Choosing the right supplies is crucial for lash artists, and under-eye patches are no exception. While it may be tempting to cut costs by opting for low-quality pads, doing so can actually end up costing you more in the long run. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of using top-of-the-line under-eye patches and provide you with tips on how to use them effectively.
What Makes a Good Set of Under-Eye Pads?
A good set of under-eye pads should have several key qualities:
Proper Adhesion: The pads should stick well to the skin and remain in place throughout the lash extension application.
Conforming Shape: The pads should conform to the shape of the under eyes and grip the bottom lashes securely.
Non-Absorbent Surface: The surface of the pads should be coated to prevent absorption of liquid products like glue or primer.
Ease of Application: The pads should make it easier for lash artists to grab the inner and outer corners of the lower eyelashes.
Light Color: A light-colored pad allows for better visibility of the lashes during the application process.
Lash Style Mapping: The pads can also serve as a canvas for lash artists to draw a lash style map, helping them achieve the desired look.
Comfort: The pads should provide a soothing and comfortable experience for clients, ensuring a positive lash extension application.
How to Use Lint-Free Under-Eye Pads
When using under-eye pads, it’s important to consider the shape of your client’s eyes. Every client is unique, and using the right pads for their specific eye shape can make the application process much more manageable. Here are three different eye shapes and the most suitable under-eye pads for each:
1. The Almond Eye
Almond-shaped eyes are well-suited for most gel pads or under-eye pads. These pads keep all the bottom lashes in place without the need for additional medical-grade tape. A perfect match for almond eyes is the BL Wink Me Patch, especially for clients with an asymmetrical under-eye curve.
2. The Doll Eye or Round Eye
Clients with round eyes require careful application to avoid any bruising. Standard pads may not fit their eyes correctly, necessitating different techniques. The BL Lint-Free Patch is the perfect match for clients with an ultra-deep symmetric curve, ensuring a comfortable and snug fit.
Having a variety of pads on hand will give you the flexibility to cater to different eye types and situations, saving you time and effort in adjusting pads. In case the pads don’t fit your client’s face shape perfectly, you can always cut the bottom bit and attach it as needed.
Preventing Allergic Reactions and Common Misuse Issues
One concern among lash technicians is the potential for allergic reactions caused by under-eye pads. However, it’s important to note that most irritations stem from the misuse of these pads rather than the ingredients themselves. Here are some tips to prevent irritation:
Choose the Right Pads: Select pads that match the client’s eye shape, ensuring a proper fit.
Proper Placement: Gently place the pads at least 1-2mm below the bottom waterline to prevent swelling, bruising, and bloodshot eyes.
Adjustment: If your clients tend to talk during the lash extension process, the pads may move upward, so be sure to readjust them as necessary.
Additional Tips for Securing Lower Lashes
To secure lower lashes effectively, consider using medical-grade tape. It can help by gently pulling the lid away, making it easier to reach the tiny lashes in the corners. After applying the under-eye gel pad, tape the lower lashes down on top of the pad. This technique prevents the eye patches from slipping and protects the lower lashes from adhesive during application.
How to Use Under-Eye Patches
Here’s a simple step-by-step guide on how to use under-eye patches:
Clean and dry the eye area with lash foam.
Carefully remove the pad from the plastic liner.
Apply the pad to the top of the lower lashes, making sure it doesn’t come into contact with the eye or waterline.
Once the lash extension treatment is complete, remove the pads starting from the outer corner.
BL Under-Eye Pads for Extra Client Satisfaction
Using top-of-the-line BL Lint-Free Eye Patches not only ensures a smooth lash extension application but also provides a mini spa experience for clients. BL under-eye patches are crafted with the client in mind, offering a range of shapes and the same high-quality ingredients. These patches help improve wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness around the eyes, leaving the skin visibly smoother, brighter, and more youthful.
BL Wink Me Patch:
BL Lint Free Patch:
Soothing Ingredients in BL Under-Eye Patches
BL under-eye patches contain a combination of soothing ingredients to enhance the overall client experience:
Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract): Soothes the skin and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Provides skin-soothing properties and promotes skin restoration.
Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid): Reduces skin redness, leaving the skin calmed, balanced, and hydrated.
Beta Glucan (β-D-glucose polysaccharides): Soothes and calms irritated skin while firming and plumping fine lines and wrinkles.
In summary, as a reputable lash artist, it’s essential to be creative, innovative, efficient, and caring. By using top-of-the-line under-eye patches and following proper application techniques, you can ensure a pleasant and satisfying experience for both you and your clients. Remember, happy clients lead to beautiful and long-lasting lash extensions!
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