Frequently asked questions
WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash extensions are synthetic lashes that are made to replicate natural eyelashes. It lets you add the length and thickness to your eyelashes without damaging your natural lashes. You can also choose the curl that you desire. If it’s classic lashes, only one extension will be glued onto one natural lash. If it’s volume lashes, multiple thinner extensions will be glued onto one natural lash.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLASSIC LASHES AND VOLUME LASHES?
Classic lashes – 1 lash extension is glued to 1 natural lash. Great way to extend and thicken your lashes. But there’s a limit to the volume since only 1 extension can be applied to 1 natural lash. If you don’t have enough natural lashes, more extensions cannot be attached.
Volume lashes – Multiple thinner lash extensions are glued to 1 natural lash. It creates more volume since more extensions are attached to 1 natural lash. It’s perfect for filling gaps. Extensions for volume lashes are extremely thin and light. Multiple volume lash extensions could be either same weight as 1 classic lash extension or even lighter, therefore it doesn’t damage your natural lashes. But lash artists must have the skills and knowledge in order for them to apply volume lashes correctly. Knowing what’s the right thickness, length, and quantity for one particular natural lash is extremely important.
WILL THE EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY OWN LASHES?
No. It won’t damage your natural lashes as long as it’s applied correctly and you take care of it properly. It’s easy to say but surprisingly a lot of lash artists don’t know how to properly apply eyelash extensions or do not care much about the long term lash health of customers.
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
New full set lasts for up to 4-6 weeks however clients come back in 2-3 weeks to get a refill.
How long your eyelash extensions will last depends on…
How clean your lashes are when extensions are applied
How well you follow the aftercare instructions
Your own natural eyelash growth cycle
HOW LONG IS THE PROCESS?
A full set of classic lash set will take about 1hr 30min to 2hrs and a full set of volume lash set will take about 1hr 45min to 4hrs (Time depends on the lash count that you choose to get)
+ 15min consultation if you are coming to Blue Geisha Lashes for your first time.
The refill for a classic lash set will take about 1 hr 15 min to 1.5 hrs
The refill for a volume lash set will take about 1 hr 15 min to 2.5 hrs
It depends on how many weeks it has been as well as the condition of your lashes.
HOW DOES REFILLS WORK?
First, we'll remove old extensions that are twisted, grew too long, or lifted. (We will leave the extensions that are in a good condition), then we will fill with new extensions.
Let’s say you’d like to have 100 extensions per eye but after 3 weeks you have 50 extensions left per eye, and we might remove 15 old extensions, so now you have 35 extensions left so we'll add 65 extensions to make the lash count back to 100 lashes per eye.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE WHEN YOU ARE READY TO GET EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Take shower as close as possible to yout appointment time since you cannot take shower for 24-48hrs after the application. Arrive with no make-up. If your lashes are dirty, glue won’t adhere to niether natural lash so this will make lashes fall off quicker and easier. To have a more relaxed experience, avoid any caffeinated beverages before the application, this can cause eye twitching. If you wear contact lenses, we advise you to remove before the application so please bring a container for you to store the contact lenses.
CAN I WEAR MAKEUP WITH EYELASH EXTENSION
Yes. However, there are some makeup products you shouldn’t wear.
Pencil liner? No, if you have to drag a pencil liner along the lash line. If you are scraping your lash line, you’ll slowly weaken the glue bond that’s at the root of your lashes. Also it leads your eyelash extensions to get tangled.
Products that have oil – Oil causes the extensions to fall off very easily. So no creamy pencils or creamy shadows.
Gel liners? Gel eyeliners can leave a sticky residue on extensions and almost impossible to remove completely when you have eyelash extensions on. Forcing to remove the gel liner could cause the extensions to weaken and fall off or damage your natural lashes. If you leave the sticky residue on your lash line, it’ll clog your lash pore and prevents your natural lashes from growing.
Waterproof liquid eyeliners? Water-resistant or waterproof liquid liners are hard to remove. If it requires rubbing or repeatedly touching your lashes to remove it, it will cause the extensions to fall off faster. And no, you can't use oil make up remover!
Mascara? Mascara contains oil and it will cause extensions to fall off quickly. It's hard to remove without applying pressure as well. Also if your lash artist is choosing extensions (thickness & length) that are the healthy weight for your natural lashes, adding mascara will defeat the purpose because you will be adding additional weight on your natural lashes!
WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE?
Please do not wet your lashes for 24-48hrs. After 48hrs, please wash your lashes everyday with oil free gentle foam clenaser. If you don't wash your lashes, oil and dirt could build up and this could be the cause of extensions falling off. This can also cause pores to clog and prevent natural lashes from growing properly, or cause infection. After you wash your lashes, you can gently pat your lashes with soft tissues to wipe any excess water on your lashes. You can brush the tip of your extensions gently with a clean mascara brush ONLY when lashes are dry. Please do not brush them when lashes are wet. Please never use oil based products on your lashes. Also, be careful when you are applying moistrizer around your eyes.