5 Simple Rules For Lash Lift Aftercare

The first 24-72 hours following your lash lift treatment are the most important. This is because how you care for your lashes immediately following your lift will determine how long your lash lift lasts and how soon you will need to book your next appointment.

Follow these simple lash lift aftercare rules to maximize the longevity of your lash lift and keep them looking fluffy.

First 24 hours

  1. Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes or lashes
  2. Keep your lashes dry for the initial 24 hours after treatment
  3. Avoid makeup, eye cream, face cream, face oils, or sunscreen
  4. Avoid taking a sauna, steam bath, face steamer, swimming, or even excessive sweating!
  5. Basically, keep your hands and anything else away from your eyes!

Day 2

  1. Avoid rubbing your eyes or eyelashes
  2. Avoid using oil-based products on your face and eye region like oil-based makeup remover
  3. Avoid all mascara and eyeliner, regular or waterproof
  4. Avoid using a sauna, steam bath, face steamer

Day 3

  1. Avoid rubbing your eyes or eyelashes
  2. Avoid using oil-based products on your face and eye region like oil-based makeup remover
  3. Avoid waterproof mascara
  4. Avoid cream-based cleansers and cleansing milk, use a gentle oil-free cleanser instead
  5. Brush your lashes to help them keep that lush curl

Daily aftercare

To get the most out of your lash lift, avoid using any kind of oil-based mascara or makeup remover. Oil will degrade your lash lift and cause them to straighten faster. We’ve included several oil-free mascara options below.

Can I wear mascara with a lash lift?

Yes! You can definitely wear mascara with your lash lift.

Just remember to avoid using any kind of waterproof mascara since most contain some kind of an oil base, like castor oil. Opt for a water-based or mineral mascara with natural fibers to keep your lash extensions looking fresh.

My three current favorites mascaras for post lash lift care are:

  1. BadGal Bang! oil-free mascara by Benefit
  2. Limitless Lash mineral-based mascara by Ilia
  3. Natural Expressionist clean mascara by W3LL People

You can also use an oil-free eyelash serum, like LiLash’s physician formulated serum,  to strengthen and protect your lashes.

can you wear mascara with a lash lift

You can wear eye makeup and mascara but avoid waterproof formulas. “While using mascara isn’t necessary if you want to enhance your lift, sticking to water-based mascaras are the best option,” Ocot says.

Can you use mascara after a lash lift?

You can wear eye makeup and mascara but avoid waterproof formulas. “While using mascara isn’t necessary if you want to enhance your lift, sticking to water-based mascaras are the best option,” Ocot says.

What happens if you put mascara on after lash lift?

One of the aftercare rules also says that you should stay away from mascara for 48 hours after the treatment because the chemical bonds in your lashes are still delicate and it takes some time to harden. After that, you can wear mascara if you want your lash lift to look even more dramatic.

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