Types of False Eyelashes: Which Is Best for You?

Laura Tolentino

Makeup and artificial eyelashes
Makeup and artificial eyelashes

Are you a fan of false eyelashes but haven’t tried them yet? Or maybe you’re passionate about eyelashes but need more in-depth information on how to best apply them for a natural look.

Whether you choose synthetic or natural hair or prefer magnetic over classic glued-on eyelashes, all you need to make your eyes pop is a quality pair that won’t cost a fortune.

Here’s your ultimate guide to the different types of false eyelashes and which type is the best for your needs.

Individual Lashes

Individual false eyelashes are the most natural-looking because you use them to fill out sparse areas in your natural lashes. This means you apply them in individual bunches rather than lining the entire eyelid with a single strip.

Most professional makeup artists use individual lashes to achieve a more natural look on their clients, so if your goal is to enhance your natural lashes, individual lashes are the way to go.

Cluster Lashes

Cluster lashes are also known as “flares” or “accents” and are used to add more thickness and volume to your natural eyelashes. They’re thicker than individual lashes so you have to be careful when applying them. You’ll need to apply lash adhesive with cluster lashes but don’t use too much to prevent damaging your natural eyelashes.

Natural Hair Lashes

Natural hair lashes are made of either real animal hair or real human hair, and some brands make them from real silk. Natural types of fake eyelashes are softer and easier to handle than synthetic eyelashes but they’re also more expensive.

Many beauty salons and eyelash extension artists use natural hair lashes because of these reasons. If you’re a professional beauty salon looking to start an eyelash extension business, consider a salon booth rent to start your business with a minimal investment.

Synthetic Lashes

Synthetic lashes are the most common type of false eyelashes out there and you’ll find them in different sizes and shapes. If you’re wondering “what type of false eyelashes should I get as a beginner”, try a pair of synthetic lashes just to see how you’ll look.

They’re made of synthetic materials so can be a little sturdier than natural hair lashes but they’re also more affordable. So if you want to experiment with different lengths and thicknesses, try these first.

Magnetic Lashes

Magnetic lashes are easy to apply and very beginner-friendly, especially if it’s your first time trying on false eyelashes. The top and bottom parts of the lashes stick together with the help of a magnet so you don’t need to use glue. They’re also easy to remove and won’t leave any residue on your eyes.

Now You Know All About the Different Types of False Eyelashes To Choose From

Whether you’re a beginner in using false eyelashes or an experienced expert, knowing about the different types of false eyelashes can help you choose the best pair for you.

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