Are eyelash extensions right for me?
29th January, 2019
Eyelash extensions are a popular beauty treatment for accentuating the eyes, but they’re not right for everyone.
Waking up every day with beautiful, long, thick lashes is an appealing thought. But before rushing out and getting eyelash extensions it’s important to know the facts and have explored the alternatives.
Eyelash extensions are available in different lengths, styles and textures to help you to achieve the look you desire. Having the extensions applied involves individual fake lashes being stuck to your own eyelashes and should be painless. Applying eyelash extensions for the first time usually takes between 90 mins and 2 hours.
Key information about eyelash extensions
You should avoid mascara and heavy eye makeup – After having eyelash extensions applied it’s best to keep your eye makeup natural. Mascara and other eye makeup can contain oil which will loosen the adhesive and cause your extensions to drop out. Makeup remover that contains oil is also a big no-no for the same reason.
They will still require some maintenance - Whilst eyelash extensions give you eyes that pop without the need for constant application of makeup, they will still require some light maintenance. Daily brushing will keep them looking neat and tidy.
How long do they last? - If you want to keep the look, eyelash extensions require regular filling in which can become costly. Extensions typically last 6 – 8 weeks but will probably need filling in within 3 – 4 weeks.
There is a risk of infection – Although it is a minimal risk, it is possible to pick up eye infections or for eyes to become irritated by the application of eyelash extensions.
Avoid eyelash extensions if:
- you have thyroid problems
- you are undergoing chemotherapy.
- you are allergic to latex
- you want to wear heavy eye makeup.
Eyelash serum as an alternative to eyelash extensions
If eyelash extensions aren’t a suitable option for you, or you don’t like the idea of having adhesive applied so close to your eyes, then eyelash serum could provide an excellent alternative.
Eyelash serum, sometimes referred to as Bimatoprost, Lumigan or Latisse, is easy to apply yourself at home using the applicator provided.
Within four weeks of using the serum you can expect to achieve thicker, longer and fuller lashes, with results continuing to improve for up to three months.
To find out more about eyelash serum treatment, or to book a free consultation, give our friendly team a call on 0161 327 0969.