelash extensions that are professionally applied can last anywhere between two weeks and a month and a half. This depends on how well you take care of them. Firstly, you should not use oily products in the eye area as it encourages the extensions to come off. You would also need to keep the lashes away from water as it has the same effect.

While you can wear mascara, it would be best to do it when you know you are about to have the eyelash extensions removed by a professional. Mascara makes the extensions look clumpy and unattractive. However, you can still apply eye makeup such as eyeliner or some eye shadow. The only precaution to take at the end of the day would be to use makeup remover that does not have oil.


With these basics, you now have an idea of what to expect when it comes to eyelash extensions. You know the different materials to choose from and what should influence your decision. You also have an idea of how to take care of them so they last long and provide value for your money.

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