Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well!
I get a lot of questions about eyelash extensions, so I decided to write up a little Q&A post with all of your questions, as I know when I was deciding whether or not to get them I wanted to find a blog or an online post answering all the random little questions I had, but I couldn’t seem to find any. I think I’ve covered all bases here, but obviously if you’ve got any more questions then just DM me on Instagram @thebrightongirl.
Who does your eyelash extensions, and where do you go for them?
I get my eyelash extensions done by either Taylor or Kayleigh at The Lanes Health & Beauty which is at 5 Market Street in Brighton, BN1 1HH. They are both amazing, and I love the salon so much. I’d thoroughly recommend going there if you live in Brighton/Hove, Sussex, or a commutable distance. You can have a look at their website http://www.thelaneshealthandbeauty.com/ if you want more information or they’ve got a lot of before and their Instagram which is @thelaneshealthandbeauty.
What is the process of eyelash extensions?
They are silk or synthetic lashes that are placed on your natural lashes. The ones that The Lanes Health & Beauty offer are silk lashes. They use lashes that fit the size/thickness and curl of your natural lashes, and are the closest resemblance to them.
How long do they take to apply?
A full set which is what I get, takes an hour and a half, and a half set take about 45 minutes.
How often do you need them re-done?
I get infills every 2 weeks, which suits my lash cycle perfectly. You can get infills as regularly as you want, every week if you wanted to, and some people can last up to 3-4 weeks for infills.
Does getting eyelash extensions hurt?
Not in the slightest – you can barely feel anything. When you open your eyes sometimes it can sting for about 5 seconds as you’ve had your eyes closed for so long, but that lasts all of a few seconds, and only happened to me my first few times.
Do they damage your natural lashes?
Your natural lashes fall out all the time, even without lash extensions, we just don’t notice as much, as they’re a lot less noticeable than a lash extension falling out. If you don’t pull your lash extensions out, and you take good care of them with not getting oily products in them, or using mascara over the top, then they will stay in good condition and so will your natural lashes. Obviously, a few more lashes may come out than if you didn’t have them, due to the fact sometimes a lash will go a bit wayward and you will end up pulling it out, but that’s about it.
Will my natural lashes stop growing whilst I have extensions?
No – your lashes don’t know that anything is different, they will keep growing even with having lash extensions as it makes no difference to them whatsoever.
If I get them removed, will my natural lashes be thinner and shorter?
Lash extensions make no difference to the natural bonds or look of your lashes – they don’t change the make up of them at all. You may think they look thinner or shorter because you’re used to having the extensions, but realistically they aren’t, unless you’ve pulled some out.
Can I wear eye makeup with them?
Yes, you can, just don’t wear mascara because A) There’s no point, you don’t need it with the extensions and B) It’ll result in them getting tangled and clumpy. You can wear eyeshadow and eyeliner, just be very careful removing it, don’t rub your eyes with a makeup wipe. I dip a cotton bud in micellar water and gently remove it that way. I have found I don’t wear very much eye makeup with them though, as I don’t feel like I need to.
Can you get them wet?
After getting them done, try not to get them wet at all for 24 hours, and after that I would avoid an excess amount of water, for example, I personally wouldn’t stick my face fully under the shower or anything like that as it’ll lead to tangling etc.
How do you take your makeup off/wash your face?
I take my makeup off with micellar water and cotton pads, and then I use a cleanser and a cloth with water and just avoid my eyes. When I splash water on my face, again, I avoid the eye area. It takes a bit of getting used to but within a few days it becomes second nature.
How do you take care of them?
All I did was invest in some mini lash combs and if they’ve become a little bit tangled I just brush them through lightly and it’s job done. I don’t use oily products on my eyes, I don’t use mascara on them, or get them wet, and they serve me well!
I hope this has answered all your questions, and obviously let me know if you have any more.
All my love BGP xx