Perking up your eyes can change your look from dull to dazzling! If you have yet to try eyelash extensions, now is the time. Applying eyelash extensions can help you achieve a longer, fuller, and fluttery look that adds oomph to every gaze.
From pros to girls who do it themselves at home, eyelash extension tips can make a huge difference in getting glam results with proper technique. In this blog post, you will learn how to apply DIY eyelash extensions successfully and ensure they stay in place while looking beautiful. Get ready to enhance your eye game!
8 DIY Eyelash Extension Tips from the Pros
Choose Quality Extensions
The very first step in achieving professional-looking eyelash extensions is selecting good-quality lashes. Quality extensions can truly make a world of difference when it comes to the result and the life span of your eyelash enhancement.
Just like anything else, you get what you pay for. Low-quality lash extensions tend to lack durability, curl retention, and overall beauty. Investing in a high-quality set of lashes, such as mink or silk extensions, is a wise choice; they may cost more at the onset but are worth every penny due to their longevity and natural look and feel. Investing in superior lash extensions allows you to enjoy undetectable comfort with head-turning results that will last!
Prep Your Lashes
Just like a painter can only make a masterpiece on a pristine canvas, you can only achieve the perfect eyelash extensions at home after carefully preparing the lashes.
When it comes to getting beautiful, luscious lashes that look naturally gorgeous, professionals say the most crucial step is prepping your natural lashes for a successful eyelash extension application. Everywhere, from YouTube tutorials to magazines, this step is a must-do if you want that extra ‘oomph’ that can only be achieved with extensions.
So what do the pros do? They start by removing all eye makeup using an oil-free remover, and then they cleanse the lashes with water – and nothing more! Then, to maximize the longevity of the extensions, they apply primer to ensure the extensions bond properly with the natural lashes. Now that’s all you need for this step.
Measure for Length and Thickness
Crafting the perfect eyelash look is an art form, and choosing the right extensions can make all the difference! Before attaching lash extensions to your lashes, it’s essential that you measure your natural lash length and width to get a good understanding of what will best accentuate your eyes.
Professional makeup artists suggest you take a set of tweezers and pick up an actual lash from your eye – lay it flat on a countertop to give you an idea of what extensions will blend in with your existing lashes.
This essential tip ensures you can achieve the perfect fullness while avoiding the dreaded ‘spider leg’ effect, where lashes are too long or too heavy for the eye shape. Plus, precision measurement makes sure your extension set will last longer without fail.
Apply Adhesive Carefully
Precision is critical here! A common mistake made by those who are new to this beauty trend is over-applying adhesive and making the extensions heavier than necessary. To avoid this, invest in the right tools, such as tweezers and a precision brush, for a more precise application.
Attach the Extensions to Your Lids Carefully
This is where you need to take extra care. If done wrong, the extensions can detach in a few days. Make sure your lids are free of makeup and completely dry before attaching the extensions. To avoid any damage to your natural eyelashes, be sure to attach each extension as close to the root as possible while keeping it light enough not to pull on the lashes
Trim Lashes If Necessary
You can trim your false lashes, so they fit perfectly with your natural lash line. Start from the outside corner and work your way inwards until all four corners have been trimmed accordingly.
Curl & Separate Your Lashes –
After applying falsies, curl both sets of lashes together using an eyelash curler. This will help blend them better while also creating more definition between both sets of lashes (i.e., natural vs. fake). Then separate both sets using tweezers or fingers—just remember not to pull too hard, or else it could cause damage! Finally, apply one coat of mascara over both sets of lashes for a fuller effect, and voila – perfection!
After curling and separating both sets of lashes, finish off by adding glitter or rhinestones along the baseline for extra glamour or even coloring them in black if desired (I highly recommend doing this after everything else has been applied). Just remember these finishing touches should be used sparingly, as too much can disrupt the balance between natural and fake lashes.