Lash lift vs lash extensions – which one is right for you?

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are individual ‘hair’ fibres that applied to your own natural lashes with lash glue. The semi-permanent lashes add length, volume, and thickness to your natural lashes – without the hassle of using curlers, mascara or fake lashes every day.  The process tends to take between 40mins and 2 hours, depending on the style of lashes you desire, and your extensions will last between 6-8 weeks.

Advantages of eyelash extensions

  1. Customisable

    One major benefit of getting eyelash extensions done is that they are highly customisable and come in a range of lengths, curls and thicknesses to best suit your natural lash and lash preferences. From glamorous cat eye styles to natural, enhancing styles, eyelash extensions are extremely flexible and give you the opportunity to create the illusion of different eye shapes.

  2. Flexible

    Once you get eyelash extensions, you have them on 24/7 unless you’d like them removed or you’re due for an infill. Extensions are a lot more durable than fake lashes and won’t come off when you’re eating, sleeping, swimming or exercising.

  3. Time saving

    Having eyelash extensions means you no longer have to spend time applying mascara or fake lashes everyday. For those that crave a dramatic look, eyelash extensions are ideal and they’ll save you some serious time on your beauty routine!

  4. Improve lash health

    Eyelash extensions applied properly will cause no harm to your natural lashes and you won’t need to apply mascara or any other products to your lashes. This’ll give your lashes a chance to recover from the daily macara removal process and grow without interference.

Maintenance and care

When you have eyelash extensions, you’re required to take extra care around your eyes to keep them looking the way they do for as long as possible. Avoid rubbing your eyes or using oil-based products near the lashes. The eyelash extensions will eventually fall out by themselves, but regular refill appointments can keep your lashes looking amazing.

What’s a lash lift?

A lash lift in Sydney is like a perm for your eyelashes; it creates a similar effect to curling your lashes. Your lashes are lifted from the root onto a silicone pad using a perming solution. At the end of the session, you’ll have beautiful, natural looking curl to the lashes and a look that makes your eyes pop.

Advantages of a lash lift

  1. It generally takes less time than eyelash extensions

    The lash lift procedure generally takes between 30 minutes and an hour, which is less than what eyelash extensions tend to take.

  2. An enhanced, natural look without committing to infills

    A lash lift will leave your lashes looking curled and full all the time – subtly. Your lashes will be accentuated and give your eye a wider look without changing the natural shape of your eyes dramatically. Unlike eyelash extensions, a lash lift doesn’t require infills – ultimately, it’s a treatment is perfect for those who don’t want to fully commit to lash extensions but still want an enhanced eye look.

  3. Versatile: It creates the same effect on all lashes

    Not only does the lash lift not harm your natural lashes; it also works the same on long and short lashes. No matter what your natural lash length, a lash lift provide the results you’re after.

  4. Low-maintenance

    A lash lift is an easy, low-maintenance to get beautiful lashes. It’s a great way to save time on your lashes and have the curled look for at least 6-8 weeks – without infills and touch ups.

Maintenance and Care for Lash Lift and Lash Extensions

Avoid putting any product on your lashes for the first 24 hours – including mascara. You should also avoid rubbing your eyes to ensure your lash lift and lash extensions last as long as possible!

Interested in getting a lash lift or eyelash extensions? Contact Eye Design to book an appointment now!