Wearing Eye Shadow With Lash Extensions: A How-To Guide

Wearing Eye Shadow With Lash Extensions: A How-To Guide

If you are considering the idea of wearing eyeshadow with lash extensions, you know that not all eye makeup will be available for you to ensure the integrity of the lashes. The good news is wearing eyeshadow with eyelash extensions is absolutely fine. All you need to do is avoid oil-based eyeshadow, and only because oil-based eyeshadow will cause interference with the adhesive used for applying eyelash extensions.


Wearing Eye Shadow With Lash Extensions: A How-To Guide - How to apply

How to Apply

1. Pick the Right Stuff

Choosing the right eye shadow with your lashes is important if you’re going to wear it. There are many great formulas but not all of them work well with eyelash extensions. You need to pick a formula that’s oil-free and won’t run or smudge the lashes, which creams or liquids have a higher chance of doing. Crayons and pencils can be handy but may press too much on the eyelid which can damage the adhesive. Our recommendation is highly pigmented powder eyeshadow. It’s simple to use, and you can get great results by simply applying them with a brush. These usually come in a solid colour and have some glitter or shimmer in them.

2. Prime Your Lids

Yes, you can wear eyeshadow primer! The reason why it’s so useful is that eyeshadow primers are designed to create a smooth surface for eyeshadow to stick to, improving the appearance of any shadows you apply on top of them. For powdered eyeshadows, this gives them something tacky to cling to and ensures there’s less chance of an eyeshadow fallout. All you have to ensure is that the primer is oil-free and avoid directly applying to the lashline.

3. Pick the Right Brush

Using the right brush is one of the most important aspects to consider if you want to avoid eyeshadow fallouts (that’s when the eyeshadow falls and mixes with the cream products under your eyes, ugh!) Our recommendation for the right brush to avoid this disaster is to use a tight-bristled brush around the lash line. It’s easier to apply the eyeshadow in the right places without getting a ton of eyeshadow on your lashes, not your lids!

Make Sure to Remove With Care

It’s not difficult to remove eyeshadow, most of the time. When you’re wearing lash extensions, though, it’s easier to damage them by attempting to remove your eyeshadow. That’s because your eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes, and any aggressive rubbing or pressing on the eyelid may tug at your lashes. If you tug on your lashes, the extensions can come off. While wearing oil-free powdered eyeshadow is fine, removing it may be the trickier part. So, to help avoid any damage to your extensions, follow these tips to remove your eyeshadow safely:

  1. Use a gentle cleanser and avoid anything with oils. Again, oil-based is a big No-No when having lash extensions.
  2. Remove the eyeshadow using a pat-dry motion. Do not rub harshly using a left-to-right motion.
  3. Cleanse your lashes using eyelash shampoo to complete your routine.
  4. Make sure to clean your face daily. Do not go for several days with makeup on.

In four steps, your eyeshadow is gone and you’re all done! Ultimately, it’s all about making sure to take the time to remove all of your makeup. Carefully doing so will ensure your eyelash extensions last longer and stay beautiful!

Wearing Eyeshadow With Your Lash Extensions

Beauty experts and bloggers recommend going with a bold, classy look with your eye makeup while wearing lash extensions to ensure all eyes are on your eyes. Smoky, sultry looks are also a good look for an elegant flair. If your lash extensions are shaped to naturally enhance your eyes, go with neutral tones and a little shimmer to make them stand out.

Pairing eyeshadow with lash extensions is easy when you know the right steps and right tools. What’s even easier is getting quality lash extensions at Lash Up.

At Lash Up, the happiness and safety of clients are their main priorities. They provide luxury lash and brow services for Edmonton, Red Deer, and Sherwood Park that are customizable to eye shape, face shape, and personal preference. Lash Up prides itself on employing educated technicians who are some of the best and most experienced in the trade, so client safety is assured. For convenience, Lash Up also offers a variety of add-on services in their lash menu and lash packages. Interested in seeing the Lash Up difference? Make an appointment with us by calling 587.524.8772 for Edmonton and 587.457.9955 for Red Deer.