Lash Extensions vs. False eyelashes: What’s the difference?


If you weren’t blessed with long lashes, then you may want to consider lash extensions or strip lashes. While some may prefer one over the other, here at we tell you both sides of the story. Lash extensions or strip false eyelashes, both enable you to achieve similar results, although both are very different, they have the same outcome. If you weren’t born with long lashes, these could be the solution.

Lashes have become a phenomenon over the years, and there are major players out there who create the most amazing lashes. From different lengths and volume, there’s one to fit every eye shape. Here are the pros and cons of lash extensions and false eyelashes to help you decide which one you are most suited to.

Pros and Cons of Lash Extensions


More natural appearance – as the name false eyelashes suggest, they do look fake. Despite natural looking false eyelashes out there, lash extensions will always look more natural.

Less time spent on makeup routine – ever dreamt of waking up with “lashes on fleek” and “woke up like dis”, well that’s the effect lash extensions have.

Last longer than strips – Lash extensions can last up to six weeks if you look after them as advised by your lash technician.


Expensive to upkeep – maintaining your lashes can become pricey, especially if you have to have an infill every two to three weeks. Extensions shed with your lash cycle and depending on seasonality your lashes may shed quicker.

High maintenance – Stay away from oil based cleansers as this can break down the bond of the glue and cause your lashes to fall out.

Time-consuming – lash application process can take one to two hours to complete.

Pros and Cons of False Eyelashes


Affordable – From high street to salon prices, strip false eyelashes are affordable and can be bought from as little as £1.99!

Easy to remove – Unlike lash extensions, strip lashes are easy to remove. Just remember to use strip lash glue and not individual glue, as the formulas are very different.

Low maintenance – you don’t have to travel to your lash technician every two to three weeks to get your infill.

Reusable – If lashes are taken care off, they can be reused. Read our ten tips and tricks here to see how you can give your lashes a longer life.

Available in a wide range of styles and shapes – there are a variety of lashes out in the market that cater to different occasions and eye shapes.


May cause irritation to the eyes – Sometimes false lashes can cause irritation to your eyes. Your eyes may not agree with the adhesive you’re using. We always advise to always carry out a patch test before product is used. Did you know we do latex free glue at

Fall off – Falsies can fall off unexpectedly or lift up at the inner corners. So it’s always a good idea to pop strip lash glue in your handbag.

Easy to lose / misplace – just like our bobby grips and hair bobbles, they go missing. Like seriously, where do they all go?

To conclude, false eyelashes or lash extensions? It’s totally up to you, depending on your budget and occasion. Nevertheless, extensions or strip false eyelashes bring life to your face, enhancing your eyes further!

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