Women often ask if they can put mascara on over their eyelash extensions.
Why? You’ve just spent a significant chunk of money on lash extensions, you shouldn’t need to put mascara! That’s the beauty of eyelash extensions! You just wake up in the morning and you’re ready to go. However, it’s still something we are often asked.
Our response is NEVER apply mascara to hybrid or volume lashes, and to try to avoid it with classic lashes.
The reason for never applying to hybrids or volume lashes is that you have fans applied to your lashes and applying mascara will close the fans and leave your lashes a clumpy mess.
We always warn that while you can wear mascara with your lash extensions, it can shorten the life of extensions dramatically and it’s not recommended. The brush can also potentially pull on your lashes and cause them to be damaged, loosened, or removed.
However, if you have very light eyelashes, and it’s almost time for a fill but you have an event, or need to add a bit of drama your lashes, you might decide to put mascara onto your natural lashes that are exposed. Be aware that this will mean your lash tech will have to take extra time at your fill to remove the mascara which can reduce the amount of time filling your lashes.
If you do decide to opt for mascara over your lash extensions, DO NOT use waterproof mascara as it requires an oil-based make-up remover which will break down the glue adhering the lash extension to the natural lash. Use a water-based mascara. Mascara absolutely can be worn on your bottom lashes.
If your lash extensions have been applied properly, there should be no need to add mascara over the top of them as there should still be plenty left come fill time!
What's so great about fake eyelashes? What isn't so great should be the question! False eyelashes, especially 3D mink eyelashes, can be used for regular day wear or for a night on the town! They are so versatile and easy to apply. With 8 styles to choose from, you can wear a daytime pair, such as the 'Gray' fake eyelashes, and carry the nighttime version, 'Emmy' with you in your purse - the hard cover, magnetic fake eyelash box means it's easy to pop your second pair in your purse, and switch them over as easily as changing your outfit!
Sophie' fake eyelashes are our lightest 3D Mink false eyelashes, perfect for a day at the beach, in the office, or simply for drinking wine on the patio with your ladies. 'Cheyanne' is our most dramatic nighttime look. Your eyelashes will look thick, dark, long and strong - it's how we like out lashes, and our men round here!
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This is a very common question that ladies have, and the answer is YES (in most cases)! KES Lashes are applied right above your own lash line, therefore they do not come into contact with your contact lenses.
Applying false eyelashes for one special night or occasion (like your wedding or prom) will probably be fine, however if you plan on using false eyelashes every day you may be putting your lenses at risk. Some doctors and lens manufacturers say to never wear false lashes, so it’s always best to consult your optometrist before you try it.
When applying fake eyelashes and makeup with contact lenses, take the following steps:
For some people, the combination of glue, lenses and eyes will be too much, and you'll find your eyes watering. In these cases, unfortunately, strip lashes probably are not going to work for you :(
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1. Pull them off gently and don’t touch the lashes
How long your fake eyelashes will last also depends on how well you take care of them. When taking off your fake eyelashes pull them off carefully, avoiding touching the lashes themselves, just pull gently on the band and start from the outer corners of your eye. If the glue is being particularly stubborn, apply a drop or two of water to a q-tip and rub it along the lash line.
2. Avoid using mascara on the false eyelashes
With KES Lashes you wont need mascara. However. If you insist on wearing it, make sure it’s applied only to your natural lash, and applied before you put the fake eyelashes on. Keep the fake eyelash as free from makeup as possible and this will keep them looking fresh for longer.
3. Clean your false eyelashes properly
If you’ve followed the above steps, your fake eyelashes should be free from makeup. Use a small amount of water to remove any excess makeup and leave them to dry.
4. Store them in their box
Storing your false eyelashes in their original eyelash box will help them maintain their curve, and keep them free from bacteria, dirt and dust.
Follow these simple steps and your fake eyelashes will last you many nights out, and be worth investing a few additional dollars into a good pair.
I want to talk a little about the risks associated with waxing, as there are some. Most people like to think that there will be no negative side effects from any beauty procedures they undertake, but that's simply not true. Just as with eyelash extensions there is the risk that you might be allergic to the glue and have a negative reaction, with waxing, your skin may react to the wax, and there is a possibility that the skin can burn or tear. You are having hot wax placed on your skin and ripped off after-all!
Wax burns are the least likely side-effect of waxing, especially if you go to a reputable salon. It tends to happen more often with at-home waxing. If the wax is so hot that it causes a burn on the skin, then you should rethink going to that salon again! This simply should NOT happen, but just in case it does, here's what you need to do:
Skin Tears or Lifting
Skin is sensitive, and everyone's skin reacts differently to waxing. Certain products, such as Retinol can make the skin thinner and more prone to lifting or tearing, but unfortunately, it is a risk for anyone undertaking a wax.
Skin lifting happens when both dead and live skin are pulled off with the wax, creating an abrasion similar to scraping one’s knee. The client may not realize that they have an abrasion until a day or two later when a scab begins to form. Here are some reasons why the skin lifts:
The good news is, with proper treatment, skin damaged by lifting or tearing will heal and not leave a permanent scar:
Redness, Rash or Bumps
Waxing not only pulls the hair out of the follicle; it pulls at the skin too, which can lead to skin irritations.
Other side effects of waxing
Every method of hair removal has some potential side-effects and waxing is no exception. Waxing remains popular because it is quick, inexpensive, and provides longer lasting results than shaving or hair removal creams. However, it's important to be fully educated on the potential side-effects of waxing before you book an appointment, and understand that these side-effects could happen to you. In most cases, the chances of anything very negative occurring are low, however, the more common side effects are more likely, so you need to be prepared.
Once you found a pair of fake eyelashes that you love, it’s understandable that you’re going to want to wear them over and over! So how many times can you reuse fake eyelashes before they need replacing?
This post covers the life span of different types of false eyelashes and how to care for your eyelashes so you can get the most use out of them.
Can you reuse fake eyelashes?
The good news is YES! Yes you can reuse false eyelashes, but how many times you can reuse your fake eyelashes depends on how the eyelashes are made, the material that has been used, and how well you take care of your false eyelashes.
How many times can you reuse false eyelashes?
How many times you can reuse your false eyelashes all depends on the quality of your fake eyelashes and how well you clean and care for them.
A cheap brand like Ardell can be worn 4-5 times, whereas investing a little more buying a more durable brand of fake eyelashes (like KES Lashes) will mean they can be worn up to 20 times with the right care. Our false eyelashes have a thicker band than Ardell lashes which adds to their durability.
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This post is dedicated purely to a side-by-side comparison of Ardell False Eyelashes and KES Strip EyeLashes so you know what to expect when you buy either brand.
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Congratulations! You've bought a pair of the greatest fake eyelashes you can buy. These false eyelashes are reusable multiple times. They are 3D, made from 100% real mink. However, there are some special care instructions that must be adhered to in order to get the most wear from your sparkling new false eyelashes.
Be gentle with your false eyelashes
Grasp the fake eyelashes by the band when picking up. Don’t tug when applying or removing. If you find it difficult to remove the false eyelashes from your eyelid, dampen a cotton swab with water and rub it gently over the band to loosen the glue. If dried glue builds up on the band of your fake eyelashes, gently peel it off with your fingertips.
Apply mascara with care - do not apply to the fake eyelash
Applying mascara to the fake eyelash can cause damage, so only apply to your natural eyelashes first, let it dry, then apply the false eyelash.
Proper storage of your fake eyelashes is key
Store in the original packaging to maintain the lash shape and to keep them clean and protected from dirt, dust and bacteria.
Have fun with your lashes!
Asking which is better, eyelash extensions or fake eyelashes is like asking which is better, men or women (and the answer is always women! jk). They are completely different products that work best in different ways for different people.
Here are some of the pros and cons of each:
Eyelash Extension Pros:
Ultimately, some people’s lash extensions last longer than others, and even on the same person sometimes they will last longer than others. It really comes down to a few things:
Ultimately, the better care you take of your lashes, the longer they will last. Check out these lashes that are three weeks old and still looking damn good!