Deciding what kind of lash extensions fit your look usually depends on where you are going, how you’re dressed, and the type of event you will be going to, and picking which is which can get quite stressful. When it comes down to the perfect extensions for you on a daily basis, you have to consider how much time you are willing to spend on upkeep, your eye color, any allergies you may have, the size of your eyes, your preferences, and even your eye color.
Lash extensions are made from different materials and this is one big factor that you have to look into nowadays. Some lashes are made of mink, synthetic material, silk, even faux mink. You have to check first if any of these materials may cause irritation to your eyes or your eyelids since the skin is very sensitive in that area.
Your lash artist can definitely help you decide which the best fit for you could be and for which size, this guide is here to help you choose between the 5 most popular types of eyelash extensions in 2021, all of which can have you looking amazing if done correctly.
1. Mink Lash Extensions
These types of eyelash extensions are made from one hundred percent animal fur. The fur comes from a Siberian mink’s tail. The Siberian mink is known to produce some of the softest, and lightest hairs, and when used for eyelash extensions, they feel like you are not wearing them at all.
Mink lash extensions give you a more natural and laid-back look, which could be exactly what you need for more casual and daily events. You have to consider if you are allergic to any type of animal fur before trying these extensions out to avoid any irritation of any kind. Mink Lash extensions can get pretty expensive but are definitely worth every single penny. Though Mink extensions may not be the one for you if you are sensitive to using material made from animal fur.
2. Fox Lash Extensions
Eyelash extensions made from fox fur are really trending right now because of their natural look, the colors that are in every extension, and the general look of the extension itself. To maintain these fox lash extensions and have them looking fresh at all times, you will have to perm them on a regular basis and make sure they are curled properly, so if maintaining the quality of your eyelashes is a hassle for you, these might not be the best choice for you. The upkeep is not too taxing but is still necessary if you want to keep them looking the best they can look on a daily basis.
3. Volume Lash Extensions
These lashes are also known as Russian lash extensions. Basically, it will involve your lash artist placing two to six very lightweight lashes on your natural eyelashes. Though that sounds like it could be very heavy on your eyes, you can rest assured that the material used is ultra-lightweight and you won’t be able to feel too much of the weight. These lashes are usually made from silk or mink, depending on which eyelash artist you will be going to, and where they get their supply of lashes.
These lash extensions are taking the world by storm because of their unique look and how they can really make you stand out in a crowd. You can decide between 2D until 6D when it comes to how thick you want these lashes to be, and voila! You are ready for a night on the town looking fresh and beautiful as ever!
4. Synthetic Lash Extensions
Synthetic lash extensions are usually the heaviest and least natural-looking eyelash extensions. They have a shine to them that other materials usually do not have, and though they are very cost-friendly, they may have you standing out in a crowd for all the wrong reasons if not taken care of correctly. Most people, after getting synthetic lash extensions, tend to complain that it is too heavy for them, or they just do not look very natural.
5. Man-made Lash Extensions
These eyelash extensions are definitely the most natural amongst the bunch. They are inexpensive and can be used for long periods of time with no problem at all. The biggest benefit to man-made eyelash extensions would have to be that you would never have to perm them! They are all-natural so they are naturally curled and you won’t have to do too much upkeep to keep them looking the best they can be.
After reading this guide to the five most popular types of lash extensions in 2021 (and beyond) you can feel confident knowing that you know exactly what to look for on your next appointment with your local lash artist!