What You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions

As some of you may know my day to day job includes running my own business Beauty By Bri B. I provide clients with services such as eyelash extensions, brow styling, hair and makeup. I get so many questions about eyelash extensions and just thought it would be handy for anyone interested in getting them to know more about them.

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Here are my most frequently asked questions:

What are eyelash extensions? They are synthetic or mink hair individual eyelashes applied individually to one of your own natural eyelashes.

What are volume eyelash extensions? It is when you apply more than one eyelash extension to a natural eyelash giving the eyelashes a fuller more voluminous look.

How long do they take? Every eyelash stylist takes different lengths of time but commonly 1-2 hours. I take usually 1 and a half hours to do a full set of classic eyelash extensions (which is the one eyelash extension to one natural eyelash, 1:1)

Whats the difference between a half set of eyelash extensions and a full set? A half set is when an eyelash extension is applied to every other natural eyelash. The end result is that the lashes aren’t as full looking as a full set of classic eyelashes.

Do you have to keep your eyes closed the entire time? Yes. The glue used to bond the eyelash extension to your natural eyelash is very strong and can really irritate and even damage your eyes if kept open.

Why do I have to keep my eyelashes dry and avoid water coming into contact with them just after getting them done? It takes 24 hours for the glue that bonded your extensions to be 100% dry. If the glue comes in contact with water it can cause eyelash extensions to fall off or bond together in clumps.

Is it normal for a few eyelash extensions to fall out after a few days? Yes it is normal.

Lash Shedding

Do they damage your own natural eyelashes? No they don’t. If they are applied properly and you follow your aftercare properly.

What is the aftercare? 

Eyelash Extension Aftercare Sheet

Can I use mascara with eyelash extensions? Yes. BUT NO WATERPROOF MASCARA. Properties in waterproof mascara will dissolve the bonds of the glue causing the eyelash extensions to fall off. Also when taking off your mascara use a non oil based product.

Can I do eyelash extensions on myself? No. They have to be professionally applied. Do

I have to fill out any forms? It completely depends on your eyelash stylist and their business policies.

Do I need to do anything before my eyelash appointment? No. It is advised you come in with no eye makeup on as this saves your eyelash stylist time from having to do it for you. You could also cleanse your eyelashes to ensure there is no product at all on them.

How do you cleanse your eyelashes? 

Lash Cleansing

 Why should you get eyelash extensions? So many reasons!! No more need for mascara, they open up your eyes, saves you time doing makeup, they’re waterproof after they are dry, they feel like your own eyelashes, its a painless treatment, its a relaxing treatment (a lot of my clients take lash naps), theres lots of different looks and styles to choose from, they can last up to 6 weeks, they make a huge difference to your eyelashes making them look longer thicker and darker.


I hope you found this helpful if you are considering getting eyelash extensions. They really are worth getting! If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to drop a comment below or send me a message. Also I am taking appointments for eyelash extensions if you wish to find out more you can visit my business Instagram page @beautybybrib or Facebook page Beauty By Bri B.

-Bri xo



2 thoughts on “What You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions

  1. I wanted to thank you for helping me learn more about eyelash extensions. It’s good to know that a half set is applied to every other natural eyelash. I’m interested to learn if this could be ideal for those who have a lot of eyelashes.


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