In this Instagram-influenced reality, a lot of things are changing. This social media platform together with the video tutorials on YouTube tremendously upgraded our makeup routines and skills. One thing that Instagram and influencers made us do is to try lash extensions and lash lifting. These two lash-enhancing treatments are all over our feed making it hard not to upgrade your lash game. All of a sudden mascara looks like too much work in the morning. Why bother to curl and then coat your lashes with a few layers of mascara when you can just “wake up like this?”
Being seductive is all about how you feel. Whether it is alluring, mysterious, playful, sexy, beautiful, or a bit of everything, seduction begins in the mind then it is enhanced by our appearance. The way we look makes us feel more confident and confidence is sexy. Remember, a sexy and attractive woman is a force to be reckoned with. Here are some simple tips on how we believe you can become the most beautiful seductress any man has ever laid eyes on!
1. Talk With The Eyes.
Seduction typically begins in the eyes. It is a glance, a stare or a gaze, that attracts someone to you. So amp up your eyes with a smoky look by using brown eye shadows, liner, mascara and a full set of lashes! We recommend KAT LASH Milady and can be purchased HERE.
Eyelash extensions or lash extensions are the perfect solution if you’re sick of mascara, or if it seems as though no matter how many coats of it you apply they still seem short and sparse. The eyelash extension procedure normally takes around an hour and a half, in which tiny lashes made of mink, silk, synthetic fibers, or even human hair are glued close to the lash line, making for fuller, longer, and thicker lashes.
The results of an eyelash extension procedure can range anywhere from subtle to sultry. They make the eyes appear larger, brighter, and more awake. Eyelash extensions, for many, totally erase the need for mascara and eyeliner. Unlike false eyelashes, which are a decent choice for one-night occasions, eyelash extensions will never peel off in an embarrassing strip nor will they weigh down the eyelid.
Types of Eyelash Extensions
What’s cool about eyelash extensions is that your look can be totally customized! Lashes range in size from 6mm to 17mm, and there are two types of curls: the softer ‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö‚â§J’ curl and the more extreme ‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö‚â§C’ curl.
Lashes are most frequently available in black and dark brown, although if you really wanted to do something out of the box you can ask your technician to order something special. Eyelash extensions are available in almost every color in the visible light spectrum.
A talented eyelash extension technician could combine the different sizes and curl types to create a variety of different looks. You could have cat-eye eyelash extensions in which the lashes in the outer corner of the eye are longer.
A narrow eye could be made to look wider with longer eyelash extensions concentrated in the middle. For a more natural look you can have your aesthetician apply alternating sizes of J-curl lashes in a subtle size gradient. The options for lash extensions are endless.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
What some people don’t realize is that eyelash extensions are not glued to the skin, but to the lashes themselves. If you have no lashes at all, or bald spots, you would be better off learning how to apply false lashes, since the eyelash extensions won’t stick well to bare skin.
On the other hand, if you have most of your lashes and they are just not thick or long enough for your taste, then eyelash extensions are a great choice!
The second thing to consider is whether sitting through the procedure, and then maintaining the aftercare, is doable. Eyelash extensions take between an hour and a half to 2 hours to complete, and during that time the client must lie still with their eyes closed. For someone fidgety and high-energy it’d be quite difficult.
However, many other people find the eyelash extension procedure soothing and relaxing. Additionally, overly sensitive eyes and allergies to the adhesive should also be considered.
So What’s the Big Deal with Aftercare?
As for the eyelash extension aftercare, it’s a big list of “don’ts.’ Don’t touch your eyelashes, don’t get them wet for the first 24 hours, don’t sleep on your stomach, don’t wear mascara, don’t use oil-based makeup remover. Do comb the lashes out every morning, and do be really, really careful.
People who don’t follow the eyelash extension aftercare to a T will lose a lot of eyelashes, and might find their aesthetician’s hard work totally gone after a week. However, someone who is diligent and careful can keep her eyelash extensions looking gorgeous for over a month!
Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Salon
These days almost every salon offers eyelash extensions, but not all eyelash technicians are created equal. Look at your prospective technician’s Instagram profile or online gallery, and make sure you like her style. After that read reviews, and specifically look for reviews that talk about the long-term results.
A lesser eyelash extension stylist might glue one faux-lash to a cluster of natural lashes, causing the natural eyelashes to fall out. However, a professional lash extension job will leave all of your eyelashes intact, with no cause for concern.
Questions to Ask
When you make your appointment ask about the types of eyelashes available ” they should have a variety of sizes and curls on offer. Ask about whether their eyelash extension glue is formaldehyde-free and made in North America or Europe (the answer should be yes).
A great eyelash extension salon will carry multiple types of adhesives, in case a customer has an allergy to a specific ingredient. NovaLash is the favorite eyelash adhesive of many professionals.
How Much Does It Cost to Get Eyelash Extensions Done?
There is a lot of variation in eyelash extension costs, based on how many lashes you want used on you. It can go from $100 for a very subtle look, all the way up to $500 for a very dense application.
It’s worth considering a consultation, where you describe to your eyelash stylist how you would like your eyelash extensions to looks, and she should be able to give you a price quote. Touch-ups should cost between $30-$80, and are normally recommended doing every 2-3 weeks.
Pros and Cons of Having Eyelash Extensions
Pros: Gorgeous eyelashes, less need for makeup, little to no discomfort during the procedure, excellent for special occasions.
You can still wear makeup when having eyelash extensions, however, when applying mascara, use it only on the tips of the extensions to avoid a clumpy look, as well as to avoid potentially damaging or removing your extensions.
If you wear contact lenses, you still can get eyelash extensions done, however, it’s advised to remove them during the lash application process to avoid getting irritated eyes because of having your eyes shut for a while.
Cons: Aftercare can be a hassle, not cheap. Eyelash extensions may harm your natural lashes if you don’t follow the aftercare rules. In case of getting harmed natural lashes, you can recover their health by applying Vaseline after the removal of the extensions.
To get your eyelash extensions removed, you’ll need to get it done at the salon. However, if you don’t want to spend extra money on this service, you should just wait for the extensions to fall out during the natural shedding of your own lashes, which normally happens every 60-90 days.
You need to be extremely careful when using makeup remover, trying not to touch your extensions. Special eye makeup removers can work for your eyelash extensions as long as you avoid using cotton pads and rubbing, but rather remove your makeup by gently wiping the lid to the tip of the extensions.
I know that for me, at least for every day, the answer is no. I don’t find that applying mascara every day is an issue, and my current favorite (Clump Crusher by CoverGirl) does a more than adequate job. I am also very fidgety and I love to sleep on my belly, so I doubt I’d be able to get the eyelash extensions to last for longer than a week or two.
Lastly, I don’t enjoy going into the salon more than once every few months so the frequent touch-ups sound like a major annoyance.
On the other hand, the results really are dramatic and beautiful. I will seriously consider getting eyelash extensions done for a very special occasion, like a wedding or an awards gala.
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As we’ve noted it many times already, all the details matter if we want to have that flawless and impeccable looks. Details like eyelashes do matter in your overall appearance, so it’s important for you to know everything about eyelash care. We all want to have beautifully long and thick eyelashes (Learn: How to Make Eyelashes Grow Naturally). And many tricks like mascara and eyelash curlers often come to our help. Nevertheless, taking care of the eyelashes is just as important as precisely accentuating them. So here we are going to present some basic beauty tips and tricks about taking care of your eyelashes properly.
First of all, we would like to state that as any part of our body, eyelashes also reflect the condition of our organism and in case of noticing problems like falling lashes, you’d better consult with the doctor for possible body problems.
Thus, the first and most important advice is to always remove makeup before going to bed. Despite the fact that sometimes it is quite difficult because of different reasons, in case of not doing so, you risk harming your lashes and gradually losing them.
Natural oils, like castor oil, can be ideal treatments for your lashes. Applying castor oil on the lashes for 1 hour every day and then washing it off is quite a good idea. If your eyelashes are falling and breaking rapidly, you may use this treatment every evening, leaving it on until morning.
On the other hand, castor oil may also be mixed with other ingredients. For example, by mixing equal proportions of butter and rum, we get a perfect means of stimulating lash growth. And adding a drop of oil solution of vitamin A or E (in a ratio of 1 to 4), you will be able to nourish the lashes and adorn them with a healthy shine.
Castor oil may also be used for darkening lashes. Mix it in equal proportions with carrot juice or strong black tea to get the effect. Another great way of taking care of eyelashes is mixing one teaspoon of castor oil and burdock. You will also need to add three drops of vitamin E and aloe. The final mixture should be applied daily at night for at least a month.
Sea buckthorn oil also has a positive influence on lashes. It gifts them with softness, making them smoother and fluffier. It can be used on its own or in a combo with other means.
You may stop lash loss by mixing two tablespoons of sea buckthorn and burdock oils and pouring this mixture into a tablespoon of crushed dog-rose. After leaving it in a dark place for at least 7 days (preferably 10), then straining it, you will have a daily means for improving the condition of your eyelashes.
The diversity of oils suitable for taking care of eyelashes is huge, including grape seed oil, peach kernel oil, wheat germ oil, linseed oil, almond, and coconut. Also, you may use any natural oils and oil extracts of calendula and chamomile. They can be used alone and in combinations with other natural products.
In conclusion, we would like to say a few words about how to properly apply the products taking care of your eyelashes. For this it is best to use an old mascara brush, naturally after carefully pre-washing it. You may apply the products like mascara, so that the full length of the lashes gets covered with the product.
So basically, it’s not that hard and time-consuming and you really can manage to have healthy and strong eyelashes in case of doing everything correctly.
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The heavy coat on your eyes that is created with the help of naturally long eyelashes looks very elegant and charming. However, what to do when you weren’t born with eyelashes with the desired volume and length? Learn the best ways of applying false eyelashes to avoid ruining your eyesight and damaging the sensitive skin round your eye zone. Follow the tips below to learn how to apply false eyelashes.
First of all, determine the look you want to create. If you want to have a dramatic look just for one evening, you will need a set of special eyelashes, for daily use however, simple ones can be applied.
You can choose different colors for different occasions. For an evening look, you can go for black eyelashes or dark brown ones, which will look natural and dramatic at the same time. With darker colors there will not even be a need to apply mascara, since they already look dramatic.
For a more natural look during daytime, opt for light brown or other shades of brown, especially if you have lighter lashes.
When choosing false eyelashes pay attention to the length. Never wear longer lashes than your natural ones. It will look very artificial; besides it will be inconvenient for you to wear them long. Trim the lashes, so that they reach the length of your natural lashes.
When it comes to eyelash application, you should be very careful to follow these steps. Make sure you have removed any eye makeup, since you are going to work with your fingers, and any eyeshadow or makeup on your eyes may fall into your eye and irritate it. Wash your hands thoroughly and only then start the application.
Take one of the lashes, apply a little amount of the special glue that comes with the set, apply a thin line along the base and let it sit for one minute. Watch out not to apply the glue directly to the lids, since you’ll this way glue your eye shut.
Place the lash above your eyelashes close to your lash line looking in the mirror, so that to follow the natural curve correctly. To make the lashes stick firmly, adjust it with your fingertips.
Once you have done this, pass on to the second eye and repeat the procedure step by step. Wait for a few minutes for the lashes to completely dry. With your false lashes on, you can now start the eye makeup.
If you are applying individual lashes, however, put a few drops of lash glue on a hard surface. Once it becomes tacky, use a set of tweezers to pick up the eyelashes and dip the root in the adhesive. Then apply each lash to your natural ones, starting from the outer corner of the eyes.
In case a drop of glue gets into your eye accidentally, immediately take the eyelashes off, wash your eye and dry it and then only start applying the false eyelashes again.
Keep in mind that false eyelashes should not be worn all day long and moreover, never go to sleep wearing them. Use a makeup remover to remove the lashes. Do it carefully, without pulling the lashes from your own ones to avoid pulling the natural ones.
You can also remove false eyelashes with warm water, holding a washcloth over the lashes to loosen the glue. Always put the false lashes in their special cleaning solution, then into the package, to keep them fresh for the next use.
Use false eyelashes whenever there is a need to highlight your eyes. If you are going to wear them on a special occasion for the first time, take your time to practice a little prior to the day, so that you can easily apply them without irritating your eye.
Use as little glue as possible. Better use individual lashes if your natural lashes are long enough but are not so close to each other. It will add volume and drama to your look.
Having read through these useful beauty tips, you will hardly ever face a bad experience when applying false eyelashes. Choose high quality ones and apply them correctly. With perfect eyelashes you will have a more expressive look wherever you go.
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When trying to look even more glamorous, we start thinking of some additions that would make our facial features pop and create the look we are not gifted with. Some of us, unfortunately, weren’t born with long and thick eyelashes, which are considered to be the most enviable parts on a woman’s face. They make our eyes look bigger, more emotional and sexier. To fill the gap, you can consider using false eyelashes for added extension and perfection. Let’s study them thoroughly, examine their pros and cons, since it is believed false eyelashes have a negative impact on our eyes.
First of all, anything artificial naturally causes damage. Specialists strongly recommend those who are used to wearing false eyelashes to reduce their use, or at least take them off on a regular basis. There are types of false eyelashes that can be worn for days or even weeks. Never go for that kind, since it will damage your natural lashes.
It is believed, that when applying false eyelashes, your natural lashes get damaged. This may lead to the loss of your natural eyelashes. As a result, in our search for full lashes, we get even poorer lashes, which can hardly be repaired, in some cases unless we turn to surgical interference.
It is really important to know how to use false eyelashes to avoid damage. First, do not keep them for too long, and secondly, be gentle when taking them off. The glue that sticks the falsies onto your own lashes is very harmful too, since it can cause eye irritation and even vision loss. Watch out when using them. Those who are allergic should refrain from the use of eyelash glue, since it may cause irritation and redness to the eye.
Even though false eyelashes can add an extra dimension of beauty and style, don’t overdo it. They should accent, not emphasize the natural beauty of your eyes. So use them on special occasions. Never borrow anybody else’s false eyelashes, since they can harbor bacteria.
Another thing that may be a reason for eyelash damage is the type of your skin. Different skin types have different signals to something new and artificial. For some, a small damage can soon be recovered. For others though, even the slightest injury may be catastrophic. So first consult a dermatologist to learn whether your skin type will allow you wearing false eyelashes.
Besides, some natural eyelashes have weak follicles that cannot stand the tension of the fake ones, which means you will have a lash loss. To avoid such a dramatic harm, do not hesitate to remove the false eyelashes before going to bed.
It is natural that having a dramatic look with long lashes, you look and feel more confident. Nevertheless, think twice about applying anything artificial onto your face. Keep false eyelashes for special occasions and not for everyday use. Your facial skin and eyes are so sensitive, that once you damage any, it will be difficult to recover your healthy look.
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There is nothing more alluring and beautiful in a woman’s look than long, thick eyelashes that add kind of mystery and seductive allure to your glance. If nature hasn’t granted you with long lashes, mascara and false lashes come to make them look more romantic. Moreover, there are certain makeup products that boost the growth of your natural eyelashes. However, no one will deny that natural looking long and thick eyelashes are unmatchable.
If your eyelashes have the problem of falling out, or they are thin and not that long as you’d like them to be, you can actually make them grow naturally. With the help of these easy beauty tips, you can quickly and easily get long and thick eyelashes, about which you haven’t even dared to dream!
Tips for Longer and Thicker Eyelashes
‚Äö” To get longer and thicker eyelashes, you should first of all take care of your lashes. A must-follow rule here is to remove your mascara before going to bed. Also apply some nourishing products that will cause your lashes grow longer and will strengthen them.
‚Äö” One of the most efficient tricks of making your eyelashes grow naturally is to apply olive oil or petroleum jelly (better known as Vaseline) to your lashes and leave it on for a night. Wash it off in the morning.
‚Äö” Vitamin E is another great ingredient known for its properties to make your eyelashes grow naturally. Specialists highly recommend applying Vitamin E oil to your lashes twice a day with the help of a cotton swab. It’s advised to apply a bit of this formula in the morning, before applying makeup, and then in the evening, after you have completely removed your makeup.
‚Äö” It’s a well-known fact that castor oil is a perfect remedy to make your hair grow quickly. Consequently, it works great for eyelashes too. Take 1 tbsp of castor oil and a half of a tbsp of vanilla extract, mix it well and apply it to your lashes with a clean mascara wand.
It’s advised to try all these natural remedies to see which one works fine for you. Just be patient to see the results, as they won’t come overnight. It may take weeks to see the difference, but you are sure to finally get long and thick eyelashes that will make your friends envy you!
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