Strip Lashes vs. Lash Extensions

I have been asked this question several times, which option is best? Honestly the answer depends on your preference and your lifestyle, so let’s dive right in!

First let’s talk about the pros and cons of each type of lash. Strip lashes are great because they require minimal effort to apply, they’re quick to apply, they’re inexpensive, and they always take a makeup look to a new level! Did I mention they look fantastic in photos? However some strip lashes with a thicker band (each strip lash I use has a thin band for optimal comfort) can be uncomfortable especially after wearing them for a long period of time, strips have to be taken off at night and reapplied then next day, and for some people they can be really tricky to apply.

Lash extensions are great because you don’t have to worry about mascara or applying strip lashes, you wake up with gorgeous lashes every day! They make you look like you have lots of makeup on when you might have on little to no makeup, they look amazing in photos, and they can be completely customized to your eye and face shape. The cons of extensions are that they require some care, you have to wash and dry them every day, it can take up to 3-4 hours to apply a full set, they’re more expensive than strip lashes, you can’t sleep on your stomach, and they require fills every 2-3 weeks.

Now that we know all of the pros and cons of each lash type, the question is what is your lifestyle like? Are you a busy mom who wants to wake up looking fabulous? Are you a stomach sleeper? Do you have a hard time applying strip lashes? Or would you prefer to apply a different kind of strip lash everyday depending on your makeup look? I will leave the answer up to you, but I will say that if you want to get lash extensions the time to get them would definitely be for your wedding day. Not only will you have gorgeous looking lashes for your pictures, BUT you will also have amazing lashes for your honeymoon! It’s a win-win!

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