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10 Secrets That Eyelash Artists Aren’t Eager to Share

The services of lash artists are becoming more and more popular and if you spend 30 minutes in a mall, you will see a lot of women with eyelash extensions. The demand for these services is really high, so there are a lot of lash artists, but can we trust all of them?

Many female members of the ViralaBuzz team regularly get eyelash extensions. But as it turns out, our lash artists do their jobs in different ways and their recommendations also tend to vary. So, we decided to dive into the blogs of professional lash artists and find the answers to the most popular questions.

1. Can you use mascara on lash extensions?

Even after getting eyelash extensions, sometimes you want to highlight your eyes to make the effect even more dramatic. According to experts, you can use mascara on fake eyelashes, but you need to take several things into account:

  • Mascara will make thick fake lashes look even more artificial. They might just look ridiculous.
  • Regular mascaras might contain oils that will have a chemical reaction with the glue and dissolve it. So, you might start losing the lashes very quickly. You either need to read the list of ingredients very carefully and make sure it doesn’t have any oils in it or use special mascaras made especially for fake lashes.
  • You can’t use water-resistant mascara because you might need special products to remove it that can also dissolve the glue.
  • It is better to put mascara from the tips to the middle of the lashes and not touch the connection point.

2. What should you use to remove makeup?

If you have eyelash extensions, it is better to wash your face with water and water-based beauty products. They don’t remove makeup as fast as special gels, but they won’t dissolve the glue used to fix the lashes either.

3. Can you remove eyelash extensions by yourself?

Not every woman goes to a lash artist to have her fake eyelashes removed. Also, there are times when there is no artist around (like maybe when you’re on vacation). You can remove fake eyelashes by yourself, but don’t do the following things:

  • Use your nails to remove lashes in bunches.
  • Try to dissolve the glue with oil.
  • Cut the fake eyelashes to match the length of your natural ones.

To take fake lashes off, you need a special remover cream.

  • Put the cream on the line with a silicone stick or a cotton swab.
  • Leave it for a little while (usually, around 4 minutes).
  • Separate the lashes with tweezers, pull them by the ends.
  • When you’ve removed all the lashes, clean the skin the way you always do.
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