everything you need to know about eyelash extensions

One of the first things that we notice in someone when communicating or when simply passing by is their eyes – the doors to their soul as some might say. It is only natural that we want to present the best versions of ourselves to others and show off beautiful and taken care of eyes. Although we may not be able to choose our eye color or natural length of eyelashes, there is no need to worry. Cosmetics have taken care of everything and now there is a solution.

You can now make your eyes look extra mesmerizing and stunning through the use of eyelash extensions – the cherry of today’s beauty procedures. Let’s admit it. We all want those thick-looking, pitch-black, long and rich lashes that just seem to work magic on others and on us when we stare into them in the mirror. Well, now we can!

If you prefer to tone up your looks at home you may have used the false eyelashes, which are sold in beauty stores and applied with regular eyelash glue. However, the drawback of this alternative is that the lashes will usually last for a day or two at best. A more innovative, long-lasting and simply gorgeous solution is opting for eyelash extensions.

The beauty professionals at Chicago Lashes share insights on the most important things to know about eyelash extensions before getting a procedure.

What Are Eyelash Extensions?

We already touched upon the difference between professional eyelash extensions and pre-set fake lashes that you can purchase from any store. Eyelash extensions are individual lashes, which are carefully placed on your natural lashes to create a fuller look. The extensions can be made from synthetic material, silk, mink, or other natural material. They can be applied in a range of sizes, both in terms of length and frequency on the eyelid. A professional eyelash technician will be able to consult you on the best types of extensions that will give your eyes a truly glamorous look.

Getting eyelash extensions at a quality salon is a pampering experience!

The process of applying eyelash extensions usually takes up to an hour and a half. During this time, each eyelash is gently adhered to your natural eyelashes. This can be the best time for a quick nap after time at the sound of relaxing music, knowing that you are in the hands of an expert.

All Eyelash Extensions Are Different

As mentioned above, you can choose the type, size, and style of your eyelash extensions. Depending on your lifestyle you may be in need of a natural looking lash enrichment or a bold, screaming boost to your eyelashes. It is advisable to ask your beauty therapist or eyelash extension technician for recommendations which will be relevant for you specifically. Usually, most clients prefer a 10-12mm length, but the brave ones can opt for a 15mm. Eyelash extensions are customizable and you can choose from the “J” or “C” curl to get the ultimate celebrity look.

Your Eyelashes Will Look Magnificent for Longer

Once getting eyelash extensions, you can wake up and without a single effort look stunning! Eyelash extensions normally last for up to three weeks but their lifecycle can significantly increase with proper care. Regular check-ups with your beauty technician are advisable for fill-ups in order to maintain a beautiful eye look. The natural lashes of the eye have their own, independent growth patterns and they will push out the false extensions, requiring more to be added in different cycles.

The lifespan of the lash extensions can be increased if you are extra careful about getting water in the eye area, especially immediately after getting an eyelash extension procedure. In addition, it is advisable to avoid applying oily beauty products in the eye zone to reduce the risk of damage.

Makeup and Eyelash Extensions Do Go Well Together

Eyelash extensions can be damaged by applying makeup but they don’t have to. For instance, oil-rich liquid makeup products can be a threat to your extensions but a bit of mascara won’t do any harm. Chances are that your look will be glamorous enough to stay away from mascara but if you are preparing for an important event and want an absolutely gorgeous look, you can gently apply mascara but avoid putting too much pressure with the mascara brush. When taking off makeup, make sure that your makeup remover is oil-free.

Eyelash Extensions Require Constant Care

Eyelash extensions will significantly lower the amount of effort required on your part for getting a shining look. Waking up looking glamorous is a dream for us all but it does require a level of care and special attention. You can make your eyelashes look healthier by adopting the habit of gently brushing them to eliminate the risk of tangling or crisscrossing. In addition, you can apply lash serum to stimulate your natural lashes and give your look an extra boost.

To Remove Eyelashes Visit Your Beauty Expert

Most clients who witness the magical effect of eyelash extensions find it difficult to make the decision to say “enough” and go back to using ordinary tactics for richer lashes such as mascara and other makeup. However, if you do find the need to give your eyes a rest, visit your beauty expert to have the eyelash extensions removed safely and professionally. You can also wait for the lashes to naturally fall off as a result of natural lashes growing out but you risk going through an uncomfortable period of lash-falling.

Getting professional eyelash extensions is a great way to spice up your look and feel glamorous all day, every day. We hope this list of useful things to know about eyelash extensions will help you go through a safer and more enjoyable process.