FAQ

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are single synthetic, silk or cruelty-free mink eyelashes that are individually grafted on your natural eyelash (not the skin) to create a full and natural set of eyelashes.

A single natural eyelash is isolated and an eyelash is glued to the top of your own natural eyelash approximately 1mm from the eyelid so neither the glue nor the lash has contact with the skin.

We have lashes in a range of colours, sizes, and lengths. Port Douglas Eyelashes will work with each client to produce a tailored, individual, and desired look.

Why should I get eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are not only perfect for the Port Douglas lifestyle, they are PERFECT for the Port Douglas lifestyle!!

They are naturally glamorous and suitable for the tropics. You can swim in the ocean, hike to rainforest waterfalls, dive on the reef, lounge on the beach… without having to wear streaky or sticky makeup!

Eyelash extensions are weightless and very natural looking, and wearing them makes your eyelashes appear longer, fuller, and darker. Your eyes will look bigger, more defined, and GLAMOROUS without wearing makeup.

Eyelash extensions are ideal if you want a special look for a special occasion. They are also good for women who can’t wear mascara – if you have eyelashes, you can get extensions.

There is a reason the Hollywood celebrities LOVE eyelash extensions, and now the gorgeous look is available in Port Douglas.

Is there any reason why I can’t have eyelash extensions?

If you’ve had recent eye surgery, it is best to wait for the doctor’s permission before getting extensions. Also, if you are experiencing allergies such as hay fever, or have any condition which causes eye rubbing, it is best not to have extensions until the condition is cleared. Some medicated eye drops or ointments may cause the extensions to clump. If you have any concern, please speak with a doctor prior to making an appointment.

If you have sensitive skin, getting eyelash extensions is at your discretion. We have sensitive-skinned clients who were concerned with getting extensions, but because there is no contact with the glue/extensions onto the skin, they had no reaction or discomfort. Please note that if ANY client experiences discomfort, the treatment will be stopped immediately with the client’s best interests in mind.

Can I wear makeup with my eyelash extensions?

Absolutely!  However, most women do not want or need to wear mascara because the lashes look so glamorous and natural.

To prolong the life of your extensions, it is important to NOT use oil-based makeup  or makeup remover as this weakens the bond on the glue.

Port Douglas Eyelash Extensions has a range of quality products available – including mascara and lash treatment – that are safe to use on your eyelash extensions.

How long do the eyelash extensions last?

Approximately 1-2 weeks if you take care of them. At about 2 weeks you will need to have a refill to maintain the full and natural look.

Because the extensions are applied directly to your real lash, they will fall out with your natural lash in the natural eyelash cycle.

We also provide an eyelash extension removal service using high quality glue remover.

How do I take care of my extensions?

The #1 rule: don’t touch them!  Be gentle – avoid rubbing, tugging, or scratching your eyes, especially for the first 24 hours.

Also, avoid getting them directly wet for at least 3 hours to allow the glue to completely dry.  When drying your face, gently blot your face – rather than rub – being especially delicate in the eye area.  Do not dry them with a hair dryer.

Do not perm or curl your extensions.

Avoid wearing mascara that is not specifically designed for eyelash extensions.  Avoid all oil-based makeups and makeup removers.

When showering, avoid direct water-on-lashes.  Saunas are not recommended.

How long does it take to apply eyelash extensions?

Applying the eyelashes is a meticulous process and it cannot be rushed. A set of extensions takes between 1-1.5 hours to correctly apply.

Great!  I really want my eyelashes done.  What do I need to do before my appointment?

Remove all eye makeup prior to your appointment. If you wear contact lenses, please remove them, as well. If your lashes are fair, it’s recommended to have them tinted prior to your appointment to achieve the most natural look. Do not perm or curl your lashes prior to the appointment.

Who wears Port Douglas Eyelash Extensions?

Our clients include brides, bridal parties, graduates, triathletes, business owners, mothers, dancers, beach divas, grandmothers, students, flight attendants, social butterflies, and women wanting a bit of glamour without the hard work.

Whether you want a natural look for every day wear or a dramatic look for a special event, Port Douglas Eyelash Extensions works with you to give you your desired look with our range of high quality products available.

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