Eyelash extensions are a top beauty trend. Available in a variety of styles, you can find lashes to suit you and enhance your appearance, whether you want to glam up your everyday look or make an impact at a special event. However, few people are aware that you can apply lash extensions to both your upper and lower lashes. Unless you naturally have long, thick, full lower eyelashes, bottom lash extensions are something you should consider if you want to look truly stunning.

How They Work

Bottom lash extensions are applied in the same manner as upper lash extensions. The lash artist puts a drop of adhesive on the extension and places it on your eyelash using tweezers. Once all the lashes are in place, they will feel just like your natural lashes, except longer. None of the lashes will touch your skin and you will be able to move them and blink normally.

The application process is where similarities end. Bottom lashes are much shorter, thinner, and less noticeable than upper lashes. In some cases, you want it to be obvious that you are using upper lash extensions to create a dramatic look. This is never the case for bottom lashes.

Another difference is that bottom lashes take far less time to apply — usually just 15 to 30 minutes. This is because there is no need have extensions on every lash. Often, between 10 to 15 is sufficient. This means you can easily include bottom lashes in your appointment for upper lashes without increasing your visit time by much at all.

Benefits of Bottom Lash Extensions

It is impossible to achieve anything near the same results with mascara as with bottom lash extensions. Mascara often makes lower lashes appear overly voluminous. Eyeliner is similarly problematic, as it is no good for a subtle look. There is also the risk that, if you choose the wrong product, your makeup may smudge or clump. This can be worse than forgoing makeup entirely.

The definition provided by bottom lashes, however, will help open your eyes, making your eyes appear bigger without being over the top. Plus, it will prevent an imbalance, which can occur if you use only upper lash extensions, especially when you combine them with makeup on your eyelids. Finally, by adding length, your bottom lashes help your face appear slimmer.

Who Can Receive Bottom Lashes?

Most people are able to receive bottom lash extensions, but there are some exceptions. For instance, if your lashes are particularly short or sparse, bottom lashes will emphasize the deficiency, leading to poor results.

It is more difficult to apply bottom lashes than upper lash extensions. For this reason, you need to find a professional with experience in this advanced practice. A lash artist who knows the right technique will be able to apply your bottom lashes with your eyes closed. This is much more comfortable and safer for you.

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