Eyelash extensions are the best way to add more definition to your eyes and drama to your beauty game. Lash extensions add volume to your natural lashes and save you from the hassle of clumpy lashes. While longer, fuller and fluttery lashes is a dream-come-true for most women out there, getting eyelash extensions is only half the job done.
The most important part is the after-care. While lash extensions last easily for a month if you get touch-ups done every two or three weeks, you have to be extra careful when it comes to makeup. You don’t want your extensions to get damaged in the process, do you?
To protect your eyelash extensions from getting damaged, here are four tips to need to keep in mind.
- Tip #01: Use oil-free makeup and skincare
- Tip #02: Waterproof makeup is not your lashes’ best friend
- Tip #03: Do not wear mascara
- Tip #04: Be careful with the eyeshadows you pick
Tip #01: Use oil-free makeup and skincare
To keep your eyelash extensions in good shape for a longer period of time, it’s best to completely avoid oil-based beauty products. Whether it is makeup, cleansers or your makeup removers, you have to make sure they are all oil-free. Oil can make your extensions slide off sooner than expected, and therefore, any product that is infused with oil can damage your eyelash extensions.
Be extra careful with makeup removers. We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé 9 To 5 Naturale Gel Makeup Remover which is enriched with 100 per cent pure aloe gel and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Tip #02: Waterproof makeup is not your lashes’ best friend
Let’s admit it! While waterproof makeup does wonders in preventing your makeup from melting and lasts for longer hours, it can be a huge task to remove waterproof makeup at the end of the day. And vigorously rubbing your face and eyes to get rid of all the makeup is a strict no-no. Doing so can make your skin drier, age faster and damage your eyelash extensions in the process.
Therefore, it’s best to use makeup that can be taken off easily, so that your eyelash extensions remain intact.
Tip #03: Do not wear mascara
If you have eyelash extensions, your lashes already look fuller and more voluminous. So, you don’t need to add coats of mascara to them because if your lashes clump together, it will weaken the lash glue, making your extensions slide off easily. If you still want to wear mascara, then apply a few coats on your lower lashes for added drama. However, make sure your mascara is oil-free. Also, comb your upper lashes gently with a spoolie every day as they have the tendency to tangle easily.
Tip #04: Be careful with the eyeshadows you pick
If you want to flaunt dramatic eyelashes, then you HAVE to take extra care of your lash extensions by making sure the eye makeup products you use won’t damage your extensions. If your eyeshadow has glitter or sparkle, then it may tend to irritate your eyelid. It is also important to ensure that your eye makeup brushes are clean before using them. Excess powder can get trapped in your extensions and loosen them.