Ellipse Lashes | Why You Should Use Them

// Sydney Ferrell

You've probably heard of Ellipse lashes, also known as flat or cashmere lashes. Ellipse means oval and is indicative of the shape that the base of the lash extension possesses. Instead of having a round, circle base, like a normal classic clash, ellipse lashes have a flatter, oval base. This flatter base has many advantages that we will go through in this blog. 

- ELLIPSE LASH BENEFITS -

- MORE DRAMA -

A common problem lash artists face can be lash clients with short and/or thin lashes voicing the desire for thick, bold, and dramatic lash lines. Their natural lashes simply can't hold the look they are going for with classic lash techniques alone. Since natural lash health is a number one priority for lash artist professionals, this is where Ellipse lashes come to play. Due to the shape of flat lash extensions, they have the width of a .20 lash extension without adding any extra weight. The added width will create darkness in the lash line that normal classic lashes can't do on their own.

- MORE TEXTURE - 

Another great benefit these flat lash extensions bring is texture. As an artist, you can play with the design of your sets using Ellipse lash extensions. Sprinkle some longer ones into a classic set to add depth and create a Kim K-esque masterpiece. Sprinkle them into a volume set to break up the fluff with a little definition. 

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- INCREASED RETENTION -

As lash artists, we know that it's all about the base when it comes to retention. If the base of the extension isn't properly adhered to the natural lash, the extension will most likely pop off in a few days, if not a few hours. The wider base of Ellipse lashes makes sure that you get a good bond to the natural lash because there is more surface area for the extension to properly come together with a client's lashes. Many artists have reported an increase in retention when using flat lashes and this flatter base is most likely why.

- THINGS TO AVOID WITH ELLIPSE -

-APPLYING TO THE SIDE-

Since the shape of the base is thin on the sides and thicker on the top or bottom, it will adhere to the natural lash best if placed on the top or the bottom of the natural lash. If placed on the side, the point of adhesion may not be strong enough to hold the extension in place without twisting the natural lash.

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- TOO MUCH ADHESIVE -

With Ellipse lashes and having a wider base, it's easy to lose control of how much lash adhesive gets picked up. If you dip and withdraw too quickly, you'll end up with stuck together lashes and slow drying lash adhesive. The best way to dip lash extensions in glue is by inserting into the middle of the adhesive dot, just 1-2mm, then slowly withdraw the extension. The slower you come out of the adhesive, the less adhesive will be picked up onto the lash. If your humidity is higher you may have to play around with how much you are using to ensure you are grabbing enough. You may also need to use a different adhesive; find your perfect match here.

- FULL SETS -

Many artists don't know this, but Ellipse or flat lashes are not meant to be used for full sets. Full sets of flat lashes often have a plasticky looking finish. This is mostly due to manufacturing, many styles of flat lashes have a glossy finish, and since there is more surface area on the lash, the light will be more reflective off the face of the lashes. If a client is wanting people to think they just have great natural lashes, this shiny finish will give it away quickly.

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- THE LASH AFFAIR DIFFERENCE -

To combat the norm, Lash Affair waited a long time to bring Ellipse lashes to our store. It took a while to find the correct material that would give a bolder look but still blend in with the clients' natural lashes. We went with a Y-tip design to the lash which means that the tip of the lash is split slightly. This split in the tip creates a little more softness to the sets and helps to blend the Ellipse style lashes in with regular classic and volume lashes. We also opted for a matte finish to the extensions which will dampen the glare effect seen in many other brands. The Y-tip and matte finish are a perfect combination to fight this negative stigma that follows flat lashes around. 

Artists will notice a variety in thicknesses on the strip, so if an artist did want to use them for a full set, it would be possible to do so without them looking too fake. Did someone say foil-backing paper? Everyone loves the easy peel-off foil backing paper that doesn't leave any sticky residue on lash tiles when removed. We have this as a feature on all of our Couture Lashes and we decided to include it on the Ellipse Lashes! Get your hands on a tray of Luxury Ellipse Lashes

Get ready to fall in love with flat lashes all over again.

Ellipse Lashes are perfect for you if you want...

1. MORE DRAMA AND TEXTURE

2. BETTER RETENTION THAN WHAT YOU ARE GETTING WITH CLASSIC

3. TO KEEP CLIENTS HAPPY AND THEIR LASHES HEALTHY


Sydney Farrell
Content Manager | Extrovert | Amateur Chef | Weapon of choice: Glitter         

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