(frequently asked lash extensions questions)

How long do eye lash extensions last?

When applied by a professional, eyelash extensions will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. Depending on your activity and day-to-day routine, refills should only be required every 2 to 3 weeks. Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups. A refill is needed to fill in any lashes that have fallen due to the natural cycle of your own lashes. Refill appointments usually require approximately 50-60 minutes. 

Do eyelash extensions look fake?

Lash Extensions are synthetic strands that are made to replicate a natural eyelash. When applied, eyelash extensions lengthen and thicken your own natural eyelashes. Single strands are applied to each individual eyelash, one by one.

For clients who want  dramatic / thicker lash finish,  we can design 2D to 6D finish, which means to have 2 to 6 lash strands carefully applied to each individual eyelash. With proper application and design, lash extensions look and feel completely natural.

The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.

Do eyelash extensions damage my natural lashes?

If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that “pop” along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy.  Also use mascara that is Lash Extension proof. Your lash specialist will advice you what to protect your lash investment. 

Can I wear mascara with my eyelash extensions?

How do I take care of my new eyelash extensions?

  • Do not wash eyes or shower and avoid steam and sweat for 24 hours after lash application.

  • Avoid rubbing and pulling your lashes. 

  • Clean your extensions with an oil free makeup remover everyday.

  • Only use extension safe mascaras and eye liners if needs. 

  • Avoid any oil based and waterproof mascaras/makeup

  • Comb your lashes with small mascara brush daily. 

  • Book your refill appointment every 2 to 3 weeks. 

  • Do not curl your extensions with lash curler.  

Have more questions? 


Call Llumier at 650.362.3882 and we will assist you with all your questions!

What should I do before my lash appointment?

You should thoroughly clean your lashes with a mild cleanser. Do not use oily makeup remover to clean your lashes prior to the application. Lashes should not be curled (unless directed otherwise by your technician) and all mascara should be removed.

I wear contacts. Can I still get lash extensions?

Yes! Since lash extensions do not touch your skin, they do not conflict or interfere with your contact lenses or normal daily activities.

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