Benefits Of Using Lash Primer

What is lash primer? Should I use primer for lash extensions? How do you apply lash primer? Do you let eyelash primer dry? In this blog, you will learn more about lash primer, when and how to use it.

Benefits Of Lash Primer

 

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A lot of lash artists are confused about what a primer is and how to properly prime the lashes, and I believe that if you're not priming and prepping the lashes correctly, you might have a lot of retention issues.

It can be tough to tell whether a client is oily because it isn't always obvious, and sometimes you won't know until you see the lash and it has slipped off. If your humidity and temperature are perfect but your lashes are falling off, you may need to use a primer. It is important to understand when and why you should use primer since then you'll have the best retention.

 

WHAT IS A LASH PRIMER?

The eyelash extension primer is a pre-treatment for the lashes to help them stay in place longer. I recommend giving your clients a lash bath before you start priming. Some lash artists prefer to give all of their clients (full sets or fills) a lash bath to thoroughly clean the lashes before starting.

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Incredible Retention Primer, Super Bonder, Ultra Crystal Bond, Lashes and Lash Wisps used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

A primer will remove the natural oils from the lash, but it will still balance the PH of the lash, allowing the extension to adhere to the natural lash. It will eliminate any excess oils, allowing any extension to adhere more easily. When it comes to lash retention, a lash primer is an excellent option.

To remove oil and dust from the natural lashes and increase the hold of the extensions, only a small amount is needed. Extensions last at least one week longer when using a lash primer.

 

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WHEN TO USE AN EYELASH PRIMER?

If a client has extremely dry skin, applying a lash primer to their lashes will further dry them out, preventing the glue from fully absorbing into the surface. A lash primer is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if a client has oily skin and oily lashes.

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Incredible Retention Primer and Hydro-gel Under Eye Patches used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

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HOW TO APPLY LASH PRIMER?

STEP #1

Lash Primer can be applied directly to the natural lashes with a lip gloss brush before lash extensions are attached. It eliminates residues and oil buildup on the natural lashes, which can lead to blepharitis, and prepares the natural lashes to better hold the extensions.

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Hydro-gel Under Eye Patches and Incredible Retention Primer used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

Whether or not your client uses eye makeup, oil and protein build-up can occur during the day, therefore it's important to clean and prepare the natural lashes before putting lash extensions.

When applied to the natural lashes and skin, lash primer is very mild on the eyes and causes no irritation.

 

STEP #2

You'll need two applicators (2 per eye) since you don't want to transfer any oils or residue to the other lashes, and when priming, remember to go on top and underneath the lash line because oil isn't just on top of the lash line, it's also underneath.

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Hydro-gel Under Eye Patches and Incredible Retention Primer used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

Some lash artists have a hard time keeping with retention issues, so they have to go back to the basics and remember to prime underneath the lash as well.

 

STEP #3

Allow the primer to dry on the natural lashes before putting lash extensions.

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Hydro-gel Under Eye Patches and Incredible Retention Primer used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

Make sure you're going from one corner to the next. It's as simple as going on top and underneath. Start at the root and work your way up, being sure not to stop at the root because if someone has any build-up, oils, or old makeup, you'll want to start from the base and work your way up. You can also switch back and forth a few times.

 

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TIP: When priming the lashes, a disposable popsicle stick can be used to absorb any extra moisture and prevent it from getting into the client's eyes.

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Incredible Retention Primer and Eyelash Extension Ballet Slippers Tape used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

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INSTANT CURING PROCESS

A little drop of glue, a little drop of primer, and the magic is done.

Instant Curing Process

Velour Lash Adhesive, Volume Lashes and Incredible Retention Primer used in this set. To shop, please click here.

 

CONCLUSION

Remember that if someone has full makeup on, the primer will not entirely remove it, in that case, you may need to switch to a lash bath or have the client go into the bathroom and try to remove it.

You can also ask that each and every client arrive with squeaky clean lashes, or they will be charged for a lash bath, which most clients do not want to pay for, so they will arrive with clean lashes.

When it comes to preparing the lashes, lash primer is a must. If something is working for you, don't change it because it may make or break your sets.

 

 

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