You need to wash them carefully
Washing your face is a whole new experience as well, as rubbing your eyes in any way is bad for your eyelash extensions. Instead of the usual method it’s recommended you scrub your lower face and forehead as usual then gently use your fingers around your eye area using as little friction as possible.
You do still need to wash your eyes, as build up from make up or dust can collect, especially along the lash line. To remove eye shadow, use an oil-free make up remover
and an ear bud so you can be extra precise about where you are cleaning and not rub your extensions.
Avoid anything oily - make up removers and cleansers that contain Polyethylene Glycol, Hexalene Glycol, Butylene or Propylene Glycol - or face oils and greasy eye creams, as these can wear down the glue used for your lashes. And if you can’t be bothered to carefully wash your face in sections every morning then makeup remover wipes will become your new best friend.
Our product picks: Almay Eye Makeup Remover Non-Oily Pads
, Mavala Eye Makeup Remover Gel
, Garnier Micellar Extra Gentle Cleansing Wipes
and Dove Cosmetic Wipes
…And comb them
Like your hair you’ll need to brush your lashes. After your shower you’ll notice your lashes look a bit all over the place. Place your finger underneath them and, using a clean and dry spoolie brush
, gently brush your lashes onto your finger, the opposite of how you would put on mascara. A gentle blast from your hairdryer on the cool setting can also help set them in place.
Our product picks:
Use Basics Disposable Mascara Wands
as your spoolies or you can try Cala’s Eyelash and Brow Groomer
You’ll need to go easy on the makeup
After spending all that time and money you are going to want to get the most wear out of your lashes as possible, and this will require a few tweaks to your daily life.
You won’t need to wear mascara - and make sure you don’t, as it will damage your extensions. Also ditch any loose power or glitter eye shadow as these can build up at the root of your lashes and weaken them.
If you just can’t go without a cat-eye then you will need to stick to gel and liquid formula eyeliners, and make sure you apply them just above the lash line.
Our product picks: LA Girl Gel Liner
, Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner
, Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner
and Almay Intense I Colour Gel Liner
Read More. Expert Tips You Need to Know to Apply Eyeliner - Perfectly
If this all sounds a little overwhelming, and you’re feeling that the upkeep and cost may be a bit too much, then consider starting out with a Keratin lash lift
which also delivers pretty impressive results…