How much time do you put into the way you look every day? While this number is different for everyone, investing some time into your appearance can really help you to go out into the world more confidently and feel better about yourself. I started going to spas and salons a few months back, and it was really nifty to see how many services they offered that could really improve my life. I decided that it would be incredible to work with other people to teach them about spas and salons, since they can make you feel renewed and refreshed.
You love eye makeup, but you also want to try lash extensions. Don't worry, the two can coexist. However, if you want to wear eye makeup but you also want your lash extensions to last, there are some steps you need to take and some things you need to consider.
If you add a liner to your upper eyelid, make sure the product is not waterproof. Waterproof liners won't wear away easily when you wash your face and will generally require a little elbow grease for removal. The friction caused in the process can dislodge your lash extensions. A regular liner might not be ideal for crying or sweating, but it's best for your extensions.
Try not to put your eyeshadow directly on top of your lash line. A small gap between the lash line and your shadow line is best and almost impossible for anyone to detect. Removing eyeshadow, especially highly pigmented blends, is a bit of challenge and might cause you to rub your eyelid. Again, any rubbing near the lash line can loosen the lash adhesive.
Oil-based cleaners are excellent for breaking down makeup at the end of the day, but the chemicals in these products are also great for breaking down lash extension adhesive. No matter how careful you are, you're likely to get some of the product on your lashes. It's best to use a soap-based cleaner on your face when you have extensions on.
Don't use eyeshadow creams for your eye makeup. Eyeshadow creams are heavy and thick and require more force to apply them to the eye. The thing about the adhesive is that you don't just have to rub the lash line to loosen it. As you apply the cream shadow to your eyelid, the forceful movement of your eyelid will also cause movement along the lash line, which can cause the adhesive to loosen.
Ditch regular, heavy mascara and go with a water-based product instead. Water-based mascaras aren't as clumpy and they don't contain fibers that adhere to the lash, which makes them easier to remove. Sure, water-based mascara doesn't provide the same coverage and thickening effects of regular mascara, but if your lashes are applied correctly, it should not matter.
Even if you follow these tips, it's also important to have your lash extensions applied by a professional. Salon- or spa-applied extensions are of better quality and more secure, which makes them more durable. Check out businesses like Citrine Skin and Lash Spa if you are interested in getting lash extensions.