Possibly the most commonly asked question in the beauty world – how to make eyelash extensions last longer? The reality is, as females we want to look as good as possible while we’re being social butterflies. So obviously we want to make our lashes last as long as possible to ensure all our social commitments are getting their fair share of lash exposure! After all, whats the point of having a flawless set of russian volume if you’re not taking them out for a spin on the town?
The truth is, getting longevity out of your eyelash extensions is easy – IF YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM. It’s the same as your spray tan.. If you aren’t moisturizing daily, you can’t expect it to last too long.
Here are 5 easy ways to care for your lashes and make sure they last the distance.. or at least until your next refill appointment!
How To Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer – Step 1, avoid oil!
Eyelash extensions worst waking nightmare is oil. The best way to avoid premature lash loss is by keeping them away from oil. Of course we all love a bit of nightly bio oil as much as the next female, but there is no place for it on (or around) our eyelash extensions.
Keep in mind ‘oil’ doesn’t just mean obvious ones. Some make up brands use oils in their foundations, primers, moisturisers etc etc. Next time you’re doing your make up, take a look at your products to see if they’re oil free. Using oil-free products is key to long lasting falsies.
How To Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer – Step 2, Brush!
You wouldn’t leave the house without brushing your hair, would you? No. So don’t forget to show your lashes the same love. When lashes start crossing over one another or hanging in the wrong direction, it puts strain on the natural lash they’re attached to, as well as the glue. Brushing is the quickest and easiest way to prevent this – plus they won’t look all homeless once they’ve had a nice comb!
How To Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer – Step 3, wash with care!
It is easy to forget your lashes are fake – mainly because they look so incredibly real and amazing! But it is so important to remember you cannot scrub at them like you would natural lashes. The first reason is because, ouch, it’s going to hurt! But really you just don’t want to be rough with something thats only got a tiny bit of glue holding it in place.
Try to avoid dragging makeup remover wipes across your lashes because they WILL get caught and pull. Instead, try soaking a eye pad and hold it to your eye for a minute or two before removing. Take your time when washing your eyes and be as careful as possible.
How To Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer – Step 4, Mascara is a no-no!
The reality of eyelash extensions is.. we’re going to put mascara on them at least once in our lives. We know we’re not allowed, we know it’s not good for them. But sometimes you really just want to push them to the next level, especially on a Saturday night! Although we would never ever admit to our lash expert that we put mascara on their work.. deep down we know it isn’t good for their longevity and we’re bound to lose a few mascara coated lashes in the process.
If you really want to know how to make your eyelash extensions last longer? The key is maintenance and care. Not only will you see longer lasting falsies, but your overall natural lash health will thank you for it too!