I have been using eye lash extensions for the past 5 years, and I will probably never stop.
2.5 years ago I switched over to cluster lashes which I used to apply myself, as described in this post. It was simply because I was travelling a lot at that time and had a hard time finding good lash technicians while being on the road, so it made it more convenient for me to just do it myself. And then I kind of got used to it.
When I was in Asia recently my lash & glue kit finished, It was hard for me to find the appropriate stuff to buy in the stores, as I usually order everything from Ebay and know my products very well in terms of what I’m getting.
Without any products to use I went back to having my eyelash extensions done professionally at beauty salons.
After using cluster lashes for a long time, going back to normal eyelash extensions made me feel kind of “naked”, like as if there was not enough lashes to give me that voluminous look I’m usually used to.
Then someone recommended the latest technique “Russian Volume Lashes” also known as “Volume lashes”. I went and tried it when I was in London and now I’m literally in love! It looks amazing!
- Russian volume lashes are lighter and thinner than normal eyelash extensions. They carry the same weight as your natural lash leaving room for more lash applications.
- With regular eyelash extensions you apply “one lash on one”, but with the Russian volume, you apply in either 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D etc. They work similar to cluster lashes where you have either 2 lashes on one (2D), 3 on one (3D), 4 on one (4D) etc…
- In total, you are able to apply between 200-700 lashes per eye with the Russian lash technique because the lashes are more lightweight. Comparing to the regular eyelash extensions where you apply max. 100 lashes per eye.
- Because of the large quantity of lashes they say that it often appears as Russian volume lashes lasts longer than the regular extensions, because there are more lashes to disguise the missing ones.
I wanted to snap a photo to show you how mine looks, but it’s been 3 weeks since I’ve done an infill, so it’s better I showcase you whenever I’ve done a new set.
Because I have quite big eyes yet am addicted to the fullness and length my cluster lashes gave me, I’m using 13mm long 3D lashes with a C-curve. However I think I will be shrinking in size soon down to 12mm and 2D only, as I want more of a natural effect – it’s very easy to start going blind! I know my current style is quite noticeable, and as I’m all about “pro -natural looks”, I will there for re consider next time I’m at the lash technician. After all, I think the best thing is to make it look like you are born with long lashes rather than people thinking your are wearing fake ones.
Have you tried Russian Volume Lashes? Any thoughts?