The daily procedure of applying makeup is almost a thing of the past with modern developments in cosmetology. Today, a woman can make a minimum of effort to always look great, thanks to a variety of techniques. Today we will consider independent eyelash extensions at home, find out what is required for this manipulation and how to perform it with the highest quality.
Types of eyelash extensions
There are two main ways to give the look depth and mystery:
- Bundle eyelash extension. This method consists in attaching blocks of natural or artificial hairs to the edge of the eyelid. It allows you not to spend a lot of time on the procedure and in the shortest possible time to acquire long thick eyelashes.
- Eyelash extension. This method, of course, is more painstaking and requires some skill. It is based on gluing the material to the eyelid one hair at a time. Despite the complexity, this procedure provides amazing effects after eyelash extensions – they look as natural as possible, acquire density and splendor.
What do you need to do eyelash extensions at home?
First of all, you need to decide on the desired quality of raw materials. The best materials for eyelash extensions are, of course, natural ones. Do not be deceived by the low cost of mass consumption kits for the procedure in question. Most likely, they consist of completely synthetic hairs and glue, which can cause allergies, irritation, and even dermatitis. It is recommended to purchase materials either in specialized stores or in beauty salons, paying attention to the composition of the resin and the raw materials for the hairs.
The eyelash extension procedure requires special tweezers to attach the material to the skin as accurately as possible. It should be long, with thin, rough grips at the ends to hold the hair firmly.
In addition to the eyelashes themselves, glue and tweezers, you will need the following:
- cotton pads;
- cosmetic or vegetable oil;
- clean soft brush;
- The beginning of the procedure consists in a thorough cleansing of the surface of the skin of the eyelids from cosmetics using milk or other usual means. The next step is to cut the cotton pad in half, and place each semicircle under the lower eyelids. Instead of cotton wool, you can use paper napkins or any other soft material. Then you need to gently comb your own cilia with a pre-prepared brush to separate them and remove the fallen hairs.
- Now the extension process begins. You should choose the smallest eyelash from the set, about 7 mm long (for the inner corners of the eyes), grab its upper edge with tweezers, and gently dip the lower tip into the glue. The hair should be attached as close as possible to the growth line of your own eyelashes in order to achieve naturalness. You can fix the position of the root of the glued eyelash with a toothpick, slightly pressing the tip of the fastener.
- The rest of the eyelashes from the set are glued in the same way. You need to move from the inner to the outer corners of the eyes, gradually increasing the length of the hairs to 12 mm.
- After the perfect manipulations, you should not open your eyes and not blink for some time so that the glue dries and the material is well fixed on the skin.
The extension of the lower eyelashes is exactly the same as the upper ones. The only thing to remember is that you should not glue too long hairs to the lower eyelid, they will look too artificial and visually reduce the size of the eyes.
Beam eyelash extension
This method, in principle, does not require special skill. Already finished bundles of hairs are dipped in glue along the perimeter of the base and gently attached to the skin.
It is advisable not to use very large blocks of eyelashes, as they are difficult to adhere to the curves of the eyelid. It is better to use from 2 to 4 short beams or cut long blanks yourself.