Wedding Lashes – What are your options?
One of the things I love most about being a wedding make-up artist is that every bride is different.
Every woman has her own style and idea of how she wants to look on the biggest day of her life. Sometimes I have brides who don’t really wear much make-up and the thought of wearing false eye lashes can be daunting. Even brides who might wear make-up regularly may be concerned about the eye lash situation on their wedding day. I am going to break down the various options to get amazing looking lashes, and help you choose the best option for you!
1. Strip Eyelashes
This is the option that most of my brides go for, I include premium strip lashes with all wedding make- ups. When choosing strip lashes, it is important to choose natural looking lashes with an invisible band so that they blend seamlessly into your own. I love the “demi-wispies” style for bridal make-up and use Primalash or Ardell brands. Waterproof eyelash glue is essential, I recommend the Revlon lash glue which is both waterproof and latex-free. Go for the clear version rather than black. If your hands are a bit unsteady, the black can get everywhere and is difficult to remove! Strip lashes are applied after your eye make-up is finished, either before or after mascara.
2. Individual Eyelashes
These are the small clusters of 3 – 6 lashes that are applied using a stronger glue. They are sometimes called “weekend” lashes as they can stay on for 2-3 days. Lashes come in short, medium, or long lengths. They can look very natural if you apply just a few, or you can layer them up for a bolder look. I prefer to use black glue with these lashes, the clear glue can look shiny or flaky. Individual lashes can be applied the day before your wedding, but I would recommend having them applied the morning of if possible just in case any fall off.Its perfectly normal to be concerned about the eyelash situation on your wedding day… Click To Tweet
3. Semi-permanent Eyelash Extensions
Another popular choice with my brides! These lashes can look natural or dramatic, depending on what you want. Initial application takes 1.5 – 2 hours. Every single one of your lashes are isolated with tweezers while a single lash extension is applied using an incredibly strong glue. Ideal for wearing on your honeymoon as they lasts for weeks. You can get these applied 2-3 days before your wedding. Always have a patch test 48 hours prior to application to be sure you don’t react to the glue. Check out my “Do’s and Don’ts” article on my website for more information.
4. Lash Lift and Tint
This is a treatment that is growing in popularity, and is also known as “LVL” lashes. It involves lifting the lashes using a perming technique, followed by tinting. You will look as if you are wearing mascara. It is a fabulous option if you don’t want to wear false lashes on the day. You can have lash lifting done up to a week before your wedding for best results. It takes around 40 minutes, and you will require a patch test 48 hours before. Another great option for having beautiful honeymoon lashes!
I hope this has been a helpful article! I provide all of these services, so if you have any questions, please get in touch. Email email@example.com for all of your beauty questions!