Lash Lifts vs Lash Extensions: Which Is Better?

June 12, 2023 3 min read

Lash Lifts vs Lash Extensions: Which Is Better?


Salons today offer a whole host of ways to revitalize your eyelashes with two of the most popular options being lash extensions and lash lifts. But before you book yourself a lash enhancement appointment, it's worth reading our comparison to understand exactly what each of them involve.

In this blog:

  • A comparison between lash lifts and lash extensions
  • How much do lash lifts and lash extensions cost?
  • Are lash lifts and lash extensions safe?
  • PLUS... The alternative way to get gorgeous lashes in half the time!

Become the queen of eyelash enhancement, read on!


Quick Explainer. Lash lifts curl your existing lashes whereas lash extensions add length.

A comparison between lash lifts and lash extensions

Let’s start with the basics by looking at a comparison between lash lifts and lash extensions.

Lash Lifts

A lash lift is a common lash enhancement technique that’s basically a perm for your lashes. The process involves a beauty technician curling your lashes around a silicone rod and then setting them in place, so you get a permanent curl from root to tip which normally lasts around 4-6 weeks.

Besides that, this option doesn’t actually change the length of your lashes, unlike extensions...

Lash Extensions

With lash extensions, a technician glues synthetic fibres to your natural eyelashes which increases length and gives a more voluminous appearance. The average eyelash length increase can be quite impressive, anywhere from 6-10mm, and extensions normally last around six weeks, being a semi-permanent alternative.

How much do lash lifts and lash extensions cost?

A lash lift costs on average between USD $60-150 depending on location.

Lash extensions tend to be a more expensive form of enhancement, starting at around USD $100 and rising to as much as $300!

Are lash lifts and lash extensions safe?

Lash lifts and lash extensions are generally considered to be safe providing they are carried out by a trained beautician (this is not the kind of thing you want to try at home!). But even then, it is possible to end up damaging, rather than enhancing, your eyelashes.

The lash glue and chemicals involved in both of them, along with the weight of the synthetic extension fibres, can lead to:

  • Eyelash Shedding
  • Skin Irritation
  • Growth of Bacteria

Read more about the possible damage that semi-permanent extensions can do to your eyelashes here.

Read more about the effects of lash lifts here.

So, as you can see from our comparison, these two options do slightly different things, neither of them can offer you a perfect lash enhancement experience.

Which brings us to the alternative...

The best way to get gorgeous lashes

Rather than paying a small fortune to try to transform your lashes, keep things simple and use a false lash instead! Most false lashes can be re-used over 30 times, meaning they offer almost the same amount of lash-boosting time as a lift or extension, but at a tiny fraction of the cost.

Well, if you get the application right, falsies can also be much kinder on your natural skin and lashes. For example, our revolutionary LinerBond™ can be applied and removed in seconds, and holds in place with nothing but its own adhesive strength. So, you can enjoy perfect all-day lashes without having to worry about messy lash glue or harmful chemicals. Oh, and there's an added bonus: all of our products are cruelty-free!

And one last thing, did we mention it also doubles up as an eyeliner?

Try it today and find out why people are ditching expensive lash treatments in favor of this instant lash system.


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