The Ultimate Guide to Hybrid Lashes

If you're a fan of false eyelashes, you will know the term hybrid lashes, but what are they? And what's the difference between hybrid and classic lashes? This blog post will take you through everything you need about hybrid lashes.

We will give you the low down on hybrid lashes and exclusive tips on applying and styling them. So let's get started...

What Are Hybrid Lashes?

Hybrid lashes are a type of false eyelash that is made from a mix of synthetic and natural human hair. The result is a light and fluffy lash that looks natural but provides extra volume.

Not all hybrid false eyelashes are made of human hair (for those who think it gives them the ick). Some are made entirely of synthetic materials - we have all types, so there's no need to panic - we've got you covered.

Hybrid lashes combine volume and classic lashes, giving you the best of both lash worlds. They are perfect for those who want a fuller look than classic lashes can provide but don't want the weight or thickness of volume lashes.

If you're still unsure what we mean, look to the celebrity world for some great examples of how to style hybrid lashes.

One of our favourite wearers of hybrid lashes has to be Kim Kardashian. The reality TV star, legal eagle and businesswoman is a big fan of the style and often sports a complete, fluffy set of hybrid lashes. If it's good enough for KK, it's good enough for us.

How to Apply Individual Hybrid Extension Lashes

Now that you know what hybrid lashes are and who loves them, it's time to get stuck and learn how to apply them. Applying hybrid lashes is similar to putting on classic or volume lashes, but there are a few tasty tips to keep in mind...

When applying individual hybrid lashes, always start with a clean eye. Remove any makeup, oil or debris from your eyelid, so the lash has a smooth surface to adhere to. We recommend using our Eyelash Emporium Off-Camera Lash Cleanse Set to clean your lashes and eyelids.

Once your eyes are clean, it's time to prep your lashes. Use an eyelash curler to curl your natural lashes so you can see exactly what you're up against. From here on, the technique is similar to when you're applying your individual lash extensions. Check out our blog for more information on the course.

Apply Your Hybrid

When ready, take your first hybrid lash and dip it in adhesive. Gently blow on the glue to help it become tacky - this will make it easier to apply. Place the hybrid lash close to your natural lash line without hurting yourself, and hold it in place until the glue dries.

Start from the inner eye line and work outwards, adding more hybrid lashes until you have achieved your desired look. Make sure to take a step back to check that your lashes look symmetrical.

Once you're happy with the result, apply a thin layer of mascara to help blend your natural lashes with the hybrid ones. And that's it - you're done - perfect-looking hybrids.

How Long Do Hybrid Lashes Take To Apply?

The great thing about hybrid lashes is that they take less time to apply than volume lashes. On average, using a complete set of hybrid lashes will take around 1-2 hours (that's nothing for the sake of beauty, right?).

So, if you're time-poor and still want a fabulous lash look, hybrids strip lashes are the way to go.

Now you're up from the deep dive, here's a list of our favourite individual hybrid lashes.

If you're looking for a hybrid lash that looks natural but provides extra volume, our top picks are:

If you want a fuller look, we recommend:

If you want full-on, give it to me girl glamour, we recommend:

Remember, when applying any falsies, taking your time is essential. It's also a good idea to practice at home before taking your talents into the big wide world. Whatever style you choose, we know you'll love your hybrid individual lashes.

The Best Time-Saving Hybrid Strip Lashes

If you want a hybrid lash look but don't have the time (or patience) to apply individual lashes, then we've got some good news-hybrid strip lashes exist and are fabulous.

Hybrid strip lashes combine classic and volume lashes, giving you the best of both worlds. They provide extra length and volume without being too over-the-top, making them perfect for everyday wear or an evening on the town. And because they're strips, they're much easier and quicker to apply than individuals.

How to apply Hybrid Strip Lashes

Hybrid Strip lashes are very similar to classic strip lashes, but with a few key differences. First, they're usually made with a mix of synthetic mink or silk, giving them a softer, more natural look. They also tend to be lighter and flatter than classic lashes on a slimline band, making them easier to apply.

When applying hybrid strip lashes, always start with a clean eye area. Remove any makeup, oil or debris from your eyelid, so the lash has a smooth, clean surface to adhere to. We recommend using our Lola’s Lashes Cleansing Balm to clean your lashes and eyelids.

Once your eyes are clean, it's time to prep your lashes. Do it in the same way you would with a regular strip lash. Use an eyelash curler to curl your natural lashes away so you can see exactly what you're working with.

Next, take your hybrid strip lash and gently bend it back and forth to take on a more natural shape. Flexing will make the strip lash easier to apply.

Apply a thin layer of lash glue to the band of the lashes, being careful not to get any in your eye. Wait a few seconds for the adhesive to become tacky. Place the hybrid strip lash right up to your natural lash line, and hold it there until the glue dries.

It's better to use an applicator than your fingers - these are our favourite tools:

Once the glue is dry, you can apply mascara if you want to blend your natural lashes with the hybrid ones. And that's it - you're done! Now go out there and show off your fabulous hybrid strip lashes.

What are the Best Hybrid Strip Lashes?

If you're looking for a hybrid lash that looks natural but provides extra volume, our top picks are:

  • Unicorn Wispie Hybrids
  • Ardell Wispies in Multipacks

If you want a 'more is more' hybrid lash, we recommend:

  • SWEED x Nikki MakeUp No Lash Lash
  • Kiss Falsecara Extra Drama Wisps

What about Magnetic Hybrid False Eyelashes?

Magnetic Hybrid Lashes

Magnetic hybrid false lashes answer the super time-poor lash fan's prayers. These lashes have a magnetic strip on the back, which attaches to your lash line, making them quick and easy to apply.

To apply magnetic hybrid false lashes, hold the lashes up to your lash line and let the magnets do their thing. You can use a magnetic lash liner or, even better still, pre-glued magnetic hybrid falsies. It really is that simple - no glue, no mess, no fuss.

If you're looking for an ultra-convenient way to achieve fabulous hybrid lashes, then we recommend:

How do You Remove Hybrid Lashes?

So your night out is done, and all you want is to hit the sack. Can you sleep in your lashes? Please read our blog to find out. In the meantime, here's how you take those hybrid falsies off:

  • Use a cotton pad soaked in oil-free makeup remover and gently press it against your lash line
  • Hold for a few seconds to break down the glue, then gently peel off the lashes
  • Repeat if necessary
  • Remove any residual glue with another cotton pad soaked in makeup remover
  • Gently clean your lashes with a lash brush or comb and store them safely until next time

Taking off Magnetic Hybrid Lashes

If you're wearing magnetic hybrid lashes, simply hold the lash away from your eye and let the magnets release. If you're using a pre-glued magnetic hybrid lash, you can remove it in the same way as regular strip lashes (see above). Read about removing your lashes.

And that's it - simple. Now you have all the inside knowledge and everything there is to know about hybrid lashes. So what are you waiting for?

Go forth and experiment with different styles to find your perfect lash look. And don't forget to share your snaps with us on social media - we love seeing your pretty faces.