People have asked us often which is better: eyelash extensions or false eyelashes. And we know you’d love to know the better one too. That’s why we will compare the two today, so you know which is better and why we believe so. But not to keep you in suspense for too long, here’s our answer to that.
It’s no longer news that more people prefer eyelash extensions to false eyelashes. And here’s why:
1. Eyelash extensions last longer
2. They look natural.
3. They are safer.
4. They are lighter in weight.
5. False eyelashes are less cost-effective.
Well, do you agree with these already? Maybe you need more details. Read on then to know more about why eyelash extensions are better than false eyelashes.
- 1 The 5 Reasons Eyelash Extensions Are Better
- 2 4 Bonus Benefits of Getting Eyelash Extensions
- 3 The Issue of Professionalism for Eyelash Extensions
- 4 Conclusion
The 5 Reasons Eyelash Extensions Are Better
They Last Longer
Eyelash extensions can last long if you’d give them the care they deserve. In contrast to most false eyelashes, which you can only wear a few times before they lose their shape or strands and no longer cling well, eyelash extensions can last up to six weeks. Now, that’s a pretty long time to have your lashes looking stunning.
But that’s not even all! Better still, touch-ups can make extensions last much longer. And they fall out only when our natural eyelashes do. How long they stay is directly related to how slow your eyelashes grow out and fall out.
So lash extensions can sometimes last as long as eight weeks before you’d need to fill them up again. Your customers wouldn’t have to worry about their lash extensions falling out at an event or pulling up at the inner corners while they’re out. And that’s one solid reason we’ve got more people wanting lash extensions.
If you’re still trying to decide which to focus on as a lash stylist, well, now you know which would earn you more customers.
They Look Natural
Lash extensions mimic the appearance of natural lashes but are much longer.
As with actual eyelashes, they fall out naturally over time and don’t need to have adhered to the eyelid with a glue strip. So if you are looking for what gives your customers a more natural look, consider using eyelash extensions.
They are practically just a boost to your natural eyelashes. Eyelash extensions are of three types: synthetic, silk, and mink. Of these, mink is the most expensive and is most social media influencers’ choice.
Choosing, however, depends on your unique needs. Feel free to reach out to us; we love to ensure you get the best for your needs.
They Are Safer
The scariest part of getting false eyelashes is the risk involved. One wrong move and adhesive can get into your eyes. That is one reason many people have stuck with mascaras. But with eyelash extensions, there is no such risk.
Your eyes will remain closed throughout the application process to ensure that the adhesive does not get into your eyes. And that’s the reason your customers will keep coming back. Applying lash extensions require professional hands.
A professional ensures the extensions set in without any glue entering your eyes. These will also make sure that the outcomes are long-lasting.
It is no news that unclean false eyelash strips can cause eye infections. Our eyes are essential. Thus, recycling false eyelashes can pose a risk to the health of our eyes. And that’s another major drawback to wearing false eyelashes. You have to choose between wearing new false eyelashes every day or getting concerned about becoming sick from wearing old ones.
They Are Lighter in Weight
The synthetic fibers used to make false eyelashes are of poor quality and are weighty. Also, it disrupts the natural movement of your eyes. Especially when you place a strip of false lashes flat on the eyelid.
Eyelash extensions, on the other hand, look and feel exactly like natural human hair. Unlike false eyelashes, which are thick on the eyelids, feathery-light lashes (eyelash extensions) stay light. And these will make you forget you’re wearing anything other than your natural lashes.
Their Ingredients are Premium
It’s probably easier to purchase false eyelashes. From $4 to $30, depending on the brand and who made them. However, you’d have to replace these false eyelashes often for safety. You don’t want to get your eyes or that of your customers infected. And when it comes to cheaper options, such as those made of flimsy materials, you can only wear these once before they begin to fray.
In comparison to regular false eyelashes, eyelash extensions cost more. And that’s because it needs professional hands for its application. In addition, the ingredients used to make these lashes are superior to those used in false eyelashes.
Mink eyelash extensions, for example, come from ultra-fine mink hair for a gorgeously natural look with lots of oomph. And this also raises the price of the product.
But on the good side, these lash extensions can last up to a year with frequent maintenance appointments and good care. If you ask us, a full year of lush, fluffy, and semi-permanent eyelashes is quite the accomplishment!
It’s something your customers would forever be grateful to have. And with all that, it’s easy to see why eyelash extensions are a far more cost-effective solution than wearing false eyelashes.
4 Bonus Benefits of Getting Eyelash Extensions
That said, I believe these four bonus benefits are essential to highlight.
Eyelash Extensions Speed up the Process of Applying Makeup.
If you’re going all out with false eyelashes and have to stick, curl, and apply mascara, it might take anywhere from 10-20 minutes to take care of your lashes.
Eyelash extensions can spare you from doing your makeup every day and speed up the time it takes you to get ready.
They Are Still Perfect Even as a Stand-Alone.
You can wear eyelash extensions as a stand-alone accessory. They can awaken your eyes and draw attention away from dark circles and puffy under-eye bags. This is why many women choose to get their eyelash extensions installed. Instead of having to deal with the hassle of removing their evening makeup.
They Are Adaptable in Terms of Design.
There’s no room for personalization when it comes to regular false lashes. You get to fully customize the whole length, volume, and fullness, or merely something that improves and accentuates the form of your eyes with eyelash extensions. As a result, they’re better suited to your face.
You Don’t Have to Deal with Smudged Mascara.
When applying makeup, one of the most common mistakes is smudging your mascara. The makeup application around your eye can get disrupted when you remove smudges, clumps, and flakes. Get eyelash extensions, and you won’t have to worry about this!
The Issue of Professionalism for Eyelash Extensions
Ultimately, I think it’s important to clarify the difference between the two further for those who don’t know. And also state clearly why professional hands are essential for eyelash extensions.
False eyelashes are the strip lashes available at the drugstore or any beauty supply store. They usually come with a bottle of glue, and many of them already have a glue strip on the back.
To put on false eyelashes, put glue on them (if needed) and place them right on your natural lash line or just above it. Even though you have to have a steady hand, anyone can put this whit their own eyes in a few minutes.
On the other hand, applying eyelash extensions requires a trained professional. And this is because the products themselves are different.
Unlike false lashes, which come in strips, eyelash extensions have to lie on each natural eyelash. The whole process of applying can take up to two hours, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy getting pampered during that time.
We all know that long, luscious lashes are a significant flex. But not everyone gets blessed with it. For those who have to use mascaras to achieve a glamorous look, you’ve come to understand how essential eyelashes are. However, we get to choose between eyelash extensions or false eyelashes. We say eyelash extensions. And you now know why.
We know that you can now see things from our perspective. But in all honesty, both options can come in handy!
Some people do prefer false eyelashes to eyelash extensions. The reason is mostly you get to choose when and when not to glam up with false eyelashes. But with extensions, once they are in, they are in! Which means they would stay there until it’s time to fall out.
As aforementioned, that may not happen for up to 8 weeks. So eyelash extensions are great, have their downsides, but they win the game. They are more comfortable, durable, and cost-effective.
Are you still finding it difficult to decide? Reach out to us at Gollee Cosmetics. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.