Ombre lashes: the colored lash extensions you’re going to want to try

Coloured mascara might leave you feeling like a 90s throwback – and not in a good way – but if you’ve ever been tempted to venture beyond boring old black and brown, there’s a new lash trend in town that you just might want to try: ombre lashes.

How do you get ombre eyelashes, though?

Well, you’re definitely not going to get it with mascara, that’s for sure. Mascara, you see, is designed to coat the entire lash, from root to tip, whereas ombre lashes are only colored at the tip, with the rest of the lash remaining brown, black, or whatever your natural shade may be. It’s a slightly more subtle variation on the mermaid or “unicorn” lashes you’ve probably seen splashed all over the internet lately, but it’s surprisingly effective, with that little bit of colour helping enhance your eyes, and make your color pop.

So, how do you get them, if not with mascara?

You could try to replicate the effect with eyelash dye, of course, but, even if it worked, that’s still not going to give you those full, fluttery lashes you’ve always wanted. The answer? Ombre colored lash extensions. These are exactly like the regular eyelash extensions you might have tried already, with the addition of that all-important splash of color at the tip.

They come in almost every shade imaginable, and, just like your favorite eye-liner or shadow, the colors help emphasize your eye color, and make your eyes look bigger and wider. They’re a fashionable alternative to brown or black lashes, and while you will have to have them fitted professionally, they’re far less fiddly than mascara.

What are the benefits of colored lash extensions?

As well as adding on-trend color, ombre colored lash extensions also have the benefit of making your natural eyelashes look longer, fuller, and curlier. They eliminate the need for mascara, allowing you to just get up and go, safe in the knowledge that your lashes are going to look amazing, all day long. Like any other type of eyelash extension, ombre lash extensions will last roughly as long as the life-cycle of your natural lashes, which can be up to 6-8 weeks, with proper care. (Regular in-fills will make them last even longer!)

They require minimal maintenance – just try to keep them dry, and give them a quick comb through occasionally, and you’re all set. They’re perfect for people with short or thin eyelashes, and although ombre lash extensions might sound high impact, they can actually be as subtle or as bold as you like, depending on the colors you choose, and the distribution of the lashes. There’s just one problem: once you’ve tried them, you might just decide you can’t live without them!

If you want to make your eyes look brighter and more awake, there are a few quick fixes.  There are many benefits to extended eyelashes including longer-lasting makeup application as well as increased comfort during stressful activities like exercise or sleep deprivation. Eyelash extensions give you an instant full lash line with no need for false lashes or hours in front of the mirror each morning. Visit to explore the eyelash extensions world.

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