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False eyelashes are a great option for individuals who may think their own lashes are too short or not full enough, even with the aid of mascara. With so many lashes on the market in a wide variety of styles, sizes and types it can be difficult to know which style to go for. From natural and wispy to long and thick, the options are endless. The big news is that nearly every haute couture makeup artist places heavy accent on the eyes. The type of false lashes an individual chooses should take into consideration the application process and whether or not you are looking for a temporary or more permanent look. Choosing the right type of false eyelashes greatly depends on the look you are trying to create and the reason you are seeking out false lashes in the first place. There are 3 main types of false eyelashes: Strip lashes, individual flare lashes, and individual single lashes. Before purchasing and using false eyelashes it's important to know the differences in the options available.

Before & After Strip Lashes

1. Strip Lashes

The most common type beginners seek out is strip lashes. To put it plainly, strip lashes look the most like your natural eyelashes. They're a strip of lash hairs or strands, usually around 3-4 cm wide. The strip is then applied on top of your natural lashes - and voilà, your lash look is enhanced in a matter of seconds. Strip lashes from brands such as Velour and Ardell come in many styles to create different looks and are made from a variety of materials including synthetics like plastic and silk, human hair or mink The style and colour you choose will depend on your personal preference, budget and the expected look you want. Strip lashes are versatile and can be trimmed to custom fit your eyes or to achieve a specific length. The lashes with clear bands or invisible lash bands are one of the most popular lash band inventions. These are completely clear in colour instead of black and therefore provide a much more undetectable look once applied. Eyelashes with clear bands allow for a seamless blend between your natural lashes and the false lashes. We stock a variety of lash styles from top-selling lash brands that feature eyelashes with clear or invisible lash bands, but each is slightly different. Here is a list of different types of lashes available on the market;

· Natural

· Voluminous

· Lengthening

· Dramatic

· Wispy

· Glamorous

· Russian Strip Lashes

· Cat Eye Lashes

2. Individual Cluster Lashes

Individual cluster lashes are more commonly used by makeup artists and are applied individually instead of all at once like strip lashes. They are a big help in increasing lash fullness and to fill in sparse areas. Cluster lashes typically come in 3 different lengths and are great because the person applying them has a lot more control on how the end result will look. Cluster lashes can be layered for a more voluminous look or to make a statement or add just a few around the outer area of the eye to create a flared lash look.

3. Individual Single Lashes

The biggest difference between individual single lashes and the first 2 types mentioned is that single lashes are mostly used for eyelash extensions and are more permanent. Strip and cluster lashes are made for temporary wear. Single lashes are also usually applied by a professional in a salon, due to the amount of time and expertise needed to apply them correctly. Similarly to cluster lashes, they may be used to fill in sparse areas or make lashes more full. If you just want to go for a slight enhanced lash look, having a few cluster lashes applied from the mid-point to the corner of the eye using different lash lengths could be the option for you. This technique is particularly flattering on those going for a cat-eye or Hollywood glam look.

EYELASH LIFT – False lash alternative

Whether you are totally against wearing strip or cluster lashes and want to enhance your own, an eyelash lift could be he treatment for you. Try this amazing treatment to get enhanced length, volume and lift lasting up to 8 weeks using your natural lashes! Imagine waking up every morning with lashes that stand up without the need for curlers or mascara…. yes please!

TRIAL - If you are not sure about lashes and want to try them out, your makeup trial is the best time to give them a go. I advise having an appointment earlier in the day then it means you can really test out the lashes for several hours until you need to wash your makeup off.


· Eyelash Tint - £10

· Eyelash Lift - £35

· Strip Lashes - £10

· Cluster Lashes - £20

Blog written by Alice Quinn 18th March 2023

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