FAQs About Eyelash Extensions

What do you need to know about eyelash extensions? If you're considering this semi-permanent alternative to lengthening mascara products or stick-on lashes, take a look at the top questions.

What Are Extensions?

Extensions are faux eyelashes that you don't put on or remove yourself. Unlike the older option, you won't need to glue or stick an extension across your eyelash line. Instead, a professional applies each lash (strand by strand) onto your natural existing lashes. If you have hair extensions, know someone with hair extensions, or know what hair extensions are, you can easily understand how the lash version works.

Why Would You Get Extensions?

Again, think of hair extensions to get a better understanding of the lash alternative. If you have shorter or thinner hair, you might choose extensions to create a long, lush, flowing mane of thick locks. Likewise, lash extensions can thicken and lengthen your eyelashes.

You may have already tried other cosmetic treatments or products to change the look or feel of your eyelashes. Popular picks include lengthening mascara, thickening mascara, lash serums, or press-on/glue-on fake lashes. While these can add the illusion of volume or temporarily lengthen your lashes, these options require constant use and care. Extensions are semi-permanent. This means that they will stay on for more than just a few days—but are removable if you change your mind and don't want longer lashes in the future.

Do Extensions Look Like Natural Eyelashes?

The answer to this question depends on the extensions you choose. There isn't one extension option that works for everyone. Before you choose extensions, talk to a professional about your lash goals. Do you want dramatic, long lashes or just to fill in your natural-looking lash line? Does a curled look matter to you or do you prefer a slight bend? How much volume do you need to add?

These questions can help you to decide on the length, thickness, style, and material that best matches your needs. If you have damaged or short lashes, you might prefer a natural look. But if you already have longer lashes or you have a special event in the near future, you may want longer extensions.

Do You Need To Use Mascara With Extensions?

Most people will not need to use mascara with lash extensions. Water-resistant eyelash extensions provide a full, longer lash look 24-7 in almost every condition. This means you won't have to worry about mascara running down your face after a dip in the pool or on your beach vacation.

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