Eyelash extension consultants cringe each time you utilize this common mascara


Since most eyelash extension experts tell you that mascara should be avoided altogether when wearing extensions (the oil in many mascara formulas breaks down the glue that holds the extensions in place), it's no surprise that this is the case The only type of lash varnish is unsubscribe is the lightest type, which is also easiest to wash off. According to Yris Palmer, a well-known eyelash artist and owner of the Star Lash Beauty Bar in Los Angeles, a bit of water-based mascara on the tips of your extensions is enough to add a little more oomph if needed. "I recommend applying mascara only to the tips, not the roots of your lashes," she adds.

Whether you have a new set of fluttering eyelash extensions that you want to stretch until the next time you see your specialized IRL, or just have sensitive eyes that are easily irritated by the oils in many mascaras, a water-based formula be is the way to go. To get started, we've rounded up the 10 best water-based mascaras along with groundbreaking expert tips to keep your lashes strong.


Melinda Martin