shutterstock_116260366Have you heard of eyelash extensions? If you’re tired of re-applying eyelashes every day or just want to look good at a moments notice, mink eyelash extensions could be your answer. But you might have some questions first. Here are some frequently asked questions about mink eyelash extensions and the truthful answers behind them:

How do they work?

We use mink fur eyelash extensions because they look more natural and are lighter than synthetic eyelashes. Size ranges from 6mm to 17mm. Each lash is applied one at a time onto an existing natural lash, glued on with a specially formulated glue that is safe for the eyes and eyelids. There are different types of glues available to cater to those with skin irritations, sensitivities, and allergies.

How long does it take?

The initial application usually takes around two hours; you’re getting individual lashes glued on, after all! Follow up appointments for maintaining and touching up the lashes take from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how long it’s been since your last appointment.

How long do they last?

Most people come back in for a touch up within four to five weeks, but with really good care they can last up to six weeks.

Can you go blind?

No. First of all, a properly trained technician will apply the adhesive in a way that is entirely harmless. Secondly, even if the adhesive gets in your eyes and you have an allergic reaction, you’ll never go blind. The worst that can happen is that you would have to get prescription eye drops from your eye doctor for the allergic reaction.

Can you still wear mascara?

Yes, but we recommend only lightly applying it at the tips of the extensions. This gives the best look and avoids clumping at the roots.

Will it harm my natural lashes?

Eyelash extensions do not ruin your natural lashes. If properly applied, eyelash extensions do not affect the health of your natural lashes, and they won’t be falling out or dying.


If you have any questions or are interested in talking more about this with a professional, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.