Volume lashes are the new wave in the lash industry. They can be used in a wide variety of ways like filling in gaps for clients with sparse lashes, creating natural looks that last longer than classic, everyday lashes and you can create full, dramatic sets using volume.
I personally love using volume lashing to create natural looking lashes that enhance my client’s eyes. I especially love to apply volume lashes for clients that struggle with retention because they tend to last longer than classic, everyday lashes.
Meet the beautiful Belle Sophie. Belle is a local Bay Area model who’s been featured in various publications and her eyes were the perfect canvas to showcase natural looking, volume lashes.
Belle has almond shaped eyes that are lovely, wide and bright so I knew straight away that I didn't want to apply an extension that was too curly. Instead, I wanted to use a curl that was soft like a B curl which would add dimension to her eyes. Had I applied a more curly lash, such as a D curl, it would have taken away from her natural appearance and made her eyes look artificially big or given her a startled look.
I also didn’t want to use extension on her that were long in length because the overall goal was to create a natural effect. 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