There are many tools you can use to help create professional look and get longer looking lashes. It really comes down to testing various different products to find out which ones provide the best beauty solutions for you. Some prefer using lengthening mascaras, while some prefer salon treatments, like lash dying. But, perhaps the most trusted method for long lashes is false eye lashes, which are sold in just about every high street beauty department, making them accessible to all.
False eye lashes are ideal for quick results or occasion make-up as they are easy to apply and harmless to remove at the end of the day. However, if you’re completely new to the concept of wearing false lashes, you may watch a video tutorial allowing you to follow a step by step method on how to apply your new found ‘secret weapon’.
But there has since been new advanced means of getting longer lasting results, cue eyelash extensions or inserts as they are otherwise known. Depending on the desired effect, eyelash extensions can add volume and impact to a minimal or a glamorous look, and generally last up to 3 weeks.
A common question make-up artists and beauticians ask about this type of product is, ‘how long do they last?’ There is no simple answer to this unfortunately, as there are lots of factors which affect the lasting effect. These include:
~ Lifestyle choices – Do you go swimming often? Do you get a lot facial treatments done? Even the way you sleep on a pillow can affect the adhesive on lash inserts. So, be extremely careful while coming in contact with water.
~ Eyelash growth – Everybody’s DNA is different with the other. Some people have their lashes grown a lot more rapidly than others, therefore, shedding is more likely to happen. As a result of this, eyelash extensions would have to be replaced sooner as these are attached to your natural lashes.
~ After care of extensions -Things to avoid are oily cosmetics and regular touching of the lashes. Only use specialist cosmetics such as primers and serums which are designed to be used in conjunction with eyelash extensions.
~ Research a qualified technician – The most important element in achieving subtle results is with the initial application of the lashes. Do your homework, read reviews online, or even ask friends who may have had their eyelashes done before for advice, on whom to approach for a consultation. A good technician will normally have eyelash extensions of various lengths, so that you can choose your preferred style.
As far as the use of eyelash extensions and false lashes go, these are often used on fashion models during photo shoots for magazine editorials, as well as in cosmetic ad campaigns, as they help to give the illusion of voluminous, natural looking lashes on camera. As with all beauty advertisements, these are usually airbrushed for a perfect finish. That being said, nine times out of ten, women from all walks of life will say that they use some form of lash inserts to add that extra little touch of glamour into their everyday look.
Ram Gupta, a Fashion Journalist and Style Guru, works along side with NalluCollections.com, one of the finest online fashion store, known for its traditional and ethnic style. Apart from that, he also works as a freelancer for many major Fashion Magazines – both online and print.