Eyelash Extensions or Enhancement: Which Should I Pick?

April 14, 2022
Eyelash Extensions or Enhancement: Which Should I Pick?

All about eyelash extensions

Lengthier, thicker, and more curved eyelashes for a sure doe look, are the promises of eyelash extensions. 

How are the sessions going, what are the various poses, the benefits, the disadvantages but also the right gestures to adapt? We reveal everything there is to know!

Who can do it?

Whether it is to open up your gaze, replace mascara, highlight the shape of your eyes, or are immensely lazy to put on mascara, anyone is eligible for eyelash extensions, unless they suffer from an eye disease, have had recent surgery, or chemotherapy.

How to choose your pose of extensions?

Whether you are discreet or extravagant, there is something for everyone! Long, short, more or less curved, colored, eyelash extensions are above all applied to enhance your look and match you. 

Several postures exist genuine, full, varied, Russian volume, drastic Russian volume, running from a guileless and prudent result to a laden and cultivated volume pose. You can ask your technician for advice, who will know which one will enhance your eyes the most according to their shape and the density of your lash base.

How is the pose?

The specialist puts you in a lying position (when you are relaxed, the moment of the session is very pleasant and many of them fall asleep!) and begins work. 

The application consists of adding a hypoallergenic synthetic fiber silk extension to each eyelash, 1 by 1. With tweezers, the specialist will isolate your natural eyelash and use a second tweezer to apply the synthetic eyelash (or bunches of eyelashes, it all depends on the application) a few millimeters from your eyelid, after first dipping it in a special glue.

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Eyelash extensions are primarily applied to replace mascara and are therefore generally black in color to stand out well on the eyes. However, some technicians offer colored eyelashes to reveal the original personalities of their clients.

How long can extensions last?

Being positioned on your authentic eyelashes, the attachments fail at the exact time as your eyelashes. Like all hair in the human body, eyelashes have a life cycle and are renewed every 4 to 6 weeks. 

It is of course possible to resume an appointment after 3 weeks when more than half of the extensions are still present, in order to proceed with a touch-up, allowing you to extend your application by a few weeks. In any case, remember that the only secret to extensions that last a long time is good maintenance!

Do they damage the eyelashes?

This is the question that comes up the most and which represents the biggest obstacle, it is quite normal to ask it, the health of your eyelashes is essential. 

However, the answer is no. The specialist only puts a synthetic eyelash on your natural eyelash and yes! the installation is carried out correctly and that you take care of it, there is no risk. They will fall out naturally, following the natural cycle of your eyelashes.

The best advice will be to be careful when making your appointments, beware of prices that are too attractive, and always make an appointment with a professional, otherwise, you and your lashes will risk regretting it…

How to take care of your extensions?

At the end of your application, the specialist should offer you a small brush, if not, go to a Sephora and kindly ask for a small brush (to test mascara) for your eyelashes and you’re done! 

It will be essential to brush them regularly: gently brush the eyelashes morning and evening. For make-up removal, avoid all oil-based ingredients, and voila!

To finish with the extensions, it is a method that is not harmful to your eyelashes, it is however advisable to space out the poses in order to let your natural eyelashes breathe. Yes, it is essential so that they can accommodate the next expansions in the best conditions!

Eyelash lift: what is it?

Less well known than perms or tinting, eyelash enhancement offers a nice curve to your eyelashes in order to have an “eyelash curler” effect but over the long term. This method beautifies and opens the look while remaining natural, the perfect alternative to mascara?

How does the enhancement take place?

As with extensions, although the method is harmless, it is essential to make an appointment with professionals and avoid too low prices.

During the meeting, the expert will put a silicone patch on your top eyelid after examining the form of your eye, as well as the consistency, size, and thickness of your eyelashes. 

The first step is to stick your eyelashes to the patch one by one using tweezers r and a cotton swab. After about fifteen minutes, they take on the shape of the base of the patch, which is slightly domed. 

Then, when they are removed, the professional arranges a product for 15 minutes in order to correct the curvature and coloring can be offered in extra, to illustrate her look and obtain a natural smoldering look!

Does the enhancement damage the eyelashes?

No, it does not damage the eyelashes but it is, however, preferable to space out the sessions because, by dint of repetitions, it could harm the quality of your eyelashes. 

The pose can be unpleasant for some people who can’t stand the smells of the products, but nothing too bad, it’s a harmless method that promises natural results that last up to 5 weeks!

What is the recommended maintenance?

There is no particular maintenance when you use an eyelash enhancement, however, there are some tips to adapt if you want to take care of it. 

When removing makeup, choose micellar waters or cleansing milks, avoid anything that is too oily because it could reduce the curved effect of your dream eyelashes!

As you will have understood, eyelash extensions are more of an alternative to mascara with a more intense and visible effect, while the enhancement will allow you to curve your natural eyelashes while remaining discreet. 

Both methods are safe, as long as you don’t overdo it and accept small breaks for the good of your lashes!

So, are you more eyelash extensions or enhancement? Have you ever tried any of these methods?

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Margaud Raynaud is a beauty expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge and tips with others and has a particular interest in skincare and makeup. When she's not writing about health and beauty, Margaud enjoys trying out new products and experimenting with different looks. Follow her blog for expert advice and inspiration for living your best life.

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