I've always wished my natural lashes we're longer, so when I heard about lash extensions and lash lifts, I was intrigued. Both techniques promise longer, fuller lashes with just one appointment. But which one is right for you? Let's break down the similarities and differences between these two popular lash-enhancement methods so you can find out for yourself!
What are eyelash extensions?
Lash extensions are a cosmetic procedure that involves applying one or several lashes to each natural lash with special adhesive. They can be applied to the upper or lower lash line, depending on your desired look. The process takes about 1-3 hours depending on the type of service. Lash extensions are great for someone who wants a beautiful, bold look without having to do much work, if any.
What are lash lifts?
Lash lifts are a semi-permanent treatment that lifts the natural lashes to create a more open eye and youthful appearance. Lash lifts are safe and effective alternative to lash extensions. Lash lifts are a great option for people with sensitive eyes, as it does not require any harsh chemicals or adhesives. The treatment is also ideal for anyone who doesn't want to commit to the maintenance of having lasting lash extensions, but still wants the benefits of longer eyelashes.
How do they affect my natural lashes?
Both lash extensions and lash lifts are semi-permanent procedures, though lash extensions can be removed with a simple removal process. Both lash extensions and lash lifts are completely healthy for your natural lashes, as long as they are cared for properly.
There has always been the myth that lash extensions are harmful to your natural lashes. But that isn't exactly true. It actually comes down to the technician that does the application. This is why it's extremely important to find a well respected lash tech near you.
How long does it take to apply and how long does it last?
Lash extensions can take up to three hours to apply, while lash lifts can take up to an hour. Lash lifts last roughly 6-8 weeks and lash extensions last two or three weeks. Lash extensions can be removed and replaced, whereas lash lifts cannot.
Can I wear makeup with lash extensions or a lash lift?
If you have lash extensions, it's okay to wear makeup, you just want to avoid any oil-based products. But stay away from mascara! Mascara causes the lash extensions to clump together and completely ruin your beautiful lashes. It can also break down the glue and cause them to fall out prematurely. With lash lifts though, it's okay to wear whatever you want. Lash lifts are extremely low maintenance and easy to deal with. They are essentially a perm for your natural lashes.
Lash extensions or lash lift. Which is right for you?
Both eyelash extensions and lash lifts are effective ways to enhance your natural lashes. The difference lies in how long each application will last and whether or not you have time to maintain it. Lash lifts are a great option if you're looking for something low-maintenance. Lash extensions are great for someone who wants a much more dramatic look, and make you morning makeup routine a lot easier, essentially cutting your work in half! If you need more help on which service would be right for you, don't hesitate to ask! Feel free to contact us here, or on instagram.
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