9 Secrets to Making Eyelash Extensions Last Longer
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9 Secrets to Making Eyelash Extensions Last Longer

Eyelash extensions can make the most ordinary eyes look stunning and glamorous. If fixed properly and with a little bit of care they can last for days. The extensions are fixed directly on the eyelids where the original eyelashes originate. It is a sensitive area around the eyes and utmost care and precaution needs to be taken while fixing the extensions.

While eyelash extensions can be fixed at home it is better to have a professional handle the task for you. Trained professionals are deft with their fingers and possess the right amount of skill to do a perfect job. However, you might still prefer to apply the extensions on yourself.

The trick in making eyelash extensions last longer is in how well they are applied and the aftercare. Here are a few tips on how to apply and make your eyelash extensions last longer.

Read the instructions on the pack before applying the extensions and follow all the suggestions given in the 'how to' guide:

  • Ensure that the area around the eyes is washed clean and prepared for an application. There should be no traces of makeup, lotions or water around the eyes or else the glue will not hold.
  • Use the right amount of glue when applying the extensions. Using too little will make the eyelash extensions loosen their hold and you'll be left with them peeling off. Press down the extensions after the application with an eye-shadow applicator to keep them in place until the glue dries, so they stick on firmly.

Once the extensions are fixed you need to take precautions to keep them from getting damaged, so you can make them last longer. Here is what you can do:

Sleep on your back - A little difficult to do, but this really works in making the extensions stay on longer. The extensions dry well and don't develop curve and twists. Avoid placing your arm over the eyes as well, as this will only damage the eyelash extensions and make them fall apart.

Treat the extensions with care - Since the extensions are not permanent fixtures you need to be careful when handling the makeup around the eyes. Be gentle while applying and removing eye makeup. Don't leave your eyelids damp for too long as this can weaken the extensions. Remove eye makeup gently using soft cleansing wipes especially designed for makeup removal.

Lubricate the eyelash extensions - While it is fine to keep the extension away from too much water, it is not a good idea to keep them absolutely dry. Take a wee bit of baby oil on your fingers and lightly it over the eyelash extensions. The oil keeps the extensions from drying and they remain flexible.

Use an eye lash comb - It is a smart idea to have an eyelash comb in your make up kit. Use the comb to gently smoothen out the tangles that might happen. Doing this ensures the lashes don't crisscross and look wonky. Combing them will give them definition and looking nice and you will not have to think of replacing them anytime soon.

Avoid touching them - Resist touching them constantly. Touching can actually make them come loose sooner than expected. Follow these simple tips and you can keep your eyelash extensions last longer.

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