HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR CHOSEN LASH MAP
A POST FOR LASH ARTISTS
You've cleansed your clients lashes, applied the gel pads, secured all sneaky lower lashes with that tape and then you mapped it out.
You isolate your first natural lash in the longest section of your lash map and it's only 3mm in length. Your lash map does not say 3mm, in fact, it says 12mm.
When creating a seamless eye shape (aka styling the eye) you are going to want to
A. Respect the lash health
B. Respect your super nice lash map
My best advice is to keep ultra fine lashes on your tile, the back of your hand, or your palette. Keep them in close proximity so that it feels convenient to you. If it's not convenient you are more likely to compromise what is best, for what is easy. When you come across an anagen or catagen lash (aka a baby or teenage lash) select the finest extension you have (0.04 or 0.05 would be preferred over a 0.06 or 0.07) and place ONE single, fine lash on the growing hair in the length you mapped. Now the higher in diameter you go, the shorter the length you must choose. Hence, the thinner the better that way you can get close to the length that you need.
This will maintain your desired shape, while allowing the lash to grow. It will not weigh it down. As always, be sure it is completely isolated so as not to disturb the neighbouring lashes individual growth pattern.