How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?

by Emily McClure

Eyelash extensions seem like a dream come true. Long, luscious lashes that don't require any additional mascara or even an eyelash curler? Sign me up! So how long do eyelash extensions actually last? The answer may just surprise you. According to The Huffington Post, these gorgeous lashes can last anywhere from three to four weeks if taken care of properly. How insane is that? With proper care, you can wake up with Kardashian-level lashes for an entire month. That alone is worth the trip to the salon.

If you decide to revamp your lashes, consider your natural lashes before you heading to the salon. If you lashes are normally short or thin, you may want to gravitate towards more naturally looking lash extensions, according to Self. If you go too bold, sometimes the extensions just won't last. Be sure to talk with your esthetician before they begin the application. As far as the procedure itself goes, it couldn't be any more simple. Basically, an esthetician applies the fibers to the tops of your individual lashes using a semi-permanent glue. The Huffington Post does warn that if your eyes become watery or irritated during the procedure to warn your esthetician. This may be a sign of a possible allergic reaction.

However, if your extensions do go on without a hitch, you have to be delicate with them afterwards. It can take some time for the glue to fully dry, so make sure to keep your hands away from eyes. Wondering what else you can do to make your eyelash extensions last? Here are a few tips for extending the life of your eyelash extensions.

1. Use Oil

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While you may think that keeping your lashes dry is the best bet, Allure actually recommends to use small amounts of oil to keep your lashes lubricated. Rubbing your lashes with oil will help to keep them soft and flexible.

2. Sleep On Your Back


According to, lash extensions tend to fall out more quickly if you sleep on your side or stomach. Maintain your investment while you sleep by snoozing on your back.

3. Avoid Heavy Liners

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Heavy eyeliner and powdery shadows can create a lot of product buildup around your eyes. Avoid having to apply thick makeup removers or tugging at your lashes by keeping your eye makeup minimal, according to Daily Makeover.

Fluttery lashes are always in style. Keep your lashes looking fabulous by considering eyelash extensions.