maintaining flawless lashes

3 Tips to Maintaining Flawless Lashes

Lash extensions are a growing trend in the beauty industry. In fact, according to Cosmetic Business, a new platform for the cosmetics industry, the eyelash market increased by 15 percent in sales in 2017 and was forecasted to increase even further in the coming years.

While the end result will make your beauty routine faster and increase your confidence, the process of application can be tricky. It’s important to do your research and make the right choices that suit your needs. Take a look at these few quick tips, which you should consider before getting your lashes done.

1. Choose the Right Type for You 

One of the best parts of lash extensions are how versatile they are to people’s various styles. However, once applied, they are meant to be long lasting, so it’s important that you pick the right style for you. If you’re looking for a more natural look, you may look into ones that have a more neutral volume in black. On the other hand, if you’re searching for more of a glamorous look, then picking a thicker and longer lash may be a better fit. Either way, you have a choice in volume, length and even color, so be sure to look at various styles and pick the one that suits you best.

2. Maintain the Fill 

Once you get your lashes applied, they should continue to look great for roughly two to three weeks. After that, it’s likely time for a fill. When you need to get a fill depends on your natural lash growth — once you start to notice a discrepancy is probably a good indicator for when it’s time for a fill. It also depends heavily on how well you maintain your lashes. Avoid rubbing around your eye area at any time as this will loosen the glue and cause them to fall off. This will probably be most important to be aware of when showering, removing makeup or washing and drying your face. Other good tips to avoid your lashes falling out include not using oil-based products on your face as this loosens the glue, and to regularly brush them out each day to avoid them tangling and falling out as a result.

3. Pick the Right Glue/Adhesive 

When it comes to the actual material of the lashes, you can get three different types: synthetic, silk and mink. Usually it’s not these materials that cause issues, but the actual glue for lash extensions used to attach the lashes to your eyes. Reactions to the glue can cause itching, pain, redness, swelling and worst case scenario, infection or temporary loss of sight. When getting lashes applied, make sure the glue being used is from a reputable brand. It’s also a good idea to check the expiry date of the glue and do a quick spot check on your wrist before your lashes are applied. Eyelash extensions are a great addition to any beauty routine, making it easier for women to complete their beauty routine on a regular basis. Be sure to look at these quick tips before getting your next application to ensure that you get the best results.