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Classic vs. volume lashes - should you be wearing standard or 3D styled falsies? | The Petite Club

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If you’re new to the false eyelash game, finding a style best suited for your eye shape may actually be harder than you think. There used to only be one style of false eyelashes but with the increasing popularity of cosmetics, beauty brands and influencers there are a variety of styles, lengths and shapes now readily available on the market for you to snatch right up.

3D lash extensions are also becoming more popular, but they often carry a hefty price tag and require a great deal of maintenance to keep your lashes looking lush and beautiful. So instead of dishing out hundreds of dollars a month on expensive lash extensions, stip lashes make for a more affordable and versatile alternative. 

What are classic lashes?

Classic lashes are the beauty industry standard when it comes to false eyelashes. They are as simple as they sound, fitted with a flexible clear band classic lashes are typically 5-10mm in length and have a minimal effect. When wearing standard lashes, due to them being ultralight-weight and delicate in volume they can sometimes even go undetected. Ideal for girls looking to achieve that natural look, you really can’t go wrong with a nice set of classic falsies. 

If you are looking for a pure and refined style of lash, classic or standard falsies will be your new go-to accessory. This style of fake lash is perfect for everyday wear or girls who want to keep it under wraps that they’re wearing fake lashes. For someone hoping to achieve a bit more volume and drama with their lashes, 3D mink falsies would be better suited.

Classic lashes

What are 3D lashes?

3D lashes, typically referred to as faux mink lashes or luxe lashes are some of the newest falsies on the market and have recently created quite the buzz in the beauty world. Not only are they absolutely stunning, reaching breathtaking lengths and designed to embrace luxury and beauty, they are completely different from the standard false lashes you would normally find.

3D by definition means three-dimensional, which means these lashes are equipped with fuzzy layered ends that prevent them from laying flat immediately boosting the definition and dimension of your eyes. The lashes will still lay flat on your eyes, but their equipped definition causes them to flip out a bit more creating a bouncier, fuller looking lash. 3D lashes also hold a curl much better, allowing you to better shape your lashes and keeping them intact for longer.

3D lashes have a layered effect. They are handmade by combining different sizes of lashes, mixing short and long hairs giving the lashes a more voluminous, feathery look. This style overall tends to be more glamorous and elegant. If you’re searching for more noticeable lashes, 3D lashes are your best bet to achieve ultimate drama.

When 3D lashes were first introduced, they were incredibly expensive and worn only by high-profile celebrities. Jennifer Lopez was one of the first to be seen wearing them and essentially catapulted the look to fame. A few years in, 3D lashes are more affordable and readily accessible through a variety of beauty outlets. These days, anyone can wear (and afford) them!


So which style should you be wearing?

Hmm.. this is a tough one and the answer will likely be different depending on who you are. We think the style you should go with largely depends on a few factors:

  1. What the occasion is
  2. The shape of your eyes
  3. The kind of look you are trying to achieve

If you are attending a formal event, like your best friend’s wedding or a charity ball, we suggest going with a 3D mink lash. This will give your lashes irresistible volume and capture the attention of partygoers. We wouldn’t be surprised if people are asking you all night where you got your amazing lashes.

If you’re looking for lashes that are a bit more subtle, we suggest going with a standard set. Light, natural and easy-to-wear, a set of standard lashes are perfect for everyday wear. Whether you’re headed to work or brunch on the weekend, these lashes are extremely versatile and provide just the right amount of volume without appearing too flashy. 

False lashes you can depend on by Petite Cosmetics

At Petite Cosmetics, each lash is handcrafted with quality synthetic fibers and are 100% animal cruelty free. Stocking both standard and 3D lashes, you will have no trouble finding the perfect set of falsies that compliment your eye shape. Free shipping and discounts are available for bulk purchases. Shop now!