Types of Eyelash Extensions
Which types of eyelash extensions suit your face shape?
Choosing the right types of eyelash extensions can be challenging as it needs to suit your face shape.
If you’re looking for something a bit more unique and out-of-this-world, then eyelash extensions are the way to go. These are great for people who are looking to enhance their natural lashes and play up their natural beauty. They can also help you put on a more natural face.
What are eyelash extensions?
The concept of using lashes extensions dates back to around 3500 BC, when ancient Egyptians used various products to achieve voluminous and fluttery lashes. Today, these are made from silk, synthetic, or mink and are semi-permanent. They are applied by a professional artist using a semi-permanent adhesive.
The extensions are mainly applied to the top lash line, and they can be applied in clusters or individually. While these are synthetic, they are still better than fake lashes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Quality lashes are unlike anything that your mom used to have.
Unlike strip lashes or homemade lashes, lashes extensions are not designed to look unnatural or harsh. They are made to look natural and lighter on the eyes, which makes them ideal for people who are allergic or nervous about experimenting with them.
How to choose the right types of eyelash extensions?
Extensions for lashes are available in various materials and lengths. It is important to pay attention to the various factors that affect their appearance to get the best results. Most of the time, the materials used to make these lashes are silk, faux fur, and mink. Your beautician will then talk about these with you and come up with the perfect lashes that are customized for you.
The length, curl, and thickness of lashes that are used in a set will vary depending on the style that’s desired. There are three types of extensions: silk, synthetic, and mink. Look for synthetic lashes that are made of high-quality materials and are ethically and hygienic.
1. Length of Eyelash Extension
If you’re planning on getting lashes extensions, make sure that you choose the right length and style. Doing so will protect your natural lashes and make you look more beautiful.
However, if you’re worried that your extensions might be too heavy or damaged, it’s important to keep in mind that they should be at least 3mm-5mm longer than your lashes. Also, make sure that the extensions are as close to your natural lashes as possible.
If you plan on having long lashes, the thicker the diameter, the more dramatic the change will be. If you want to achieve a more dramatic look, go for a thin and lighter diameter. This will allow you to achieve balance and reduce the weight.
The length of eyelash extensions range from 5mm to 18mm.
2. Volume of Eyelash Extension
The number of lashes that are attached to a single fan is known as volume lashes. Most artists use the letter D plus the number to determine how many fans are in a fan. For instance, if three lashes are attached to a single fan, then three more would be considered a fan. 2D-4D are used for lighter and more natural looking lashes, while 4D to 8D are used for dramatic and voluminous looks.
Volume and hybrid fans are usually in the 3D to 8D range. Mega Volumes, on the other hand, can range from 10 to 20D depending on the salon and the style. The number of lashes that you receive is influenced by various factors such as your eye shape and length.
The thickness of lashes that one chooses will depend on the desired effect. For instance, thick lashes are commonly used for classic lash extensions. On the other hand, when using the Russian technique, finer lashes are preferred. The thickness range starts from 0.05mm to 0.15mm.
3. Eyelash Extension Curl Type
A lash curl is a type of hair that’s commonly used to enhance lashes. For instance, the C-curl is a natural curl that’s ideal for most natural lashes. At Lash Perfect, we offer a variety of styles that are designed to create a unique look. Some of these include the B-curl, D-curl, and L+ curl.
The B-curl is a natural-looking curl that’s ideal for those with straight lashes. It can be used for lifting and looking more natural. The C-curl is the most popular choice if you have thin natural lashes and would like to see them become fuller or more open. D-curl is a great alternative if you’re looking for a dramatic effect.
If you have naturally curly lashes, this is the best curl for you. The L and L+ will curl flat on a base and then lift upwards. If you have single eyelids, lashes pointing straight, or hooded eyes, this is the curl for you.
Need consultation on how to choose the right one?
Located at Bedok Mall in Singapore, Fluff Brows + Lash would be happy to help you choose the right type of eyelash extension that suits your face shape.