What You Need to Know Before Buying a Lash Kit

Written By Alla Levin
August 25, 2021

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Lash Kit

We all love a good lash kit, but the market is saturated with options. So what must you know before investing your hard-earned cash in one? Lashes have become a staple in the makeup routine for many women, but it can be challenging to find the perfect kit.

There are so many different lash styles and prices that it’s hard to know what you’re getting into! To help make your decision easier, here is everything you need to know before buying a lash kit.

Here’s what you should look for: number of lashes per package, price point, quality, and style of lashes. If you’re new to using false eyelashes or want more info on how to make them last longer, check out my blog post on how to use false eyelashes here at lashicandy.com.

More drama: Lash kits are a great way to get dramatic lashes without spending a lot of time or money. They have become a popular beauty trend that many people want to try. Lash kits are also great if you’re looking for a way to add some drama without spending too much time or effort. However, there are so many lash kits to choose from that it can be hard to determine which one you should pick.

How many lashes do you need?

In general, the more lashes, the better. Most drugstore lash kits come with 100 and 300+ lashes that you can reuse up to a certain point (usually depending on application technique or how gentle you are with them).

Many of these low-end kits will last 1-3 applications. If you want to save money, go for the higher lash count. If you want a piece of longer-lasting equipment that requires less application time and skill, try to find something with a lower lash count.

Natural and glamorous are two types of lash kitsHow many lashes do you need

Natural lashes are lighter and have a sparse lash count. They look great for a more realistic effect, or you can even use them to build up the volume of synthetic or lower-quality human lashes.

Glamorous lashes usually have thicker bands with more individual lashes to give them a more voluminous look. These are perfect for those who love the fluttery look of large false eyelashes, but they can be harder to blend in and manage.

Natural look

The natural lash kit contains more subtle, everyday lashes that you can apply in minutes without requiring glue. They’re great for beginners because you can reuse them several times without the glue drying out. A natural lash kit varies from brand to brand, so read the package carefully to see what you’re getting. In addition, you may visit lashify.com for a variety of choices to choose from natural lashes.

Glam it up

The glamorous lash kit is for special occasions like weddings or proms, where you want your look to stand out. These are good if you already have thin lashes and want to make them look thicker. The bad part is that they’re usually not reusable, so once you use them, that’s it!

Choose what suitsWhat you Need to Know Before Buying a Lash Kit

Choose the type of flare lashes that will work best for you depending on the occasion and how much time you spend putting them on. If you want a dramatic look, lash strips are the best option. You apply them to your eyelid, and ta-da! The results will give you a sophisticated look that’ll last all evening if you plan on going out for drinks afterward.

Types of lashes

There are two main types of lash kits – strip and individual lashes: Strip lashes come in different lengths, thicknesses, colors, and shapes. Lash kits are typically sold as individual lashes or lash strips. You can apply individual lashes as close or far apart as you want them to be from each other. You can use individual lashes to your natural eyelashes or may glue on lash strips. A kit usually comes with glue and an applicator for the strip lashes; you’ll need an adhesive for the individual ones.

Mink magic

The most common lash extensions are mink and synthetic, both of which have advantages and disadvantages. Mink lashes will last the longest (about two months), but they’re expensive, require maintenance appointments and much upkeep, and some people are allergic to the glue.

Mink lashes are for people who want a natural look that also lasts long; you’d rather not have to worry about your lashes in the mornings when you’re busy getting ready. On the other hand, synthetic lashes don’t last as long (about 1-2 weeks), but they’re much less expensive, easier to maintain, and you don’t have to worry about allergic reactions. Synthetic lashes are for when you want to wear your lashes but still naturally enhance them.

Follow the instructionsWhat you Need to Know Before Buying a Lash Kit

When applying either type of lash, it’s essential to follow the directions carefully and avoid touching your eyes until they’re dry. If you’re having trouble with the application process for either type of lash kit, ask someone else for help or watch tutorials on YouTube.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching YouTube tutorials is that winged eyeliner is the way to go. These are easier if you have long lashes, but waterproof eyeliner will also do in a pinch. The lash strip variety is not recommended for this look because they tend to clump together when used with liquid liner.

Buy a good mascara

You should always apply mascara first before applying false eyelashes so they don’t stick together and clump up. Be sure to wait a few moments for your eyelash glue to turn clear before applying your skincare.

If you want a more dramatic look, try multiple layers of false lashes or fill in with a pencil liner if you have the skill. Mascara and the liquid liner will help keep them in place throughout the day, but if you plan to swim, use waterproof mascara. You can also use a few eyelash lifts to help keep them in place when you’re wearing regular mascara.


Lashes should last up to two weeks with proper care and maintenance. Remember, no matter how often you practice applying your falsies, it is more likely to be messy. So practice till you do it like a professional.

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