Technically you can, however one of the main reasons people have eyelash extensions is to remove the need to wear mascara, which can in turn can reduce your desire to wear other eye make up. If you still wish to wear mascara with your extensions, Xtreme Lashes has created a fantastic mascara to use with them, that can help give them a boost for those extra special occasions.
I specialise in making eyelash extensions look real. It is what I am known for and the reason I have, the clients that I have. I work very closely with the safety of my clients natural lashes. However the final look is down to you. Every set of eyelash extensions is bespoke and unique to each client. However they can look as real or as false as you would like them to, whilst ensuring your natural lashes remain safe at all times.
If you have any major concerns it is always best to book yourself in for a free patch test. However one of the adhesives we use is the only Medical Grade Adhesive on the market and is therefore the safest to use on sensitive people. The adhesive only has a time period of 3 hours to cure, which is a small time frame in which a reaction will occur, if it is going to occur. All the equipment is sterilised thoroughly, before and after every treatment, so no cross contamination can occur either.
Depending on the adhesive that is chosen, this will depend on how long you will need to refrain on getting them wet immediately after the application. One adhesive takes 3 hours to cure and therefore needs to be kept dry for 3 hours. The other cures within 48 hours and therefore needs to be kept dry for 48 hours.
For piece of mind you can always purchase the correct after care products from your eyelash technician. Xtreme Lashes have all the after care products you could need that are all designed to work with the eyelash extensions and help promote longevity. They include award winning eyeliners, mascaras, concealers, brow pens, eye serums, cleaners and disposables to help remove your make up.
It is recommended is to avoid any kind of oil. This can be found in most cosmetics and beauty products under different names and can be misleading at times.
It is best to avoid using any cotton wool or cotton wool buds, face wipes and towels over or near the extensions.
To maximize the longevity of your eyelash extensions, try to avoid sleeping directly on them, rubbing, picking or pulling at them, as this can cause them to shed prematurely. Refraining from this can also help improve the quality of the delicate skin in your eye area.
Quite simply, no. The reason for this is because eyelash extensions, no matter how natural you want them to look, they will always without a doubt, be different to your natural lashes. They will sit differently, appear darker, have a different curl etc. Do not be fooled by the ‘less is more’ where lashes are concerned.
Wanting just the outer corner covered is a common request. However this in turn will make the inner corner of your eye look rather strange and require make up to help blend it in and match it to the extensions. This then defeats the object of having the extensions and makes them shed quicker with the constant application and removal of make up. It is better to just enhance the outer corner more than the inner corner.
Natural eyelashes do not grow with gaps between them unless there is a valid explanation for it such as old chicken pox scars, alopecia, regrowth after chemotherapy or other side effects from various drugs etc, so why would you choose to have eyelash extensions with big gaps between them because you want less? Covering every lash does not have to give a false appearance, quite the opposite. It creates more of a natural appearance and is longer lasting as well.
A full set is when someone has no eyelash extensions on their natural lashes and therefore needs to have all or nearly all of their natural lashes covered to create the finished look. This can either be because it is their first time having eyelash extensions or they have had extensions previously and now wish to have them again.
An infill is when you return 3-4 weeks after your previous extension appointment to refresh your look.
Eyelash Extensions will need to be applied to your new lash growth to maintain your unique design and appearance.
Over the first few weeks of having eyelash extensions, some of the natural lashes which have extensions applied to will have come to the end of their life cycle and will shed with no damage to the natural lashes.
This then allows space for new lashes to grow in their place and during the infill they are the lashes that will be covered. This then gives the same final look as the full set. However it takes less time as there will still be eyelash extensions attached which reduces the time of application. Normally technicians put a limit of how many extensions you still need to have attached to your lashes to classify as an infill, as when there are one or two extensions left you basically require a full set to create the final look again.
A full set can take between 1.5 hours and 3 hours depending on what you require and how many lashes the client naturally has. For mobile appointments normally 2.5 hours is allocated and 2 hours for in house appointments.
These times allow for a consultation and a full cleanse of the eye area and for the mobile appointments setting up and packing down.
An infill appointment is 75 minutes. This is 15 minutes cleansing then 60 minutes application time, for mobile appointments extra time is needed for setting up and packing down.
Lower lashes usually take anything from an extra 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the amount of lashes you have and the coverage you require.
With the correct aftercare and dependent upon personal lash growth, eyelash extensions can look good for up to 3-6 weeks, at which point one would require an infill to maintain them without needing a full set again. If the eyelash extensions have been applied for a one off special occasion, sometimes they can stay attached to the natural lashes for up to 10 weeks. However they may not be as full as when they were first applied.
Eyelash Extensions can be called by many different many names nowadays. They can be called Mink, Faux Mink, Synthetic, Acrylic, Silk, Gloss, Cashmere or Sable Lashes. Despite all the ‘natural’ sounding names, most of them are still made of synthetic materials. The biggest difference being the overall finish they give, which affects the look and feel of the final appearance of your lashes.
I only ever use faux mink and the finest quality of synthetic lashes. They are the closest thing to the look and texture wise to real hair, giving you a natural look that feels real.
Firstly I do not agree with the use of real fur for ethical reasons and have many clients that are vegetarian or vegan, who can feel safe in the knowledge that their eyelashes are cruelty free. You want your eyelash extensions to look great 24/7 even if they get wet. This can only be achieved with lashes made of synthetic materials.
Camilla is the best lash technician in London! I have been having lash extensions on and off for about 5 years and Camilla has been doing my lashes for nearly 2 years. I love them! She transforms me!!! I have quite short & straight lashes and prefer the natural look, the great thing is people can’t tell if they are my own or not! Camilla is extremely professional and takes great care to prepare my lashes before every infill as a result of this my own lashes have remained full and healthy and my extensions normally last up to 3 weeks. I would highly recommend Camilla to anyone thinking about having lash extensions.