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Eyelash extensions are available everywhere in the world and there are so many different kinds. We are often asked by confused clients:

  • What are the best extensions?
  • What is the difference between them?
  • How do I pick the best eyelash extension for me?

 

Let us do an eyelash extension review for you of the most common eyelash extension types.

Most clients get confused with the eyelash extension hype. So here is some basic information about the individual eyelashes that are most common and most are used by Evoque Slimming & Lash Spa.

First, do not confuse brand names with the product type. Novalash, 3D, Xtreme, Hollywood, Lavish, Outlashe, The Lashe and a variety of other manufacturers make extensions and adhesives. These are just brand names and this article does not, and will not, endorse a single brand.

Instead, this is about the actual product itself, specifically the actual eyelash extension and varieties of these.

There are a variety of individual eyelash extensions including synthetics, silk, mink and human hair. Each has a unique benefit and weakness as well.

 

  1. Synthetic (plastic synthetic, not used at Evoque) -
    Pro: They come in every desired length and curl and thickness. They are widely available and the most common lash used in this industry. You get maximum drama with plastic synthetics.
    Con: Very hard, not too much flex, heavy, cause damage if not very well maintained, do not last very long and require frequent fills. They tend to lift, flip around and lean to one side or the other as they grow out because of their heavy weight.

  2. Synthetic (poly-fiber blend AKA faux mink, used at Evoque) -
    Pro: These come in every length and curl but have more flex and are more natural looking. Some have called this higher quality synthetic eyelash extension a MINK. It is not real mink at all and can not compare.
    Con: None really - we love these.

  3. Human Hair (not used at Evoque): Pro: ?? Couldn't say, they are not very popular.They mainly come out of Korea and are harvested off cutting room floors.  We do not use these at Evoque Slimming & Lash Spa.

  4. SILK: (silk blend or poly-fiber, is sometimes called silk, used at Evoque)
    Pro: They are quite soft and flexible. They come in all lengths and curls. They are light and easy to wear. They can look natural or applied thicker for drama.
    Con: The recent higher quality of new generation silk lashes make them a better choice then the silk of old days.

  5. MINK: (authentic fur, used at Evoque):
    Pro: A mink coat for your lashes! A very light weight lash, longest lasting, attractive and natural looking. It is like wearing feathers. Ultra comfortable. Can give a very natural and textured look. No cruelty in the true 100% Siberian mink lash, sourced from brushing the animal. 
    Con: Often imitated, not all mink are good at holding their shape, and mink is a more expensive eyelash extension.

  6. FOX FUR: (authentic fur, used at Evoque) - Jennifer Lopez wore fox fur lashes at the 2001 Academy Awards, starting the trend that never stopped! 100% genuine fox fur are hand combed and hand assembled to ensure quality and durability in every lash. Fox lashes are full and lightweight with a unique blend of natural fox fur that enhances your eyes with an array of carefully blended colours for an attention grabbing effect. The softness and flexibility of the natural fox fur allows for easy application. Not yet sure of any con's but will let you know as we discover them.

Keep in mind that heavy extensions with less flex are more likely to cause damage to your natural eyelashes. More length and weight = more maintenance, more care or more often needing fills.
No matter how great your eyelash extension product is, your technician's skill is what really makes a great set of eyelash extensions.

Longest lasting eyelash extensions are the lightest in weight and you are less likely to have damage to your natural eyelashes.
All care and good aftercare products are what makes any good lash job keep well indefinitely.

Flares/clusters are NOT eyelash extensions. They do not look, feel or last like real individual extensions. Some clients do not have very many natural eyelashes and prefer flares. Flares are designed for party/events, for 24 hour wear only and are certainly not for anyone wanting a natural look.

  • Keep in mind that heavy extensions with less flex are more likely to cause damage to your natural eyelashes. More length and weight = more maintenance, more care or more often needing fills.
  • No matter how great your eyelash extension product is, your technician's skill is what really makes a great set of eyelash extensions.
  • Longest lasting eyelash extensions are the lightest in weight and you are less likely to have damage to your natural eyelashes.
  • All care and good aftercare products are what makes any good lash job keep well indefinitely.

Also.. Flares/clusters are NOT eyelash extensions. They do not look, feel or last like real individual extensions. Some clients do not have very many natural eyelashes and prefer flares. Flares have to be soaked off and reapplied every week or less and are certainly not for anyone wanting a natural look.

 

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