I met Belle Sophie from a Facebook group I'm a part of for local photographers, videographers and models. I put out an ad searching for 5 models and when this beauty from Tanzania responded, it was an immediate yes for me.
Belle has almond shaped eyes that are lovely and bright so I knew straight away that I didn't want to apply an extension that was too curly. Had I applied a more curly lash, it would have taken away from her natural appearance and made her eyes look artificially big.
Instead, I opted to use shorter lashes on her and applied a volume set in 2-4D. By using shorter lashes, I was able to create fuller, more dense lashes that also look natural. Also, by using shorter lashes on the outer corners, I was able to compliment the natural shape of her eye. Had I applied longer lashes through the outside corner, it would have made her eyes look droopy and heavy on the outside corner. I wanted to keep her looking young and fresh.
I'll admit, a part of me chose to use shorter lashes to show that you can still create a beautiful set of lash extensions without using thick, long lashes. In fact, I find that shorter lashes give you that true volume look while longer lashes create a more wispy effect.
Here's her photo prior to applying lash extensions.
As you can see, her lashes natural lashes are fine, straight and not very full. She has a lot more natural lashes on the outer corner but not so much on the inside corner.
I find that's pretty common for most clients so I have to be super careful with my isolation to make sure I apply to every healthy natural lash to make the lashes look full from corner to corner.
Check out this style guide below and drop a note in the comments letting me know what you think!
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Premium Mink Lashes, B Curl, .07 diameter, 7-11mm lengths 2-4D