The Great Mascara Debate

Every women that has decided to get eyelash extensions has used mascara, so when they get their first set of lash extensions the first impulse is to use mascara. Most times mascara is no longer needed, in fact thats the purpose of having extensions is to no longer apply mascara. I almost never use mascara and when I do, it’s for a special event. For those that want to use it, what kind of mascara should they be using? The answer to this is simple  … oil-free. I can’t stress that enough — you must use oil-free mascara when putting on your extensions. Oil is used to remove the lash extensions, so it would only make sense that if you put an oil-based mascara on your lashes, they’ll come off.  Sometimes depending on the type or brand of mascara, the extensions will start dropping off right away.

That leads to the next questions, where do you buy oil-free mascara ?? If you are going to an Xtreme Lashes CERTIFIED lash stylist they will have mascara you can purchase. The mascara is made by Xtreme Lashes and works along with the whole eyelash system to produce the best result. Removing the mascara is another challenge, to remove it use a lint free applicator (I find the Q-Tips from the Dollar Store are the best because they are terrible and have no fluff). Dip the Q-Tip in oil free make-up remover (this can be found at the drug store) and gently remove the mascara using an under/over method.

Using and removing mascara all the time will cause undue stress on the extensions so using mascara once in awhile is best, rather than daily use. You have spent hard-earned money on your lash extensions and you want them to last, so pulling/rubbing/tugging on them is no good for anyone.

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