Here are 3 Risks of DIY Eyelash Extension Kit

03.16.2021 | VIANGE SPA Saratoga, VIANGE SPA Dublin

Have you applied eyelash extensions to your own eyes using “self eyelash extension kits”? These kits are trending on social media through YouTube and other platforms by making this self-application method look so easy. Today, I want to speak from a professional point of view of how dangerous this can be and the effect that could have on your eyes. 


One of the huge risks of applying self- extensions is the glue used for eyelash extensions. These glues have the same ingredient as instant glue, causing skin rash and swelling if you have sensitive skin or apply the wrong amount. Also, I hope this does not happen to anyone, but the causes unbearable pain and/or go blind in the worst-case scenario if it touches your eyeballs by accident.


The distance perception is very hard to tell when you’re working on your own eyes. There have been many horror stories about people stabbing their eyeballs when trying to apply on their own. I’m getting chills just thinking about it.

Harming Your Own Lashes:

Many people end up gluing a single strand to several lashes instead of applying between lashes. This blocks your natural lashes from growing because each lash is not able to go in the direction they are trying to grow. Because you have several lashes attached to one extension, you’ll lose multiple lashes when a single strand falls off. 

Eyelash extensions were designed to be applied by licensed technicians who have acquired techniques and skills through completing beauty school. Although self-application kits are trending, we insist on avoiding using them to protect your eyes and visit salons where you can get beautiful lashes safely by the hands of professionals.