How to Choose the Best Lash Extensions for You

by Joanne Kim March 17, 2020

How to Choose the Best Lash Extensions for You

How many of you have spent your hard-earned money on trays and trays of lashes, only to find out that they did not work for you? (Hi, I’m guilty of it.) We’ve all been there, and I know how frustrating it can be.

Here at Lashbox LA we are lash artists that create the best products for all lash artists, regardless of what level you are at or technique you use in volume lashing. We have created a variety of collections because we know that every artist has their own personal preference, whether it’d be a certain curl, texture, thickness, durability, spreadability, finish, and versatility of the lashes.

I know what you’re thinking. We offer a range of collections so where do you even start? I totally get how it can be overwhelming with selections – but it doesn’t have to be. That is why I’m here to break down the commonly used collections at LBLA and help you choose your best fit that will work AMAZING your personal technique. The techniques I will be mentioning are the following: Flower Bouquet (FB), Off-The-Strip (pull and roll, lonely fan), Sticky Dot, and Pinching.

IMPORTANT TIP FOR ALL COLLECTIONS:
For more ease in spreadability, brush before application.

FAVORITE CASHMERE MINK

A fan favorite when it comes down to the flower bouquet technique- ha, see what I did there! The hype is REAL, guys. The favorite line was redesigned into more absolute PERFECTION from the original CM, which is still amazing by the way. This is such a great collection to work with, especially if you are a beginner to the FB technique. It holds the curl perfectly with tapered tips and its matte, non-sticky fibers separate the lashes at the base as soon as you peel it off the strip, which is the goal for the FB technique.

The new Favorite Cashmere is very similar to the original; they have improved curl consistency, spreadability, and are a super-fine 0.03, tapering through the top half of the lash. They are our thinnest lash fiber and on a narrow orange tape strip that holds them in place a little bit more firmly than the Original Cashmeres due to their ultra-light weight, but still releases them easily. They are the mattest lash finish and deep black. Ideal for both the flower bouquet technique and other fanning techniques. Brush gently before application.

Technique recommended: Off-The-Strip Pinching, Sticky Dot and FB

ORIGINAL CASHMERE, IMPROVED CURL

This is the blackest lash on the market, laser cut for consistent diameter through the length of the lash, tapering only at the very top ⅓ to create the darkest lash sets. It removes from the new thinner tape strip easily for a controlled grip on lashes. We kept the original because we know everyone has their personal preference and is a die-hard fan of the Original Cashmeres. We always strive for improvement hence why we created the Favorite Cashmeres.

These smooth lashes should be used with your most precise tweezer that has the largest sweet spot for the best control.

Technique recommended: Off-The-Strip, Pinching, and FB

 

 

FAVORITE ROYAL SABLE

Favorite Royal Sable in 0.03 are for those who love our original Royal Sable but still want to be able to use them for the Flower Bouquet technique. They are deep black, semi-matte, and perfect for shimmying on the strip, using Off-The-Strip technique, or for those who loved using the Flower Bouquet technique with the old Royal Sables. They come on a tape strip that looks similar to the Favorite Cashmere and are easy to remove, but bases can stay together a bit more than the Cashmeres so shimmying and brushing well with these is a must. Brush well before application.

Technique recommended: Off-The-Strip, Pinching, FB

ORIGINAL ROYAL SABLE

If you prefer to work with lashes where the base still comes together when pulled off the strip (but not entirely stuck together), then the Royal Sable line is your cup of tea. Its semi-matte, non-sticky fibers hold their curl perfectly and makes it effortless to create fans of all diameters with any technique.

The Original Royal Sable is the perfect mega volume lashes for those that fan on the strip or use Off-The-Strip technique to fan, specifically the 0.06 and 0.05. While they are placed on a strip that looks like both Favorite lashes, they will stay together in the base when shimmied and are not used for the Flower Bouquet technique. It is ultra-flexible and perfect for those who want to use any number of techniques that fan on the strip. Brush well before application.

Technique recommended: Off-The-Strip, Pinching, Sticky Dot

SILKY MINK

This collection will be great for those who don’t want to immediately jump the gun to 0.03s. I know how intimidating it can be, so this collection is great for those who want to slowly ease their way into 0.03 and already love working with 0.05. The Silky Mink 0.03 thickness is similar to a fine 0.05; therefore, my best advice would be to slowly work your way down to thinner diameters, rather than working from a 0.07 to a true 0.03. Brush well before application.

Technique recommended: Pinching, Off-The-Strip, FB

PANDORA AND CAMELIA LASHES

If you are all about texture, then both Pandora and Camelia are your gals! They both have an amazing blend of different lengths on the strip. The Pandora lashes have a blend of 2 different lengths of C and C+ curls on the strip while the Camelia has 3 lengths in a C and D tray! I recommend starting off with Camelia before moving onto Pandora. These are amazing to use if you want to simplify the way you map your textured sets.

Technique recommended For Pandora: Sticky Dot, Off-The-Strip
Technique recommended For Camelia: Off-The-Strip, Sticky Dot

RECAP:

  • When looking for the right lashes for Mega Volume (0.03), the non-sticky fibers and slightly sticky tape are crucial. Therefore, the top picks for Mega Volume would be the Favorite Cashmere Mink, Original Cashmere, and the Favorite Royal Sable. The Favorite Cashmere Mink is perfect for the FB technique, as well as the Original Cashmere coming in second. The FB Technique can also be done with the Favorite Royal Sable, but might be even better for Pinchers.
  • When looking for the right lashes for Regular Volume, its non-sticky fibers and its sticky tape are the two things you should look for. For Russian volume technique, the 0.07 Favorite Cashmere Mink and 0.06 Original Cashmere are fantastic for both sticky dot and Off-The-Strip. The 0.05 Favorite Cashmere Mink is also another favorite for the FB technique, but can also be done Off-The-Strip because of its orange sticky tape. The Royal Sable in 0.06 and 0.05 is perfect for Off-The-Strip, Sticky Dot. Compared to the 0.05 Royal Sable, the 0.05 Favorite Cashmere Mink is slightly thinner in appearance. If you are looking for a more matte finish, go for Favorite Cashmere Mink. If you are looking for a semi-matte finish, go for Royal Sables.
  • If you are looking for textured lashes, Pandora and Camelia are the way to go. Another alternative to creating texture is to use any of our collections in 0.07-0.03 and create spikes manually.

We created these collections to work for you, not against you. All collections were curated to work for all lash artists of every level and technique. We care about you and we want you to love the art of lashing. By doing so, great products will make your life extremely easier and you can work at your best every time. I hope you found this breakdown helpful in narrowing down your final picks and I wish you the best in choosing the best collection for YOU! I promise, once you find “The One”, I know you will be in LOVE just as much as I am!!!

Warm Regards,

Jo


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