Many women, especially as they get older, find that mascara and other types of eye makeup irritate their eyes. Some irritation could be attributed to allergies, but not all the time. So, what do you do? You can suffer and deal with the bloodshot eyeballs or you can consider an alternative to mascara, eyelash extensions.
Eyelash extensions come in three types of material: synthetic, silk, or mink. Like false eyelashes, you can select the length and curl of the lash extensions. Each lash is applied individually using a semi-permanent glue that does not damage your natural eyelash. There are different types of glue available in the rare case that one of them irritates the skin around the eye.
How are Eyelash Extensions applied?
It takes about two hours to apply a full set of lashes. If you were blessed with beautiful natural lashes, then you might opt for a half set. The trick is to pick a style that complements your natural look. You don’t want to overdue your new look.
Eyelash extensions need maintenance about every 3-4 weeks. Your natural lashes will grow or fall out and the extensions also shed naturally. During a maintenance appointment, they will remove and fix any eyelash extensions that have become dislodged from their original position.
Eye Makeup and Lash Extensions
The purpose of mascara is to thicken and elongate your natural lashes. With extensions, you no longer need mascara. In fact, you should not use it. If you want an extra ‘pop’ you can apply mascara to the tips only. Do this with a light hand. Anything more will look clumpy and can ruin your extensions.
Oil based products and removers cannot be used on your new lashes. Therefore, any mascara you choose cannot be water-proof or you will not be able to remove it.
Because eyelash extensions eliminate the need for mascara, they are perfect for those women who struggle with sensitivity to eye makeup. If you want more information on eyelash extensions, contact Illuminari MedSpa. We serve clients in Agoura Hills and the surrounding areas.