4 Water-Based Mascaras for Lash Extensions, Just In Case You Can’t ResistJune 05, 2020
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 four of our favorite options, ahead.
At one point or another, this iconic drugstore mascara has most likely graced your presence, be it in the checkout aisle of your local supermarket or staring right back at you in your makeup bag. The trusted formula is loved for the way it lengthens your lashes without clumping — a.k.a the ultimate goal for your extensions.
This mascara is perfect to use on your faux lashes because it offers noticeable yet natural-looking results. The formula won’t clump, and it’s skinny wand will lengthen and separate your lashes. Be sure to get the washable version so that you don’t have to work too hard to get the product off your lash extensions.
Max2 Special Mascara is loved by many because it’s formulated specially for eyelash extensions. One commenter writes in a review, “Love this stuff ... I use it when I’m about ready for a fill. It disguises gaps and blends well. Gentle and easy to remove.”
This oil-free, water-based formula is meant to be applied to the tips of your lashes, not your roots. If you plan on applying more than one coat for volume, the brand recommends doing so immediately instead of waiting for your mascara to dry between coats.