What are Eyelash Extensions and What are the types of Eyelash Extensions ?

What are eyelash extensions

The “Eyelash Extensions”, also known as the artificial eyelashes are a way to volumize the actual lashes. Most of the times, our eyelashes are not as dense and as voluminous as it requires to look good, and thus, many women make their eyes stand out by adding eyelash extensions to their eyes.

These days, the eyelash extensions have become a vital part of the professional eye makeup, and makeup artists use them extensively to make your eyes look one of the most distinctive features of your beauty. Anyone can use the eyelash extensions as they are harmless, but, before you start using these as a part of your regular makeup, there are a few things which you must know about these artificial eyelash extensions.

There are many types of eyelash extensions which vary from each other in various aspects like the material from which the eyelash extensions are made, the thickness and length of the eyelash extensions and the duration for which they will stay on your eyes.

On the basis of duration, there are primarily two types:

  • Temporary Eyelash Extensions
  • Semi-permanent Eyelash Extensions

The temporary eyelash extensions are glued to the lash line and they stay for only one day. You need to remove these before going to bed. These can be attached to your lash line easily and are often economical when compared with their semi-permanent counterparts.

The semi-permanent eyelash extensions are glued to the lashes, and that’s why they stay intact for a few weeks. You do not need to remove these every night, but require a professional makeup artist to fix these to your lashes.

Types of Eyelash Extensions

There is a sheer range of choices when it comes to choosing which eyelash extensions do you want for your eyes. Here are the cardinal types of extensions which are easily available in the market:

Strip Lashes

Also known as party lashes, these are often applied with the help of rubbery or latex glue that secures the lashes for a couple of hours. These don’t look natural, and often the original lashes underneath the strip lashes are visible,

Volume Lashes

These are among the most popular eyelash extensions. One can get fixed these by a professional makeup artist because if applied correctly, they can stay for approx 4 weeks. Also, these look natural with your lashes and don’t damage them.

Cluster Lashes

Cluster lashes, undoubtedly, are very dense, and can make your eyelashes look instantly voluminous, but, they are so thick and clumpy that these need a large amount of adhesive. So, regular use of these lashes can deter the growth of natural lashes.

Single Lashes

As the name suggests, these are loose and single lashes which are available in a variety of thicknesses, curls, and lengths. So, you can pick up the ones that match your natural lashes and when applied correctly, they don’t cause any damage to the natural lashes. These are often applied in a semi-permanent way, and touch-ups are required every two to four weeks.

As far as the material is concerned, there are many options in that as well. There are mink eyelash extensions which are soft, look quite natural, but are a little pricier than their synthetic counterparts. Then, there are “Faux Mink” extensions which look extremely natural and last for a long time.

If you are allergic to the animal fur, and cannot use mink lashes, then you can use the silk eyelashes.These look reasonably natural, and are much darker, bolder, fuller and glossier when compared to mink and sable lashes.