When it comes to planning your wedding makeup, a question that people often come up against is- what should I do with my lashes? With an ever-expanding range of options, the decision of how to wear your lashes may be daunting. While there is no right or wrong way to wear your lashes on your wedding day, there are some things to consider. This article aims to help you weigh up your options and choose the lash style that’s best for you.
Brides often ask if they ‘need’ lashes for their wedding day and the answer to that is absolutely not. Lashes, like all makeup, is an extra bit of fun for your big day, no part of your makeup look is a ‘need’. If you’re unsure of whether you want to wear false lashes on your wedding day, test them at your makeup trial and see how they make you feel. If you have sensitive eyes or you’re not used to seeing yourself with a fuller lash, false lashes might not be for you. Stick to a tubing or waterproof mascara to define your natural lashes, and prevent any possible smudges.
Lash Lift and Tint
A lash lift and tint are a small step up from your natural lashes. They give your natural lashes a little boost, making them appear longer, darker and with a more definite curl. A lash lift, and tint is a great option if you’re honeymooning immediately after your wedding and want to feel ‘done’ without wearing makeup or the extra maintenance of lash extensions. The downfall of a lash lift is that they often aren’t compatible with false lashes, especially individual lashes. When the lash is lifted, it can angle the natural lashes in a way that won’t allow false lashes to sit seamlessly along the lash line.
If you’re absolutely positive you want a lash lift for your wedding day, but also want to wear false lashes, consult with your lash tech to see if they can use a larger rod for the lift. This means the lashes won’t have as dramatic a curl and the false lashes can still blend seamlessly into the lash line. Make sure you line up your lash appointment with your bridal makeup trial, so your makeup artist can test how the false lashes sit on your lift.
When researching what lashes to use for your wedding day, you might see many makeup artists
requesting no lash extensions. This is because lash extensions can be unpredictable and your artist has more control of the overall look when using false lashes. However, if you’re someone that always wears lash extensions and you don’t feel like yourself without lash extensions, then by all means- wear lash extensions.
To ensure your lashes look fresh and fluffy, book your appointment 24-48hrs before your wedding day, sleep on your back and comb lightly with a spoolie. This will minimise any lash loss and help manage any rouge, twisty lashes. It is also important to keep in mind that your wedding lash set may not last as long as your regular lash sets. Your makeup artist will likely need to colour in any eyeshadow fall out in the lashes or fill in gaps with individual lashes, meaning you will need a stronger makeup remover than usual to properly clean your lashes.
Individual lashes offer the most customisation when it comes to choosing what lash style suits your wedding look. They allow for precise placement to enhance your natural lashes and compliment your eye shape. Individual lashes can be applied subtly for a more natural look or built up for extra drama, providing flexibility in achieving varying levels of volume and length. If you have extra curly lashes, or a lash lift, individual lashes may not be suitable as the curl of the natural lash may be too strong to allow individuals to sit naturally on the lash line. If this is the case, you might be better off opting for a strip lash or sticking with your natural lashes and a loving coat of mascara.
Strip lashes are a popular choice for convenience and versatility. They are easy to apply, easy to remove and they come in a range of styles from soft and wispy to extra voluminous and long. Strip lashes can also be a great alternate for those where individual lash application may not be possible. However, it’s important to note, not all strip lashes are made equal. Opt for a lash with a thin, flexible base to allow for seamless blending into the lash line and minimise the risk of any lifting at the corners.
Your choice of lashes for your wedding day is a personal decision that should make you feel confident, comfortable and like the best version of yourself. Whether you opt for individual lashes, strip lashes, a lash lift, lash extensions, or keeping it natural, the key is to select a style that aligns with you. As with any new (or regular) service (tans, skin treatments, hair etc.) test and weigh up your options well before the big day. Book in trials and find a makeup artist and lash technicians that align with you and the vision you have for your wedding day.