Tired of looking for the perfect mascara? Then consider trying eyelash extensions as another means of enhancing your eyes. Eyelash extensions are designed to make people look like they have fuller lashes without mascara. These lash extensions were first used in Asia in the 1990’s and were mostly used by actresses and models. Salons in the U.S. started offering this technique in the early 2000’s.
Eyelash extensions are not applied in strips like false eyelashes. They are glued to your natural lashes. As a result, you get more natural looking eyelashes. The procedure takes about one and a half hours to three hours. About 30 to 80 lashes are applied with the help of a cyanoacrylate adhesive. This adhesive softens up after drying and bonds with natural lashes. Although, black eyelashes are preferred by most women, they are also available in funky colors like brown, purple, green etc. If you want to try an eyelash extensions, then you can go for at-home application. At-homelash extensions generally last up to 15 days, while those applied in a salon can last anywhere from six to eight weeks before they begin to fall out. The bonding agent in lash extension adhesive allows lashes to be worn while showering, swimming and exercising, although direct running water on lashes should be avoided. At-home application usually takes about half an hour or more.
The benefits of using lash extensions; if you have downturned eyes and want to open them up to keep from looking tired or older than your years, eyelash extensions are an option to consider before the potentially more dangerous process of eyelash perming. With extensions, you no longer have to fuss with false eyelashes as part of a time-consuming beauty regimen every time you want to look your best. You don’t have to constantly check in the mirror either for possible mascara smudges under your eyes. Along the same lines, you can cry without worrying that your eye makeup is leaving unattractive black streaks on your face. And for consideration; when applying the upper lashes, the lower ones have to be covered properly while the glue dries so the lashes don’t accidentally bond together. Also, you can have an allergic reaction to the adhesive used to hold the lashes in place, which can be painful or uncomfortable, so you need to be careful when using eyelash extensions. For convenience, visit a professional/makeup artist to achieve the best result.