Those eyelashes.. O la la!
Some tips on eyelashes extention routine.
Show up to your appointment completely bare-faced.
That includes not curling your lashes either. “If they’re curled, there’s a crease right by the root, and it’s hard for the lash artist to apply the extensions—it won't be a smooth-finish job," says Jessica Shin, founder of Flair Beauty & Lash Studio in New York City, where I’ve been going for extensions. Other things to avoid: mascara, waterproof eye makeup, oily skin care, and eye cream. You basically don’t want anything that’ll interfere with the glue. “If you need to work out, go to the gym and take a shower in advance,” Shin advises. “You can’t get them wet for 24 hours postsession because the adhesive has to dry completely.” Tirzah Shirai from L.A.’s Blinkbar even recommends avoiding waterproof eye makeup for up to a week before your appointment. “It leaves an invisible film that will keep the lashes from adhering fully,” she says.
You might need to adjust your skin care routine…
The general rule of thumb is to avoid anything too oily. And if you’re going to apply eye cream, We recommend using it in the morning instead of at night so it doesn’t travel into your lashes (skip greasy ones that are packed with mineral oil). Stick to nonoily makeup removers as well: micellar water with a cotton swab to remove makeup around your eyes (with cotton pads, fibers will stick to your lashes), or presoaked oil-free makeup-removing pads.
It's not an in-and-out kind of appointment.
Eyelash extensions take a long time (up to two hours!), especially if you’re going for a refill since they’ll need to remove many existing extensions and clean your lashes before applying a new set. Maybe consider passing on that second latte because you’ll need to lie very still.
Like your hair, lashes need to be brushed.
You should be getting a soft spoolie to comb your lashes daily. Here’s how one should do it: Looking down, support underneath your lashes with your pointer finger. Then gently twirl the spoolie on the top side of your lashes (the opposite of how you’d apply mascara; brushing that way will tug at the hair). It takes five seconds out of your day and it goes a long way.