What Are Eyelash Extensions ?


Lash extensions refer to artificial or natural fibers that are affixed to natural lashes to add thickness, length, and curl. It can open up your eyes and brighten it.

Lash extensions are applied by licensed professionals in a span of an hour or two, sometimes even more. Your natural eyelashes range from 90 to 120 per eye. That’s why lash techs may add 60 extensions per eye, or double of that number, based on the style you want. These are different from traditional strip lashes or clusters as lash extensions are customized to the shape of the eye and texture of natural lashes of every client.

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent fibers that are glued to your natural lashes to make them appear longer, thicker and darker. The goal of lash extensions is to give the eyes a made-up appearance without the use of mascara or other eye makeup.

Types of Lash Extensions

Here’s a complete list of different types of fake lashes from their construction to size, and more to choose from:


There are natural and synthetic options when it comes to lash extensions. Natural fibers include mink, sable, fox fur, and silk fibers. Artificial fibers refer to cruelty-free synthetic lash extensions (also called acrylic lashes) that are made from a thermoplastic fiber called PBT.Man-made fibers are now commonly used, and compared to animal hair fibers, it can keep curls better and last longer.


Fake lashes in short lengths of 5 mm to 8 mm,which usually used for lower eyelash extensions,moderate lengths of 9 mm to 12 mm, long lengths of 13 mm to 16 mm, and extra-long options of up to 25 mm. Currently, the most common lengths of lash extensions range from 5 mm to 16 mm.


There are different curls available of extensions such as I, J, B, C, D, CC, DD, U, L, and M. There are also curls with enhanced lifts marked by the ‘+’ sign such as L+, B+, C+, and D+.I and J are common straight lashes with/without a slight curve.


In the world of fake eyelashes, the thickness of extensions is calculated in millimeters and selected to complement the thickness of natural lashes without feeling too heavy or droopy. Lash techs typically use sizes that stretch from 0.03, 0.05, 0.07, 0.10, 0.12, and 0.15 mm but more uncommon diameters such as 0.18, 0.20, 0.23, 0.25, and 0.30 mm are also available.


While extensions made from natural fibers are available in colors like black or brown, artificial lash extensions feature exceptional hues like red, pink, green, blue, pink, orange, purple, white, gold, silver, ombre, blonde, and more.


To keep false eyelashes longer,people invent flat lashes.Flat lashes are eyelash extensions with a flat, rhomboid base. Also known as cashmere flat or ellipse lashes (an ellipse is an oval), they have several beneficial qualities that make them different to conventional lashes. Flat lashes offer better retention due to their wider bonding surface.