It cannot be denied that lash extensions have become a trend in recent years. Women want to enhance and flaunt their natural assets without taking too much of their time. But ladies, you know the post-lash extension drill — avoid mascaras. But sometimes, there is just something in that black lash coater that makes it hard to resist. Also, it has been part of our morning routine.
So now, you decided not to follow your lash technician’s advice. And you are stuck finding out which mascara would enhance instead of destroying your lash extensions. Do not worry, we have got you covered. Here are the best mascaras you should use.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Who would have thought that this classic 1971 mascara would perfectly cater the modern lash extension wearers? This oil-free, water-based mascara from Maybelline has the ability to enhance the length and volume of every lash on your eyes. It is generally safe for use as well because it does not contain any artificial wax. Great Lash Mascara is ophthalmologist tested.
- Does not contain artificial wax
- Tested by ophthalmologists
- Enhances length and volume
- Safe for use even with contact lens
- Does not clump or dry
- Easily removable
- Flakes a little
Benefit Cosmetics Bad Gal Mascara
Aiming for a sexy and dramatic effect? This mascara is the right one for you. The Bad Gal mascara has a unique and large brush that features a tapered end. This makes sure that all the ends and corners of your lashes have been effectively covered without destroying you lash extensions.
The formula contains aero-particles, which according to Benefit Cosmetics is “one of the lightest raw materials known to man.” It also claims to last up to 36 hours with smudge-proof, flake-free, and water-resistant features.
- True to its claim: it adds volume and lengthens the lashes
- Comes with a unique brush
- Applies evenly
- Lasts long
- Dries out quickly
- Difficult to remove
DV Volume Up Mascara
The Volume Up Mascara should be every eyelash extension wearers best friend. Its formula is specially created for eyelash extension. It has the ability to add length and volume without causing any damage. This oil-free, water-based mascara contains Pro Vitamin B5, which helps strengthen and nourish your natural eyelashes to the roots. It also contains vegetable wax and fruit extracts to enhance the volume of your eyelashes.
- Designed for eyelash extensions
- Easy to remove without using any cleanser
- Contains special formula to keep natural lashes healthy
- Gentle for everyday use
- Enriched with Vitamin B5
- Can serve as a coating sealant
- None so far
Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara
This water-based, gel mascara from Clinique is formulated for lash extensions. It volumizes and lengthens your eyelashes, leaving them looking sleek and shiny. The Naturally Glossy Mascara also provides multiple clump- and flake-free coats. And when the lash extensions begin to fall out, this can perfectly fill those gaps and keep your lashes looking natural. This is absolutely oil free and paraben free.
The Naturally Glossy Mascara also comes with a straight and narrow brush applicator that easily glides through your lashes.
- Creamy and richly pigmented
- Easy to remove
- Lashes remain silky and pliant
- Ophthalmologist tested
- Accentuates the lashes while keeping a natural look
- Slightly dry and stiff
Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection
This clear, gel-serum from Urban Decay is a great solution for women who do not like a dark and heavy formula. Its fragrance-free formula volumizes, lengthens, and separates the lashes. On the other hand, its unique brush that is made of natural bristle brush nicely curls your lashes as it coats. Urban Decay claims that the Mascara Resurrection can last all night long.
The Mascara Resurrection can touch up or dramatize other mascaras. It also presents a quick fix for botched mascara application. Simply sweep this through the mascara you just applied to separate the clumped lashes.
- Makes a smooth base for mascara to glide over
- Adds thickness and volume
- Does not leave a flaky texture
- Fixes clump
- Natural bristle brush
- Contains a high amount of alcohol
Lancome Definicils Mascara
According to its website, the Definicils Mascara will give you a “natural yet noticeable lashes.” Indeed, this product lives up to its product description. The formula does not clump at all. The skinny brush applicator that has been specially grooved also does a pretty good job on adding length and density and separating your lashes. For lash extension wearers, get the washable version.
- Easy to remove
- Smudge- and smear-proof
- Does not flake
- Nicely separates the lashes
Factors to Consider When Buying Mascara for Your Eyelash Extensions
Avoid Waterproof Mascara
Waterproof-based mascara is detrimental to your falsies. It contains powerful staying ingredients, which can cause brittleness to your eyelash extensions. Also, removing waterproof mascara needs some pressure and an oil-based makeup remover. Both are a big no-no to eyelash extensions.
Avoid Fiber and Tube Mascaras
Tube and fiber mascaras are not recommended for your extensions. Both are difficult to remove and can easily put an end to your expensive eyelash extensions. Tube mascaras, for instance, stick like cement to your lash extensions. Imagine the force you need to exert to remove it. On the other hand, fiber mascaras add small fibers to dramatically create a lengthened effect on your natural lashes. But, isn’t it the reason why you got falsies in the first place?
Pay Close Attention To The Brush
Your brush applicator is as important as the mascara itself. Make sure that your mascara brush does not grip too tightly to your lashes as this can cause to tug at the bond.
Buy Oil-Free Mascaras
Oil-free mascara will extend the life of your falsies. Excessive oil can actually affect the bond to your natural lash. This will cause the lash to separate and fall out sooner.
Get Something That Contains A Sealant
Sealants will increase the life of your falsies. Aside from that, it will also help keep your natural lashes healthy and well-nourished.
Get A Mascara That Contains Beneficial Nutrients
Mascaras that contain nutrients and vitamins offer a unique benefit to keeping your natural lashes strong and healthy. They can also contribute to the overall well-being of your lash follicles.
Just like any other thing, lash extensions can look good and last long when they are properly taken care of. It is best to sleep on your back for a night or two after the application to let the glue dry fully. Make sure you remove your eye makeup gently. Cleansing wipes are recommended over cotton pads as the fibers can get stuck on your falsies.
Do remember to oil them up as well to maintain its nice and long look. Then use a spoolie wand to comb your falsies. This prevents them from crisscrossing, and it also makes them look natural. Lastly, stop the urge of playing at your extensions. No pulling or twisting, please. Your natural eyelashes will push them off eventually.