Women spend millions of dollars each year trying to get longer, lusher, fuller lashes. While mascara may be enough for many, some women just didn’t score the genetic jackpot when it comes to long lashes. Eyelash extensions are a viable alternative for getting long lashes, but here some things to know before you go!
How do eyelash extensions work?
Individual lashes are dipped into a medical-grade adhesive and bonded to your natural eyelash. This process is done one lash at a time, so it can take a while. The adhesive can last about 4-6 weeks depending on how careful you are (the more you rub your eyes, wash your face, etc. the quicker the adhesive will wear off). If you get regular touch-ups (re-application of adhesive) the lashes can last longer. One pretty cool thing about eyelash extensions is that it can be custom to you. You can pick the color, texture and length of the lash, so whether you want a more natural look or an ultra-glam look there is a lash for you!
How long the adhesive lasts is really dependent on how careful you are with the extensions. Excessive eye rubbing, washing of the face, oil-based makeup removers and mascara can all wear down the adhesive, causing the lashes to fall out more often and requiring more touch-ups.