Lash extensions have lately become a popular beauty accessory for many women. They come in three main types, mink, synthetic and silk. They measure from 6 to 17 mm. A special semi-permanent glue that does not irritate the eyes is used to stick them to the eyelids. The process could last up to two hours while the client could make visits every four weeks for light touch-ups that keep them in top shape till a replacement. A competent beautician with knowledge on how to apply individual mink lashes should ensure the lashes last at least one year before a replacement is needed. Eye lashes can be applied as a full or half set with a half set meant to compliment natural lashes to bring out a thick nice look. The technician should always ensure proper precautions are taken to avoid unnecessary complications. Eyes should be shut throughout the process, proper glue used to avoid irritating or causing allergic reactions to eyes or natural eyelashes. Signs of tears is an indicator of irritation and technician should consider changing the glue used. This article is also going to focus on how to apply individual mink lashes. Mink eyelashes are considered the best due to their fine texture and durability though they also slightly more expensive than the others in the market.

how to apply mink lashes

Step 1

The process should start by applying eye liner and mascara on the natural eye lashes. A mink wink eyelash applicator is then used to pick the lashes from the tray and set gently on the eye line to fit the length of the eyes. They setting should allow any overlapping part to fall on the outer side of the eyes which should then be gently trimmed off to conform with the length of the eyes.

Step 2

Use the mink lash applicator to pick the lashes, apply some glue gently on the lash band and wait for about 30 seconds to allow time to dry or acquire a suitable sticking capacity.

Step 3

Raise the chin a little bit so that mink lashes can be applied just slightly above the natural eyelash line. Using the applicator,stick the mink eyelashes to position till glue is dry, then release the applicator. Blending the natural lashes and the mink lashes by holding them together using your hands improves the look.

Step 4

It's important to ensure the mink lashes hold well on the lash line. Should they keep lifting, additional glue might be needed on the detached part. Upon applying it, hold till it dries,then put some eye liner to recover the look.

Maintaining mink eyelashes

To extend the life of mink lashes,it is advisable to avoid soaking, washing or applying mascara on them. Duo eye lash glue is the best while eyelash adhesive tape produce the results. Avoid pulling on individual eyelash hairs to maximize their life. Avoid using oil based cleansing products while brushing them constantly helps. After application, avoid exposing them to moisture for the next 48 hrs. With proper maintenance, mink eyelashes can be re-used for up to 25 times with stunning results.