Are you thinking about extending your eyelashes and want to know everything about the different types of eyelash extensions? What are the size, curl type, volume, and more importantly what would suit your eyes. These come up in recent popular beauty trends and are followed by all millennial women out there. Well, you are on the right page so just keep reading and you will get your answers.
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are tiny strands of synthetic fibers added to the natural eyelashes using a semi-permanent adhesive. They are applied individually or in clusters to your lashes, and they form a lash strip that looks very similar to your natural eyelashes. Eyelash extensions give you longer, thicker and fuller lashes instantly. It’s a popular beauty treatment at the moment because of its convenience and flexibility.
The Benefits of Eyelash Extensions?
Let your lashes do the talking. Eyelash extensions are an amazing way to give yourself longer lashes. They come with the benefits of not having any need for mascara or eyeliner, saving you lots of valuable time in the morning routine. The extened lashes typically last around six weeks, and this means it’s always there when you want it! You’ll find that these won’t budge no matter how sweaty your day gets (and we all know what happens after gym class). They can also be worn by people who have trouble applying either on their own due to muscle fatigue etc., They come in different sizes and styles so there’s something for everyone!
What Are The Common Eyelash Extension Materials?
There are basically two types of eyelash extension materials; synthetic and mink lash extensions. Although the two types of extensions have different materials, both can be used to create long, natural-looking eyelashes.
Synthetic eyelashes are typically fabricated using animal-friendly fibers has been artificially produced to resemble the natural product. This is the most common type of eyelashes because it looks very much like natural eyelashes and they usually last up to 6 weeks.
Mink lash extensions are made from real mink hair that has been sterilized and cut into strips. This is the more expensive type of lash extension material because it is said that its quality is almost like having real mink fur on your lashes. Mink eyelash extensions are also called Siberian mink eyelash extensions because these animals live in cold climates.
How Do You Choose The Right Eyelash Extensions?
There are a lot of people who see eyelash extensions as the miracle product that they were looking for. However, not everyone knows what to look for when choosing them. This is because there are a lot of options available to choose from and it can be daunting if you don’t know what you want to begin with. In order to help you with that, here are some things that you should know about.
1. What Curl Types Should You Choose?
The world of lashes can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! There are many different kinds of curl that range from the least J-shaped curls all the way up through L-shaped dramatic looks. Whether you want a natural or dramatic, there are many different types of curl for every type of look.
J curl: The J curl is one of the most natural types of curl. This type of extension would be best for clients who want a more restrained look and need to cover their straight lashes with extensions that won’t do much in terms of volume or lift.
B curl: The B curl is a little bit more lift than the J curl. The base is almost straight like J curl with an additional lift at its tip creating just enough curve for those who are looking to have their lashes stand out more. This second most common type among women will give you that added touch desired by many!
C curl: The C curl lash is the go-to eyelash extension for clients looking to balance their look between natural yet stunning. With a short base and flaring out into an elegant curl shape, this one doesn’t skimp on length or make up area! Plus it works great with every eye shape imaginable – you’ll never need another type of mascara again once you try these babies out.
D curl: The D curl will be visible from any angle. It provides an extra bit of lift that makes your lashes look longer than they are! The use of this curl is more dramatic and will give your eye an open-looking appearance.
L curl: The L curl are essentially C or D curve with a straighter attachment base. These eyelashes provides the ability to push your eyes and make them look bigger by opening up that stunning line of vision!
2. What Lash Length Should You Go For?
Most people will want natural and longest looking lashes. Keep in mind that the length of your eyelashes, and how much they can hold plays a role too! A typical 20% longer lasehes works well for most without causing too much rentention strain or breakage The lengthy extension definitely looks great when paired up correctly; but make sure not go overboard because if it becomes unbalanced then this could create an unattractive look instead!
The 12mm length is the perfect option for most clients who want natural or glamorous looks. If you wear glasses and don’t want your extensions brushing against them as you blink, make sure they’re not longer than 12mm (this varies depending on indvidual) – so make sure to check with us before getting longer extensions!
With a thickness (diameter) that ranges from 0.03 mm to 0.30 mm, you can probably guess that eyelash extensions are made for different purposes. Eyelash extensions are created with different diameters to acheive different look. In addition to choosing what type of lash looks best on yourself, there are other factors worth considering such as the condition your natural lashes to support thicker extensions. A wrong choice could cause in poor retention and premature falling off of the extensions. Lashes can be applied by a variety of methods including fans or individual lashes.
The number of lash extensions in a fan should vary depending on the thickness of your natural lashes and the thickness of the extensions used. For example, if you’re looking for volume lashes then look no further than 0.07mm or below in thickness with 4-5 extensions per fan. 0.10 mm could be used on very fine lashes or can be placed with another 0.10 mm to create a 2-Dimensional effect.
Moving up, 0.12 mm – 0.15 mm are commonly used for natural classic look. Thckness with 0.20 mm and above are usually too heavy to handle for most people, and least recommended as these lashes cause natural lashes to fall or can fall out quickly.
The most common types are classic, volume, hybrid, and 2D based on the fullness and overall look of extensions.
- Classic is classified as natural being one thicker synthetic lash to one natural lash. It covers 90% of the lashes and is as full as the number of natural lashes you have.
- In volume type, the fullest set of fans are created using 3 to 5 synthetic lashes to one natural lash creating a fluffy and maximum look.
- Hybrid is a mixture of 50% classic and 50% volume lashes defining classic with the added fullness of volume.
- Adding definition and fullness, 2D lashes are thicker than classic but thinner than volume. These extensions consist of 2 lashes to one natural lash creating a 2-dimensional beautiful effect.
Choose the style of your extensions. It means where you want length on the eyelid to create a specific effect depending on the chosen style. There are various styles of eyelash extensions available like Dramatic, doll, and cat-eye but the variety is not limited to these.
- In dramatic, lashes go from short to long quickly maintaining long length and creating a more obvious look.
- If you want to make your eyes look wide and open, then go for Doll eye which gives the most natural look. It puts most of the length in the middle of the eye giving an extremely beautiful look.
- In cat eye, lashes go from long to short with the longest lash at the end and give the eye an almond shape.
What To Keep In Mind When Choosing Eyelash Extension Styles?
- Eye shape and size: Eye shape such as round, upturned, downturned, or almond-shaped eyes with small, big or medium size.
- Eyelids: Monolids and hooded eyelids imply different orientations to eyes
- Eye color: Brown, black, hazel, blue, green
- Properties of natural eyelashes: The length, curl type, thickness, and volume of your natural eyelashes
Pro-tips After Getting Lash Extensions
Getting eyelash extensions is amazing but to take care of them to make them last longer is another side of the story. Here are some tips for you to take care of your extensions.
- Do not get them wet for 24 hours after application. This will allow adhesive to completely cure.
- Avoid sleeping on your face.
- Avoid oil-based products; they can break down the adhesive. Don’t use salt water or chlorine.
- Use eyelash foam cleanser after every 3 days.
- Don’t touch or rub your eyes.
- Brush the tips of your eyelashes gently every morning.
- Don’t use mascara on extensions
Don’t forget to find out which eyelash extensions work for your eye shape.