You would like to have eyelash extensions but because you wear glasses, you are wondering if it’s even possible. If you wear eyelash extensions with glasses, wouldn’t your extensions constantly brush against them?
Let’s jump right into it!
Can You Wear Glasses With Eyelash Extensions?
Yes! Glasses can be worn with eyelash extensions. A custom design will be created for you with shorter and curlier extensions to avoid your lashes hitting your glasses.
Many of my clients wear glasses and have no problem with their lash extensions.
My advice is to bring your glasses with you on the day of your lash appointment. Your lash stylist will be able to judge the distance between your face and the eyeglasses and customize a perfect look for you.
What Lash Extension Length & Curl to Use With Glasses?
As a rule of thumb, the natural lash should be extended by 1 to 2 mm for people who wear glasses. That way, you leave enough room for the eyelashes to blink without touching the glasses lens.
Therefore, if the natural lash is 11 mm long, you can use an extension that is 11 mm or 12 mm. Remember, the extension is not applied directly at the base of the natural lash so you have to account for that space (generally about 1 mm).
“Lash extensions in the middle of the eyes are more likely to hit your frame. Therefore, your lash stylist will account for this when customizing a look that meets your desire.”
Another thing to consider is the extension’s curl. The curlier the extension, the less likely it is to touch your glasses. So, if you wear glasses, choose C or D curls instead of J or B curls.
As you can see in this image, the lady on the left is using J curls while the lady on the right is using U curls which are much stronger curls.
A more open-eyed look with eyelashes that can freely blink without interference 🙂
How to Wear Glasses With Lash Extensions
The only thing to keep in mind is where you put your glasses on the bridge of your nose.
If you put them too close to your lash line, they can cause the extensions to rub against them. That’s why I said earlier it’s best to bring your frames with you on the day of your appointment.
After that, make sure to always wear your glasses at roughly the same spot on the bridge of your nose.
Can you wear false eyelashes with glasses?
Yes, you can wear false eyelashes with glasses. Just make sure the falsies are shorter in length and have a more moderate curl to avoid interference.
Can you wear magnetic lashes with glasses?
Yes, you can wear magnetic lashes with glasses. 10 mm lengths are generally recommended for people who wear glasses.
Will glasses hide my eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions will still be visible if you wear glasses. Because of the enhanced curls used, your eyes will look more open and pop even more.
What glasses can I wear with eyelash extensions?
You can wear any type of glasses or sunglasses with your lash extensions. As long as your stylist can determine the appropriate distance available, you are good to go.
Does wearing glasses with eyelash extensions cause my lashes to fall out faster?
Wearing glasses will not affect your eyelash extension retention as long as there is no friction between your extensions and your glass frame.
The Bottom Line
By bringing your glasses to your lash appointment, your stylist and yourself will both decide on the perfect choice of style, length, curl, and eyelash type for your lashes to move freely and look their best.
Have you been wearing glasses with eyelash extensions? If so, I would love to hear about your experience in the comments below!
– Asako 🙂
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Asako Ito is the Co-Founder of Divine Lashes and a certified eyelash stylist. She has garnered acclaim for her cutting-edge techniques in the lash industry.
Holding multiple certifications and licenses, including Luxury Eye, THE LASH SHOP, World Microblading, and The Lash Bible, she has a constant thirst for knowledge. These credentials reflect her commitment to excellence and staying at the forefront of lash and brow artistry.
With over 10 years of experience, Asako continuously increases her knowledge both as a technician and educator by collaborating with top lash artists worldwide. You can read her full bio here.