Today there are so many choices with eyelashes! I love eyelashes. Lashes are the one thing that can enhance your look without having to do too much else. Even a simple press of a lash curler can make you look more awake and beautiful. From mascara, fake lashes, lash tint and eyelash extensions the choices are endless.
I get asked all the time about the types of lashes you can use on your wedding day, so here’s a breakdown of each type, their effect and best use…
Lash tinting is the dying of your natural lash hairs to a darker tone, much like dying your hair. From blue-black to brown there is choice however the results are much the same.
As I use mascara on everyone a lash tint won’t offer much impact as it will be covered up by mascara. However, a lash tint can be beneficial for those with fair lashes who are getting eyelash extensions applied (have tint applied 48 hours prior to extensions). Dark lashes make your extensions seamless so there’s no fair ‘line’ between the lash and your eyelid. It’s also helpful to your eyelash technician so they can see all your lashes easily while applying the extensions. It is also great for those who have long, but fair lashes.
Best suited for: fair lashes, those wanting dark lashes for their honeymoon and those fair lashed brides who are having eyelash extensions applied.
The most natural, believable and comfortable fake lashes. Individual clusters or flares of lashes are applied to your lash line – normally a few on each eye. Blended together with mascara you get fullness and definition that’s so naturally beautiful!
Individual lashes come in a range of lengths and I decide which to use based on your natural lashes.
They blend seamlessly with your lash line so you don’t see any obvious fake lashes up close.
I use a temporary waterproof glue so they only last the day. A more permanent glue can be used but I avoid this type as it’s damaging to your natural lashes and once the lashes start getting wet they never sit nicely again. Removal is simple, you just peel them off easily it’s a stretchy type of glue that won’t pull out your natural lashes.
Best suited for: anyone wanting a naturally beautiful look.
Strip lashes are the most bold and glamourous of the fake lashes. There are very natural looking ones too! There is an endless varety offering different curl, length, spacing, shape and volume.
I always choose a strip lash that’s natural to your face and eye shape. There’s nothing worse than people seeing your lashes before they see you! For a fun night out a bolder lash can be chosen.
I use a temporary waterproof glue so they only last the day. A more permanent glue can be used but I avoid this type as it’s damagin to your natural lashes and once the lashes start getting wet they never sit nicely again. Removal is simple, you just peel them off easily as it’s a stretchy type of glue that won’t pull out your natural lashes.
A note on strip lashes: they can often be felt, more so than individual lashes. They can also be problematic for some eye shapes in that the corner of the lash may lift up, especially in hot weather or if you cry.
However, the beauty of strip lashes is that you can almost always reuse them again!
Best suited for: anyone wanting a glamourous look, suits all locations except beach weddings as they can sometimes look too overdone. Perfect for evenings and bridesmaids.
I also offer Mink strip lashes that are gorgeous and feathery - ideal for brides who want a really special lash -- this lash can be reused up to 25 times.
Mink Strip Lashes
Demi Strip Lashes
I love these and this is also a very natural, comfortable false lash option. For those that love that Audrey Hepurn eye - this lash offers a little more glamour than the individual lash but is far less dramatic than the a full strip lash. It is by far one of my clients favorite and is exceptionally great for mature women who want some well done glamour.
I use a temporary waterproof glue so that they only last the day. A more permanent glue can be used but I avoid this type as it’s damaging to your natural lashes and once the lashes start getting wet they never sit nicely again. Removal is simple, you just peel them off easily as it’s a stretchy type of glue that won’t pull out your natural lashes.
Best suited for: anyone who wants a look between natural and all out glamour, mature women.
Eyelash Extensions are a popular choice for bridal makeup. The benefits of lash extensions are endless!
no need to wear mascara on your wedding day – no smudging!
gives you longer, fuller, darker, more voluminous lashes
last 3-6 weeks and can be maintained long term if you wish
last well after your wedding day, into your honeymoon
makes honeymoon beach makeup a breeze
Application takes 1.5 - 2. The application is a perfect time out from all the wedding chaos that goes on the week of your wedding – you will enjoy some time to stop and relax.
A note - there is some evidence that eyelash extensions can weaken and damage your natural lashes over time - getting it done once for a special occasion should be fine..
Best suited for: almost anyone who wants long lasting worry-free results! Not suitable for those with dry eye syndrome, those who are pregnant, or have back complaints.
If you are getting married and want to see how flase lashes can enhance your wedding day makeup come in for a trial in my Central NJ Studio.