You’ve concluded that your eyelashes could use a little help, have you? Our clinic gives you the freedom to make your own decision regarding the choice between lash lifts and lash extensions. But how do you determine which alternative is the most suitable for you? Our view is that the question is not “which is best,” but rather “which is best for the look you want and for your lashes.”
Your eye color is not the only thing that makes you unique—your eyelashes are also exceptional and distinctive. Some people were born with long, lush lashes with a natural curl to the upper corner of their eyes. Unfortunately, this is not the circumstance for many people. If your lashes are short, straight, or light in color, you will consider getting a lash lift or extensions at some point.
Your eyelashes can be given a fuller appearance by having either lash lifts or lash extensions performed, which will simultaneously cut down on the amount of time you need to devote in front of the mirror getting ready in the morning. In the battle between lash lifts and lash extensions, it can be difficult for some people to choose a victor since both lash lifts and lash extensions are excellent methods for achieving the preferred length and thickness of the lashes.
Due to this dilemma, we wanted to create a post that comprehensively explains each service so that you can make the best and most informed choice possible. Let’s get down to business without further ado, shall we?
Lash Lift Vs. Lash Extensions—How Do You Differentiate Them?
Applying lash extensions or a lash lift treatment will increase the volume and length of your lashes. But they go about it differently.
Eyelash extensions concern the application of individual synthetic lashes that are attached to a person’s natural lashes. A medical grade glue is utilized, and the particular beauty therapist’s skill level and experience significantly determine the final appearance.
That’s not the same as applying an entire strip of false eyelashes to your natural lashes. The new lashes are bonded to your natural lashes one at a time, mirroring the shape of your eyelid and eyelashes naturally present. Due to the complexity of the procedure, completion time can range anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.
A lash lift is a cosmetic procedure that involves curling and perming the patient’s lashes to give the appearance that the lashes are fuller, longer, and more attractively shaped. Using a bonding formula, your eyelashes are wrapped around a shaped shield and given a curl. In addition, the lashes are tinted to make them appear darker and more intense, which is the same effect as wearing mascara but without the hassle.
The procedure takes about an hour to complete. It is a very relaxing activity; if you do it with your eyes closed the whole time, you might fall asleep!
These diverse processes essentially mean that lash extensions have a more dramatic appearance, whereas lash lifts tend to have a more natural appearance. Having said that, it is not always as cut and dry as it may seem because each treatment has room for quite a bit of personalization. Nevertheless, given that it ultimately boils down to personal preference, this is an excellent place to begin looking as a starting point.
Pros And Cons Of Lash Extensions
Eyelash extensions most likely cause your admiration for another woman’s lashes. Beauty therapists, not Mother Nature, are to be credited for those perfectly long, perfectly curled, perfectly tamed lashes! False lashes are natural-looking, but get lash extensions if you want to make a statement.
The fact that lash extensions require so little upkeep in between visits is a huge benefit. Even if you set your alarm ten minutes later, you’ll still look almost wholly put together.
If you’re going to get lash extensions, you’ll have to rely solely on the skill of the person who does them. For some, it’s a difficult and time-consuming task requiring meticulous attention. If you don’t want your lashes to be clumped or have an awkward straight line, you must go to an experienced and qualified beautician. Furthermore, removing them can harm your natural lashes, so you should avoid this at all costs.
Another reason to rely on your beautician is that lash extensions require regular upkeep. Lash extension infills are needed about once a month. Faster, but it’s always best to stick with the same beautician who knows your lashes better.
Pros And Cons Of Lash Lift
Those who swear by lash lifts will tell you that their most prized asset is the appearance of their natural lashes. No one will suspect that your eyelashes are anything other than natural when they see them. Lifting your lashes will remove all of the flaws in your lashes and smoothen them out in a completely natural manner. Because of this, they will be easier to handle and apply in the future.
In addition, lash lifts are a good option if you want something that requires less upkeep. They only need to visit the beautician every 8-12 weeks to maintain their appearance. Additionally, they are water-resistant and won’t wash out. As time goes on, your lashes will naturally return to their original length.
It’s another perk of a lash lift treatment that very few people experience any irritation from simply working with their natural lashes.
There is, however, one slight drawback to all of these advantages. Even the most proficient beautician cannot perform a lash lift on you if your eyelashes are exceptionally short. You’ll need natural lashes at least an inch long to achieve the desired curl.
Which Is Right For You?
When selecting between a lash lift and lash extensions, the most crucial consideration is the final look you want to achieve. A lash lift is ideal if you’re looking for a more natural look. Lash extensions are a great choice to make a statement about your appearance.
If you are still unsure which route to take, consider contacting and visiting our salon, Flutter and Wink. We also offer other services that can help address your aesthetic concerns.