What is "Underlash" – DIY ribbon extensions?
They are “exactly what they say on the tin”. At-home, long, ribbon-lengths of lash that you can cut in to desired sections and apply by yourself at home in five minutes. The best part is however, that they look and feel like professionally-applied extensions and can last up to 7+ days when cared for! – What’s not to love?!
Or They can be worn for one off occasions due to the seamless finish they give as they are applied under your natural lashes. Mix them up, or keep them natural,- create your favourite style and show them off!
Longevity varies from person to person and although we have a high success rate of people they work for we understand and appreciate our lashes for long term use will not suit everyone due to environmental factors such as oily skin and watery eyes etc...
Ribbons are approx 15-16cm in length. On average you can get 3 sets out of this depending on the individual. They can also be used up to 5 to 6 times! We also offer so many variations! With so much more to come… Watch this space!!
9 Styles to choose from, 2 curls and 5 lengths! Create your own combinations and be your own lash tech!
I struggle to apply strip lashes, will I struggle with these?
A lot of our customers actually find these easier to apply than strip lashes – We feel the glue technique makes it much easier and you dont have to worry about them coming off in the corners and you cant feel them on your eye. Our boxes include application guides on the back and after a couple of applications & once you are used to the technique you will be a pro at it! We do appreciate our lash system may not be for everybody but it has a high success rate with those who have tried it!
How long do they last?
On average they can last up to 7 to 14 days. Using the sealant with the glue will get you the maximum wear out of them. They can also be reused but how long they last overall depends on how they are looked after. If they dont last as long as you would hope it could be due to the reasons provided below…
• Your lashes were not clean & free from oil/dirt before application
• Not enough bond, try applying a little more bond on your next application
• You are not clamping them together after application, this is really important! Once you have finished application use your fingers or your application to clamp the lashes with your natural lashes for a longer lasting finish
• You use a oil based cleanser/serum/eye product – you should not use any oil based products as this will break the bond down
• You have excessively oily skin especially around the eye area.
Can you use mascara with them?
If you are wearing for a special occasion you can. However for longevity we do not recommend doing so as Wearing it on top of your lash segments will effect how long they last for overall.
Can they only be applied underneath my natural lashes?
They can also be applied over the top. We just personally prefer the finish when applied underneath. You could cut a strip lash size or into segments and apply over the top of your own lashes or underneath. It’s completely up to your own preference.
Can they be used as strips?
They can indeed! Just simply cut the ribbon into a longer strip rather than smaller segments. Whatever works best for you is most important. Have a play around with what you like.
Do you recommend a patch test before using?
YES! Like any adhesive its very important to perform a patch test before application. Whilst we do take every precaution to ensure our products are non-toxic & suitable for even sensitive eyes, it may not suit every skin type.
Apply a small amount of bond behind your ear (lower section) & wait 24 hours to see if any irritation occurs.
If irritation occurs, rinse the area immediately with warm water for a few minutes, discontinue use of the product straight away. If irritation persists please seek medical advise.
Are they waterproof?
Our Mega lash bond is water-resistant, meaning it can take a splash or two of water but you can not soak the lashes in water, we recommend avoiding getting them drenched. When washing your face you can still wash around the eye area, use a cotton bud to get into the hard to reach areas & if you have any makeup residue on the lashes you can use a cotton bud with water on to gently remove any makeup residue.
How do i stop them feeling sticky after applying?
Try to avoid applying too much Mega bond. Next time you apply you should dab the Mega bond at the root of your lash then apply one light coat over the rest of your lashes. If you apply too much you may experience a tacky feeling on the lashes. Our BOND MAXIMISER will also help take away any tacky residue.
How do i remove them?
We recommend using our BOND REMOVER for the best results in removing the lashes with ease. For a cheaper alternative we reccomend coconut oil, baby oil or vaseline. Oil based products. Please do not tug at the lashes as this may result in pulling out your natural lashes as well as disrupting the shape of the lash segment should you wish to re use them. Work your lashes into a cotton pad and work slowly. Warm water and a flannel is a good aid also.
How do i reuse them?
– Take a small container and add around 1cm of isopropyl alcohol.
-Place all used lash segments in to container and leave to soak overnight.
– Take all soaked lashes out on to paper towel.
-Use a clean spoolie (included in our kits) to brush any remaining, softened bond/glue away from lashes.
-Leave to dry and re-fluff like brand new!
How do i remove my makeup whilest wearing these lashes?
Avoid rubbing the area where the lashes are and do not use oil based products. We like to suggest micellar water as you can clean the lashes with these also.