All of you know what are the eyelash extensions by now. They are the ideal accessory, if you want to highlight your eyes, keeping the appearance natural, in the same time. Even though they are extremely nice looking, not everybody know how to use eyelash extensions and how to properly attach them. The basic principle may sound simple, but you need to find the right eyelashes, and you need lots of patience to attach them. Normally, a proper application procedure, should last you between 2 and 3 hours. It's important to take your time and insist on every detail, if you want your new eyelashes to look as natural as possible. Here's what you need to know. 

eyelash extensions user guide

Choose the Extensions

Even though there are many designs to choose from, you will firstly have to examine your natural lashes. If you have short natural lashes, then you won't be able to attach some extremely long extensions, because they will eventually break or fall off. And you don't want to be in public, when that happens. However, you can give it a try and add just a half set, to see how they behave. Keep them for one or two days, and if nothing bad happens, they you can go with them. 

Choose the Design

There are 3 main designs of eyelashes: silk, synthetic and mink. The most expensive eyelashes are the mink type. These extensions are also the most durable, having a custom length, from 6 to 17 mm. Their thickness, colors or curls, vary as well, and you can choose any of them, according to your preferences. However, beauty artists are advising us to use certain eyelashes, according to what we want to achieve with them. For example, if you want to look as natural as possible, you might want to use some brown black silk eyelashes, with an average length. If you want to achieve a unique look, then you will want some mink eyelashes, with different colors and curls. Just be creative and don't hesitate to try as many as possible. 

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Buy the Whole Kit

Now that you're decided to attach the eyelashes by yourself, you will need some proper gear. Any eyelash related item can be bought separately, but it's more advisable to purchase a full kit. A premium kit will include different models of eyelashes, adhesive, tweezers, a professional brush and adhesive remover. Also, it will contain some full instructions about the eyelash application and what you need to do, in order to get the best results. This is the most safe thing to do, especially if you're a newbie in this process. 

Place the Extensions Gently

After you add the adhesive on your natural lash, you will need to take every single extension, and attach it. Make sure that the adhesive doesn't touch your skin and gently put the extension, on the top of your natural lash. Don't rush it, because the glue has 60 seconds before it sets. Proceed with caution and adjust it, until it has a natural appearance. After you do this for three or four times, you will get it and from now on, it will be way simpler. After you finish with both eyes, make some further adjustments, to make sure that everything is symmetric.


Mink Eyelash extensions are some amazing accessories. Once you understand the basics, it will be extremely simple for you to attach them. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to ask a friend who knows how to use eyelash extensions. The process is not complicated at all and you will be amazed by how fast you will be able to do it by yourself.