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. I will also show pictures with natural-looking extensions.
Let’s get started!
Which Is Best for Natural-Looking Eyelash Extensions?
One of the most important decisions you will have to make when creating a natural look with eyelash extensions will be choosing between classic or volume lashes.
Classic lashes are applied one extension to one natural lash, while volume lashes are multiple extensions applied to one natural lash to create a more fluffy and voluminous look.
Both types of lash extensions can be customized to give you a natural look or an extremely full look.
Having said that, when a new client comes into your salon and requests a natural look, I always recommend trying classic lashes first.
Classic lash extensions are great for anyone who wants just enough enhancement to look amazing but still wants a natural look.
Let’s divide into both options.
Classic Natural Eyelash Extensions
Classic eyelash extensions consist of one synthetic extension applied to one natural lash. Classic lashes give a more natural look and feel than volume lashes. These are great for people who already have long, thick natural eyelashes.
The result is subtle and adds length, but not much volume or fullness. Below are a few pictures of my clients with a natural classic lash extension set.
Volume Natural Eyelash Extensions
Volume lashes involve applying multiple synthetic eyelash extensions to each natural lash. They create a fluffy effect that can look more dramatic when compared to classic lashes.
What’s Important to Know When Making Natural-Looking Eyelash Extensions?
If you are an eyelash extension technician, you need to consider some things when your customers require natural eyelash extension.
The first thing you need to do is ask about the customer's preferences. The best option is to look at the photos to see what they want to look like. Encourage them to search Google for pictures of their favorite natural eyelashes, so you can get hints of what they want.
The next thing you need to do is to evaluate the client's natural eyelashes. See how long and curly they are. When choosing the extension to apply, you should not exaggerate, nor should you choose an extension that is much longer or curlier than the natural one.
Here are the things you should decide and discuss with the customer when you choose the right extension:
Eyelash extensions can be made of mink fur, then faux mink and silk, as well as synthetics. The eyelash technicians usually recommend faux mink or silk lashes for the most natural looking results. They are very thin and don’t look plasticky.
Mink eyelash extensions truly look the most natural but they tend to lose their shape quickly, they are more high-maintenance and more expensive.
Eyelash extensions come in different lengths and curl, and an experienced lash technician knows how to choose the right curl to complement the shape of your eyes and make them look more open. The most natural-looking eyelash extensions curls are B and C.
There are 2 reasons why lash extensions shouldn’t be too long:
The first one is that, if they are longer than the client’s natural lashes, they will not look natural.
The second reason is that they may be too heavy for the natural lashes and may feel uncomfortable for the client.
Therefore, the extensions shouldn’t be more than 2-3 mm longer than clients’ natural lashes.
So, when choosing the length of lash extensions, don’t go over 15 mm if you want to achieve a natural-looking effect. In fact, the most often recommended length is 12 mm.
Of course, not all the extensions of the set should be of the same length. Natural lashes are shorter in the inner and the outer corner of the eye, so choose extensions of 5-7 mm for this.
Also, natural lashes in the middle of the eye are not always of equal length, so you can also mix the extensions of different lengths to create a natural effect.
Last but not least – the color. Eyelash extensions are usually in black, but brown eyelash extensions may be more suitable for blondes or people with fair skin tone.
In order to achieve a natural look, the extensions shouldn’t be much thicker than the client’s natural lashes. So, try to assess the diameter of the client’s natural lashes and go for only slightly thicker. Again, the most commonly chosen thickness for a natural-looking eyelash extensions is about .15 mm
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.
Before booking an appointment some clients are unsure of what eyelash set and style would suit their taste and style, and sometimes opt for the first thing they see.
In this article, you can see how a Natural Full Set looks on different eye shapes that have been customized in thickness and length to help cater to everyone’s style.
I hope this guide was helpful.
If you need any help achieving a natural look with lash extensions, just drop me a line below!