5 Water-Based Mascaras You Can Wear With Lash Extensions

April 12, 2022
Jazmine A. Ortiz
By: Jazmine A. Ortiz | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

Lash extension-wearers already know about that unavoidable post-procedure conversation with your lash technician. They’ll dutifully recite the rules of the unofficial Eyelash Extension Handbook: Don’t sleep on your stomach, brush through your lashes every day with a spoolie brush and avoid mascara at all costs. If you’re a makeup lover with a love for long, voluminous lashes, that last request is no easy feat — trust us, we get it. 

The danger of applying any old mascara to your extensions, though, is that some formulas will dissolve the lash adhesive, causing your fake lashes to fall out. If you find yourself unable to resist coating your extensions in mascara like us, you can use a water-based, oil-free option that won’t destroy your expensive lash extensions when used correctly. Find five of our favorite options, ahead.

Additional reporting by Ariel Wodarcyk

Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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