Can false eyelash extensions make my real eyelashes fall out? (Beauty query)

Find out what our expert has to say about the safety of eyelash extensions.

I am a 24-year-old girl. I love the look of long lashes. While I want to experiment with false eyelashes, I am afraid that it will make my natural eyelashes fall out. Will it be safe to go for synthetic eyelash extensions?

Query answered by Nandini Agarwal, beauty expert, Marvie Ann Beck Academy.

If you have wanted to experiment with fake eyelashes, you can take the leap. If your friends told you that fake eyelash extension ruins your eyelashes, it is a myth. If applied properly and correctly, fake eyelash extensions do not destroy the health of your natural lashes and can be safe. Also, when the glue is applied to your eyelids, you need to keep your eyes closed so there are no chances that the glue will cause irritation to your eyes.

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However, do not rub your eyes as they can cause damage to the extension. Make sure that you go to an experienced professional as an inexperienced one may make the mistake of applying one synthetic lash to three to four natural lash which may cause clumps and make your natural lash break and fall out. Also, do not try to pull out extensions by yourself as they may make your natural lashes fall out. Here's how you can enhance your eyes with fake eyelashes.


Since each eyelash extension is attached to a single eyelash, the extensions fall out naturally with the natural growth cycle of the eyelash. So it is best that you get a touch up in every 3-4 weeks. To prevent your false lashes from damage, use cotton buds and oil free makeup remover to remove your makeup. Here's how you can use makeup to hide dark circles and puffy eyes.

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