Can You Put False Lashes On Lash Extensions?

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Boosting the appearance of your natural eyelashes is something most of us do to some degree. Whether we wear mascara, lash extensions, or false eyelashes, the look you can create with a bold frame around your eyes always helps to make a great first impression.

Well, they do say that your eyes are the windows of your soul, and many of us work hard to make our eyes pop. But if you wear lash extensions, you may be wondering if it’s still possible to also wear a pair of falsies to make your eyes appear even more dramatic.

So, can you put false lashes on lash extensions? It’s not a good idea to apply false lashes on top of your extensions. You can damage your extensions (and your natural lashes), which is definitely not a good look!

In this article, we’ll go over it all.


Eyes that Pop

False Eyelashes

We all love having eyes that pop.

Whether you opt for wearing full-on makeup or prefer a more natural look it doesn’t matter, because our eyes are a feature that makes us who we are. Therefore, it’s only natural to desire that they make a great impression.

Many of us choose to do this with a simple application of mascara. Over the past few years though, false eyelashes have become a more popular way of creating stunning eye effects.

And if you have the time and money, then you know choosing lash lifts and eyelash extensions are also a convenient way to make this happen, and less hassle than daily application of falsies.

But if you wear eyelash extensions, can you amp up your lashes even more?


Can You Put False Lashes on Lash Extensions?

False Eyelashes

It may have crossed your mind to wear false eyelashes on top of your eyelash extensions. But this isn’t a good idea, however tempting this thought might be, especially if you have a special occasion coming up that you want a more dramatic look for.

It may have crossed your mind to wear false eyelashes on top of your eyelash extensions. But this isn’t a good idea, however tempting this thought might be, especially if you have a special occasion coming up that you want a more dramatic look for.

Basically, wearing false eyelashes on top of your eyelash extensions will cause damage to not only the extensions themselves, but to your natural lashes as well. If you don’t believe us, then ask your lash technician!

However, you should know that they will tell you the same thing.

What your lash technician will do for you though, is be able to create the desired look you want, simply by using lash extensions alone! When that is done, then you won’t need to even think about adding false eyelashes on top of your lash extensions.

So, now that you know adding false eyelashes on top of your lash extensions is a terrible idea, we’re going to give you the exact reasons why you definitely should think before you add falsies:

1. They’re Too Heavy

Adding false eyelashes on top of your lash extensions will result in far too much weight on the extensions. When lash extensions are applied by your lash technician, they understand the delicate technique of balancing their diameter and length, so that your natural lashes can support the extensions for six to eight weeks.

Your lash technician also considers the type of lash extension being used — whether they are made of mink, silk, or synthetic plastic — as well as the different stages in the growth cycle of your natural lashes.

If you decide to apply false eyelashes on top of your lash technician’s creation, then this will add unnecessary stress on your natural lashes and the extensions, which can actually cause balding on your lash line.

And obviously, you’ll then have to wait months before they grow back, assuming they do at all.

2. Stuck On Glue

Eyelash adhesive, or glue, isn’t the easiest substance to deal with at the best of times. We’ve all had the experience of applying glue that didn’t stick to a falsie strip, but still left a gunky mess on your lash line that was difficult to remove.

Well, it’s even more of a problem if this happens while you’re wearing lash extensions. Since strip falsies are often glued to your eyelids, you might think this isn’t a problem, because your lash extensions are applied to your natural lashes.

However, it’s very possible that eyelash glue can drip onto your extensions and natural lashes. And then when you want to remove the falsies, you could pull them all out and cause major damage in the process.

It’s very possible that eyelash glue can drip onto your extensions and natural lashes. And then when you want to remove the falsies, you could pull them all out and cause major damage in the process.

And even if you tried removing leftover glue with an oil-based cleanser, eye makeup remover, or by rubbing it off using a natural oil, because it’s so close to the lash extensions, you could damage them unnecessarily, along with your natural lashes.

The only way to remove glue safely would be to visit your lash technician when you go for your next treatment, so that they can remove the gunky mess without causing any more damage to your natural eyelashes.

3. Bat Girl

Eyelash extensions aren’t cheap, plus you spend time and effort with your lash technician choosing the right length, curl, and style that will suit your eye shape.

So, it doesn’t really make sense to put false eyelashes on top of them.

Besides this fact, putting false eyelashes on top of your lash extensions would end up looking like a hot mess — well, probably not even that hot!

And even if you desire the bat girl look, then you should just wear synthetic falsies and don’t have lash extensions done in the first place, because they just don’t mix.


Conclusion

So, can you put false lashes on lash extensions? Well, as we’ve mentioned in this article, wearing false eyelashes will not only weigh down your extensions, but the glue will ruin them, could get stuck on your lash line, as well as cause your natural eyelashes to come right out.

So, don’t do it.

If you really want to add a little more to your extensions, you can apply non-waterproof mascara on top of extensions.

In order to achieve the more dramatic look that you desire, then it’s time you plan a visit to your lash technician, especially if you want something that looks like you’ve seen in advertising.

Written by Kayla Young

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