False eyelashes can give you long, thick, luscious lashes every day without having to apply any mascara. But finding the right false lashes for your eye shape and your needs can be more difficult than you think. There are many types of eyelashes out there, and it’s important to understand the differences between them so you can find the best option for you. Keep reading to learn the differences between standard false lashes and 3D lashes.
What Are Standard Lashes?
The classic false eyelash is fitted with a clear, flexible band and are between five and 10 millimeters in length. They have a minimal effect on the fullness of your lashes, which makes them great for women who want to achieve a natural, long-lashed look. A set of these classic falsies can be worn with minimal makeup (or none at all) and still go undetected.
If you’re looking for a false lash for everyday wear, without glamming up your look too much, a standard false lash is perfect for you. If you want something with a bit more drama, or you want a lash that will work well with a more complete makeup application, then you’ll want to try something else.
What Are 3D Lashes?
3D lashes, also referred to as faux mink lashes or luxe lashes, are a newer addition to the false eyelash market, but they’re already making quite an impact on the beauty industry. What makes them so unique in the world of false lashes? By definition, 3D means “three-dimensional,” so unlike standard lashes, these falsies don’t contain a single, flat row of lashes. These lashes have layered, fuzzy ends that prevent them from lying flat against your own lashes; this immediately creates more dimension and definition around your eyes.
While the lashes still lay flat against your own lashes to create as natural a look as possible, the ends of the lashes flip out more, creating a fuller-look lash with dramatic volume. These lashes are also much easier to curl, so you can have more control over the shape of your lashes.
3D lashes are handmade by combining lashes of different sizes. That mix of short and long lashes give them a more voluminous appearance with an almost feathery texture. It’s a glamorous, elegant look that’s perfect for women who want noticeable, dramatic lashes.
How Are They Similar?
Both standard and 3D lashes are easy to apply at home on your own. The adhesive strips should be applied just above your lash line so that the falsies rest on top of your natural lashes. They should be removed at the end of each day, but can be reused several times, so long as you’re caring for them properly.
When removing false lashes of any kind, begin with the outside corner and gently peel towards the inside corner. Make sure you don’t pull on the lashes themselves, as you could pull them out of the adhesive and thin out your lash strips. To clean them, lay them flat on a paper towel and put a small amount of warm water on a cotton swab. Roll the tip over the lash line without pressing down too firmly, then let the lashes air dry. Return them to the lash box, keeping the lash strip tight against the packaging so they keep their form and will shape to your eyelids properly the next time you put them on.
These care guidelines apply to any type of lash strip, whether you’re using the standard falsies or 3D lashes.
How Are They Different?
As we already mentioned, 3D lashes have a fuller, more voluminous look than standard lashes, due to the way different-sized hairs are layered. But in addition to this, 3D lashes use real mink fur to achieve that feathery look on the ends of your lashes. The soft, luxurious mink fur is combined with those differently sized hairs to help create a full look that is dramatic, yet natural.
Which Is Right for You?
Both types of lashes can be an excellent way to enhance your natural lashes without makeup. The best option for you will depend on a number of things, but primarily on the look that you’re trying to achieve. Obviously, your desired look can vary from one day to the next, so you might even purchase both types of lashes and change them up based on the event you’re attending or simply how you’re feeling that day!
At Pure Heavenly Hair, we carry only the highest-quality 3D lash strips to give you that bold, dramatic look you desire. Check out our online catalog to find the right lashes for you!