Since we launched our amazing new eyelash extension glue, we have gotten many questions about what circumstances it works best in and who it works best for. So, we want to take some time to discuss the differences in Velvet Noir and when the best time to use it is.
We have to let you know, if you are already in love with our Superhero or Everlasting adhesives, this is not a replacement or “new and improved” version of them. It’s a completely different glue that works in a completely different way. At LBLA, we have created a variety of adhesives so you can find the one that works best for YOU in your environment. Due to high demand for a glue with great retention and a slower drying time than our lightning fast adhesives, we wanted to be able to provide you with the best of all worlds - an adhesive that gives you extra curing time, an ultra matte black finish, phenomenal retention, AND works for mega volume fans. In order to accomplish this we needed to change the shape of the glue bottle (more on that later), the concentrations of ingredients in the glue, and the technology behind the glue. If you are already in a committed relationship with one of our other adhesives, switching to this one may not be right for you.
If, however, you have used other adhesives and they still leave you searching for “The One,” Velvet Noir is probably your new soul-mate. Its properties are different, so pay attention here: This glue is a thicker consistency and dries slower than our other mega volume adhesives, so we have some advice for you! First of all, when you shake this adhesive (because all glues need to be shaken!) make sure you shake it with the cap OFF, holding a small piece of tape over the top with your finger. After you dispense a drop to use, WAIT for the adhesive to go back down into the bottle. With other glues we are usually so focused on making sure additional air doesn’t get in the glue bottle that we apply the cap immediately after it’s been opened, but with the shape of this bottle this isn’t a concern anymore. It’s better to take time to let it go down by itself and then replace the cap. If, right after shaking the glue bottle and dispensing a drop of adhesive, you try to burp the bottle and see that the glue tries to keep flowing, grab that little piece of tape again and use your finger to cover the tip. Wait a few moments for the flow to stop and make sure the rest of the glue goes back down the nozzle. Then you can replace your cap and keep working as usual.
Here is what it all comes down to: This adhesive is ideal for lash artists who do classic and volume lashes and for any mega volume artists that need extra time to work. It is amazing for high humidity environments because of its ability to not cure SO fast, and it is perfect for artists that build their fans first and isolate with their other hand second. It provides an ultra-black finish, so it is perfect for those of you who want that black-out liner effect. This is a great option if you struggle with finding a glue that works in your conditions. We strive to not only provide the best supplies, but to also offer them in a wide variety for every kind of lash artist. And as always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
With Love & Lashes,