We’ve all been hearing of eyelash extensions – if you’ve not, now you do – and how it is among the trendy makeup fashion. But what the majority of us don’t know about it is enough to write a novel – just kidding – that’s why you need a lesson or two on it. This post contains a full tutorial on eyelash extensions, covering most of what you should know. Read on to find out more!

Types of Eyelash Extensions

There are different kinds of eyelash extensions. To fully understand it, each extension is divided into a sub-group. There are extensions based on curls, extensions based on thickness, and extensions based on material.

Types Based On Curls

There are different kinds of curls. There are the B curls, D curls, C curls, and J curls.

  • J curl eyelash extension

This curl is the most natural-looking. It works best for those with thick lashes pointing upward or straight. When used for those with straight pointing lashes, it gives a lifting effect.

  • B curl Lash Extensions

It has more curls than the J curls and gives more curls to straight lashes. It has a subtle effect and it looks excellent on those with inner corner lashes.

  • C curl Lash Extension

It has more curl than the previous curls and it is suitable for those with slightly curled natural lashes. It adds drama to the eye and an open-eye effect. But it is more suitable for those with slight downward-pointing lashes.

  • D curl or CC curl eyelash extensions

CC curls are similar to the c curl lashes. But more effective for those with down-pointing lashes who want more drama in their eye. It shouldn’t be used for those with hooded eyelids or upward pointing lashes. It may poke the client’s eyelid.

These curls can be available in a single-length lash tray or in mixed lengths. Check them out on the Appearanz online store.

Types Based On Thickness

  • Extremely Light-weight .03mm, .05mm, .07mm They are finer and thinner
  • Thin Extension .10mm and .12mm fall into this category. .10mm is suitable for thinner and finer natural eyelashes. .12mm is used for a wispy look with a softer feel.
  • Averagely Thick .15mm and .20mm extension. It is most suitable for creating natural-looking thick lashes. They give a mascara-like thickness.

Types Based On Material

  • Faux mink

They are the rending eyelash extension material. They are made synthetically to mimic real mink hairs. They are soft, natural-looking, and of good quality. They are lightweight and thinner than most extensions, making them suitable for those with very thin natural lashes.

  • Silk Eyelash Extensions

Silk lashes are thicker than faux mink lashes. They give a more dramatic look than it too. They have more gloss than the faux mink lashes but tend to lose their curls when wet. They are the most affordable kinds of extensions and they also give a natural effect.

  • Synthetic Eyelash Extensions

Synthetic eyelash extensions are made from synthetic materials gotten from polyesters. They are gentle on the eye and are durable. Just that it looks a little bit unnatural.

Types Of Eyelash Extension Styles

Generally, there are three ways to apply for eyelash extensions. There is the classic, volume, and hybrid.

Classic lash extension application

They are very simple and have the most natural-looking effect. If you want to have your lashes extended without them being noticed, then classic extensions are perfect for you. You may catch people looking at you and wondering, but they wouldn’t guess you have extensions. Individual extensions are placed singly on each strand of your natural lashes.

Volume lashes

Unlike classic lashes, volume lashes come in clusters of twos and above. It is named by the number of strands in a cluster. For instance, when a fan has two extensions, that’s 2D lashes. If it has 3, that’s 3D lashes. With volume lashes, you can have up to 10D – the most unnatural-looking in the series.

Most times, it is advisable to use lightweight lashes if you want to wear volume lashes. You do not want it bearing down on your natural lashes.

Volume lashes are also known as Russian volume – probably because it was invented by a Russian – and they give extra boldness. One lash fan is added to one natural lash strand. For example, one 3D volume fan is applied on a single natural lash, that’s in a 1:3 ratio.

A variant of the Russian lash is the American volume. While the Russian is made of extension in a single length, the American volume is made of a combination of lashes with different lengths.

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Hybrid Lashes

Hybrid lashes are a combination of classic lashes and volume lashes. They are combined in ratio 70:30. That is 70% volume and 30% classic. Most times, the 70% volume are made up of fan lower on the D series. Like 2D, 3D, and 4D.

How To Apply Eyelash Extension

  • First things first, you should have a particular lash style in mind. If you can’t decide, you can settle for the hybrid extension. The curl type and weight depends on the eye type
  • Tape the lower lashes to avoid interruptions and sterilize your tweezers. You don’t want to risk an eye infection.
  • Apply primer to the natural lashes and brush them apart to separate them
  • Shake the glue and apply pea size on your jackstone. Drop fresh glue when each set dries out
  • Pick up the lashes with your tweezers and dip them into the glue before placing them on your natural lashes. Continue the process till about 95% of the lash line is covered.
  • Separate the lashes that are joined together or are glued to the eye pad
  • Mist the lashes and apply a sealer
  • While the eye is still closed, remove the eye pad and let the client open their eye slowly.

Eyelash Extension Aftercare

  • Avoid water 48 hours after the application. If you don’t, the adhesive will become brittle
  • Use a silk pillowcase. They are smooth and have no flint to snag on your extension
  • Sleep on your back or sides. When you sleep on your face, you will destroy your lash curls before morning
  • Avoid oil-based makeup products. They tend to break up the lash glue and make your extension fall off prematurely
  • Do not use waterproof eye makeup products. They are difficult to wash off. If you use too much pressure to get them off, you may destroy your lash extension in the process

Bottom Line

Applying eyelash extensions is easy once you can get a hang of it. All you need is practice, patience, and the right extensions and tools

Appearanz online store has just what you need for that. Visit the online store to make a purchase!


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