Lash Lift Vs Lash Extensions


July 14, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco



Which one’s better? At Lash Affair we love  ALL things lashes, so we truly believe  lash lifts and extensions are a great service. Both lash services are perfectly safe, maintain the health of your lashes, and ultimately help you cut down the time you need to get ready in the morning due to not needing mascara or lash curlers. But we also want you to have all the facts, so here is the pros and cons of both


 When it comes to customizing lashes for every client’s unique features, lash lifts have nothing on extensions. The sheer variety of lash styles means everyone can have a completely individualized set. Whether you want a more natural look or want to bring the drama, lash extensions can help you create it all!


 Lash lifts allow us to choose the size of the curl your lashes can handle, but they can not  be styled to enhance, or balance facial features the way extensions can. That doesn't mean lash lifts aren’t beautiful. A lash lift will curl your lashes, open up your eyes and last a lot longer than extensions.


Speed

Lash extensions can take 1.5-2 hours to apply depending on the type of lash set. With a lash lift lash you often be in and out of the studio  in about an hour.


Natural

While lash extensions can be applied in ways that look ultra-natural, lash lifts rely on what nature gave you. If your lashes are naturally thick, long, and  voluminous, lash lifts can appear nearly as dramatic as extensions, especially when paired with a lash tint to darken and define your lashes. Because it's your natural lashes being curled, you're free to use whatever eye makeup you wish. You get a  semi-permanent lift and curl while keeping your natural lashes damage-free. If your lashes are short, thin, and sparse, a lash lift won’t do much to change their appearance compared to a full, custom set of extensions.


Maintenance

Since lash extensions are placed on the natural lashes, they follow every client’s natural lash growth cycle, meaning that they fall out as the natural lash grows out. To maintain lash extensions, you should be coming back for a fill appointments every 2-4 weeks. Lash lift last 6-8 weeks.


Cost

It’s no secret that lash lifts tend to cost less than a set of lash extensions. Lash lifts are typically priced around $90 . Lash extensions will normally range between $275-350


Ultimately, which service you choose should depend entirely on your lashes, your style expectations, the time you have to maintain your lashes, and the price point you are comfortable with. Once you find the right lash treatment you  will be hooked. You will love how great your lashes look every day. Makeup will  takes only a couple of minutes because your face already looks done-up upon waking.


The Best Oil-Free Concealers for Eyelash Extensions

March 23, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco


You’ve been diligent in caring for your lashes—you brush and wash them daily but your lashes are popping off and you don’t know why. If this sounds like you, your beauty regime may be to blame. Oil-based products are your lashes worst enemy—and many moisturizers, eyeliners, foundations, and concealers are oil-based. Oils can break down adhesive bonds, causing extensions to pop off the natural lash.

To keep your lashes happy—we have found 3 extension-safe concealers


Nars soft matte complete 


This concealer has an oil-free formula that is silky smooth. The light, buildable formula goes on easily and is pigmented enough to hide dark circles and blemishes. It comes in 16 shades. The soft matte finish leaves your skin looking soft and natural


Too Faced Born This Way


The oil-free formula gives full coverage, easily hiding dark circles and blemishes. Formulated with hydrating coconut water, this liquid concealer manages to stay smooth on dry skin, and still provide a velvety finish on oily complexions. It comes in 16 shades.


Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 


Tarte describes this as a full-coverage concealer. It has a beautifully light, creamy consistency that feels more like a tinted moisturizer. This finish is dewy, with no hint of caking or chalkiness. It has the perfect amount of pigment to conceal under-eye circles while still looking natural. It is also waterproof!

It comes in ten shades. 


Maintaining a beautiful set of lashes doesn’t mean compromising the things you love about your cosmetics. These oil-free concealers still delivers on hydration, coverage, and finish—all without compromising your lashes.


3 Lash Protection Tips for Winter Weather

You have chosen to invest in or pamper yourself with beautiful eye lash extensions. Winter time can be​ enjoyable, whether we choose to ski, relax by a warm fire or cuddling with your loved ones. Fact is, cold weather can be harsh on your lashes.

Let's protect those lashes!



You have chosen to invest in or pamper yourself with beautiful eye lash extensions. Winter time can be​ enjoyable, whether we choose to ski, relax by a warm fire or cuddling with your loved ones. Fact is, cold weather can be harsh on your lashes. 

Let's protect those lashes!

February 23, 2019 // Alisa Carrasco

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February 23 2019 // Alisa Carrasco

#1 Avoid Using Oil-Based Eye Make-Up


Oil-based make-up can interfere with the adhesive bond of your lash extensions. Oil-based eye products and cream-based eyeliners are often hard to wipe off, which can cause a snag or even pull out lash extensions. To avoid this, use products like liquid eyeliner and powder-based eyeshadows. These products are long-lasting, easy to take off, and most importantly, extension-safe.


#2 Cleanse Daily

Exposure to winter elements like wind and snow can destroy extensions and irritate the skin, making it crucial to cleanse with TLC 3-In-1 Cleanser. Cleansing the lashes is important to keep makeup and oil away from breaking down the adhesive bond on the extensions. This 3-in-1 cleanser will remove makeup and any other debris from the skin and lashes.


#3 Cleanse Lashes After Being in the Hot Tub, Sauna, and Steam Room

What better way to relax then being in a hot tub, sauna or steam room. However, you will also be exposed to germs, debris and other pollutants. Be sure to cleanse your lashes after each use.  


These tips will ensure that your beautiful lash extensions last as long as possible.