Eyelash Extensions: What You Need to Know

Eyelash Extensions: What You Need to Know

If you have lash extensions, you probably don’t need makeup. After all, lash extensions themselves add a lot of gorgeous drama to the eyes. That said, you can definitely use makeup to customize your look—just make sure you use the right eyelash extension makeup to avoid any hiccups. Below is a brief description of the dos and don’ts to keep in mind when choosing makeup.

DON’T: Use any oil-based products

The golden rule of eyelash extensions is to avoid oil at all costs! Oil can break down the glue in lash extensions, causing them to fall out. In addition to not using oil-based makeup, make sure your makeup remover and any other skin care products are also oil-free.

Don’t: use anything waterproof

When choosing eye makeup for lash extensions, be sure to check the label to make sure it’s not waterproof. Waterproof makeup is extremely difficult to remove unless you use an oil-based makeup remover, which, as we just mentioned, is a no-no!

Do: Wash carefully

As long as the makeup you’re using isn’t oil-based or waterproof, you’re good to go. However, you will need to update your makeup removal method. If you rub your eyes too hard, your eyelashes may fall out. Gently massage your eyes in a downward motion, being careful not to disturb your luscious lashes.

Do: Choose the right eyeliner and mascara

When it comes to choosing the best eye makeup for lash extensions, less is more. The ideal eyelash extensions are thin and easy to clean. Avoid cream and gel eyeliners, as they leave a sticky, clumpy residue that’s hard to remove. Oil-free eyeliner is your best bet!

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