Though you can improve your looks by using dozens of makeup methods but if you have very thin or short eyelashes then getting eyelash EXTENSIONS can be the right option for you. The TUTORIAL provided here under can help you in getting eyelash extensions perfectly.
CHOOSING THE EYELASH EXTENSIONS OF THE RIGHT TYPE
You can find various types of eyelash extensions in the market including mink, silk and synthetic, etc. You should choose the extensions of the right types according to their thickness and length to make you look different from before. For instance, to give a cat-like look to your eyes you should choose eyelashes with a few millimeters lengthier. You can also choose extensions in different colors to look a bit bolder.
CONTACT A PROFESSIONAL TO GET EXTENSIONS PERFECTLY
Though you may know someone who can use a DIY kit to provide you eyelash extensions but to get them perfectly it is always advised to contact a professional service in this regard. You may have to suffer from certain side-effects if a wrong technique is used in this regard. A space or gap between your natural lashes and extensions, irritation or losing the extensions can be some of the problems you may come across while getting eyelash extensions through inexperienced persons. You should read reviews of the service providers before engaging an experienced professional for this purpose.
MUST HAVE A PATCH TEST
Your skin can be sensitive to the glue used to fit eyelash extensions. Many women lose their extensions due to this reason. So it is necessary to have a patch test to assure that your skin is not sensitive to the glue that will be used by the professional to fix extensions.
APPLY STICKERS UNDER THE EYES
After having a patch test and before applying the glue to your natural eyelashes you should apply gel patches or stickers under the eyes, but not too close to the eyes. The professional should place the sticker on the lower lash 3-4 mm away from the line of the lower lash so that it can form a seal between upper and lower eyelids without leaving any gap.
CHOOSE EXTENSIONS OF THE RIGHT LENGTH
Normally eyelash extensions are available 6-14 mm long so that you can choose as per the length of your natural eyelashes. Usually, 8mm long extensions are used in the internal corners of the eyes to avoid looking like a clown. Shorter extensions can create empty gaps whereas longer ones can make your lash line look thicker. So, to create a natural look you should choose extensions of the right length.
In order to pick-up extensions quickly while placing them on your natural lashes you should take them out of their case on your vinyl pad. You should use a tweezers to pick-up the extensions at a 90-degree angle from their tapered end for accurate and quick application.
DIP EXTENSIONS INTO ADHESIVE
When you have picked-up an extension properly then you can dip it into the adhesive, you have already tested, to apply it effectively on the base of the extension. Before applying for the extensions you should wipe off the excess adhesive from it.
SWIPE AND ISOLATE
While applying for extensions on the natural lashes you should first use curved tweezers to isolate them. Now swipe the extension along natural lash from its tapered end. Now, coat adhesive from the base of the natural lash to its tips, without leaving any gaps and spread it to make it smooth.
SET THE EXTENSION
After coating the adhesive on natural eyelashes you should set and release the extension on it, nearly to 1 mm apart from the eyelid line. The lash should be parallel to the other lashes and facing upwards. There should not be any bead of the glue on the extension. After setting the extension you should not touch it. You should repeat the same process to set an extension on the opposite lash unless you are not able to isolate natural lashes
SEPARATE THE EXTENSIONS AND LASHES
Your natural lashes or extensions should not stick together after completing the process. You can separate extensions from others by using a set of tweezers. You can separate them by holding them horizontally into the tweezers before the adhesive dries completely. You should avoid putting any tension or pulling the natural lashes vertically for this purpose.
LET THE EXTENSIONS DRY
Your professional should allow the newly applied extensions to dry for at least 3-4 minutes after the process on all the natural eyelashes is complete. After three minutes, she should spray some distilled water on the lash extensions and perform the process of separating them after drying them for 3 minutes more. Though this process of applying lash extensions is a bit slow still it is good to reduce the risk of damaging natural eyelashes.
MAINTAIN THE FRESH LOOKS OF YOUR EYELASHES WITH PROPER AFTERCARE
Some of the experts are of the view that after completing the process of applying for extensions on all of your natural eyelashes, you should take care of them in routine to maintain their natural looks for long. For the first 24 hours, you should not expose your eyes to water and heat. It will allow the glue to set properly. According to them, you can use lukewarm water to wash your face but you will have to avoid using a towel to rub your eyes as it will damage your extensions as well as eyelashes.
After having eyelash extensions you should also use beauty products o your face carefully to maintain their looks for long. For instance, you want to use eyeliner in your eyes, then you should use it carefully as it can damage the new looks of your eyes. Similarly, you should consult your professional before using makeup removers, foundations, liquid eyeliners and mascaras on your face.
Thus, you can have eyelash EXTENSIONS by following the procedure discussed in this TUTORIAL but they may not last forever. You can enjoy their new looks depending upon the length of the cycle of your natural eyelashes. The life of your extensions can be 6-8 weeks depending upon the aftercare you have taken.