The function of the human eyelids is to protect the surface of the eyes from the harmful effects of the environment and uniform moistening of the cornea. Eyelashes border the eyelids, which provide additional protection of the conjunctiva from dust and small debris.
In addition to their main functions, cilia adorn the eyes of a person. The longer and fluffier they are, the more expressive the eyes look. Women in all ages have sought to give eyelashes additional volume by coloring, applying artificial materials.
In ancient Egypt, the pigment for coloring was made from antimony. Moreover, eyelash coloring was in vogue among both the male population and the female population. Roman beauties went even further, adding water mixed with crushed lead to antimony for color fastness.
The history of eyelash extensions: from the last century to 2022
Make-up artist Max Factor was the first to use false eyelashes on the set of the musical Chicago. Leading actress Phyllis Haley with false eyelashes simply captivated the millions of people with a deep, bewitching look of her eyes.
The first false eyelashes had the appearance of a fringe attached to a strong thread that was glued to its own eyelash row. They were not suitable for everyday wear, they looked beautiful only on TV screens.
A breakthrough in extension technology occurred in the 2000s with the invention of beam extensions, which women owe to Japanese cosmetologists. Artificial cilia have become more natural than those made from fringe. For eyelids they were fastened with special helium compounds.
Over time, various combinations began to be used in beam extensions with giving natural eyelashes double, triple and more volumes. On the covers of glossy magazines, beauties with Hollywood volume of eyelashes began to appear more and more often, which in everyday life is only suitable for attending special occasions.
A real revolution in natural eyelash extensions occurred after the invention of eyelash extensions in 2003, which, like the previous one, was invented in Japan. The technology belongs to makeup artist Shu Uemura. His extension material had a different thickness at the base and edge and was as close as possible to the appearance of natural eyelashes.
At that time, hairs similar to those of mink and sable fur were attached only to the upper eyelid of the eyes. Gradually, makeup artists began to use them in the make-up of the lower movable eye crease. Although the opinions of professionals about the need for overlays on the lower lash line are still controversial.
Pros and cons of the lower eyelash extension procedure: all the arguments in 2022
Some believe that an increase in the volume and length of eyelashes will draw more attention to a woman’s look, add expressiveness and attractiveness to the look. The opinion of others is based on the fact that the vegetation of the lower mobile folds is only an addition to the make-up of the upper ones.
They should not be the center of attention, pulling the views of others. In the appearance of any woman there should be harmony and completeness. This cannot be achieved by focusing the eyes of others on the lower half of the eyelids.
Remember that using coloring and volumizing only selected eyelids, ignoring others, will cause an unnatural look to the entire look. Harmony is achieved by coloring the eyelashes of both eyelids, and in one color.
At the same time, older ladies, even with barely noticeable wrinkles, should avoid extra length of eyelashes under the eyes. For harmony, artificial overlays can be replaced by applying liquid decorative mascara.
The accent of the enlarged lower lash line can emphasize the presence of wrinkles, thereby adding a few years to the age.
The types of position of the eye openings are different for all people. If you are not happy with yours, it is better not to resort to extension service. Since it will only emphasize the wrong cut. This also applies to owners of weighted eyelids, and those who have lowered outer corners.
In what cases is the extension of the lower ciliary row justified?
The combination of different shades of coloring of the eyelash rows is acceptable when going to entertainment clubs, various youth events, where extravagance is only welcome.
The first eyelash extension was performed at the beginning of the 20th century. Natural human hair was used as the material. But, an attempt to make the cilia more magnificent and longer was unsuccessful.
At social events, dinner parties, it is better to stick to a natural look in makeup.
The lower lash line needs to be enlarged or tinted while giving the upper lash line a triple volume. Otherwise, they will simply be lost against the background of the volume of the upper false eyelashes.
With a colored or extended lower eyelash line, the volume of the eyes is visually added, the look acquires depth, the whole appearance of a woman changes.
You can leave the lower eyelash line unchanged if it is naturally endowed with density and rich color.
Negative sides of lower eyelash extensions
Many of the fair sex do not want to make any changes in the lower lash line, and there are good reasons for this. One of them is the extreme fragility of the extended material. Even with the most careful care for more than two weeks, artificial eyelashes do not stick to natural ones, they break off. And in terms of financial costs, the service is equated to a cosmetic procedure for lengthening and increasing the volume of the upper eyelash row.
Everyone knows that the glue on which the consumable is attached often causes allergies and irritation to sensitive eyes. But not everyone knows that the lower movable cover of the eyes is more susceptible to irritation compared to the upper one.
If the increase in the volume and length of the upper eyelash row is painless, then for the correction of the lower row, you have to fix the upper eyelashes under the eyebrow. The procedure for building with open eyelids is associated with negative consequences.
Careless provision of services can cause burns of the mucosa, inflammation, and allergies.
The provision of services for the extension of the upper eyelash line always takes place with the skin of the eyeballs closed, which cannot be said about working with the cilia of the eyelids under the eyes.
An increase in volume and length should be abandoned for those who cannot resist rubbing their eyes.
The extended material often breaks off among those who like to relax, face down. Moreover, the lower ciliary row is more prone to injury compared to the upper one.
Do not use an increase in the length of the lower row of eyelashes for women with too thin and rare eyelashes by nature. Supplementing them with artificial material will not add attractiveness to eyelashes with gaps, only emphasize their untidy look.