Eyelash Glue – Disasters and the Truth

Eyelash Extension Disasters


Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash Extensions

The “Glue”some Truth

Everybody wants long, gorgeous eyelashes, and it’s a sad fact that Mother Nature is a whole lot more generous with some women than she is with others. If mascara isn’t doing it for you, you may have considered eyelash extensions, but might also be worried about whether they’re safe. If that sounds like you, read on.

What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions shouldn’t be confused with false eyelashes. The false eyelashes are attached to the skin, whereas the extensions are glued to the actual eyelash. They don’t go on in groups or clumps; rather they’re attached one by one. They’re designed to follow the natural curve of your eyelashes, and properly applied, no one will know that you’re wearing them.

Are Lash Extensions Permanent?

No. The only way to lengthen your eyelashes permanently is to have eyelashes surgically transplanted by a doctor. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent, lasting anywhere from two weeks to a month.

Is the Procedure Dangerous?

When done by a competent, properly-trained eyelash technician, there is little or no danger to having eyelash extensions. However, this is not something a 13-year-old should be attempting at a slumber party, or a 60-year-old pensioner should be trying on her own to save money. And don’t go to a self-taught operator – you could end up getting an eye infection from unsanitary conditions, or injuries from glue coming into contact with your eyes.

The Glue Is Exactly What I Was Worried About!

With a trained eyelash technician, you can put your mind at rest. The eyelash glue is applied on the eyelash, not the eyelid, so there should be no contact with your skin. A trained operator will spend about an hour with you in order to make sure you get a beautiful set of eyelashes. It’s not a procedure that should be rushed.

Are There Other Dangers?

Only if you don’t do what you’re supposed to do, which is to let your technician know if you plan to open your eyes while she’s working. The eyelashes are applied using tweezers, so don’t surprise the technician.

Also, it’s not advisable to have eyelash extensions if your eyelashes have been permed within the past three months.

Go For It!

You can have the look you always wanted. Just make sure you go to a salon that specializes in eyelash extensions, one that has qualified personnel. You’ll be glad you did.





Eyelash Extensions Cost: Is it worth it?

In a beauty world full of lengthening mascaras, eyelash curlers and falsies, it’s no wonder that eyelash extensions are becoming more and more popular.

Some spas are adding lash extensions to their menus; others are popping up in major cities like New York and Los Angeles solely dedicated to offering a full range of lash extension options.

Below are few different types of eyelash extensions that are currently available:

  • Authentic mink hair is the most expensive option on the market, and are said to be the most natural looking.
  • Synthetic hair is also a popular option, and is slightly less expensive than its authentic counterpart. Still others use human hair for lash extensions.
Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash Extensions

PROS to Eyelash extensions

Long-lasting. While mascaras and fake eyelashes can be great for augmenting short, thin lashes, they only last about a day. Eyelash extensions, on the other hand, last as long as it takes for your natural lashes to grow out. You should get about three weeks to a month out of one lash extension session.

Easy. In addition to being longer lasting than temporary fake lashes, eyelash extensions are applied monthly. You can shave time off your daily beauty routine by getting them, and then forgetting about them. Because you will wake up with lush lashes every day, there’s no need to worry about daily maintenance.

Beautiful. There’s nothing quite as quintessentially beautiful as wide, bright eyes- a look that can be achieved through eyelash extensions.

CONS to Eyelash extensions

The price tag. The eyelash extensions cost will run you anywhere from $100 to upwards of $400, depending on the type of lashes you get and who does them. The steep price may be worth it for some, but not for others.

Allergies. As with drugstore falsies, there is a risk of allergy associated with eyelash extensions. Some people are sensitive to the glue used to apply the lashes, and may experience redness, irritation or swelling around the eye area. If you have extra sensitive skin, consult with your esthetician before you make the appointment.

Finding a reputable salon. As with any spa or beauty treatment, you will want to ensure that your salon is clean and professional. Proper application of eyelash extensions will not damage your natural lashes; if you follow your esthetician’s instructions, you should have no trouble. Avoid rubbing your eyes or pulling on your lashes.

If you find that your lashes are falling out quickly or in clumps, they may have been applied incorrectly. Lashes should always be applied individually, rather than in groups of three or four.


While contemplating whether to go faux or not, it is critical to do your homework. Research different spas, and read online reviews from clients who have had them done. Ultimately, for those who can afford it, eyelash extensions are a great way to enhance your look, as long as they are applied safely and professionally.

Related links:
Wikipedia.org: Eyelash Extensions
Glamour: The do’s and don’t of eyelash extensions
WebMD: 6 steps to better eyelashes


How to Get Long Eyelashes and Maintain Them

Wondering how to get long eyelashes and maintain them? Read on to find out more…

eyelash maintenance

Eyelash Maintenance


Don’t: Keep old make-up just because you spent a lot of money on it, still have product left in the tube or really like the color.
Do: Be sure to toss out your mascara every three months. Old eye make-up breeds bacteria that can not only irritate your eyes, but also cause conjunctivitis or sties. Eyeliner and eye shadow can last from three months to a year, depending on the type. Liquid and cream liners and shadows should be tossed before powders.

eyelash maintenance care

Don’t sleep with your mascara on!


Don’t: Sleep in your mascara. This can cause irritation, causing you to wake up with red, puffy eyes.
Do: Always remove make-up before going to sleep, no matter how exhausted you are!


Don't pull on your eyelashes

Don’t pull on your eyelashes


Don’t: Pull on your lashes when you remove eye make-up.
Do: Swab a cotton ball with a gentle eye make-up remover, and lightly pat the ball over your eyelid and eyelashes. Repeat until all make-up has dissolved.


Don't apply glue directly to your eyelid

Don’t apply glue directly to your eyelid


Don’t: Apply glue directly to your eyelid when putting on false eyelashes. There is a serious risk of damaging your own eyelid and eyelashes by doing this.
Do: Apply the glue to the strip underneath the false eyelashes, then place the strip on your eyelashes.

Don’t: Reuse false eyelashes.
Do: Throw out falsies when you’re finished with them, and buy a new set when you want to wear them again.

Don’t: Share false eyelashes (or mascara, or any make-up of any kind) with friends. Sharing products is a fast way to spread germs and get infections of the eye.
Do: Use your own falsies, and your own make-up.

Don’t: Neglect regular eyelash maintenance.
Do: Regularly condition your lashes with Vaseline or coconut oil. You can also brush your lashes using an eyelash comb to ensure maximum growth.


Keep those eyelashes healthy

Keep those eyelashes healthy


Don’t: Forget that your lashes are an important part of keeping your eyes healthy.
Do: Develop a routine for taking care of them.

Related Links:
Video: Eyebrow and Eyelash Maintenance Routine