Archive for May, 2013

Lash Love

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by Robin Hubert No Comments



Big, bold, lush lashes are a fast growing trend right now. Everything from a light natural fill to a long, bold glamorous lash—there is something for everyone. There are many options, varying from application type, price point & desired lash effect. By choosing a lash enhancement your eyes will be framed beautifully, allowing your eyes to shine and be the centre of attention.


There are several methods for lash enhancements—temporary to semi-permanent, synthetic to natural fibres. It can be overwhelming with all the choices available, and where to get the services done, but here is a simple breakdown on the most popular applications happening today.


*False Lashes: False lashes are easy to apply, inexpensive & are low maintenance, as they are a 1 day wear. You can look for false lashes in individuals, ½ strips, ¾ strips and full strips. Individual lashes allow you to apply little clusters to your lash line, whether it is to fill in sparse areas of the lashes making it very natural, or to really accentuate the area. The ½ & ¾ strips add a more dramatic effect, enhancing the outer area of the top lash. These 3 lashes are a fabulous compliment to a smoky eye, or winged eye liner. A full lash strip will give you the most over all volume & length, resulting in a more dramatic eye. We apply our false lashes directly above  your natural lash line, causing no damage to your natural lash.  False lashes are a great way to play around and see what you feel comfortable with, and what works best with your eye shape, and the look you want to portray. Please ensure that you use an adhesive designed specially for lash applications.  We love Duo lash glue for our false lash applications!


*Eye Lash Extensions: This enhancement is fantastic because it is customized just for you & once applied, gives a gorgeous full lash from the minute you wake up till the end of the day. A trained lash extension professional will bond a single lash (synthetic or natural fibre) directly onto your own individual natural lashes, and since the average person has approximately 150 lashes, you can get a very full, gorgeous lash as a result. This also means it is a more time consuming application, but the results are worth it! After the initial installation, you will require to go back to lash salon every few weeks to get a fill—this will take care of any lashes that were not bonded the time before, as well as freshen up any that may have naturally fallen out. If you are new to this type of enhancement, please research different salons in your area, as there are many options to choose from—different price points, as well as different qualities of lash extensions. Word of mouth is a great way to choose a reputable location!  We highly recommend Shay Danielle Esthetics in Calgary, she has many years of experience with Lash Extensions.


*Eye Lash Tinting: A lash tint is a vegetable based dye, can last up to several weeks & is at a reasonable price point. This enhancement is ideal for lashes that are light in color & for anyone who does not wear a lot of make-up, is active, or is going for a holiday. The dye is applied directly onto the lashes, and will process for short period of time. (Process may vary depending on the product/ training of the professional) After it is removed, your lashes will have a deepened consistent color from root to tip. It will not add extra volume or length—it will only work with what you have naturally, however the result is a fresh & polished lash. It is important to have this done by someone who is qualified, so please inquire to different salons that offer this service to find the best one for you to go to.


* Lash Dip: I am very excited to be learning new information about Lash Dipping, as it is one of the newest applications for lash enhancements. It is semi-permanent, lasting approximately 4 weeks and gives the results that mascara does—volume, length, curl and separation. Your Lash Dip professional will apply one to many layers, depending on your desired result. The results allow you to have a waterproof, full, polished lash, allowing you to skip the mascara & look great all day long! This is great for those always on the go, anyone going on a holiday, or for someone looking to save time in morning.  For more detailed information, please visit


As with any new services, it is important to educate yourself on the options available, so you can choose a lash enhancement best for you. You can locate great information from reviews & websites that created the product and offer the training courses, as well as the salons in your area that offer it. Talking to friends and other beauty professionals that you go to are also a great resource. Word of mouth is a great way to find reputable locations.

~Love your Lashes, & keep being Beautiful! ~

By Robin Hubert

Makeup and Hair Artist with Avenue Beauty

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