Below are lists of makeups to avoid and that you can use, without fear, with your eyelash extensions:
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- 5 Makeups To Avoid With Eyelash Extensions:
- 5 Makeups You Can Use With Eyelash Extensions:
- 3 Items In Our Daily Beauty Routine To Take Caution With When Wearing Lash Extensions
- Frequently Asked Questions About Makeup With Eyelash Extensions
- Can I Wear Mascara With Eyelash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Eyeliner With Lash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Waterproof Mascara With Lash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Liquid Eyeliners With Lash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Cream-Based Eyeshadows With Eyelash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Mascara With Fibers With Lash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Waterproof Eyeliner With Lash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Powder-based Eyeshadows With Lash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Gel Eyeliners With Eyelash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Water-Based Eyeliner With Lash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Highlighter With Lash Extensions?
- Can I Wear Blush With Eyelash Extensions?
5 Makeups To Avoid With Eyelash Extensions:
- Waterproof mascara: Waterproof mascara is oil-based which is a big no no since the oil will damage the lash glue holding on the extension.
- Gel eyeliners: Gel eyeliners can be difficult to remove and may require rubbing or scrubbing, which can damage the extensions. They can be heavier than a liquid or powder eyeliner and can collect on your lash extensions and become difficult to remove.
- Cream-based eyeshadows: Cream-based eyeshadows can be difficult to remove and may cause the eyelash extensions to become clumpy or stick together.
- Mascara with fibers: Mascara with fibers can be difficult to remove and may cause the extensions to become tangled or clumpy.
- Waterproof eyeliner: Waterproof eyeliner can be difficult to remove and may cause the extensions to become clumpy or stick together.
In general, it’s best to stick to non-oil-based and non-waterproof makeup products when you have eyelash extensions. Also, avoid rubbing or tugging at the extensions, as this can cause them to fall out or become damaged.
5 Makeups You Can Use With Eyelash Extensions:
- Powder-based eyeshadows: Powder-based eyeshadows are easy to remove and do not typically cause the eyelash extensions to become clumpy or stick together.
- Mascara for eyelash extensions: There are specially formulated mascaras available that are safe to use with eyelash extensions. These mascaras are designed to be easy to remove and will not cause damage to the extensions.
- Water-based eyeliner: Water-based eyeliners are safe to use with eyelash extensions and are easy to remove.
- Highlighter: A highlighter can be safely applied to the brow bone and the inner corners of the eyes to enhance the look of the eyelash extensions.
- Blush: Blush can be safely applied to the cheeks to add color to the face without causing damage to the eyelash extensions.
You can wear most, if not all face makeup when you have eyelash extensions, however, you’ll want to make sure (Important) that all the makeup you are using is oil free makeup products, especially any makeup that will be applied around the eye area like foundation, concealer, and makeup primer.
Any moisturizer or products you use in your daily routine may need to be changed if any of them contain oils.
3 Items In Our Daily Beauty Routine To Take Caution With When Wearing Lash Extensions
- Setting Spray: Make sure you cover your natural lashes when applying it. This is because setting spray has a lot of alcohol-based ingredients which can break the adhesive bond between your lash extensions and your natural lash line.
The setting spray residue may also settle in your lashes and become sticky, causing your lashes to stick together and will be hard to remove with an oil free makeup remover.
- Hair Spray: This contains a lot of alcohol-based ingredients which can alter the adhesive on your lashes.
While they are ok to use you need to make sure you don’t get it on your lashes to prevent the lash glue from loosening its hold.
- Dry Shampoo: Due to high quantities of alcohol it can alter the adhesive on your lashes, so it’s best to keep your eyes covered when applying these or avoid using dry shampoo for the period when you have eyelash extensions applied.
Frequently Asked Questions About Makeup With Eyelash Extensions
Can I Wear Mascara With Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, you can wear mascara with eyelash extensions.
Water-based mascaras or oil free mascaras are recommended to be worn with eyelash extensions, as mascaras that contain oil will weaken the bonding agents that hold your lash extensions in place on your natural lashes.
As the bonding glue loosens and then re-dries, it can dry and cause some of your lashes to stick together so they’ll look wiry instead of fluttery. The weakening of the bonding glue can also cause your extensions to fall out entirely and you can be left with very sparse eyelashes.
For this reason, beauty stylists may caution you on wearing mascara with lash extensions altogether as it significantly reduces the lifespan of your eyelash extensions.
The recommended time to start wearing mascara with your eyelash extensions is when they’re coming to the end of their life and you need to fill in the gaps using the mascara until you can get to your next appointment. So if you do want to keep your eyelash extensions in the best condition possible, then it’s probably best to avoid mascara or at least only use it on your bottom lashes to even things out.
Can I Wear Eyeliner With Lash Extensions?
Yes, you can wear eyeliner with lash extensions but you should try to wear as little as possible as taking it off can weaken the lash adhesive and cause your lashes to fall off.
You’ll also need to make sure that the eyeliner you’re wearing is oil free as this can easily weaken the lashes. Liquid and cream eyeliner products can also easily build up on your lashes meaning you’ll have to carry out more maintenance on your lashes and also clean them more which will tug at the adhesive.
You should always avoid wearing waterproof eyeliner with lash extensions as this will be impossible to remove without a heavy-duty oil makeup remover and without tugging vigorously at your lash line which will cause the lashes to loosen and to fall out. Read our article on how to remove eyeliner
The best kind of eyeliner to use on your lash line is powder eyeliner as this can easily be removed with oil-free micellar water or cleanser.
Depending on what style of eyelash extensions you get, there may not be a need to wear any additional eye makeup as your lashes may already create a dramatic or winged effect that nicely shapes your eyes.
Can I Wear Waterproof Mascara With Lash Extensions?
No, It’s generally not advisable to use waterproof mascara when you have lash extensions. This is because the mascara is oil-based and is hard to remove and can cause the extensions to fall out early. Furthermore, some waterproof mascara products contain chemicals that may harm the adhesive used to attach the lash extensions.
If you really need to use mascara with your lash extensions, it’s better to opt for a water-based or oil-free mascara. However, bear in mind that even these kinds of mascara can cause the lash extensions to stick together and potentially cause damage.
Can I Wear Liquid Eyeliners With Lash Extensions?
Yes, you can wear liquid eyeliners with lash extensions as long as they are water-based and oil free, but it’s essential to use caution and apply them carefully.
Can I Wear Cream-Based Eyeshadows With Eyelash Extensions?
No, you should avoid cream-based eyeshadow after getting your Lash extension or choose oil free makeup instead. The oil in these products may disrupt the treatment, and the oil can cause the adhesive on your new Lashes to degrade.
Can I Wear Mascara With Fibers With Lash Extensions?
No, you shouldn’t wear mascara with fibers with extensions. Mascara with fibers can be difficult to remove and may cause the extensions to become tangled or clumpy.
Can I Wear Waterproof Eyeliner With Lash Extensions?
No, Waterproof eyeliner is oil-based and can be difficult to remove and may cause the extensions to become clumpy or stick together, while degrading the lash glue holding the extensions in place.
Can I Wear Powder-based Eyeshadows With Lash Extensions?
Yes, Powder based eyeshadows are perfectly fine to wear with eyelash extensions. You need to avoid oil-based eyeshadows so they don’t interfere with the lash adhesive.
Can I Wear Gel Eyeliners With Eyelash Extensions?
No, you should stay away from gel eyeliners because they are oil-based. Oil will destroy the hold of your eyelashes by degrading the glue holding your extensions on. Gel eyeliners also can be difficult to remove and may require rubbing or scrubbing, which can damage the extensions as well.
Can I Wear Water-Based Eyeliner With Lash Extensions?
Yes, you can absolutely wear water-based eyeliner. They are easy to remove and since they don’t have oil in them you don’t have to worry about the eyeliner messing with the lash glue holding on your extensions.
Can I Wear Highlighter With Lash Extensions?
Yes, you can absolutely wear highlighter just make sure it is an oil free makeup product so it doesn’t affect the adhesive if it happens to get on the extensions.
Can I Wear Blush With Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, you can wear blush however just make sure to keep it away from your lash extensions since they typically contain oil.
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