Colorful makeup looks have dominated the beauty scene since the premiere of HBO’s Euphoria and the color craze shows no signs of slowing down. Ethereal looks are often matched with a pop of color on the eyes and colorful mascaras are trending again.
Mermaid lash extensions are the perfect solution for enhancing the look of our eyelashes in a fun way. Customizable to suit every eye color, these extensions not only draw attention to the eye but make a wonderful addition to your Euphoria-inspired makeup look.
If you’re a fan of oceanic mermaid hair and rhinestone-studded mermaid nails, read this article to find out everything about mermaid lashes!
What Are Mermaid Lash Extensions?
Mermaid lash extensions are just like regular lash extensions, except they come in mesmerizing colors like royal purple, kelly green, and sea blue. You can also get them in combination with glitter lash extensions for extra sparkle.
They are customized to best suit your eye shape and can be applied in all available lash extension styles, from classic to volume.
Here’s an overview of the most popular lash extensions styles.
Aside from looking really cool, mermaid lashes can enhance your eye color in the same way that certain eyeshadow or eyeliner shades do.
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Benefits of Mermaid Eyelash Extensions
While regular black lash extensions add length and volume to your eyelashes, opting for mermaid lash extensions comes with some additional benefits:
Less Time Spent on Makeup
When you’re running late in the morning, waking up with lash extensions can significantly cut down your makeup routine. No need to waste time on lash curler, or struggling to apply eyeliner and blend your eyeshadow!
Always Looking Put Together
Mermaid lash extensions can create the illusion of a full-on eye makeup look. Whichever style you choose, your lashes will be transformed from light and plain to bold and colorful, making you look put together without any effort.
Experimenting with Bolder Makeup Looks
There’s something about the combination of purples and blues that will inspire you to try out avant-garde eyeshadow looks like pinks and oranges. To truly fulfill your mermaid or fairy fantasies with these lashes, complete the look with glitter, pearls, and rhinestones.
Perfect for Cosplay, Halloween, and Pool Parties
For everyone who grew up with movies like The Little Mermaid or Aquamarine, mermaid lashes are a no-brainer when it comes to designing the perfect cosplay or Halloween look. Mermaid lashes are also a great option for pool parties and music festivals.
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How to Achieve the Look
Mermaid lash extensions are a highly customizable look, so you can go full color or add some black into the mix. A general recipe to achieve the best-looking results is about 20-40% black lash extensions combined with 60-80% of colored lashes.
This way, the overall effect is subtle as it creates almost an ombre for your eyelashes.
Colored eyelash extensions come in different sizes and curls to complement all eye shapes.
Due to the artistry involved in blending colors, applying mermaid lash extensions takes about half an hour longer than conventional black extensions, meaning, the whole process should be done by the 2-hour mark – a tiny bit longer than standard lash extensions take to do.
Eye enhancement is the main goal with this look, so strategically placing the most intense colors wherever the longest length of your extensions is will draw the eye upward and make the eye color pop.
Keep in mind that:
- purple lashes make green eyes stand out
- greens accentuate brown eyes
- shades of blue make blue eyes appear lighter.
That said, if you want to, you can also get a mix of all three colors – the possibilities are endless!
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How Much Do Mermaid Lash Extensions Cost?
Mermaid eyelash extensions will cost you anywhere from $105 to $450 depending on the style you choose with the help and guidance of your lash tech.
The results can last about 4 weeks or longer with regular infills. Just like regular lash extensions, your mermaid lashes will start to fall out at the end of your natural lash growth cycle, with proper lash maintenance.
While these lashes are an investment, they’re a must-try if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to turn your mermaid dreams into reality!
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So, Should You Get Mermaid Lashes?
If you rock bold makeup looks on the daily or follow beauty trends religiously, mermaid lashes can be a great way to look put together without sacrificing time in the morning to get ready.
They can be the perfect compliment to your festival or party outfit, plus you can finally live out your Ariel dreams!
If you’re into exploring some more cosplay-ready lash styles, here’s all about anime lashes!
If you’re a lash artist and you still haven’t started offering colorful lash extensions, here’s why you should.
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