Category: Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

6 Spring Makeup Trends We’re Ready To Try

Spring is right around the corner, which has got us thinking all about the fashion and makeup trends for the season. From flare lashes, fresh faces and fabulous eye makeup looks, check out these 6 spring makeup trends that we can’t wait to try ourselves.

Rose Gold Eyes

We love rose gold and we love eye shadow, so this combo is truly a match made in heaven! Click here to see the best rose gold eye shadows that can flatter every woman.

(via cosmopolitan.com/uk)


Flare Lashes

Lashes with a little extra flare? Yes, please! We’ve always loved this look and think it’s the perfect way to up your lash game for spring, summer and all year long! Click here to find a salon near you so you can get closer to rocking your very own flare lashes.

(image via cosmopolitan.com/uk)


Cherry Red Nails and Lips

Confidence instantly seems to shine through a woman with a radiant, red pout. Add the same shade to her nails, and she’s ready to take on the world! Looking for more shades to rock this season? Check out these 12 best spring lipsticks.

(image via elleuk.com)


Smoky Violet Eyes

Violet has been everywhere this year and clearly is one of our favorite colors. We love this modern spin of a classic smoky eye. Take a look at these violet eye shadow shades!

(image via marieclaire.com)


Fresh Face Makeup Look

Believe it or not, this look actually does require makeup, however it’s all in how it’s applied. Click here to learn how to do this fresh face makeup look!

(image via harpersbazaar.com/uk)


Navy Eyeliner

We love to step outside the eyeliner box and experiment with color, which is why we’re super excited about this trend. Navy eyeliner is the best of both worlds since it’s not too far from traditional black eyeliner but also gives that pop of color that many of us want at times. Just take a look at all of these navy eyeliner options!

(image via cosmopolitan.com/uk)

Want to see more? Check out these hair and makeup looks straight from the runways of fashion week.

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The Difference Between Classic and Volume Lash Extensions

One of the first things we discuss when a new client visits one of our salons is the difference between Classic and Volume Lash Extensions, which we are also going to share today! Before we jump into explaining the difference between these two lash applications, let’s revisit semi-permanent eyelash extensions and what exactly they are.

Semi-permanent Eyelash Extensions

These are individual extensions made of a synthetic material to look like perfect natural eyelashes; thicker at the base and thinner at the tip with a slight curl. The most popular color is Solid Black, however they do come in many other color options. Each extension is adhered one by one to a natural lash using a medical-grade bonding adhesive, which gives the appearance of a darker, more voluptuous lash-line.

Now for the difference between Classic and Volume!

Classic Lash Extensions

These is our signature lash application where the attachment of 1 extension is applied to 1 natural eyelash. The result is an enhanced lash line with a natural and realistic appearance. We recommend Classic Lashes to those who want their lashes to look beautiful yet natural. See the photos below of real clients with Classic Lash Extensions.

Volume Lash Extensions

When it comes to volume extensions,  we apply 2 or more of our lightest lash extensions to 1 natural eyelash. Our Volume lashes are most popular with our clients since they offer incredible fullness and last longer than our classic lash application. See the photos below of real clients with Volume Lash Extensions.

Want to know more about eyelash extensions and the services we provide at The Lash Lounge? Click here!

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5 Ways to Take the BEST Care of your…

We can never stress enough the importance of taking care of your lash extensions.  Our goal is to provide information on how to best care for them so that your lashes always look flawless and most all, that you love them.  Today we are sharing 5 Best Practices for Taking the BEST Care of your Lash Extensions . . . take note!

The first thing you need to do to take the best care of your lash extensions is . . .

Keep Your Lashes Clean

The best way to keep your lash extensions clean is by using a lash extension safe cleanser. At The Lash Lounge, we offer cleansers that are specially formulated for cleaning your extensions: Oil Free Liquid Remover and Oil Free Gel Remover. Our gentle, oil-free and alcohol free eye makeup removers have the same pH balance as natural tears and come in a liquid or gel formula. For cleaning your eye area to remove makeup and eyeshadow, we recommend applying the cleanser to a cotton pad. Be sure to saturate the cotton pad because the dry cotton could catch onto your lashes. Very gently rub your eyelid and avoid rubbing your lashes. When you need to clean your lashes, use your lash wand and gently brush through your lashes.

Omit Oil Based Products

Any skin care products, creams or cosmetics that are oil based are a ‘no-no’ when it comes to lash extensions.  Be sure to select products that are labeled oil free to ensure the longevity of your lashes. And when in doubt – always read the label of ingredients to make sure what you are using is truly oil free.

Wear No Mascara (or very little)

The beauty of lash extensions is that you have lovely, long, full lashes without having to wear mascara. We know that some ladies may still want to wear mascara on occasion, and that’s okay as long as it’s a mascara made for lash extensions. However, wearing no mascara at all is better when it comes to extending the life of your lashes. If you simply must wear mascara, be sure to ONLY wear a water based mascara, which is not the same as a water – proof mascara. Lastly, when applying your lash extension safe mascara, only use one coat and only apply to the tips of your lashes.

Avoid Over Exposure to Moisture

Too much moisture on a constant basis is not good for your lashes. But daily washing of the face and activities like swimming are lash extension safe.

Maintain Lash Refills Regularly

All of the tips we have mentioned are so very important, but this one is probably the most important! Sticking with your refill appointments every 2 weeks will keep your lashes looking their absolute best. The longer you wait for a fill, the harder it is for your lash stylist to keep your lashes looking full and fabulous.  If you go too long without getting a lash refill, a full new set may be required.  So maintaining your refills is a good idea in more ways than one!