Your Guide To Eyelash Extensions

Guide to Eyelash Extensions

Getting the perfect eyelash look is so much harder than it looks on your own. Even the best mascaras can’t do it all, and falsies are fiddly and time consuming. That’s why so many people are going for lash extensions instead. This semi permanent solution gives you the full flutter you want, without the fuss. Here’s what you need to know before you book your appointment.

Lash Extension Materials

Your eyelash extensions can be made out of all kinds of materials, but typically they come under either animal fur or man made. Animal fur ones could be mink, sable, or fox fur, and have a light and natural feel. However, they do need curling and are more expensive than other options. Also, they aren’t cruelty free, so they won’t be right for many.

Instead, lots of people are now going for man made eyelash extensions. These are typically synthetic silk, making them totally vegan. They’re super glossy, can be made to be super dramatic, and you can wear them without worrying about curling them.

Lash Lengths And Thickness

Once you’ve picked your material, you need to know how long and thick you want your lashes to be. The basic rule is the thicker the lashes, the more dramatic the end look will be. If you just want something that works for day to day, a thinner lash will be the way to go.

Length again is important when it comes to how dramatic the look is. The longer they are, the more dramatic they will look. You’ll also need to consider length when it comes to the curl of your lashes. The longer they are, the more dramatic your curl will be.

Curl Types

All curls aren’t the same when it comes to your lashes, so you’ll see you have a lot of choice. Lash technicians often refer to the different curls you can get by letter. For example, a J curl is a more natural look, while an L curl is a very bold curl, often referred to as the Barbie curl.

Shapes And Styles

When you have eyelash extensions, you’ll see that individual lashes are applied to your existing lashes to get the look you’re going for. These lashes differ a lot in size and shape, and they’re used in different combinations to get the look you’re going for.

Your tech will walk you through the styles that are available to you, and help you find something that suits you. For example, a natural style simple enhances your natural eyes, while a doll style will open your eyes by adding longer lashes towards the centre of your eye.

Eyelash Colours

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to the colour of your eyelashes too. You can go for a natural colour close to your own, if you want a more natural look. You also can pick slightly darker or lighter lashes if you want too. There’s also the option to go for a bold look with brightly coloured lashes. Right now there’s a trend for mermaid lashes, using blues and greens to get the look. You may need to shop around to get the colours you want.

Eyelash Application Methods

There are actually a few different ways you can have your eyelashes applied, depending on the final look that you want. The classic style application is where individual lashes are applied to create a natural look. Volume application has multiple extensions added to each lash, and hybrid application is a combination of the two.

Now you know all the basics about having eyelash extensions. No matter what kind of look you want, you’ll be able to get it without the use of makeup.