The main point is that the eyelash glue will need to be able to stick to your natural eyelashes. If your own eyelashes are oily or covered in make-up, the extension lashes simply won’t stick. If you go to your appointment with makeup on, you will merely waste time having it removed. The best thing you can do is to make preparations yourself in advance. These are:
- Make sure your eyelashes are free of all make-up and mascara.
- Since the point is to get rid of any oily residue, don’t use oily make-up remover; use oil-free remover.
- The best procedure is to use a cotton pad with make-up remover and gently move across both eyes.
- At the end, rinse the eye area thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Make sure your eyes are dry before work begins applying the extensions.
- It’s a good idea to comb your upper lashes with an eyelash brush. (Eyelash brushes look much like mascara ones.) You can use the brush to separate your eyelashes and smooth them out before treatment. It will also come in in the weeks to come, when you are maintaining your newly extended eyelashes. A gentle brush with an eyelash brush is almost all you will need to do.
- If you wear contact lenses, you should take them off. Although your eyes will be closed during the treatment, it’s not recommended that you have contact lenses on during treatment. So you should remember to take your contact lens case with you. You should only put them back in again 48 hours after treatment (after the glue has had time to cure completely).
- Tint should only be applied to natural lashes, which means that if you want any tinting done, it must be done before any eyelash extensions are added. So the general rule is that eyelash extensions should not be applied until at least 72 hours after any tint was used on the natural lashes. Tint should never be applied once the eyelash extensions are in place.