False eyelashes can transform your look, much like perfected eyebrows. However the one draw back is the lack of lashes you are left with once removed.
The likes of Ardell, Eylure and Tanya burr all have cluster lashes on the market which enables you to do them yourself, however, I will go into more detail with that later.
There are a few different options available regarding lashes. Individual lashes are singular strands that are applied one by one, to every single natural lash. Depending on the length of your own lash, determines what sized faux lash is used, to achieve a plumper but natural looking effect. Individual lashes at the salon prices hit the £75 mark because they can take up to 2 hours. Having said that, they last up to 3 months, with correct care and maintenance.
The second option is cluster lashes. They can be done in the comfort of your own home (if you are confident enough) or most salons do them for the simple reason that they are less costly and time friendly for their clients, pricing is variable but you are looking at the £20 mark for a full and glamorous look. One drawback with this type is that they tend to last for no longer then 2 weeks (advertised as 1 week), where as the individual ones last longer as previously stated.
They can be applied with semi permanent glue or normal glue that would be used for strip lashes. The difference being, one has more durability and longevity.
As I mentioned above, most lash brands have cluster lashes in their product ranges. You just need to buy the glue separately. I use ‘Salon System’ glue in black, I have yet to try other glues so I can not compare which ones are the best, but so far, they have managed to keep my lashes on for a week or so without refilling. I have created a video showing you how I find it easiest to put them on that you can find below. Through trial and error, I have come up with some simple tricks to make your life a lot easier while trying to apply something that is small and fiddly to get it perfect every time!
- Do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face. Clean around the Eyes.
- Do not pull your lash extensions, as it will take out your own lash as well.
- No contact with for 48h after treatment.
- Use only water-based mascara, if any.
- Do not use eye make-up remover that contains any type of oil.
- When drying your face do not rub instead blot your face and apply a gently pressure to your closed eyes then allow the extensions to dry naturally.