There are a number of skin care and beauty products out there that can be used in coordination with one another, and a good example here is wearing makeup while also utilizing eyelash extensions. While many people look great with just one or the other, the combination of the two can really bring out your very best look for certain special occasions — as long as you’re approaching this combination properly.
At Seasons Salon and Day Spa, we’re happy to provide the very best eyelash extensions and related spa services in Orem, with our other programs also including areas like facials, massage, hair and more. What are some tips we regularly provide to clients on various parts of the makeup application, wearing and removal process if you have eyelash extensions in? This two-part blog series will go over several.
Avoid Oil-Based Materials Where Possible
Before we get into some specific processes involving makeup, a couple broader tips. The first: Eyelash extensions can be sensitive to oil, so you’ll want to avoid oil-based materials where possible. This means things like waterproof mascara, which can actually be difficult to remove even without extensions in place.
There are some occasions where you might want or need to use waterproof mascara — say, a wedding you’re attending outdoors on a hot day. In that case, our recommendation is that you apply it only to the tips of your lashes, being very careful not to get any on the skin where the extensions are adhered. You’ll also want to use a quality, oil-free makeup remover when it comes time to take everything off at night.
Mascara and Eyelash Extensions
While it’s definitely possible to include mascara in your makeup routine along with eyelash extensions, just know that some care will be required. You’ll want to use a light hand when applying, and always go slow and steady to avoid any mishaps.
The biggest mistake people make here is getting mascara on the skin where their extensions are adhered. If this happens, you can try to carefully remove it with a cotton swab, being very careful not to pull on the extensions themselves. If all else fails, it might be time for a touch-up appointment with your lash artist.
Eyeliner and Eyelash Extensions
For many people, you’ll find that eyeliner is no longer necessary once you have eyelash extensions in place. That’s because the added length and volume of the lashes can really make your eyes “pop” on their own, eliminating the need for liner in many cases.
However, some people prefer to keep liner as part of their makeup routine even with lash extensions — and that’s perfectly fine, too. Our main tip here will be to go with a water-based ink eyeliner that you can easily wash off at the end of the day. Again, be very careful not to get any on the skin where your extensions are adhered.
In part two of our series, we’ll go over some additional tips in these areas. For more on this, or to learn about any of our eyelash extensions, facials or other services for Orem clients, speak to our team at Seasons Salon and Day Spa today.by