Lash Extension vs False Lashes

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I went through a lot of research to figure out the differences between lash extensions and false lashes. To see which type of lashes would fit best for me and my life. The differences between lash extensions vs false lashes are major. When deciding for yourself, the 2 main things you have to look at are

  1. Lifestyle: Do you workout a lot? Do you like to use a lot of eye makeup? Are you able to commit the time to get them refilled every couple weeks?

2. Finances: Lash extensions can get a bit pricey due to the constant upkeep. False lashes, on the other hand, are fairly inexpensive and are easily available.

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Lash Extensions

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These lash extensions are individual lashes glued to your natural lashes. These extensions need to be applied by a certified lash technician to avoid breakage and damage to your natural lashes. Depending on the look you want, your tech will add more or minimal amounts.

For a more natural look, a single lash extension will be glued to an individual natural lash. This is me with a beautiful set of lash extensions. This is a fuller, but still natural-looking set of lashes.

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If you want a more dramatic look, your technician will create a fan of lashes. This means that they will group the lash extensions and place those on a single individual natural lash. This style of lashes will ensure a noticeable change and add a dramatic flair to any look.

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For those who want a noticeable change in their lashes, but not something totally out there, a hybrid set is a perfect medium. Notice in the photo, that her lashes are noticeable but not as full and dramatic as the one above. A hybrid set will look like a beautiful full set of natural lashes with mascara perfectly applied.

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Every set will look different on everybody as there are differences in eye shapes. Your technician will help you achieve the look you are going for. As you work more with your lash tech, they will understand more of what you like and will have an easier time achieving that style and look you are going for.

Price

Lash extensions can get pretty pricey due to the constant upkeep. To some, extensions are worth the price and upkeep, while to others they are not.

For a full set, prices can range from $50-$100. Most people need a refill about every 2-3 weeks. Refills are less than a full set, but it does add up.

Another thing to take into account is tip. A good lash tech will ensure that you end up with some amazing lashes that you love!

Time

It takes time to get a good set finished! Typically, a full set can range anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours. A fill can range between 60-90 minutes. Not only are you laying on your back the entire time, but you have to keep your eyes closed as well.

Some people cannot stay still for that amount of time, while others use that time to take a nap. Getting lash extensions is time consuming, but worth it to some.

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Depending on your lifestyle will depend on how often you will need to get refills. If you workout a lot, then the sweat will break down the glue a lot faster. If you wear a lot of eye makeup, most likely you will need to get fills more frequently because they will fall out faster.

I personally like to say getting lash extensions is just low maintenance maintenance.

False Lashes

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False strip lashes are so fun to pick out! If you want something natural go with something that is not so full. The thicker the falsies are the more dramatic they will look.

I personally like a more natural look, so I look for thinner bands. This makes it harder to see the strip when applied on the lashline. There are so many different types of false lashes and they are found all over!

Price

Lash strips are widely available. The prices range from drugstore to high end. Of course, the more you pay the falsies are better quality. My most pricey set was $20 from House of Lashes. They lasted forever and still look great!

But do not disregard the drugstore ones! Some are really great for the price! Target and even Amazon have really great ones! Ranging from $5-$10.

If you are just starting out, use the cheaper ones just for practice!

Some of my drugstore favorites are by Ardell and Kiss.

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Time

If you are new to false lashes, then it will take some time to apply them. But practice makes perfect! You will learn which techniques you like and which ones make things easier.

The first time I applied strip lashes, it took almost an hour! After a while, I learned what works for me. I take roughly 5 minutes to apply false lashes. Make sure to take your time when applying them for the first couple of times! It is easy to feel frustrated by not getting them perfect right away!

Here is a great video to help you apply false lashes! Click HERE!

Lash Extension vs False Lashes

No matter which way you decide to go, just remember that you can always change it up! Lashes extensions vs false lashes are so controversial because each person has a different lifestyle. You really need to think about

Lash extensions work great with my lifestyle and that is why I prefer them to false lashes. I hardly wear makeup, so extensions are great for me. I do not wash my hair everyday which helps reduce the amount of lash fallout.

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I personally get a hybrid because I like a more natural look, but at the same time, I like being able to see my lashes from a distance. I typically need a fill at 2 weeks because I have a very intense skincare routine, which can sometimes spread oils to the lashes. When I work out, I always wear a sweatband to help reduce the amount of sweat on the face and therefore the lashes.

I am a very busy person, but I always make time to get my lashes done because I love them so much! Naturally, I have very short, brittle, and stubbly lashes. I love lash extensions because they give me the volume and curl I love. It is easier for me to get my lashes done every couple of weeks rather than reapply them every day.

False lash strips are a great way to get the same added volume and curl. I used them a lot previous to extensions. As a personal thing, I like extensions better because it is less time for me on the daily.

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Deciding on which lashes are the best for you make sure to think about your lifestyle. Will it be worth it to get lash extensions for you? Will the time commitment be too much or does it fit into your life? If you have a special event coming up, do you want to worry about replying lash strips? Lash extensions will look great until it’s fill time!

No matter which type of lash you want to try, just remember nothing is permanent. You can always try something else if you do not like one thing! I always say give things about a month to really decide if it works for you or not!

Want More?!

Regardless of what type of lashes you go with, a new makeup look is definitely needed to make those babies POP! You can follow my go-to Everyday Work Makeup Look to get a natural and eyelash poping, yet professional look.

You can follow these looks exactly if you are using strip lashes. Be aware of using eye makeup with lash extensions. It can be easy to mess them up with a brush and also during the makeup removal process.

In this post, I share my Easy Makeup Looks! Although, it can be used for any occasion. I love something quick and easy, but still has a bit of glam to it. These looks will be sure to stand out!

Let your new lashes be the star of your new look! Cause who does not want to show off your natural beauty. Read my Current Natural Summer Makeup Look!

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