Individual vs strip lashes

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Some women don’t like the idea of having to extend their eyelashes every morning before going out, and some just don’t like how short they look hence they turn to falsies.

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Application and removal

Individual lashes are installed using a semi-permanent glue hence they last longer. This glue is made to cling to your natural lashes, not your skin. Removing them can be hard, which is why you need to use a lash remover to dissolve. Avoid pulling lashes when removing as they can come out with your natural lashes; rather use a cotton pad with a remover, dab the solution on to lashes until the glue is dissolved.

Enhances natural eyelashes

Individual lashes are great for a natural look, because they come in different lengths therefore you’re able to pick the same length of your natural lashes should you just need volume rather than length.

Allergic reactions

Do an allergy test of the glue by applying a small amount on your inner hand and leave it on for 30 minutes. If you experience rash or red marks afterwards, chances are you’re allergic and should not use it on your eyes.

Need to avoid water

When wearing individual lashes you are advised to stay away from excessive exposure to water or humidity. Avoid long showers, baths, and steam rooms as they loosen the bond resulting the lashes falling off. When washing your face you need to try by all means to keep water contact with the lashes to a minimum.

It’s important to use good quality extensions and get them done by a professional who has a good reputation.

Strip lashes

Perfect for a night out with the girls and you need a bit of glam and drama to complete your bold and edgy look. Make-up artists use them when the face needs more depth in make over photoshoots or with theatre make up. Some packs come with a glue whilst others don’t, however, it is easily available in many pharmacies and cosmetic stores.

Application and removal

Strip lash glue is latex based, hence you’re able to remove it easily by grabbing one end of your lashes with clean fingers and slowly removing them from one end of the eye to the other. Follow with an eye make-up remover to get rid of the excess glue.

Possibiity of infections

Falsies collect bacteria over time and can result in infections.The glue used to install falsies can lead to an infection called conjunctivitis which is contagious, so avoid sharing falsies with your bff’s.

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