Mega Volume Eyelash Extensions – Are They Right for You?

Rimvita Marcinkeviciute
Rimvita Marcinkeviciute

Founder of RM Lash & Beauty and professional lash expert

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Have you ever bought a mascara which upon purchase sold you the dream with its ‘mega volume’ marketing, but in reality left your eyelashes sad and lacking? We feel you, and we’re here to tell you that achieving beautiful, voluminous lashes is possible with mega volume eyelash extensions. Dramatic and alluring, these lashes are chosen by clients who want to create an impact with their look, but with minimal day-to-day effort.

What’s the difference between volume and mega volume lashes?

Up until recent years, volume eyelash extensions were the best way to get full eyelashes, with a minimum diameter of .07 per lash extension. This thickness creates that perfect dark line, which defines your eyes. However, the introduction of the mega volume lash has revolutionised the eyelash extension industry, offering a solution to even fuller, thicker, beautiful lashes.

What’s the deal with mega volume lash extensions?

Whilst classic lash extensions only allow lash artists to apply up to six extensions per natural eyelash -which is perfect if you want to achieve the most natural of looks – mega volume lashes are so fine that up to 16 individual lashes can be applied to each of your natural eyelash hairs! At just .03, .04, .05 or .06 in diameter, mega volume extensions are glued together by hand to create a full and beautiful ‘fan,’ guaranteed to frame your eyes in an effortlessly glamorous way. Most commonly, lash artists will use .06 lashes, since the smaller varieties are typically harder to grab with tweezers.

What is the difference between Russian volume and Mega volume lashes?

Russian volume eyelash extensions are similar in appearance to mega volume lashes, with their full-body, glamorous look. However, mega volume lashes are created by using lighter-weight lash than the Russian technique, meaning that your lash artist can create a bigger ‘fan’ of individual extensions per natural lash, with the finished effect appearing more fluttery than the Russian volume variety.

Are mega volume eyelash extensions safe?

Absolutely. They are as safe as any other form of lash extension applied by a qualified lash artist. The most important thing to remember about mega volume eyelash extensions is that they require special attention with making sure that the weight of the new lashes is not too heavy for the client’s natural lashes – yep, there are maths involved. Mega volume lash artists will take the weight of each individual extension to work out how many each ‘fan’ can be made up of, without jeopardising the health of the natural lashes. If the lash extensions are too heavy for the natural lash, you risk suffering breakages, and the eyelashes will drop – not the look you were going for.

Why is lash isolation so important?

Isolation is the process of separating one lash from another, to ensure that only a single hair is being worked on at a time. Without this, your natural lashes will stick together, along with the extensions, which not only looks bad but will ruin your natural eyelashes and cause potential pain. Not good.

Why is it important to use the right amount of lash adhesive?

This applies for all types of eyelash extensions – the correct amount of adhesive needs to be used, and your eyelash technician will be trained to understand the importance. Too much adhesive will make the extensions extra heavy, completely throwing off your calculations and creating one big super-lash when all your natural lashes and extensions stick together.

Why are symmetry and weight balance important?

Imagine a balanced see-saw. If you apply an uneven amount of weight to one end – even a tiny bit – it will become unbalanced, and one side will rise higher than the other. When it comes to eyelash extensions in general, it is important to balance the weight across the natural lashes to avoid an imbalance, which promotes damage. This practice is even more essential when working with mega volume lashes. When the fans are equally spaced, and the weight is balanced across the natural eyelashes, the results will be stunning fluttery lashes without the worry of breakage or damage.
Whether the glamour and sophistication of mega volume lashes are to your taste or not, the most incredible thing about eyelash extensions is their ability to make you look ready for the day without any effort. Of course, eyelash extensions aren’t permanent, so feel free to mix-it-up and experiment with what works best for your look – it would be rude not to.

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