Eyelash Extensions FAQ

What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are a glamorous new way to extend the length and thickness of natural eyelashes. They are a practical, convenient and beautiful alternative to the daily use of mascara.  Unlike temporary eyelash strips, eyelash extensions are the first innovation in lash lengthening that can be worn daily, without nightly removal.  Because each tapered, microfiber coated polyester lash is bonded to a single natural lash, the final result is of effortless glamor and difficult to detect even close up. 
What Happens During An Eyelash Extension Application?
Your procedure will be safe, painless and relaxing. You will be asked to lie down, close your eyes and take a nap. First, I will gently cleanse the eye area. Next, I will apply surgical tape to your bottom lashes to prevent them from interfering with your top lashes or the extensions. Lastly, Coenzyme Q10 anti-wrinkle patches will be applied to protect and brighten the under-eye contour. Extensions will be directly applied on your natural lashes without touching the epidermis. When you open your eyes your final result will be radiant and fabulous. (Be sure you have plans after your appointment to show them off!)
What Is The Duration Of The Procedure & How Long Do They Really Last?
A full set of lashes can take up to 1.5 hours and the results are immediate. You will enjoy longer and thicker eyelashes at last! 
Because Makeup Lady eyelash extensions are properly applied, they can be worn throughout the year with minimal monthly maintenance. Your lashes naturally fall out every 60-90 days and are constantly growing back. To maintain a full, thick glamorous appearance of a new set of lashes I recommend visiting me for fills every 4 weeks based on your own natural lash growth cycle.  
How Many Lashes Will Be Applied During My Service?
As a professional makeup artist, I view facial symmetry from an artist standpoint. With that being said everyone’s eye shape, natural lash density varies and require different amounts of lashes. This is why I don’t count applied lashes- I use as many as are needed to complete your look.  
Can Eyelash Extensions Harm Natural Lashes?
When applied properly, lash extensions will not harm natural lashes.  My eyelash extension application technique allows natural lashes to grow and thrive with extensions.  This technique requires several different “separation” techniques during the application process so each extension is adhered to a single natural lash, in order to prevent interruption of the lash growth cycle.  
Allergies:
Allergies may present themselves if you are allergic to polyester (extensions) or cyanoacrylates (adhesive). This generally happens with  in-proper application where the extension has direct contact with the skin. If an allergy does occur contact us immediately. 
Can Mascara Be Used With Eyelash Extensions?
Mascara is typically not needed with lash extensions. Water-soluble mascara can be worn when you are close to your refill appointment. Waterproof mascara is not recommended for use, as it will dissolve the bond with the lashes. 
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required, but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you do not use heavy water, such as the shower, on your lashes for about 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application. A light Mist is fine.
Once Applied What Is The Proper Way To Care For Lashes?
Nightly conditioning is recommended to maximize the life of the extensions. Use an oil free eye makeup remover for cleaning the lashes and to remove any makeup or debris. Using a lash wand to comb the lashes free of tangles is also recommended. Lastly, you want to condition your lashes using a recommended eyelash conditioner, which will condition your natural lash and extensions.  You shouldn’t leave a hair salon without top-of-the-line hair products – same with your lashes.