Are you looking to up your lash game this season? Do you wish you were born with the fluttery eyelashes of a goddess? Well, if you answered “no” to those questions, clearly you’re still reading, so you may want to rethink that answer!
If you are planning to extend those lashes for a wedding, a party, or to pull of that look that you haven’t tried yet, you have two options: Extensions and Falsies. Both options work well, but it depends on the look you want, the prices, and when/how often you want longer lashes. If you are wondering what the differences are or what kind is ideal for you, Lashed Up is here to help with some answers.
- What are the differences in material between the two types of lashes?
False eyelashes are made from artificial materials of a lower quality which tend to be bolder and heavier than extensions. Most of the time, you will know you’re wearing falsies and so will others; but it’s a look, and it’s not a bad one, if that’s what you’re going for! On the other hand, eyelash extensions are usually made from synthetic polyester and other high-quality materials that make for a lighter and flutterier appearance and feel. Extensions have a more natural appearance because they are applied onto your existing eyelashes
- How often do eyelash extensions and false eyelashes need to be refilled?
False eyelashes are easy to apply yourself, which is handy because they require applying every day. Leaving falsies on for longer could subject you to eye irritation and infection. Eyelash extensions, however, should to be refilled every two-to-three weeks by a professional. They last longer than false lashes and have a more natural appearance. So if you want to get rid of false eyelashes, all you have to do is take them off. For extensions, if you are not maintaining them you can certainly get them removed, just make sure the professionals do it.
- How do I apply extensions and falsies?
If you are looking for a quick and easy application false eyelashes are the way to go. All you have to do is apply the adhesive directly above your eyelashes and stick the false lashes on. You can take them off with little effort and try again immediately. After a little practice, however, that won’t be an issue at all. Applying eyelash extensions is a more involved process, and it must be done by professionals. At Lashed Up, we apply each extension directly on individual eyelashes; the process takes one to two hours, but your lashes will thank you afterwards! They will eventually fall out and need refilling, but not as immediately as false lashes.
- Which option is more cost-effective?
In the short term, false eyelashes are less expensive than extensions, but because they need to be refilled daily, consistently purchasing them will quickly rack up your credit card bill. Since eyelash extensions need only to be refilled two-to-three weeks, the long-term cost is well worth it. Obviously, your look is your own and so is your credit card, but the most cost effective option is definitely extensions.
We at Lashed Up hope that the information was helpful to you, and we look forward to your next visit!