Choosing the best eyelash extensions for you shouldn’t be as confusing as it seems to be. Truly!
In this article, I’ll answer one of the most asked questions: “What eyelash extensions should I get?” So that you can get the best eyelash extensions that suit your eye and face shape and look natural on you.
If you’re a beginner, read until the end to know my best recommendation for you. Let’s go!
Types of Eyelash Extensions
Let’s talk about the different types of eyelash extensions first.
Classic Eyelash Extension is the simplest and most natural-looking of all types. It’s applied to a 1:1 ratio — that is, applying one lash extension to one of your natural lashes.
It gives your eyelash line a darker and more curled look whilst looking natural.
The next type is Volume Eyelash Extension, which creates a voluminous and fluffy lash line. It’s created by adding multiple finer lash extensions to one of your natural eyelashes.
This type can vary from very light volume (natural looking still) to a very dramatic look.
Hybrid lash extension is perfect for strip lash looks; it’s not too full but is very wispy. It’s a 70-30 combination of classic and volume lash extensions.
Finally, the Mega Volume is a revolutionary lash technique where 7-16 lash extensions are added to one of your natural lashes. It creates a super dramatic look for your lashes.
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Next, also discuss with your lash technician the lash extension length, volume, and curl.
Choosing the wrong last extension length can damage your natural lashes and make you feel uncomfortable (and even look creepy!). Also, if eyelash extensions are too heavy, they can stunt the growth of natural lashes.
Here’s a rule of thumb: Choose a length that’s no more than 3mm-5mm longer than your natural lashes. And the diameter should be as close as possible to the natural lashes.
If you want a more dramatic look, go for long eyelash extensions with thinner diameters to achieve balance.
Volume lash is the number of individual lash extensions clustered into a “fan.” It contains a number, and the letter D, for example, 3D, has three individual lash extensions clustered into a fan.
If you want a lighter and more natural-looking style, you can go for 2D to 4D.
If you want a voluminous and dramatic look, you can opt for 4D to 8D. This is ideal if you have strong natural lashes.
There are different types of curls, so let’s talk about the three basic ones.
Finally, here are the three factors to consider when choosing the best eyelash extension for you.
What looks good on round eyes doesn’t mean it looks good on almond shape eyes. Pick the last style base on your eye shape, so your lash extensions look stunning and natural-looking.
Here’s a basic guide. But, if you’re thinking of getting an eyelash extension in South Yarra, feel free to give us a chat, so we can further help you.
A more wispy, doll look, or even natural style, can look good on women with upturned eyes.
Women with almond eyes have the most attractive eyes among other types, and they can practically wear any style they desire. For example, you can choose between cat-eye to emphasize your eye’s length or open eye or doll eye to make your eyes look bigger.
Round eyes appear more open and bright than other types, so avoid open eye styling; instead, opt for a natural or cat-eye lash extension style.
Because the eyes are a little wider from each other, go for a more wispy look to make the eyes look closer to each other.
It’s the perfect eye shape to create a cat-eye style as it makes the eyes look wider from each other.
Avoid the cat-eye styling for those with downturned eyes as it will emphasize the downturn, making the eyes appear sleepy or sad. Instead, go for a more wispy style, more open eye style that will help lift it.
Before going to your lash extension procedure, decide how dramatic you want your eyelash extensions to be.
If you wish to have your lashes look like the movie stars, you can have them longer and thicker. Or, you can also choose lash extensions that blend well with your natural lashes so that your eyes look attractive without your friends even noticing the eyelash extensions.
Our natural lashes fall out and grow back again — typically, we shed off 1-5 lashes every day. And that’s going to affect the full appearance of your lashes.
So, to maintain its fullness and keep wearing them, you need to go to your lash artist between 2-3 weeks for maintenance or refill.
However, if you only wear them for certain occasions, you don’t need a refill, and you can have them removed professionally.
If you’re a beginner in eyelash extensions, I would always recommend getting a more natural, classic eyelash extension type first because eventually, you can build your way up and increase the volume and fullness.
One final thing, ensure that you talk to your lash salon and ask them questions and eyelash recommendations on the type, style, length, volume, and curl that suits you best.
If you’re looking to get an eyelash extension in South Yarra, then visit us. At ARDOUR Brows & Lashes, we sit down with our clients and guide them to achieve their desired look.