Eyelash extensions are the perfect solution to extending your lashes without makeup, and brown eyelash extensions have become hugely popular for people with light skin tones that want a more natural appearance.
False eyelashes are often applied with various curl types, length styles, and shapes in order to accentuate the lashes. What we don’t typically think about is switching from our beloved black shade, and opting for a brown color.
When it comes to false eyelashes, we’ve just accepted black as the norm, but this can be quite drastic for those with paler skin or lighter hair tones.
So, why not try transitioning to dark brown lash extensions at your next appointment?
If you’re interested in getting brown eyelash extensions and want to learn more about them, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I will cover all you need to know about brown eyelash extensions, from who should get brown eyelash extensions to the benefits of choosing them.
So, let’s get started.
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- What Are Brown Eyelash Extensions?
- Who Should Opt For Brown Eyelash Extensions?
- What Are The Different Styling Techniques Used For Brown Eyelash Extensions?
- What Is The Best Eyelash Glue For Brown Lashes?
- Mapping Brown Lash Extensions
- The Benefits of Brown Eyelash Extensions
- Brown Eyelash Extensions After Care
- Brown Lash Extensions Summary
What Are Brown Eyelash Extensions?
Getting eyelash extensions is a painless procedure that involves using professional lash extension glue to stick a very fine synthetic lash strand to your natural eyelash.
Instead of using dramatic black eyelashes, brown eyelash extensions are a much more natural alternative if you’re wanting a fuller lash line without the bold look of black lashes.
This procedure should only be done by a qualified professional lash technician. As a result, you will need to make sure that you do your own research to ensure that you get the best results.
Who Should Opt For Brown Eyelash Extensions?
So, are you wondering if brown lashes are for you? You may be wondering if brown extensions are only suitable for those with brown hair or dark brown hair, but that’s not always the case.
These lashes come in a range of brown shades that will only boost your natural beauty and complement the skin tone. Brown lash extensions are a great choice for anyone!
However, there are a few clients that will especially suit this color.
These clients include:
Brown eyelash extensions are perfect for new clients that are slightly more hesitant to opt for a bold look straight off the bat.
If you’ve never had eyelash extensions before, then starting with a full set of black eyelashes might be a shock to the system.
As brown eyelash extensions appear more natural, it will allow your client to ease into getting eyelash extensions, instead of being put off straight away with a bold lash.
Redhead Or Blonde Clients
Clients with both red hair and blonde hair naturally have lighter colored eyelashes. As a result, light brown extensions are a great option and highly suitable if you have this hair color.
Natural red-haired clients also often have paler skin tones, which works beautifully to compliment brown eyelash extensions.
A good salon will stock brown lash extensions that are of different tones, from light brown all the way to dark brown. This will ensure that every customer and client is catered for, with a range of gorgeous, beautiful colors that can add length and definition to the eyes.
As people mature, their natural lashes can become thinner and more brittle. As a result, it’s not uncommon to see mature clients that tend to have fewer lashes or a few sparse areas along their lashes.
With less natural lashes to work with, black eyelash extensions can look quite unnatural and make their patchy lash line even starker.
As a result, dark brown lashes or lighter brown eyelashes can be a happy medium, providing mature clients with a fuller lash without the stark contrast that black lash extensions offer.
What Are The Different Styling Techniques Used For Brown Eyelash Extensions?
Any good lash technician will have invested in a variety of colored lashes to suit a wide range of clients and their skin tones.
There are a variety of different shades of brown eyelash extensions, from espresso to dark chocolate. Think of your lashes as being the same as your hair color.
While you might decide to dye your hair all one color, if you visited your hairdresser, it is likely that they might suggest adding a few different shades to highlight and add texture to your hair.
The same principle applies to your lash extensions, and you will be able to work with your lash technician to find the perfect color and eyelash extension style for your brown eyelashes.
Below are a few looks you can opt for:
Natural Lashes For Brown Extensions
Some customers do not want to create that bold, dramatic open-eye look, and prefer eyelash extensions that accentuate the features so that they don’t have to wear as much makeup.
For a supernatural look, opting for a brown color or shade that compliments your natural skin tone is your best bet.
This is a great option if you’re still new to the world of eyelash extensions, and is a good starting point when you want to dip your feet into this beauty treatment.
Hybrid Lashes For Brown Extensions
In the same way that your hairdresser might use multiple colors to highlight and add texture to your natural hair, you can ask for hybrid lashes by adding different shades of brown for a beautiful result.
Your lash technician will add a variety of different shades of brown lashes from light to dark brown eyelash extensions for a look that is still natural, but brings more texture than one block color of brown would.
50/50 Lashes – Black And Brown
If you’re not quite ready for an entire set of black eyelash extensions, why not opt for 50/50 brown and black?
Although the result will be bolder than brown lash extensions, when the light catches your lashes from different angles, you’ll be able to see the subtle differences between the black and dark brown lashes.
What Is The Best Eyelash Glue For Brown Lashes?
For the best results, a lash technician should always use a lash extension glue that dries clear to apply brown eyelash extensions.
This will be the best choice, as some glue can leave customers with residue, and you will not want colored glue that could ruin the finished result of the lashes.
Mapping Brown Lash Extensions
As you get lash extensions done more and more, you’ll likely get an idea for how you like your lashes to be mapped out.
However, if you are opting for brown lash extensions for a more natural look, then you will need to consider the following factors.
Natural lashes aren’t the same length. For the most natural brown lash extensions, you will need to make sure that you choose a variety of different lash lengths to incorporate into your natural lashes.
Natural lashes aren’t super long toward the inner or outer corners. So, for a natural look, you will want to opt for shorter lashes.
The Benefits of Brown Eyelash Extensions
There are a variety of benefits associated with brown eyelash extensions. These include but are not limited to:
They Are More Natural Looking Than Black Lash Extensions
Due to their natural appearance, brown lash extensions are often the preferred choice over black eyelash extensions.
If you’re someone that is looking to enhance the fullness or length of your natural lashes without it looking too intense, then brown eyelashes are a great alternative for you.
People often mistake brown eyelashes for natural lashes, too. This is great on those days when you’re trying to go for that ‘no makeup, makeup’ look that can be harder than it looks to achieve!
They Provide A Fuller Look Without Makeup
Like all lash extensions, brown lash extensions provide you with a fuller look without you having to apply makeup.
This means that you can rush out the door without the need to apply mascara, and will save you heaps of time in the morning.
They Last For 4 to 6 Weeks
With proper care and maintenance, your brown lash extensions can last for up to 6 weeks!
This means that investing in lash extensions will save you money on makeup further down the line and will mean that your lashes are fairly low maintenance until your next lash appointment.
Brown Eyelash Extensions After Care
When looked after properly, brown eyelash extensions can last for up to six weeks. Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent treatment, but there are tips that you will need to follow to ensure that you are taking care of them.
In the first 24 hours following lash application, you need to ensure that you:
Keep Your Lashes Dry
The number one rule when it comes to getting lash extensions is that you need to keep them dry for the first 24 hours.
This comes down to the fact that the adhesive needs this time to set properly to your natural lashes, and getting them wet during this period can affect the lifespan of your lashes.
As a result, you should avoid washing your face, or getting your lashes wet in the shower for the first day following your appointment. Especially no swimming with lash extensions for the first 48 hours.
Refrain From Using Aftercare Products
You will also need to make sure that you don’t use any aftercare products, this includes lash extension sealer.
This can actually have the opposite effect from what you’re trying to achieve, so be patient and wait until after the first day has passed.
Refrain From Brushing or Touching Your Lashes
While it might be tempting to comb through your lash extensions, you should avoid doing this as it can actually pull out your lash extensions and even your natural lashes.
You should also be careful not to sleep on your front, as pressure on your pillow can damage your lashes.
Once the first 24 hours have passed, you can brush through your lashes without worry to keep them free from tangles.
Brown Lash Extensions Summary
Hopefully after reading this article you have a better understanding of brown lashes and brown extensions and whether they’re a good choice for you.
To be safe and to ensure the best results, always make sure that you do your research to find a lash technician, as this procedure should only be done by a professional.
Kaija has been in the beauty industry for over ten years, with certification in Microblading. She has also been certified to do permanent makeup and brow lamination for five years.
She recently ventured out and got certified in lash extensions, lifts, and tints. Kaija strives to make her clients feel beautiful and enjoys sharing her beauty tips and tricks with those wanting to learn the ins and outs of the ever-changing beauty industry.