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Luscious Lashes: Lash Extensions vs. Lash Serums

Taking the importance of lashes, from protecting the eyes to enhancing the appearance, you might find your self-confidence shaken up if you haven’t been blessed with the perfect lush eyelashes. There’s no need for despair as nowadays there are quick and easy solutions you can turn to, from individual eyelash extensions to lash serums, even if you have short and thin eyelashes that don’t seem to get better even after you apply some mascara.

Individual False Eyelashes

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Let’s face it, full strip lashes are messy, especially if you decide to take matters into your hands with the glue and take care of your look at home. Besides, they provide you with a bolder appearance that’s more dramatic than you need on a daily basis. This isn’t to say of the individual lashes that would give you the natural look that’s great for any time of the day, whether for work, leisure, or date nights and events.

Advantages

Besides offering your own lashes the volume and an enhanced look that you don’t even feel the need to improve with mascara, they’re more advantageous than the strip alternative because you don’t require much of the specialised glue to apply them. As such, they give you more control over the application, so it’s easy to put them on as well as remove them with tweezers if you want to avoid going to an aesthetician.

In addition, they’re water-resistant and as lightweight as can be, so you won’t feel any fatigue or strain from wearing them day in and day out, and you won’t have to worry you’d lose some of your own while wearing the fake.

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Depending on the outcome you want to achieve, you can find lashes luxe in design that you can put at the outer corners of your eyes to get the cat-eye effect. You can also use individual lashes to fill up sparse spots in case you have certain areas of your natural lashes that have fallen out. Adding them in the middle would make your eyes seem bigger, more open.

Think of them as an option to invigorate your appearance same way you would by giving the eyebrows a fill-up and refreshment with eyebrow tattoo or embroidery minus the pain. Along with the advantages I already pointed out, they last longer than the strip lashes too once you put them on.

Disadvantages

The thing you’d have to worry about adding these lashes is if you go to a salon or spa that isn’t high on the hygiene and the tools the aesthetician uses end up damaging your eyes or natural lashes from carelessness.

If you decide to get your lashes luxe extensions applied by a professional, make sure they are certified and find out more about the place (read up more reviews!) before paying them a visit to be on the safe side. Moreover, the glue can also be a problem as in causing an allergic reaction, so always get your own special glue that hasn’t expired.

Lash Serums

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If you don’t want to be bothered to apply falsies, even after you’ve found out how beneficial the individual luxe lash model can be, you might turn to the help of serums. Nowadays there’s also a wide range to choose from of this option, with specialised ingredients to promote the growth phase of your lashes, thus making them get stronger and longer.

Advantages

If you want to go for something professional in the medical sense, you’d need a prescription for the Latisse also known as Bimatoprost. If not, then you can look for some quality serums available in the makeup stores, preferably choosing those that contain formulas of peptides, the building blocks of proteins, to help the follicles start producing more keratin.

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It’s really simple to apply these products, all you have to do is clean your face thoroughly with a cleanser that suits your skin type, so that the formula can get well into the lashes. Once your face is clean from any debris or makeup, dab a bit of the serum and apply just above the roots. If you’ve got more time in your morning and night routines, feel free to add the serum of your choice twice a day. And oh, once you have this kind of beauty product, don’t be afraid to test it on your eyebrows too if you want them to get thicker as well!

Disadvantages

People dealing with certain eye issues are advised to stay away from these products because they might worsen uveitis, macular edema and conjunctivitis also known as pink eye. In some cases, they can even end up with some side-effects like allergic reactions, itchy, red and dry eyes, eyelid swelling and irritation, as well as change the colour of your iris besides not providing the quick and same effects luxe lashes do.

Now that you have the two options compared and you’re aware of their pros and cons, you can make up your mind on which one suits you and your lifestyle more.