Can you wear mascara when you have eyelash extensions? This is a question that deserves further explanation.
Eyelash extensions are a long-lasting way to sport dream lashes without having to worry about knowing how to apply your mascara. But does this then include the fact that one cannot pose at all when wearing one? The answer is no, you can of course continue to wear mascara even when you have eyelash extensions installed. But be careful, it is not without risk and it is better to remember to adopt the right actions, especially when removing makeup.
HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR EYES WHEN YOU HAVE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
When you wear eyelash extensions, you can still apply your usual routine (even your eyelash serum !) and obviously still put makeup on your eyes. But it is important to take a few precautions to preserve the life of the extensions and avoid damaging the natural eyelashes underneath. Here are some tips for applying eye makeup with XXL eyelash extensions or not:
AVOID OIL-BASED PRODUCTS
Oil-based makeup removers, mascaras, eyeliners, eyeshadows, or other greasy products can dissolve eyelash extension glue. You should instead opt for oil-free cosmetics (water-based for example) in order to gently remove eye makeup and preserve eyelash extensions.
GENTLY APPLY YOUR EYE MAKEUP
When applying eye shadow, eyeliner or mascara, you must be gentle and not pull on the application of extensions. We use soft brushes using delicate movements to avoid damaging the extensions but also the natural eyelashes.
USE A GENTLE MASCARA SUITABLE FOR EYELASH EXTENSIONS
In most cases, there is no need to apply mascara to eyelash extensions, as they already give a voluminous and lengthening effect. If you nevertheless wish to add more volume, you will absolutely have to use a mascara specially designed for eyelash extensions and apply it delicately. As for waterproof mascara, it is totally prohibited!
AVOID GLITTER EYESHADOW OR PARTICLE-BASED PRODUCTS
Particles of glitter (or similar products) can lodge between eyelash extensions and cause irritation… It is best to avoid them or use them with caution.
HOW TO REMOVE EYE MAKEUP WHEN YOU HAVE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
When you have eyelash extensions and remove your eye makeup, you have to be a lot more careful. We always use an oil-free makeup remover and we take great care not to rub or pull on the synthetic eyelashes. To be effective, use gentle and delicate movements, gently dabbing to remove makeup and all traces of mascara on each eyelash extension. We finish by using a small clean mascara brush to clean your extensions and style them to prevent them from getting tangled.
It is always preferable to consult a specialized technician for specific advice depending on the type of extensions installed (Russian volume, natural or other). She will be able to give recommendations adapted to the maintenance of extensions but also to each particular situation.