Tell me, which Eyelash treatment is the best for me?
Short history of fake lashes and an Ultimate comparison of individual eyelash extensions services with lash perming ( lash botox or lamination) strip lashes, express eyelashes and even more.
Beauty means feeling comfortable in your own skin .
But, what makes one beautiful, is confidence in yourself, in your own appearance and imperfections . For the recent part, we are more and more interested in improving our flawless look , riding a huge wave of self-love aspect of beauty: because feeling good about yourself gives you real power.
The marks of beauty are according to unilang forum :
1) Light eyes and dark hair, or, dark eyes and light hair
3) Long, curled eyelashes
4) Small gap between the teeth
5) Dimples in the cheeks
6) Almond eyes
7) Mole above the lip
To be fair, I personally will add an extra point here,and that is the
8) Well shaped, perfectly arched eyebrows corresponding to hair and skin tone.
From this 8 marks 4 is connected to the eye area.
Eyelashes , eye shape ,eyebrows and eye color. Its clear by now, how important role our peepers play in the perception of beauty!
A QUICK HISTORY OF LASHEXTENSIONS
Ancient Egyptians and Romans already knew the power of the Eye
3500 BC , women of Egypt already were using kohl, to improve their look and imitate thicker looking, darker lash line, by using kohl mixed together with ointments , used as an eyeliner and a kind of mascara . their natural eyelashes were enhanced but surely, not extended yet.
Plinius the Elder wrote that: “eyelashes fell out from excessive sex and so it was especially important for women to keep their eyelashes long to prove their chastity”.Romans used kohl to darken the eyelashes and sometimes they added saffron or antimony. They also used burnt cork to thicken and darken their lashes. Small ivory sticks were used as applicants.Things changed with the arrival of Christendom, things. Christian women tried to avoid cosmetics, in the belief that the natural appearance was more pleasant for God, and luxury and cosmetics were generally not accepted.”
Then the Era of Fake Lashes and Lash Extensions began
Give me a needle please
In the beginning things were a bit gross and many determined ladies in the 19th century even tried sewing in eyelashes with a needle.
that’s some tough sh*t to hear …. one may ask nowadays, Who could be that desperate, really ? But if we think about it, this is the age of plastic surgery so even this option is around the corner!
By this time we know that once long eyelashes naturally get to be sparse eyelashes and shorter lashes while we age. The older we get the less appealing our eyelashes look.
And this, procedure of needling in some fake lashes , brought with it a milder application , to glue them on to the skin.
Fast forwarding history of lashes, the 20th century was a breakthrough
where movie stars were trying something similar to strip lashes made out of human hair ( with less success as the actress did report a reaction to it a couple of days later , due to spirit glue being used on her) .
A few decades later, when much improvement followed in the eyelash application and materials used, movie starlets like Marilyn Monroe,
and Rita Hayworth were in love with a good fake eyelashes .
(By the way can you believe, that on those pictures are not the real Marilyn ? one is just photoshopped together with Kate Moss’ s face!!!)
But, just look at the iconic picture of Twiggy!
No matter if you are 18 now or 68, you will know her from her extreme look of lashes , and how pretty she was!
After the 70s Lashes had a downfall for a decade or two, but lets fast forward to our age
, they quickly sneaked back with Julia Roberts, and Pamela Anderson among their wearers . To be honest i had no idea when i was teenager watching Baywatch and Pretty woman, why those ladies look so amazing. Is it just because they are american beauty or is it because makeup is on them ?
Since that time, from 2000 onwards, false lashes, strip lashes, flare lashes, individual lashextensions, express lashes and russian volume eyelash extensions made a solid ground for themself in the beauty industry.
Beauty will never be the same without lashextensions, that is for sure. They are here, and they are here to stay. They are not a lash trend , they are a standard beauty tool.
We reached the point that more than 50 % of ladies wear lashextensions near me . Every day.
You look at any celebrity, and can see either strip lashes or eyelash extensions. Most probably , now , in 2019 it is russian volume lashes , or american volume lashes .
You know Cardi B ? She rocks lashes !
But take Madonna, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Carmen Electra, Nicole Sherzinger, Jennifer Lopez… Beyonce, Kimmy K, Kylie Jenner, and Insta celebs like Bretman Rock
(follow him on insta @bretmanrock , girl, you won’t regret!!!
Much needed fun for our ears and some good makeup tips)
What are these eyelashes made out of ?
Is it true that….
-no, it is a myth, they are not made out of dead people’s eyelashes.
How gross is that idea? Why would people even think that ???
But, it is true that they can be made of :
- human hair, ( same concept as hair extension)
- natural mink ( that fury wild animal that looks like a ferret)
- and the best type is the synthetic material.
Those are made out of PBT and differentiated by its finishing, you can hear about natural mink imitation and silk lashes. Which one is better , depends what look you are after .
Many times silk lashes are labelled softer, but really, this depends by thickness & eyelash brand .
So, What type of fake eyelashes can you choose from?
Your makeup artist will apply the following lashes usually as wedding lashes or party lashes ( or maybe you already used these DIY lashes for a daily routine )
The magnetic lashes
I simply have to start with the sentence , just do not waste your nerves and money on those. There is a small piece of magnet applied on 2 strip lashes that is supposed to hold them in place without the glue. They will not. Period. They will not.
The good old Strip lashes
are one of the most commonly used ones that is kinda easy to apply once you got the hang of it. To be honest, personally i never got to that point. They come of course in various ( around 10-20 ) different shapes and size to match the eye shape you have and the eyelash style you would like to achieve. You would think, they sit perfectly in that cute little box, and they will be just fine on you.
And the battle starts! First of all, you will need to know what eye shape you have, and what eyelash shape and density would be flattering for your look. On the end of the day, you don’t want to be making your look worse and with a set of downward turning eyes, a long , cat eye strip lash will not be good for you at all.
So if you are planning to go down this rocky road the first time, i will advise to buy instead that pretty box of supermink pair of Kardashian style strip lashes, a full box of different styles of strip lashes.
You will be able to test out which eyelash suits you to get the look!
As they are not one size fits all, you will need to measure and cut them to the length you need it. After you found your pair of eyelashes, you can use your white or black eyelash glue to place them on top of your natural lashes. After they are stuck on, you should always blend in your fake lashes with your natural lashes with the help of heavy eyeliner and mascara. Strip lashes do not look like natural lash extensions.
The strip lashes were worn and sworn by many celebrities during special events and concert as they give a very dark, usually eye-catching look that drives attention from far away and they can look very visible on pictures. Stars were ( and some few still are) stacking and stacking them on top of each other .
Have you heard of the expensive 10.000 $ strip lashes Madonna wore ? they were made of natural real mink fur , studded with diamonds , made by Shu Uemura
Note: STRIP LASHES SHOULD BE REMOVED AND REAPPLIED EVERY DAY. ONE SHOULD NEVER LEAVE THEM ON DAYS LONG.
Individual Single lashes
they are similar concept as individual classic lashextension done with express lashing technique ( read about it later on) but much more thicker, for the wow effect.
They pop them lashes on top or under your natural lashes with he help of a good eyelash glue. Note, the glue that goes with the strip lashes is totally different, than the eyelash glue that is used for this lash type. Strip lashes are glued on the skin and on top of the natural eyelashes with silicone based glue which gets rubbery after drying. the eyelash glue that is being used for individuals , and flare lashes are made to be used on top of the natural lashes and not to be glued on the skin.
Individual Flare and Cluster lashes
This looks like a bunch of single individual lashes stuck together like a flower bouquet. Most commonly there are various thickness and length of individual synthetic lashes stuck together at their bottom through a glue knot.
This type of fake flare or cluster lash gives volume to your natural eyelashes. If only a few are applied, they can look pretty natural but more than a simple pair of eyes. If there is more applied, it should be bended in with makeup, as it can look pretty heavy.
The flare or so known party or weekend lashes shall be used again only for a set period of time, which is during a weekend (hence its called party lashes) , for the simple reason that many of your naturals are stuck together under each bunch of lashes and to keep them nice and healthy, the flare lashes have to go after 2-3 days.
Let me just explain the issue here real quick , why this is super important if there was no isolation included ( and there is no isolation with this type of lashes)
So, our natural eyelashes , as our natural hair does grow in different pace.Meaning there are eye lashes that are babies that are just popping out of the hair folicle growing, some teenagers that are still growing but slower and some adults that are not growing anymore and ready to fall.
if the flare lashes are being put on top of 2 lashes that are growing, 1 baby and 2 stagnating lashes, they are all connected. At the time the 1 baby or the 2 growing lashes are grooooowing , which can be pretty fast , they are pulling the 2 stagnating lashes with them.
eventually, you dont feel it, but they will pull them out of the folicle earlier than how they wanted to naturally shed, and they cause premature eyelash loss. I have seen many clients that their eyelashes naturally grow 5 mm in 2 weeks time. Yes, that’s half a cm. Crazy but that’s reality. So , if you opt for flare lashes instead of individual lash extensions that are applied to only 1 of your natural lashes… well, flare fakes should be removed every 2-3 days to avoid lash loss.
More about this later 🙂
Knot free Flare lashes
as its name suggests , these flare lashes come without a knot, they can be heat bonded , and they are less heavy in weight ( as the knot’s weight is missing)
That’s all about the fakes 🙂 lets continue to the real lash extensions!
What are all the different Lash Extensions applied by professional Lash Artist?
Well this will be an even longer topic than the previous one, so brace yourself and get ready for all the information if you want to get a little bit of insider knowledge.
This will not make you ready to become your own lash artist, but at least you might have an idea what your lashmaker is talking about.
Its not sumerian language, its lash language !
But….. before we jump in lets talk real quick about the eyelash extension glue your lash technician will be using, as it really is different ( AGAIN) from the previously discussed lash glue.
All eyelashextension glue that is being used professionally at your eyelash extension treatment, does contain cyanoacrylate (which is also present in superglue that is mediacally used too). Another ingriedient is carbon black in the black eyelash glue. Black eyelashes can be applied either with clear or black glue, the same goes for colored eyelashextensions. Like brown eyelashextensions or even funky purple ones.
This glue sets either sloooooooow ( usually used by new eyelash technicians ) that takes even 30 seconds or fast like a blink of an eye, 0,5-1 second. The eyelash glue bond can be lasting depending on the brand anywhere from 2 to 7-8 weeks.
The better , faster, less fumes and more long-lasting the eyelash glue is, the higher the price for it, this of course requires speed of your eyelash master and she will ask for a higher price for their lash extensions to. A Bugatti of the lashes requires this glue, technique and knowledge.
Back to the extension types!
Lashextensions with non-precise isolation are the so-called
1. Individual Express lashes
2. Individual Express volume lashextension
In this case the lash expert does put either classic 1D lashes on one or 2 of your natural lashes or a volume fan. This is very similar to the flare lashes in this sense, but still there is some kind isolation of 1-2 lashes involved. It’s express as they do not really care about styling so much and isolation so this saves lots of time and a set of lashextension can be ready in 40 minutes. They need to be removed and reapplied weekly.
Lash extensions with proper 1 by 1 isolation
these are the lashes that are the healthiest to the natural eyelash, given that the right length and diameter has been used on the ladies.
This means there is a careful calculation by looking at a clients natural eyelash, and understood how much weight ( diameter + length it can carry without any damage) . But even within this category there are Lashextensions that are less desirable and ones that are the bomb.
It all depends what a persons budget is, as true, hand-made lashextensions in russian or american volume, will require someone to take a deeper grab into their pocket. But hey, Lashes are LUXURY and we all need a great set of lashes, we know by now!
Let’s get to the bottom of what could be on the Lash Service Menu at the nearest Lash Artist!
Pre-made type of lashes
as its name suggests someone or something pre-made this lashes. It just comes in a form that you pick up with your tweezers and attach to the natural eyelash. All pre-made lashes are there to use it for the purpose of volume lash extension.
They are either preglued with a tiny amount of glue or heat bonded. Pre glued lashes are 1 slight bit heavier than heat bonded lashes hence the extra glue on them, as discussed earlier. But they are never bonded in a way like it would be a visible knot.
Pre-made 2D lashes are 2 single lashes bonded on the bottom that look like a letter V
Pre-made 2D shape Y lashes are 2 single lashes that look like the letter Y , so their “trunk” is longer.
Pre-made W lashes are like a premade 3D but the length of each single lash is not the same.
Pre-made 3D-10D lashes are 3 to 10 thin lashes are pre-bonded into a lash fan , they are usually 0.07 to 0.05 diameter single lashes.
They are more pricy to buy than the ones a well-trained and qualified volume lash professional would use in order to work their magic and create their own hand fanned lash fans from. They are not that easily customisable hence that, the styling of the lash set is not the same flawless as a totally custom-made set would be. Usually either beginner eyelash technicians are using them or an experienced lash artist to save time on your set.
The retention is around 25-40 % less good than the custom totally handmade ones.
Fast Fanning eyelashextensions are the new craze for lash artists who want to create heavy dense lash sets for their clients, through prebonded lashes that can quickly make a look of mega volume in around an hour or so.The retention of this lashes is far from the hand fanned lashextensions and they are for clients who dont mind to get back for quick fills. They are also more expensive as the material is more expensive plus the amount of eyelash glue used on them in order to bond them to the natural eyelash, is bigger.
PRO-MADE lashextensions types
these are the lash extensions your well-trained lash artist is making on the spot for you, carefully applying them on only 1 , isolated natural eyelash.
This takes lots of patience and practice from her, and any eye movement can be affecting the result. Make sure you have a good chat before the actual lashing time starts, rather than chatting throught the appointment 🙂
Individual classic lash extension
yasss you heard well, these beauties are the most simple ones, called 1D lashes . It literally means 1 synthetic eyelash is glued to 1 of your natural eyelashes. Actually they are around for more than 12 years so one would think that everyone had them done before. To be fair, many did get them done and nowadays, classic 1D lashes are not a luxury service unless its a 100% coverage set.
You can get a classic lashextension in Limassol and all over the world in any european city pretty “easy” there are many lash artists doing them. Its like getting shellac or gelish or gel polish done.
Classic 1D lashes ar for a bold look, that is most similar to mascara. They do not volumenise the lashline much as it’s just making your own lashes longer. It extends them.
2D lash extension
means you double the amount and beauty of your eyelashes, this adds a bit of volume already, but still it is not russian volume. They either put them on in a V shape on top or under your lashes, or cap or stack them. These are technics and words a lash master would use only 😀 , you see, you already gained some insider knowledge!
Russian volume lash extension anywhere from 3D and up, meaning 3 or more thin synthetic silk or mink imitation lashextensions are applied in a volume lash set. It can be the most natural and also the most dramatic look, depending on the number of Ds , the length and the styling of your lash extension set.
Hybrid eyelashes extension
its classic lashes combined with russian volume lashes.
American volume lashextension is different in styling and in the way how the trunk of the lash fan looks.
American volume usually has longer stem, and also the Ds and length of the applied lashes are higher, while they use 0.04 or 0.05 lashes more often.
Mega volume eyelashes extension are really, counted from 10 D and up even to 45D from 0.03 thickness of lashes. These lashes are so thin, you can not imagine unless you see it and feel it with your own fingers. its like touching velvet! It’s for a very dense show stopper lashline, that no faint-hearted could or should wear. Usually there is no eye makeup worn with those lashes and they last very well up to 8 weeks.
Your frequent Questions to a Limassol Lash Expert , and my short but true answers
Can you tell me whats the best lash treatment for me ?
If you are looking for eyelashextension treatment in Limassol, i would suggest to go with a treatment of 3-5D volume lashes . The reason is because they are blending in naturally and even when they are starting to fall and naturally shed with your own eyelashes, they will not look too funny after 2 weeks. Classic lashes after 2 weeks can look like spider legs sticking out!
Another service within the 3-5D volume i am offering here at Permanent Beauty Limassol , is a Light Set and Medium set of lashextension in russian volume, no matter how many Ds.
This is a set that is done in a shorter time, and only every other natural lashes gets to be extended. My natural looking sets are done with this method, but because it’s with a higher D , the retention is still much better than a classic set.
For true mascara lovers, i can suggest the Elipse flat lashes in classic application, but with a specially carved lash bottom that grabs the glue better and does not come off the natural eyelash easily.
By now, you understood that classic 1D is really not anywhere on my list to suggest to get, unless its ellipse lashes.
Nowadays i do a lot of Kimmy K and also Kylie Jenner looks,
because , they look lush and full and sexy and wispy at the same time. The do not look natural at all, but they also do not have a perfect line , which was so in fashion years and years long.
Today, we reached the point that we understood that Specific curve of lashes will give not only a lift to the eye, but acts like an eyeliner.
Today we can say, that we can lift asian monolid eyes and open them up with lashextensions.
Today, we can cover hooded wrinkly eyes through lashextensions ( russian volume and american only)
Today, we can fix eye asymmetry with an illusion and help of a good set of carefully planned and styled eyelashextensions.
Can you tell me why to throw away my lash curler and mascara, and get lashextensions or lashlift? What the heck is a lash lift by the way?
The benefits of having your lashes done are almost endless but mainly i would say, it makes you look fresh, adds self-confidence, freshness, and saves time.
There is no smudging of mascara involved.
You can go to the beach, dive in the pool or scuba in the sea , do your favorite sports and not worry about looking into the mirror.
To be honest, no matter if your hair is bad if your lashes are on point, the world is yours. At least, that’s how i feel and millions of women around the world.
Let me remind you again, 50 % of the women in the USA and i bet , also in Cyprus are wearing fake eyelashes in form of lash extensions or they have had lash lamination done.
Lash Lift aka Lash Lamination or keratin lash treatment.
Vitamin lash treatment… they are all the same. This method was invented long ago also to curl your natural eyelashes permanently.
So yes, it is time to throw away your lash curler tool!
While a lashextension treatment or lash refill , lash fill could take anywhere from 45 minutes to 3,5 or even 5 hours in case of a 100 % full mega volume eyelashes extension set, a lash perming solution takes 1 1,5 hours max to do their wonder , together with tinting your lashes black.
The eyelashes are glued on a rod with water soluble glue, and after the perming solution a fixing agent is applied that is followed by a tint.
Nowadays we are working usually with products that do not need you to stay away from water in the first 24 hours, but years ago, this is what the case was. Lash lifts do last also 4-8 weeks, depending on a persons natural lash cycle.
Can I wear mascara on top of extenions or lift?
Yes and no and no and yes… it depends! originally, you are not allowed to wear any mascara on extensions as it weakens the bond and the lashextension lasts less well. But , now there is a special black coating “mascara” available that can be used on classic extensions. Not volume though.
As for lashlift, you can use any mascara on them, as much you want. Just make sure you remove them at the end of the day!
What will ruin my extensions ?
Grease, oils, and dirt will be your worse enemy if you wear lashextensions. Makeup that contains oil counts into this category, so does sweating. Lashes have to be cleansed and washed on a daily basis.
Dirty lashes are the best hiding place for lash mites, lash lice !!!! and the starting point of blepharitis.
Clean lashes equal to happy lashes .
Those are the eyelashes that will make you feel and look amazing!
Now, go on and book your eyelash extension in limassol !