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Adhesives

Eyelash extension adhesive is designed to provide a strong, flexible bond but the consistency, drying time and ideal working conditions will vary between brands. It is a good idea to try out various suppliers to find an adhesive that works for you. Just because a particular adhesive works great for someone else does not mean it is going to work well for you. Many factors will come into play when finding your ideal adhesive. How quickly you work, your humidity and the setting times of the adhesive are all going to affect how well you get on with a particular brand. 

When you purchase an adhesive also ask the manufacturer's guidelines for best use and how you should store it. Some recommend that you freeze the adhesive to prolong it's shelf life but always check before doing this.

There is a wide range of adhesive available to you and you will want to choose one that is suitable for your experience level. Sensitive adhesives are slower setting and less fumey so great for beginners but retention isn't great. The faster setting ones can be a bit fumey so make sure your room is well ventilated. 

Tools for Classic Lashing

Isolation Tweezers

 

The key to good isolation is having tweezers with a sharp point. These allow for easy separation of the lashes. You may decide that straight tweezers suit you better but you are not limited. You can get curved and angled tweezers that are also ideal for isolation.

 

The length of the tweezer may also have some bearing on your choice. Tweezers with longer handles will give you more room to work. My personal preference is a straight, long handled, slim tweezer with a sharp point. The length allows me more room whilst the slim handle reduces the weight and gives me more flexibility. And of course the sharp point allows me to efficiently separate the lashes.

Application Tweezer

This is completely down to personal preference and the angle you like to work at. I love a straight tweezer for isolation but find them really restrictive when it comes to application. Again, a long handle will afford you more control and tweezers that are curved or have angled heads will allow you to apply at different angles without having to alter your posture. A sharp point is less necessary although helpful if you use both tweezers for isolation. Curved tweezers tend to have a sharper point than angled ones but angled tend to have a firmer grasp.