Using eye lash extension primer is a very important step in the process of applying eyelash extensions, as you will be able to see in the following paragraphs. It serves an essential purpose in preparing the natural lashes for a successful application.
What Is The Purpose Of Eyelash Extension Primer?
Eyelash extension primer is one of the essential steps in eyelash extension application, and it typically comes right after cleansing. A technician will start out by cleansing the natural lashes with a product meant to clean them thoroughly, by removing any traces of makeup, oil, fluff, or other impurities the client may have on their lashes.
After that step, an eyelash primer will also be applied, in order to make sure that the natural lashes are as clean as they can be. This is done in order to remove any other trace of lash wash or makeup that may have been left on the lashes. This ensures that the glue adheres to the lash perfectly.
Any substances on the natural lash can interfere with the effectiveness of the glue and the quality of the application, by creating a barrier between the lash and the glue. That is why eyelash extension primer is extremely important, both as a step in the process, and as a product. Please note that lash primer is not a cleanser and cannot replace the cleansing process, but only complement it.
How Is Eyelash Extension Primer Applied?
In order to apply eyelash primer for extensions, you need the right tools that will ensure perfect application. Most technicians use microbrushes for this purpose, or q-tips. Only a small amount of eyelash primer for extensions is needed, so just spraying a couple of pumps or dripping a bit into the cap (depending on the product you are using) should be enough.
All you have to do now is dip your microbrushes or your q-tips into the primer and then apply to your lashes. The ideal way to do this is to have two microbrushes or q-tips – one on top of the lashes and one beneath – in order to effectively coat every single lash evenly, using a sweeping motion. Every lash should be coated in primer from the root to the tip.
Something to note here is to pay attention to the formula of your eyelash extension lash primer and be careful not to pick up too much product on your brushes. Especially if it's a very thin and liquidy formula, that can happen often, particularly to inexperienced lash technicians.
If there is too much product on the brushes or applied on the lashes, the eyelash primer you apply in preparation for the extension process may get into the client's eyes. Because primer contains alcohol, getting it into someone’s eyes is an issue that must be avoided at all cost, so make sure it's only applied on the lashes.
To avoid this, the client must have their eyes closed at all times, and a good trick is to only dip one of your microbrushes into the primer and leave the other one dry. That way, you can work with them together, only applying as much as is needed to every lash and brushing off any excess.
Remember that when you are applying the primer, the client should have the under-eye patches applied, as to not drip primer onto the under-eye area or on the lower lashes. That ensures that the entire process is as clean as possible.
After the primer is applied, the lashes must be left to dry and then carefully brushed to separate them and ensure that you can work with each individual lash.
What Should You Look For In An Eyelash Extension Primer?
Keeping all of this in mind, what is the ideal eyelash extensions primer? What should a technician look for, when purchasing a product like this?
The eyelash primer you use during the extension process should be effective in preparing the lashes for extensions
The primer should have the right consistency – not too thick, so that you can easily coat every lash
Remember that the eye lash primer is not a cleanser, and that a dedicated product is better for that purpose, such as the Stacy Lash lash shampoo; the primer cleanses somewhat, but its main purpose is to prep and prime
It should be easy to apply, and not overapply product
What Product Do We Recommend?
It's important that you choose a product that presents all the desirable qualities an eyelash primer should have, which is why we recommend the Stacy Lash eyelash extension primer. This product does an excellent job of removing any trace of dirt, oils, or makeup that may have been left on the lashes after cleansing. In addition, it has a thin formula that is very easy to apply and a spray cap for measured and easy use. Just spray it in the cap and dip your microbrushes in or spray directly on the microbrushes.
As you can see, choosing the right eyelash primer for prepping to apply extensions is a very important step. Pick a quality product and apply it carefully according to the instructions, and your eyelashes extension application will be flawless, thanks to the use of primer.