Creating the most natural, full fake lashes had become something of a challenge until the introduction of Russian lashes. It was a ground-breaking improvement and saw multiple single false lashes attached to each natural last, rather than just adding one to one which was the norm. This technique really adds loads of volume and makes the eyes pop. Initially, there was some concern about what damage may be done to natural lashes by attaching multiple fake lashes. However, this has not been an issue because of the careful manufacturing process. Now, Russian lashes are considered the best for most people.
What Are Russian Lashes?
Named after the country that developed them you may also hear people refer to Russian lashes as 3D volume lashes. It is quite a skill to apply them well, as generally three fake lashes are stuck to every single natural lash. However, as with all things lash, artists have developed their signature styles so there is a lot of variation with anywhere from 2 to 6 fake lashes for every natural lash. Initially, Russian lashes were mink, but of course, this isn’t a popular option because of animal cruelty concerns so they were soon replaced with synthetic fibres that gave the same look and feel. Often lash technicians craft each set at the time of the appointment to get the best look for you.
The Application Process
Applying Russian lashes is similar to classic eyelash extensions, but of course, more than one lash is applied to each of your lashes. You know how many lashes are being used by the terminology used, 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, and 6D. Anywhere from two to six fake lashes are used on each natural lash. Any more than 6D and you have moved out of Russian lashes and into Mega Volume lash territory. Once the number of lashes has been agreed they are set into a fan and attached to your natural lash. They will be between 0.03 and 0.10 thick; anything thicker would be too heavy and damage your natural lashes. Russian lashes come in a variety of lengths depending on the finished look you want, with 0.05 mm, 0.06 mm, 0.7 mm and 1.0 mm being the most common.
How Long Do Russian Lashes Last?
The good news is that Russian lashes have a longer lifespan than the standard lash extension. One of the reasons is that they are a lot lighter and don’t drop off as easily. You may find a couple come away, but it won’t impact the finished look. A set of Russian lashes should stay in place for around 4-6 weeks. After this time, the glue starts to break down and your natural lashes fall out as this is their natural lifespan (don’t worry, the Russian lashes are not damaging them, this is how lashes grow and regrow).
Be sure to work with experienced technicians, but the Russian lash could be the perfect solution if you are looking for a completely natural set of eyelashes.