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Eyelash extensions, How Do You Make Your Extensions Last Longer?

If you have thin, patchy and short eye lashes you know that the cosmetic application of mascara is a good way to give your lashes more volume. Depending on the mascara brand you get, some even give the illusion of darker and longer eyelashes. Unfortunately, putting on mascara to achieve the lashes you want typically requires around 3 to 4 coats. In addition, the process of applying it takes time and effort and sadly, once you clean your face after a long day, the mascara also gets washed away leaving you with your natural stubby lashes. The next day, you’ll have to repeat the entire process again. Not a lot of women are patient enough to get up earlier than usual just to perfect their makeup routine. What if we tell you that there’s an easier and more convenient way to have beautiful lashes while skipping the whole mascara makeup step? This is where eyelash extensions get in the picture.

Eyelash extension is the perfect treatment for busy women who don’t have time to waste. Imagine slashing 15 minutes out of your morning routine – that’s what eyelash extension can do. You don’t have to deal with smudges and you don’t have to worry when you run out of mascara because your eyelashes will look immaculately gorgeous even if you wash your face the night before.

Eyelash extension usually lasts between 2 to 3 weeks but if you properly care for them they can last much longer than this. How do you keep them longer? Here’s how.

Request for Lighter Eyelashes

While it may be tempting to ask for thicker eyelashes for a complete makeover, we think it’s not a good idea. Thick lashes are heavy and they tend to peel fast and fall out. Your eyelash specialist will know this but they will respect your decision. However, if you want your lashes to last much longer it is best if you choose lighter lashes between .07mm and 0.5mm. These sizes will stay longer compared to their heavier versions.

Find Extensions That Closely Resemble The Natural Shape of your Lashes

One helpful tip to ensure the longevity of your lashes is to find the one that closely resembles the shape of your natural lashes. When you go to the salon please inform the aesthetician that you’d like the extensions to be similar in shape with your lashes. Doing so will avoid premature falling off of your extensions.

Use An Eyelash Sealer

Although you can skip the mascara, a little effort of applying an eyelash sealer helps keep your extensions intact for much longer. The hyaluronic serum and acrylic ingredients help condition your extensions and keep them healthy.

Only Sleep On Your Back

This is a bummer if you sleep on your stomach but this little sacrifice of opting to sleep on your back is actually what’s best for your extensions to preserve them. The rationale is quite simple; if you sleep with your face on your pillow it will destroy your extensions causing them to fall out prematurely. So the next time you doze off, make sure you check your sleeping position.


Even though eyelash extensions are not forever, they can benefit you for 2-3 weeks saving you time, money and effort in beautifying your lashes. However, it’s important to take your time to look for a reputable and seasoned aesthetician to give you the best possible results. Just so you know, there could be dozens of them in your area so to make sure you get what you paid for, take your time to read about their work.

Recy Wang
Recy Wang
Recy Wang is the founder of Perfection Permanent Makeup. She gained skills in the cutting edge techniques used in Asia and brings the asian art form to America, where permanent makeup is a relatively new trend.