Eyelash extension FAQ

Q: What are eyelash extensions?

A: There are two eyelash extension techniques. Classic eyelash extensions is a procedure where one lash is glued individually per each of your natural lashes. The result is a natural enhancement, making your own lashes look longer while maintaining curl.

The other technique is Russian volume lashes, not currently offered at Eyes N Shine. Finer lashes are separated evenly to be glued onto one of your natural lashes so that there are more lashes than you naturally have. The result is glamorous rather than natural.

Q: Will getting eyelash extensions hurt?

A: No- eyelash extensions should never hurt. Most clients fall asleep during the treatment. Extremely sensitive eyes or people with sinus problems may get watery eyes and slight stinging straight after the procedure, but this will quickly subside. The eyelash extensions may feel slightly unusual initially, but doesn’t take long to get used to.

Q: Will it damage my natural lashes?

A: No- the eyelashes I use are as light as possible to achieve a desirable result while minimising the weight on your natural lash. The eyelash extensions come off when your natural lash falls out, so your natural lashes will grow through the normal lash life cycle.

Q: What type of lashes are used?

A: Generally there are 3 types of lashes used for eyelash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. I use faux mink eyelashes, which are man-made fibres to imitate real mink fur without causing animal cruelty. Mink eyelashes are very fine, soft and silky, just like real fur. As they are faux mink and designed for eyelash extensions, they maintain their curl even when they are wet. 

Faux-mink lashes feel exactly like natural lashes because they are so light and fine. This minimises damage on your natural lash. They also look shinier than silk lashes. With the appropriate maintenance, they are very long lasting.

Q: How long will the treatment take?

A: The super fine texture of faux mink lashes means that the procedure takes longer than synthetic eyelash extensions at 1.5 – 2 hours.

Q: How long will eyelash extensions last?

A: Eyelash extensions will last up to 6 weeks if they are maintained appropriately.

Q: How should I maintain my eyelash extensions?

A: See Aftercare