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How To Wear Eyeliner After Eyelash Extensions
From the series of video segments I shot for eHow.com
Eyelash extensions are single, individual, generally synthetic lashes that are glued one by one onto your existing lashes
with formaldehyde free adhesive.
They generally last about 3 weeks before they need replacing.
They have a similar effect to strip lashes,
except that they are semi permanent.
Most women find they don’t really need to use eyeliner
with lash extensions as the lashline is so enhanced by them.
However if you do choose to wear a liner, you have to be careful that you don’t destroy your new lashes.
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Here’s what I recommend:
Check the label on your eyeliner.
Avoid cream or oil based liners as they can disrupt the adhesive and make your expensive lash extensions fall out.
Liquid liners typically don’t contain oils but can be more stubborn to remove.
A good trick is to use a dark eyeshadow and an eyeliner brush
Take the dark shadow along the lash line and build depth and color.
Next take your gel or cream liner along the lashline but not up against the lashes themselves. The shadow you applied in the first step will give you the depth of color you need at the lashes, enabling you to trick the appearance of your gel liner and making it look like it goes all the way to the lashes themselves.
Be very gentle when removing any eyeliner.
Don’t use oil based eye-makeup removers.
Either purchase products from your eyelash technician, or use a very gentle cleansing milk and a QTip.
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From the eHow.com series
How To Line Your Entire Eye With Eyeliner
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1. Make sure the area has been cleansed and prepped.
I like to put a think veil of foundation and powder topped with eyeshadow primer and some eyeshadow.
Use a neutral matte shadow if you don’t want your eyes to look like you have shadow on.
By prepping the eye area you are giving the liner something to grab on to, and to hold.
Eyeliner applied to bare skin is not likely to stay in place for very long.
Think about the shape of your eyes.
If you have small eyes, completely ringing the eye in eyeliner can actually make them look smaller.
If your eyes are set close together having eyeliner come all the way into the inner corners can make your eyes look as if they are even closer together.
If you have deep set eyes ringing them entirely in liner can make them look further recessed.
Sharpen your pencil, but not to a sharp point – it will just crumble when it makes contact with your skin.
Lie the pencil slightly onto it’s side, and starting in the middle of the lash line make small feather like movements across the eye.
If you have small eyes, keep the line thin.
If you have close set eyes either fade the liner out before you get to the inner corner, or keep it very thin through the inner 1/3 of the eye.
Once you have the eye lined in pencil, take a liner brush like the Corinna B Angle Taklon Liner (CorinnaB.com) and an eyeshadow that matches your liner color (black shadow with black liner, brown with brown etc).
The first pass you make across the pencil liner helps to set the pencil so that it won’t move. The subsequent passes can be used to buff the hard line of the liner and give you a more smudgy, lived in look.
Here’s the video:
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