Do you use eyelash extensions but are tired of having to touch them up very often? Do not panic, there are simple tricks to be adopted to make them last long without the intervention of the beautician.

If on the one hand, in fact, they allow you to lengthen, volumize and thicken your eyelashes without using make-up, on the other they are very delicate and can be easily damaged. To apply them you need the intervention of a professional. For their maintenance, however, you can do it yourself.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

Before telling you about the tips and tricks to make your eyelash extensions last longer, it is important to know how long to eyelash extensions last. Eyelash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks. That said, because each person’s lash growth is somewhat variable, light eyelash maintenance is suggested every three to four weeks to maintain a full look.

Eyelash extensions: 5 tips to make them last longer

If you cannot go to the beautician once a month or if you want to reduce the costs related to eyelash extensions, it would be good to follow a series of practical tips to make them last as long as possible. Here are the tricks to use to make them last longer.

1. Do not wet the eyes after application

Eyelash extensions are applied with a special glue that avoids damaging the natural ones. But it needs at least 24 hours to dry. In this period of time it would be good to not wet the eyes, so as not to compromise their duration.

2. Remove make-up with specific products

Use delicate removers that do not contain alcohol to remove makeup. As if that wasn’t enough, the remover you use should not be oil based either, as the oil melts the glue.

3. Use a protective mascara

False eyelashes must be treated daily with specific products such as a protective mascara. It should however have been advised by the specialists who have applied the extensions, since they are the ones who know the model chosen to lengthen the natural eyelashes.

4. Rinse them after swimming in the sea or in the swimming pool

Salt water from the sea or chlorine-disinfected water from the swimming pool can endanger the life of the eyelash extensions. To avoid unpleasant incidents, it would be good to rinse them after taking a bath, then drying them with a tissue.

5. Watch out for sweat

Sweating is inevitable, especially during hot summer days, when you spend hours and hours in the sun. To prevent the glue from melting earlier than expected, it would be good to dry the lashes with a tissue, rinsing the eyes with fresh water

How not to drop false eyelashes?

Once the false eyelashes are applied, it is necessary to take a series of precautions to make them last longer. There are many who, due to frivolity, make terrible mistakes, from applying the wrong mascara to using oily make-up removers: that’s all you can’t do to prevent them from falling after a few days.

1. Do not use mascara often

Although having extra voluminous eyelashes between extensions and mascara seems to be a real dream, the truth is that when you wear extensions, you should avoid using mascara. The latter contains oils which dissolve the glue for the extensions, resulting in their fall. If you really cannot do without it, a water-soluble variant without oils is preferable to be applied only on the tips.

2. Avoid oily or alcohol-based products

Even products that contain oil and alcohol have the same effect as mascara on eyelash extensions. They make them fall out. Be careful, therefore, not to let them come into contact with shampoos, face creams or aggressive make-up removers since their fat would melt the glue.

3. Do not rub your eyes often

How many in the morning cannot help rubbing their eyes? When you wear eyelash extensions it would be good to avoid it and the reason is very simple: both fake and natural ones are ruined and fall off.

4. Avoid sleeping on it

The eyelash extensions are very delicate, so much so that even the high friction and mechanical influence of the eyelashes reduces their duration. You should avoid sleeping with your face in the pillow during the night as they would be irreversibly damaged.


Even though eyelash extensions give you longer, fuller eyelashes, and enhance your overall appearance by lifting, elongating, and opening the eye, they’re a high-maintenance, time-intensive, and not exactly cheap habit.

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