What is the secret to natural looking eyelash extensions? (Ones that make people go, “What mascara do you use?” not “Where do you get your lashes done?”
On almost a daily basis at Lady Lash new clients ask us whether they can have eyelash extensions that look genuine and natural, and not fake or like stick-ons. The answer is, of course! One of our specialties is natural looking eyelash extensions – and below is some information on how we achieve the natural look.
When you come in for your consultation – do ask us for something natural (if that’s the look you’re after), but also ask what the technician recommends for you. At Lady Lash, we will give you a proper consultation, as different lashes suit different faces and everyone has particular styles and looks that they are comfortable with. Your technician will be able to ‘design’ lashes that are perfect for you and give you a beautiful enhancement without being over the top.
It’s helpful to be able to look at some photos first. I’ve found over the years, people are all very individual in taste and opinion on what is ‘natural looking beauty’. A reputable eyelash salon should always be able to show you some photos, so you can point out what look you are trying to achieve. We have various look books that show different styles of people of all different ages, complexions and facial shapes. Or you can view our online galleries
Personally, I would always choose silk or faux-mink over synthetic, to create a natural look. Softer and more flexible, less stiff and plasticky looking, they usually last longer as well. It may take more of them to create the dramatic look of synthetic lashes though, which some people do love. The faux mink lashes that we use are even finer than the silk ones, creating an even more natural, soft look.
High quality materials and extreme skill are important in creating natural looking eyelash extensions. We source the highest grade lashes and adhesives to ensure the lashes are light, flexible, sturdy and long lasting, yet incredibly soft. Our technicians are amongst the most experienced in the country, with many having over a decade of experience purely in eyelash extension application.
Glamorous natural looking eyelash extensions?
If you’re looking for volume and density, but want extensions that look like you could possibly just be genetically blessed in the eyelash department. I would recommend the Russian Volume Sets where over 200 extremely fine extensions are applied per eye. This is a relatively new style and is gaining popularity. Only a handful of salons in Sydney do Russian volume eyelash extensions, as it is an advanced technique and takes more time than classic lashes. They are absolutely beautiful though, and are very long lasting eyelash extensions.
To widen very close-set eyes, I would recommend a half set with ends that are a little longer and fanned out. For eyes with a rounder shape, we wouldn’t use an extreme curl, because it can give the wearer a ‘surprised’ look. It’s always best to not go too long as well, if you’re aiming for ‘au natural’, as very long extensions usually end up looking tacky and messy and are much harder to maintain.
Most importantly, we would consider your facial structure and complexion, and your overall ‘look’. The type of eyelashes that look ‘natural’ on a tanned, dark haired 20-year-old brunette will probably not look natural at all on a mature aged blonde with paler features. You really have to tailor the lashes to the person. We are trained to do that – to look at the whole picture, your face and eye shape, makeup style, complexion – to work out what type of lashes will look the best and suit your lifestyle.