Eyelash Extensions vs Lash Lifts

Lash envy. Let’s be real, we’ve all been there. You see a bad a** set of lashes and wish you had those beauties. Girl, you can, and there are so many options! The world of lashes awaits you.  But wait…there are so many options.  Eyelash extensions vs lash lifts? What’s the difference? Lucky for you, we’re here to answer all of your questions!

Eyelash Extensions vs Lash Lifts: Lash Lift Breakdown

Simply put, a lash lift is like a perm for your lashes. Imagine if you only had to use your eyelash curler every six to eight weeks. Amazing, right? That’s exactly what a lash lift does. The curl size is customizable, which is great because everyone’s eyes and lashes are different! One thing to note is that lash lifts are a chemical service.

Lash Lift Pros

There are so many great things about lash lifts. Since lash lifts just curl your natural lashes, you can continue life as normal. They are incredibly low maintenance.

Worried about water?  Not you!  (after the first 24 hours)
Treat yourself (you deserve it!) to a lash tint after your lift, or keep using your favorite mascara.
Keep your oil-based products!  They won’t hurt your lashes.
Your friends will wish they had your “natural” lashes.
You’re busy.  Good thing lash lifts typically take half the time of a full set of extensions.
Everyone’s eyes are unique, but lash lifts suit anyone.  They are customizable by curl and shape.
Lash lifts last six to eight weeks.
Your wallet will be happy.  Lifts cost half the price of extensions.

Lash Lift Cons

Lifts don’t make your lashes darker.

Eyelash Extensions vs Lash Lifts: Lash Extension Breakdown

Eyelash extensions are small, synthetic fibers that are attached to the base of your natural eyelash. If you like the falsie look, these are definitely a great option for you! The curl size, length, and shape are customizable, which is great if you know what kind of style you like already.

Lash Extension Pros

Eyelash extensions are great if you want a more dramatic look daily. Since extensions are applied directly to your natural lash, it can make it look like you have way more lashes than you actually do. And who doesn’t want double the lashes?

Eyelash extensions are customizable to your lashes and your eye shape.
Most salons offer classic and volume lashes, depending on whether you’re going for a natural or dramatic look.
Lash extensions last anywhere from two to four weeks (when applied correctly).
Put your wallet away because you won’t be shelling out money for mascara anymore!

Lash Extension Cons

Eyelash extensions typically cost more than lash lifts.
Application can take up to two hours.
Say goodbye to your oil-based products.  Oil can break down the lash extension adhesive.
Exercise cautious around steam and water (especially for the first 24 hours).
Touching or rubbing your eyes is a no-no!
Sorry stomach-sleepers!  Sleeping like this can damage your lashes.

There you go lash babes! It is totally possible for you to have the lashes of your dreams on your terms, so go out there and get them.

If you’re located in Arizona, call our lash bosses at The Lash and Sugar Company to book your extension appointment today!

Otherwise, be sure to check out our “10 Best” blogs for the scoop on the best places to get bomb lashes.

Until next time!