I love adding colored eyelash extensions to a set when a client requests it. They are a lot of fun to play with and allow you to create truly unique looks.
In this article, I wanted to give you a quick overview of what they are and the kind of looks pull off.
Let’s get started!
What Are Colored Eyelash Extensions?
Colored lashes are synthetic fibers that come in various colors, such as brown, blue, red, pink, green, and more. They are a great way to add an extra touch of style and fun to your look.
Although they are still an infrequent request from my clients, I have seen their popularity increase over the years.
Clients generally request this service for 3 main reasons:
- Unique look that stands out: There’s no denying that adding color to your lashes makes a bold statement. The probability of running into someone with the same lashes is virtually 0%. They add a lot of fun and excitement to your style.
- Special occasions: A lot of my clients will request them for a special event such as a wedding, a party, or Halloween. You can stand out even more on that special day!
- Photoshoots: Having a touch of color on your eyelashes can really make your eyes pop in photographs. Your photos will be unique and vibrant.
How to Choose the Right Color
The two most important factors to consider are your natural eye color and skin tone.
- Natural eye color: In general, I like to use lighter-colored lashes with darker eyes and darker-colored lashes with lighter eyes. I find that this contrast really makes the eyes pop.
- Skin tone: If you have a dark complexion or olive tone, I like to use cool colors such as purples and blues. For people with fair complexions, I prefer to use warmer colors such as reds or browns.
Now, these are just general guidelines. Of course, if you want to pull off a specific look, then by all means! For example, when a client wants something special for Halloween I’ll of course include a lot of oranges. If you want an aquatic-themed look, blues, and greens would look great. And if you want a fiery style, opt for reds and oranges.
Having said that, if what you want is something more natural, then give ombre lash extensions a try. They are two-toned, with the tips being a lighter color than the base. I love using them to give a softer and gradient look for clients who want to add color but in a subtle way.
Colored Lashes Ideas
Here are some very fun pictures of ladies rocking their colorful eyelash extensions. Let’s take a look!
Best Colored Eyelash Extensions
Most eyelash manufacturers have added these to their product catalogs.
If you’re into the DIY scene, try the EMEDA mixed-colored extensions or these Wendy 0.07 mixed-colored lashes.
If you’re a professional lash tech, LivBay lash supplies or LashAffair are both brands that offer a wide range of colors in all lengths, curls, and diameters.
Adding Colored Lashes to Your Business (For Lash Artists)
Adding this premium add-on to your menu is an excellent way to stand out from the fierce competition and attract new clients you wouldn’t have been able to see otherwise.
Here are my top tips before you jump in:
1- Choose the right colors: As I mentioned before, you’ll want to choose colors that complement your client’s eye color and skin tone. But with so many colors to choose from, it can get costly very rapidly. You already have to carry lash trays for all the curls, lengths, and diameters. Now add colors?! When I first started, I only added a few basic colors: brown, ombre, blue, and red. You can always add more colors to your collection down the road.
2- Take your time: Your appointment will be a little longer but not because of the application itself. You’ll need to take more time during the styling part of the consultation with your client. I generally add 20 minutes to the appointment to cover for that.
3- Charge more: You’re offering a truly unique service that very few lash techs offer. On top of that, you have an increase in inventory costs. Don’t be shy to charge a premium for this service.
4- Choose the right adhesive: Most lash glues have an ingredient called carbon black which gives that dark, black color to the glue. This works great when you apply black extensions, but not so great for colored ones! Instead, you want to use a clear adhesive. This will allow the color of the lash to really stand out and be visible.
5- Have fun: This is probably the most important tip of all! Adding this service to your business is a great way to add some fun and creativity to your work. So have fun with it and let your imagination run wild!
The Bottom Line
I’ve always loved to experiment with new lash looks, and adding colors is a great way to add some personality to my work.
It can be a little intimidating at first. But remember, you don’t have to necessarily go crazy with super vibrant and neon colors. You can certainly enhance a more natural look with some well-placed and subtle ombre lashes.
I hope you enjoyed this article and hopefully, it added some color to your day 🙂
– Asako 🙂