Lash Lift Vs Eyelash Extensions
This blog is for the beauty trends that have been taking the industry by storm since 2017. Today we are going to be discussing the difference between having a lash lift done and having semi permanent eyelash extensions applied. As we all know a lot of females are opting for these beauty treatments to save time and effort when applying makeup. Everyone knows that the eyes are the main feature of the face and if your eyelashes stand out you feel fab with or without makeup!
Many eyelash technicians offer both of these services and prices depend upon what city you are in down to the salon or technician that carries out the service. Both of these do require a patch test to ensure there are no allergies to the products used. With any beauty treatment a patch test should ALWAYS be carried out. Technicians should also hold full insurance when carrying out these services for the safety of the client and also the safety of their business and reputation. These are the things clients should be looking for when booking in for any eye treatments and these will determine how professional your technician/salon really is. Safety first people!
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What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions add length, volume and curl to your natural lashes. They are applied 1 false eyelash to 1 natural lash using semi permanent eyelash glue (classic lashes ). This glue is very strong and bonds the lashes together. There are different types of eyelashes available, the most popular ones are silk, mink and synthetic lashes. There are also different sets available such as classic, hybrid, Russian, 2d, 3d, 4d and so on. You can choose the thickness and length you would like and your technician should be able to tell you what will work best for your lashes for the desired look.
How long does it take to apply eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions take anything from one hour and a half to three hours depending on the eyelash technicians experience with applying lashes. This treatment is very precise and should not be rushed. If you book eyelash extensions and they are done with in 20-30 minutes be alarmed!
How long do eyelash extensions last?
Eyelash extensions shed with your natural eyelashes. Our eyelash cycle is the same as our hair on our head, our eyelashes must shed in order for new ones to grow. Ultimately they should be lasting around 4 weeks, with in 2-3 weeks you will start to see gaps in the lashes which is when a maintenance on your lashes should be done.
Maintenance is to fill in the gaps of your lashes or to have your lashes removed. You should never try and pull your lashes off as the glue is super strong and will pull out your natural lash resulting in permanent gaps. Most technicians state maintenance should be done 2-3 weeks. As long as you still have 50% of your lashes still on your maintenance appointment you will be charged maintenance fee where as if you go with 20% lashes you will defo be charged full price.
Cost depends on the city you live in and your technician. Semi permanent eyelashes can cost anything from £40-£80 depending on desired look.
You can not get your lashes wet for 24 hours to allow the glue to set fully. No oily products around the eyes.
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What is Lash Lift?
Lash lift is a semi permanent enhancement of your natural lashes. It is to add length and curl to your lashes giving you a more fresh and awake look. There is no use of glue or extensions! Lash lift is a keratin perm just like the one we would have on our hair but instead of the rollers, silicone pads are used. The lashes are permed and tinted to make them stand out.
How long does it take for a lash lift?
Lash lift takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
How long does Lash lift Last?
Lash lift lasts 6-8 weeks which is when your eyelashes will start to drop and go back to their natural state or shed.
Lash lift is lower maintenance to eyelash extensions as maintenance is not required every 2-3 weeks to keep them looking good, instead you would have the procedure done again when your lashes drop.
Again this depends upon the city you are in the technician or salon you go to. Lash lift tends to be cheaper than eyelash extensions. This can cost anything from £25-£50.
Just like semi permanent eyelashes you can not get your lashes wet with in 24 hours!
So here you have the difference between semi permanent eyelashes and lash lift, Both are safe to have done and should be carried out with care. Aftercare should be taken serious to keep your lashes for longer. Let us know in the comments below which one you prefer to have done!