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Tips & Tricks

CLEANSING AND MOISTURIZING: HOW TO CARE FOR LASH EXTENSIONS

To let our skin breathe, we all need to take a break from makeup and beauty products every so often. Today, we’re delighted to share some expert tips from Shelley, one of our corporate training stylists, about her own beauty, cleansing and moisturizing routines and how to clean eyelash extensions.

“Go-To” Products for a Fresh Face and Lashes

As we’ve mentioned before, not all beauty products are safe to use with lash extensions. But don’t fret! We have some incredible products here at The Lash Lounge that we not only sell in our salons, but that we use and love ourselves.

In fact, if you’ve been tuning into our weekly #TrainingTakeoverTuesday stories on Instagram, you have probably seen Shelley share her favorite cleansing products to keep her face fresh and her lashes clean.

As she mentioned, Shelley usually wears a full face of makeup each day. When it comes time to cleanse, her “go-to” product is The Lash Lounge’s Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Gel. The great thing about this product is it’s not only incredible for safely removing eye makeup (yes, even with lash extensions), but it’s also wonderful for removing all-over face makeup. Then, when she’s ready to get her lash line squeaky clean, she uses our favorite dynamic duo: our Eyelash Foaming Cleanser + Brush.

How to Safely Cleanse and Moisturize With Lash Extensions

Let’s look back at Shelley’s cleansing routine. When it’s time for her to wipe her face and gently remove the cleanser from her skin and around her eye area, she does this with a lint-free cloth like the MakeUp Eraser.

Why use this type of cloth over a regular washcloth? A polyester-blend cloth won’t catch, pull or snag your lashes. So, the next time you’re leaving your lash refill appointment, ask your stylist if they carry a cloth like this. If they do, be sure to grab one. Otherwise, make sure to pick one up the next time you’re at the store. Trust us, you’ll never go back to a regular cloth again!

Like Shelley, most of us want to keep our skin and area around our eyes moisturized. But how do we do that while also keeping that extra moisture and oil-based products away from our lashes? See how Shelley does it! She strategically keeps it away from her eyes, especially her eyelids for optimal eyelash extension care.


We hope these few simple tips will help you care for your eyelash extensions, keep your skin clean, moisturized and looking flawless!

Stay tuned to our Instagram each Tuesday as Shelley (and the rest of our fabulous training tribe) share more of their knowledge and fun behind-the-scenes moments from life at The Lash Lounge!

Photo of woman using eyelash cleanser on lash cleaning brush Tips & Tricks

How to Take Care of Eyelash Extensions and Keep…

To keep your natural lashes and lash extensions looking their best, show them a little lash love! Here are the 5 lash aftercare keys to keeping your best accessory in tip-top shape!

1. Keep Them Clean

Taking care of your eyelash extensions starts with this basics: Make sure they’re clean! Build-up from body oils and products we use can accumulate along our lash line, which is why gently cleaning our lashes each day is a must!

Lash Cleanser

We got you covered with our special eyelash foaming cleanser. It will keep your lashes squeaky clean and can also be used as an all-over facial cleanser! Certified organic, it’s made with the same pH balance as natural tears, so it’s even perfect for our guests with sensitive eyes!

Makeup Removers

Looking for an extension-safe makeup remover? We have two options for you! Our Special Eye & Makeup Remover (great for those with sensitive eyes!) Eye Makeup Remover Gel (great for taking off waterproof makeup!)

Each can be snagged at a salon near you! Both contain a soy protein that removes oil, dirt and makeup, while helping to normalize the skin’s moisture content and retain the suppleness of that fragile eye area.

After all, clean lashes make healthy lashes!

(photo via The Lash Lounge Overland Park)

2. Brush Them

When asked how to care for eyelash extensions, simple grooming is near the top of our list! Whether in the morning or at night, it’s always a good idea to brush your lashes each day with a clean lash wand. This not only frees any residue, but also helps keep your lashes fluffed and in place.

3. Pick the Right Products

Products are an important part of any beauty and skincare routine. It’s essential to choose the ones that are right for your body and safe to use. How?

  • Keep an eye on the expiration dates of your makeup, skincare and cleansing products. It’s never healthy to coat your lashes with products that are old and out of date—yikes!
  • When it comes to lash extensions, not all beauty products are safe to use. Stay away from waterproof mascara and any oil- or alcohol-based products or cosmetics. These types of products can break the bond of the adhesive, which can cause the extension to detach from your natural lash.

For lashes that last, try one of our two lash sealants: Protecting and Black Diamond. Both prevent premature breakdown of the adhesive and lengthens the life of your extensions. This extra layer of protection assists in keeping the lashes in place until your natural eyelashes are ready to shed. For the very best results from a lash sealant, use twice a week.

Eyelash extension care is so important. If you’re ever unsure about any products you’re using with eyelash extensions, bring them with you to your next appointment and let us take a look. That’s what we’re here for!

4. Promote Hair Growth

Of course, vitamins and growth serums help our hair and lashes grow and stay healthy, but so can something as simple as adding certain foods to our regular diet. Foods like avocados, salmon, nuts and even eggs give our bodies those natural vitamins and minerals to keep our lashes strong and continually growing. We like to call them “lash fuel”!

5. Be as Gentle as Possible

Want your lashes to last longer? Be gentle with them. Vigorous rubbing, tugging, plucking or anything that adds friction to your lashes can damage them. As a general rule of thumb, the less you mess with your lashes, the longer they will last.


Whether you’ve made an investment in lash extensions or you simply want to keep those natural lashes looking their best, be good to them—show them that much deserved lash love! Now, that’s how to take care of eyelash extensions!

Most important, sign up for a membership to help your lashes combat that dreaded natural lash shedding cycle. Save big on bi-weekly refills, plus 10% off additional services and products.

Lifestyle

10 Summer Must-Haves: Face and Fashion

Summer’s here! As we settle into sunny skies and lakes for days, we’ve got the beauty and style staples to help you slip right into the season.

1. FACE: Powder Sunscreen

Say goodbye to those greasy lotions and hello to a powder sunscreen that will keep your skin protected and flawless all season long.

2. FASHION: Floppy Hat

Whether you’re jet-setting on vacay or simply want a stylish accessory to rock all summer, a floppy hat is always a must. Our faves are the ones with wide brims and UPF protection!

3. FACE: Aloe Vera Facial Mask

Moisturizing and deeply hydrating, this face mask will sooth your sun-kissed skin and offer relief if in case of sunburn (hey, never hurts to plan ahead!).

4. FASHION: Summer Soles

With these metallic sandals, you certainly won’t have to forgo comfort for style this season. This fashion-forward design plus soft suede support will allow your feet to look and feel great as you run those summer errands or trek through the theme park with the fam.

5. FACE: Lip Tint with SPF

Looking for a pop of color for your pout, plus protection from those harmful rays? Toss this conditioning lip product in your purse or beach bag, and carry it along with you during all of your summer excursions.

6. FASHION: Clear Woven Tote

Ideal for shopping or hitting the beach, this tote bag is both chic and functional. The straps make it easy to carry and throw over your shoulder. Plus, could we find anything more fabulously neutral? Pair it with anything from your swimsuit to a flirty sundress…in any color!

7. FACE: Lash Sealant

Investing in a lash sealant is a good idea year-round, but definitely during summertime when your lashes are often exposed to extra moisture from humidity, sweat and water activities.

A sealant extends the life of the adhesive, locking your extensions in place for a longer period of time. Snag one of our two sealants during your next appointment! We have our Black Diamond coating sealer which is a daily use product that adds a dark sheen and helps extend the life of your extensions. Then we have our Protecting Sealant which is used twice a week and is perfect for those of you with active lifestyles, anyone who lives in high humidity areas and those with oily skin.

8. FASHION: Striped Jersey Dress

Nothing screams summer like nautical stripes! Pair this classic pattern with a comfy jersey dress (flattering for all shapes and sizes) and you’re all set.

9. FACE: Diffusing Bronzer

Get that whoa glow and up your contour game with a sun-kissed, matte bronzer. Available in a variety of shades for all skin tones, this lightweight, silky, smooth formula is sure to be your go-to summer beauty product!

10. FASHION: Hair Tie Bracelet

Ever been that girl in desperate need of a hair tie so you can pull your locks up in a pony or top knot? We have, but not anymore thanks to these styling hair tie bracelets!

This genius accessory doubles as a beautiful bracelet, holds two hair ties and will have your friends talking when they see how fashionable and functional it is. Best part…it’s only $12.00!


Of course, the ultimate summer must-have (hands down) in our book are lash extensions. Find a salon near you, book online and get ready to conquer the world with confidence—your new simplified beauty routine in check!

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Swimming with Lash Extensions: 6 Myths…Busted!

With summer’s official start around the corner, it’s the perfect time to set the record straight on swimming with lash extensions!

MYTH 1: I can’t take a dip in the pool or go swimming if I have lash extensions.

FACT: False! You can most definitely go swimming with eyelash extensions. Just remember to give your extensions hours to set before getting them wet.

MYTH 2: While swimming, waterproof mascara works just as well as lash extensions.

FACT: Nope! Mascara (yes, even some waterproof mascaras) will most likely smudge or run while swimming. Know what won’t have you looking like a raccoon while you enjoy your time splishing and splashing? Lash extensions! Each extension is adhered directly to your natural lash, keeping it in place and keeping you at ease.

MYTH 3: All lash extensions are swim-friendly.

FACT: Here at The Lash Lounge, our stylists apply the proper amount of adhesive to cure the bonds on your individual extensions, so you’re always a go for a dip in the pool. But if you’re doing laps or splashing through some waves, we do recommend throwing on a pair of goggles to avoid the extra friction.

MYTH 4: I don’t need any special products for my lashes when I’m water-bound!

FACT: If you don’t have them already, we recommend a couple different goodies built specifically to keep your lashes intact for longer. Don’t leave home without packing these Lash Lounge products, both available to purchase at your salon!

Lash sealant. Add this to your must-have list! Our Longer Life and Black Diamond Sealants lock your extensions in place for a longer period of time.

Lash cleanser. Our eyelash foaming cleanser is oil- and alcohol-free and contains the same pH balance as natural tears, making it perfect even for those with sensitive eyes. Your lashes will always be sparkling clean! If you’re looking for a lash cleansing brush, we have that, too!

Say goodbye to the number of products you’ll have to pack and hello to having more room for souvenirs!

MYTH 5: Salt water is perfectly safe for my lashes.

FACT: Unfortunately, no. Spending too much time in the ocean is not recommended when it comes to your lashes. This is because salt can break the bond of your extension, causing it to detach from your natural lash prematurely. If you already have an ocean vacay on the books, grab your goggles and give your lashes that extra protection!

MYTH 6: My lashes won’t look the same after I go swimming.

FACT: They can, but only if you take care of them. Brushing through your lashes with a clean lash wand and following your normal lash care routine is always recommended after you hit the water. You wash and brush your hair after hitting the pool, right? It’s the same for your lashes. This will keep them looking their absolute best, especially for all of those memorable vacation pics you’ll be taking. Say cheese!


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Tips & Tricks

How Old Is Too Old? When to Toss Your…

Confession: We have (and shamefully still do) use makeup that we probably should be tossing out. It’s an easy habit to fall into when we’re SO busy and we can just grab what’s already in our makeup bags. Are we right, ladies? It’s not that we’re purposely trying to keep using these expired products; it’s just that we really don’t give it much thought.

The saying “When you know better, you do better.” is true, which is why today we’re sharing some tips on how to determine if your cosmetics need to get the boot. So, get that makeup bag out—it’s time to purge!

1. LIP PRODUCTS

Some of us just don’t feel like ourselves without a pretty pout. Whether it’s our go-to daily color or the occasional rosy red, how do you know if your lipstick or gloss is still good and safe to wear?

A recent article on dermstore.com touched on this very topic with Dermatologist Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, who suggested that if you use the same lipstick every day, then it’s a good idea to get a new one every 6 to 12 months.

If the shade of the lipstick is not its original color, if it seems dry or is cracked and hard to apply, them that’s when you should say so long. If nothing else, it gives you a great excuse to hit up your favorite beauty store or website and load up on the latest shades!

2. FOUNDATION + CONCEALERS

Would you believe it if we told you that covering your face with an expired foundation or concealer could actually harm your skin? It’s true.

A sign that your foundation is old and out of date is when you go to apply it and you notice that the foundation itself is clumpy or starts to separate. Another tell-tale sign is if you notice that the color and consistency has changed and/or if it smells bad.

So, what’s the shelf life of foundations and cream-based face makeup? Byrdie.com suggests 6 months to 1 year. 

3. MASCARA

Here at The Lash Lounge (and thanks to lash extensions, of course), we rarely use mascara. If we do, it’s one of our lash extension-friendly mascaras. Whether you use mascara each and every day or once in a blue moon, it’s important to know when to toss it out.

Since mascara is something we apply, insert back into the tube, then usually apply again, this means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria—YUCK! That’s why we recommend replacing it every 3 months, especially if you use it regularly.

Signs that your mascara simply is not good anymore are if it’s turned into a clumpy, thick or dried formula, it’s discolored and/or has a foul odor.

4. NAIL POLISH

Who else is hanging their heads in shame on this one? If you’re like us and you know you’ve got bottles that are SUPER old, you’re not alone! Nail polish is one of those products we collect over the years and, for some reason, just can’t let go (we love all the pretty colors!).

When it comes to polish, it’s usually pretty easy to tell when you’ve got an old bottle on your hands. When it’s sticky, overly thick, dry, it applies poorly or has changed color, it’s time to pitch it.

Even if none of the above symptoms pop up, just like mascara, it’s also unsanitary to keep old polish that you use on the regular. The formula can contain and continually grow bacteria, so it’s a good (and safe) idea to toss out and replace your favorite shades every 1–2 years, tops!


Makeup may vary when it comes to shelf life, but if you pay attention to the products themselves, it’s pretty easy to recognize when it’s time to toss them. And when that time comes, go ahead and pitch them right then so you don’t hang on to it for another year.

Need a quick rundown? You got it! See below for the products we’ve discussed and when to replace ’em:

  • LIP PRODUCTS: Every 6 to 12 months
  • FOUNDATION + CONCEALERS: Every 6 to 12 months
  • MASCARA: Every 3 months
  • NAIL POLISH: Every 1 to 2 years
Tips & Tricks

How To Care For Eyelash Extensions: 5 Fool-Proof Ways…

While we love a good laugh, one thing we never kid about is the eyelash extension care and lash longevity. It’s no coincidence that taking care of your lashes gets you the most mileage out of your fluttery friends. Today, we’re sharing some fool-proof ways to keep them at their best for longer!

1. CLEAN + BRUSH THEM DAILY

It may seem like “How to Care for Eyelash Extensions 101,” but one of the easiest ways to extend the life of your lashes is simply to keep them clean. In terms of your day-to-day routine, that just means keeping up with daily face-washing. If you’ve already built in the suds and scrubs, the good news is there’s no extra task for you. We recommend using one of our oil-free, lash extension-safe makeup removers, which is the best way to keep your lashes clean and secure. Purchase a cleanser at one of our salons and choose from either our Special Makeup Remover or our Eye Makeup Remover Gel. Learn more about the difference between these two life-changing lash cleansers.

Wondering just how you should clean your lashes? Don’t worry we won’t leave you hanging. Just follow the 3 steps below:

  1. Use our oil-free and alcohol-free eyewash specifically formulated for lash extensions.
  2. Refrain from pulling or tugging your lashes while washing. Simply use your fingertips or a lash-cleansing brush to gently massage the cleanser into your lash line.
  3. Rinse with fresh water until the cleanser and makeup residue is removed.   

Along with cleaning your lashes daily, you’ll also want to make sure you brush your lashes every morning with a clean mascara wand. Why morning? While you’re sleeping, your lashes can tangle and flip to the side, so the secret to keeping them in place is to gently brush through and fluff them.  

2. BE GENTLE 

As a general rule of thumb for eyelash extension care, the less you mess with your lashes, the longer they will last. So, no rubbing, tugging or plucking when you have lash extensions! If you do a lot of rubbing and messing with your lash line, this could cause your extensions to fall off prematurely…who wants that?

We do know and understand that everyone is human and you may have an itch near your lash line from time to time. The good news is that there are ways to soothe the itch without any vigorous rubbing or pulling on your lashes. A simple trick is to use your mascara wand to gently brush through your lashes. Don’t you feel better already just thinking about it? But if you must, a slight rub on your eyelid in a circular motion is a-ok, too.

3. USE A LASH SEALANT

If you have invested in lash extensions, then you will also want to be sure to invest in a lash sealant. This product goes a long way to extend the life of the adhesive used to attach the extension to your natural lash. It locks your extensions in place for a longer period of time.

Be sure to purchase one of the two we offer: our Protecting Sealer and our Black Diamond Coating Sealant. What’s the difference between these two? The Black Diamond sealer is a daily use product that adds a darker sheen and helps extend the life of your extensions. The Protecting Sealer is used twice weekly and perfect for those with active lifestyles, those who live in high humidity areas, and those with oily skin types.

In short, a lash sealant is the perfect aftercare product to extend the life of your lash extensions and retention in between refills. Next to the investment you’ve made in your lash extensions themselves, purchasing a lash sealer is a close second!

4. ONLY USE LASH EXTENSION-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Not all beauty products are okay to use with lash extensions. Be sure to stay away from waterproof mascara and any oil- or alcohol-based products or cosmetics. And yes, this includes any moisturizers with oil that are applied around the eyes.

Check out last week’s post on lash extension-friendly beauty products and cosmetics!

5. DON’T MISS YOUR REFILLS…LIKE, EVER!

When it comes down to it, fundamentally, how to take care of eyelash extensions boils down to keeping up with your lash refill appointments every two weeks. It’s the only way to keep your lash line looking full. When you come in for your refill appointment, your stylist will perform maintenance to freshen up your current set, then place new extensions for added fullness. When you come in for refills on the regular, you ensure a full, lush lash line and a fresh lash look, like we all love!

On the other hand, if you don’t keep up with your regular refills, your stylist will have to add more extensions than usual to bring that fullness back. This could mean you need to invest in a service upgrade. This is definitely doable and we can also make sure to book the right amount of time for your appointment so we can get your lashes back to the fab fullness you adore.

So, schedule your refill appointments regularly and even ask us about our membership program, which will save you money on regular refills and make sure you’re always looking and feeling your best!

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You have made an investment on your beautiful long, voluminous lashes, and we want you to protect it!

If you’re ever unsure about the products you’re using or something you’re doing that you may be afraid could harm your lashes, talk to us. That’s what we are here for! Whether it’s before, during or after your appointment, fill us in and we’ll set the record straight for you…and your lashes. Together, we’ll conquer eyelash extension care!

Photo Credit: The Lash Lounge Sandy Springs – Chastain Park

 

Tips & Tricks

Eyelash Extension Care: Which Cosmetics and Beauty Products Are…

When we welcome new guests to The Lash Lounge to receive their first full set of lashes, we often answer questions and share tips about cosmetics and products that are okay and not okay to use with lash extensions.

Though there won’t be too much of an adjustment to your daily routine, not all products are lash extension-safe. Today, we’re giving you the scoop on which ones get the green light and which to stay away from. Take note, ladies, and become eyelash extension care masters!

COSMETICS: DO’S, DON’TS + TIPS

First, we’re going to let you in on a little secret: After getting lash extensions, most of our guests actually find they don’t need to wear as much makeup because they discover that their new extensions are a great alternative. Hooray for that! However, we know makeup is oh-so-fun and a great way to express yourself, so for our makeup-loving guests, we say get your glam on!

When you have lash extensions, you can wear your usual face makeup, eyeliner, eyeshadow and even mascara, as long as it’s all lash extension-friendly and all are not oil- or alcohol-based. If you apply face powders and eyeshadows, keep in mind that residue can flake off onto your lashes.

Tip #1: If you wear eye makeup, gently brush through your lashes with your lash wand immediately after applying any powdery type of makeup. This will brush out any flakes or residue that landed on your lash line while applying.

Tip #2: For those of you who are mascara fans, be sure to only use a water-based mascara. You can even purchase one of the two mascara options we carry in our salons: our Ultimate Volume Mascara and our Lengthening Mascara. 

PRODUCTS: WHAT YOU CAN + CAN’T USE

When it comes to taking care of your eyelash extension, the other products you need to be sure to shy away from when you have lash extensions include any products that are oil- or alcohol-based. Products like lotions, creams and moisturizers that contain oils are not good to use on or near the lash line. Why, you ask? Products that contain oil can break down the bond of the extension adhesive, which can then cause it to detach from your natural lash. This will shorten the life of your lash extensions. No thank you!

Tip #3: When you’re looking into cleansing products, pay attention to the ingredients and do not use any alcohol-based products.

Tip #4: Use one of our cleansing products that are not only lash extension-safe but are gentle and perfect for cleansing not only your eye area and, but your whole face! We have our Special Eye and Makeup Remover which has the same pH balance as natural tears, making it ideal for those with sensitive eyes.  Then we have our Eye Makeup Remover Gel, which works on all skin types. Both are formulated to work with eyelash extensions and each cleanser is gentle enough to use as an all-over makeup remover.  Cheers for cutting down on the number of bottles on our vanities!

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In order to extend the life of your lashes and keep your extensions in tip-top shape, make sure you take a look at the ingredient list of the cosmetics and products you are using. You’ve made an investment in your lashes and you definitely want to protect them!

As always, if you have any question about how to care for eyelash extensions, including the cosmetics and products you’re using, just ask your lash stylist! You can even bring them in with you during your next appointment and let us take a look!

Tips & Tricks

Mother’s Day 2018: 7 Beauty Products She’ll Love

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it and what Mom doesn’t love fabulous beauty products? Check out these 7 products she’s sure to love, and if you’re a Mom reading this – copy the link and send over a few hints to help out those YOU love. We promise you they’ll appreciate it!

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Fragrance Touch-Up 

Not unlike the compact cushions that have taken over the K-beauty world, the sleek Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Fragrance Touch-Up is perfect for discreet reapplications on the go. The romantic, fruity-floral scent is one that mom will want to reapply often. (via allure.com)


Joanna Vargas Twilight Face Mask 

$75 is a lot for a pack of five sheet masks. Unless each one is a growth factor-rich, incredibly-soothing facial by the aesthetician who keeps Julianne Moore, Karlie Kloss, and Naomi Watts looking like a million bucks. (via instyle.com)


YSL Liquid Lipstick 

If you are struggling for a present, you can’t go far wrong with a beautiful YSL liquid lipstick. This one, in a pale pink shade, could easily be your mum’s next everyday essential. (Via harpersbazaar.com)


Miller Harris Rose Silence Bath Oil

Pamper and luxuriate in a relaxing and soothing bath oil that transforms your bathwater into a skin-nourishing milk. The warm and delicate scent of Rose Silence in the ultimate indulgent treat. Contains a blend of exquisitely moisturising oils: argan oil, moringa oil and sweet almond oil. Rich in vitamins A & E, it softens, smooths and deeply hydrates the skin whilst you relax. (Via elle.com)


5. Foreo UFO

This powerful little device may just be the future of skin care, and your mom will love being on the cutting edge of beauty technology. With the power to customize temperature, vibrations, and LED light therapy, the Foreo UFO can be exactly what she needs and wants for a perfect facial that rivals a spa experience. (via allure.com)


Kypris Antioxidant Dew 

What Mom doesn’t want to up her antioxidant game? This product offers deep hydration with a featherweight texture and botanical emulsions made to be mixed and matched for desired results. (Via elle.com)


Penhaligon’s Bluebell Eau De Toilette

A pure and simple fragrance that is sure to delight and transport your mum to the fresh English countryside whenever she wears it. Notes of bluebell are joined by a bouquet of hyacinth, lily of the valley, jasmine and rose. (Via harpersbazaar.com)


 

Need one last great gift idea for her? An E-Gift Card to The Lash Lounge will never disappoint . . . click here to purchase!

Tips & Tricks

5 Tips for Taking Care of Eyelash Extensions

Taking care of your lashes is essential for a beautiful, long-lasting set. We’ve got all the details on how to care for eyelash extensions so that you keep on loving them…and loving YOU!

Follow these 5 tips to keep your lash look in check:

1. Keep Your Eyelashes 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.

When 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.

2. Omit Oil-Based Products

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

3. Retire Your Mascara

The beauty of lash extensions is that you have lovely, long, full lashes without having to wear mascara. We know that some of you 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’re a mascara fiend, be sure to ONLY wear a water-based mascara. Be aware, this is not the same as a waterproof mascara, so make sure you look closely at those labels! When applying your lash extension-safe mascara, only use one coat and only apply to the tips of your lashes.

4. Avoid Overexposure to Moisture

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

5. Maintain Lash Extension Refills Regularly

All of the tips we have mentioned are so very important, but this one is the big kahuna! Sticking with your refill appointments every 2 weeks will keep your lashes looking their absolute best. After all, when it comes to how to care for lash extensions, you need to have a full, luscious lash line to start with!

The longer you wait for a fill, the harder it is for your lash stylist to keep your lashes looking 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! 


MEMBERSHIP: THE SILVER BULLET FOR EYELASH EXTENSION CARE

Membership makes lash care easy! If you’re not a member yet, check out our membership options. You’ll get two built-in refills per month at much lower than the regular price. We’re talking a complete lifesaver when it comes to both your wallet and the hassle of scheduling!