If you are new to the world of eyelash extensions, choosing the right lash extension style that will best suit your taste can feel a little overwhelming.
But how do you get natural eyelash extensions?
In this comprehensive guide, I will share the techniques I use to achieve a natural look with lash extensions.
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are silk, mink, or lightweight synthetic lashes applied directly on natural lashes. The extensions are applied using a semi-permanent adhesive by a professional lash artist.
Additionally, the extensions are mostly applied on the top lash line, and they are applied either in “clusters” or “fans” or individually.
When using lash extensions, especially if it’s the first time, you might fear having unnatural results or allergic reactions. This is why it is necessary to consider all the factors before using eyelash extensions to get your desired look.
How to Make Eyelash Extensions Look More Natural
New eyelash extensions can truly make your eyes look more beautiful and they are a great way to make your eyes look fabulous every day. However, not all eyelash extensions look natural.
Some women prefer bolder and thicker looks while others prefer natural-looking extensions that add a little extra “Humf” to the lash line.
So, how can you make eyelash extensions look natural?
Choosing the right lash extension with the same characteristics as the natural lash is the first step to achieving a natural look.
There are 5 aspects to consider when choosing the right extension for a natural look:
- Lash set
Let’s discuss each of them below.
Eyelash Extension Length
Choosing the wrong length of eyelash extensions could damage your natural lashes. Additionally, they will make you uncomfortable, and you might look creepy.
The lashes could also be too heavy, thus preventing lash follicles from growing healthy lashes. Therefore, when choosing eyelash extensions, the rule of thumb is that the extensions should be at 3mm-5mm longer than your natural lashes.
Moreover, the diameter of the extensions should be as close as possible to the diameter of your natural lashes. The thicker the diameter is than that of your natural lashes, the more drastic the change will be.
So if you want to achieve a dramatic look with long eyelash extensions, go for a thin diameter. This way, you can reduce the weight and achieve balance.
At Lash Lovers, we keep 7mm to 17mm in most curls, with the occasional 5mm to 6mm. We also keep diameter variants between 0.05, 0.07 and 0.15 with the occasional 0.03 and 0.20.
Eyelash Extension Curl Type
There are several types of eyelash extensions, such as DD-curl, C-curl, D-curl, and the CC curl.
C curl creates attractive lashes as if they were permed, and it is the most commonly used curl.
CC curl is our perfect in between curl, giving you slightly more than C curl but slightly less than D curl.
D curl is used to create doll-like lashes for special occasions or those who want more drama.
At Lash Lovers, we keep C and D Curls in stock at all times. CC curls we find are too much for most eye shapes and there is very little demand for the L lashes so we do not stock either of those.
Eyelash Extension lash set
The lash set is divided into: volume, mega volume,classic,hybrid.
You should choose the one suitable to you, such as the volume lashes.
Volume lashes gained their popularity in 2010. People wanted more than just length and curl in lash extensions. Volume is achieved by applying multiple extensions to a single lash.
However, every extension is made lighter and thinner than the previous one. The lashes used in this case are extremely lightweight. Therefore, they give darker and softer results without damaging the natural lashes.
Volume lashes are defined by the number of individual lash extensions that are clustered together into a “fan”. Most artists use a Number plus the letter D to show how many lashes are in a fan. 3D for instance would be three individual lashes clustered together to make a fan. 2D-4D give a lighter more natural looking Volume style. 4D to 8D are used when to create a more voluminous and dramatic look. Additionally, they are ideal if you have naturally strong lashes.
At Lash Lovers, our Hybrid and Volume fans are anywhere from 3D to 8D. Our Mega Volumes are 10D to 20D. Naturally the number of lashes you receive is based on the health and length of your natural lashes, and your eye shape. Your stylist will advise on the best choice.
Eyelash Extension Color
Eyelash extensions have various colors. The most common color is black, but it is possible to have brown, blond, or even more prominent colors.
If you want to achieve a natural look, you should choose lash extensions that are the same color as natural lashes.
Investing in eyelash extensions will help you achieve classic, natural, dramatic, or fuller lashes effortlessly.And eyelash Extensions have become a staple in the beauty industry, and many women use the ease of extensions to minimize time spent in front of a mirror every day.
Besides, it saves you time that you spend applying eye makeup. When done correctly, it is possible to keep the extensions looking great for long without damaging your natural lashes.
I hope this guide was helpful.
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