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Our 2019 Must Have Eyebrow Products!

 

Our eyebrows frame the eyes, so of course we care about grooming and taking care of them; they are sisters not twins. Our eyebrows go through many stages in life: over-plucking, being sparse, and uneven. There are products you can purchase not only make our eyebrows fuller and defined, but even to promote hair growth.

First let’s talk growth!

We have all experienced bad eyebrows at one point in time, from learning to use tweezers, going to an inexperienced professional, it happens and our eyebrows pay the price! Thankfully, hair grows back. Grande Lash-MD is one product for multi purpose use, it promotes hair growth on lashes and eyebrows as well. Whether your eyebrows are sparse or maybe just need a boost of growth, Grandelash- MD is one product to always keep in your makeup caddy!

Now let’s talk fullness:

Some of our clients like perfectly defined full eyebrows everyday. Makeup is used to enhance our natural beauty; here are our current eyebrow product faves.  Our go to for eyebrow makeup is Kelly Baker Brow products! Personally, we love their eyebrow pencil. It gives you complete control and can mimic hair strokes easily. Another benefit is adding darkness, by using pressure and create darker lines. Keep in mind it isn’t only the product, it is also technique. Hair stroke motion and blending, create natural, yet bold eyebrows. Top off your eyebrows with Kelly Baker Brows Camo Light Highlighter to open and lighten the eyes, then use the Eyebrow Gel to set your eyebrows, that’s all there is to it. Now you’re ready for a full day with perfect eyebrows!

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Comment your favorite eyebrow products below.

 

BlogCleanse your Eyelash Extensions

Oil and dirt make your volume fans shrivel up. Just like the hair on your head, your lashes can get greasy and dirty when you don’t cleanse them. Imagine not washing your hair for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks. Or ever? What if you just ran water through your hair on a regular basis and never shampooed or conditioned, what do you think would happen? Imagine the results because those results are happening to your lashes right now if you aren’t cleansing on a regular, consistent basis. Oils produced naturally from your skin, build up from make up, dirt, eye crusties, and bacteria love to live on your lash line! These things make it difficult for your extensions to perform correctly.

Our eyes need our help in keeping them clean. They are sensitive and prone to infection. If you are getting lashes, you need to be cleansing. Please cleanse daily on a regularly basis. Clean lashes last longer and are safer for the health of your eyes!

Spring – Autumn Lash Shed

The Spring – Autumn Lash Shed… Yes it does exist. At this time of year you will notice your retention will suffer and your lashes will start to thin out.

Why does it happen?

In a nut shell and having researched this, we have hair to protect us from the sun. So in the autumn coinciding with the equinox we no longer need as much hair so we start to shed it. Don’t believe me, take a look at the plug hole in your shower at this time of year and then you’ll know.

Fun fact: In order for our bodies to produce hair it must pump blood to those cells but in the winter when our immunity is lowered due to lack of vitamin D our bodies will divert blood into our major organs instead of our hair which we no longer really need. Therefore get ready for it, poor retention and thinning lashes. So sooner infills and lighter weight of the lashes until it all settles down.

When pollen is so high, it affects everyone weather they have eyelash extensions or natural lashes.

Tips

Make sure you are cleansing your lashes everyday.
Pick up some local honey for those pollen allergies. It will help your body adjust to the pollen and prevent eye rubbing and sinus reactions due to the change of season.
Avoid rubbing your eyes
Last but not least, Brush those lashes ladies

7 Reasons Your Lashes Don’t Last

1. You don’t cleanse them

Now that you’ve got your beautiful, gorgeous, new lash extensions, your first instinct may be not to touch them as not to disturb their amazingness. In fact, the opposite is true. You want to touch them but always carefully…

Because you want to cleanse them daily. Unlike cluster sets or strip lashes that can be removed with warm water, your lash extensions are adhered to your natural lashes with a cyanoacrylate-based adhesive that does not mix well with your natural oils. If you don’t cleanse your lashes directly with a cleanser you’re allowing your natural oils to build up at the base of your lashes. These oils naturally secrete from your lash follicles regardless of the amount of makeup that you wear or do not wear. Daily cleansing is essential not only as good hygiene for your natural eyelashes, but it’s also a way to ensure the longevity of your lash extensions.

2. You sleep on your side or stomach

If you sleep heavily on one side or the other, you’re bound to lose more lashes on the side that you sleep on. If your sleep style puts you in one of these positions, you may want to heavily consider picking up a Beauty Sleep Mask. Beauty Sleep Masks have molded pillows that rest around your lashes so that they stay protected while you sleep. These super cute masks especially protect lashes for stomach and side-sleepers. They’re great for travel as well! Loriann loves sleeping on her stomach! She hangs half of her face off the pillow so her lashes are not touching the pillow.

3. You wait too long between in-fills

Depending on the natural growth cycle of your lashes and how you care for your extensions at home, you may need an in-fill as early as 2 weeks or you may be able to go as far out as 3 weeks. If you come in for an in-‘fill with your lashes depleted, grown out, or in bad shape, there might not be enough time to replenish all your extensions to a full set. Full sets last an average of 4-6 weeks. If you’re anticipating a full fill but your appointment turns into a partial fill instead, your lashes will only last half of the average wear time, which is 2 weeks. It’s important to keep your eye on retention and be mindful of how much time you should book for your fill when scheduling your next appointment! Get your lashes filled when 50% have shed. Avoid allowing your lashes to get down to 40% extensions.

4. You don’t brush your lashes

Remember to gently brush your lashes daily for the best, fluffiest results. Don’t comb too hard at the root as this is where your lashes are adhered. Brushing too hard may lift the bases. Sometimes, if you do not rinse your cleanser well, it can cause lashes to look stuck together. For the fullest effect, brush till they fluff daily with your Spoolie/Disposable Mascara Brush

5. You wear the wrong makeup

If you decide to wear mascara or liners, make sure they are compatible with your extensions. Never use any waterproof or water-resistant formulas or oily makeup removers, and don’t leave makeup sitting on your lashes overnight. When removing makeup, make sure to never use cotton or terry cloth to avoid snagging or lifting the bases of your lashes. I recommend using liquid eyeliner or eyeshadow as liner with an angled brush.

6. Overexposure to heat and humidity

Tanning bed, Hot yoga, sauna or steam room use, consistent baking or grilling/cooking, and blow-drying the front part of your hair angled down on the lashes are all things that can negatively affect your retention or possibly even straighten your extensions or cause them to hook at the tip. Especially the first 24 hours

7. Having retention issues, Your lash artist may be the problem

Improper application technique on the part of your lash artist may be the cause of bad retention. Remember, not all lash artists are created equally or trained properly for that matter