What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are a popular new service and product that lengthens and thickens your own natural eyelashes. Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
What do Eyelash Extensions look like when applied?
With proper application, meaning one synthetic eyelash applied to one natural lash the look and feel is completely natural looking and real.
How long will a set of Eyelash Extensions Last?
When applied properly, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Everyone’s experience will differ based on day to day activities but over all touchups should only be required every 2 to 4 weeks.
How often should I get touch-ups?
We recommend getting a touch up every 2-4 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 45 – 60 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as exposure to steam or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A touch up is needed to fill in any lashes that fallen.
Can I apply mascara to Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, even though mascara is not really required since the extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara it can be worn.. It must however only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions?
Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however that you use heavy water, such as in the shower on your lashes for about 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application. A light Mist is fine.
Can I use Eyelash Curlers with Eyelash Extensions?
We do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is required we recommend using a heated eyelash curler.
Does the adhesive contain formaldehyde?
No. We use an adhesive from Borboleta Lash that is formaldehyde-free. Below are the ingredients in the adhesive used at Face to Face.
- Ethyl-2-Cyanocrylate: This adhesive ingredient is a colorless liquid and has low viscosity. This ingredient is most often used in medical glues for liquid bandages. Because of this, it is toxin-free and safe for use around the skin.
- Hydroquinone: This is addedin very small amounts to help preserve the adhesive by controlling the rate the adhesive dries.
- Polymethyl Methacrylate: Also known as PMMA, polymethyl methacrylate is what gives our adhesives their hold. It’s so strong, that higher concentrates of it are used to remodel bone loss! A little goes a long way, so most adhesives only contain a very little concentration of PMMA.
- Carbon Black: This is what gives adhesives their black pigmentation. It is 100% safe and used in food and beverage coloring.