Eyelashes are not just hairs that innocently frames our eyelids. They are gifts from the divine that protect our eyes from dust, sweat, and other mysterious particles. And because our eyes are the windows to our souls, our eyelashes put expression on our personality with the way we flutter and bat them.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the lashes that we bat and flutter look long, thick and immaculately lush? But do we have to be born with long and thick eyelashes to be able to have dreamy eyes? Not necessarily! All it takes is the expert touch and skilled hands of the magical lash extension technician.
Eyelash extensions do magic for our lashes as long as they are correctly applied, in such a way that there are no globs of the adhesive left behind and that each extension is separated from the other. Nothing ruins the effect of lash extensions other than globs of glue and lash strands clumped together- so make sure you find a qualified technician.
To enhance the extensions even further, apply specially-formulated mascara (regular store-bought mascara will break down the bond) to the base of the lashes with the mascara wand use the wand in an up and down motion to “wiggle” the lashes into place. Afterwards, carefully brush the mascara to the ends of the lashes with the use of a lash comb.
Thicken the lashes even more by applying a second coat of the mascara, and be sure to do it before the first coat dries, or else you will only end up clumping the lashes. Also, only use an approved heated lash curler to give the lashes an extra boost. Lash curlers work more effectively if preheated prior to the curling.
The lash extensions last the longest when you follow the directions your technician will provide. Be sure to ask all the questions you need to feel comfortable with the new lashes. An exceptional technician will always provide you with the guidance you need.
Angela Ruiz is the owner of Lash Love based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. As an advanced Eyelash Artist, her portfolio ranges from Hollywood, Salt Lake City, Toronto, and Montreal. Visit http://www.lash-love.com She is also the founder of DreamLash, premium eyelash extensions supplier and training center.