There are various ways to style coloured lashes. It is important to pick a style which matches your clients needs and in particular the reason why they want coloured lashes. Offering coloured lashes to clients means you can offer a larger range of treatments and can charge for this as an add on to a standard treatment. Coloured lashes are becoming increasingly popular so it is helpful to see the different ways you can style them.
A Splash of Colour
Adding just a touch of colour is the most common style used with coloured lashes. This is where the majority are black lashes with a few coloured fans thrown in, usually 3/4 of the way along the lash line. This is a great subtle option for customers who want to try coloured lashes for the first time or for those who just want a small amount of colour for a particular event.
Check out this set using white with black lashes by @BlossomBeautyByElishaMai. The contrast of two extremes makes the coloured lashes stand out, even though there is only a few of them. Alternatively you can add splashes of colour at different points of the lash line.
For example, in the photo above @lashedbyvivianna has used red coloured lashes at the front of the set whilst adding some lash decals to the ends.
Alternatively go the complete other end like @louisewatlingbeauty did with this beautiful set, adding pink coloured lashes onto the end of the set to give it that flick of colour.
Choose 2 colours to combine together to create a stripy set and alternate between them. For a more dramatic effect choose two coloured lashes and alternate on every natural lash. To create more of a subtle stripy look, lash in blocks so you are alternating less frequently between colours. For example, see the set created below by @kylashes using blue coloured lashes with black lash extensions.
Looking for an extreme coloured lash look? Why not try multi-coloured! Combine various different colours to create a striking look. Pick different shades of the same colour or completely different ones to create a unique design. See below a multi coloured set designed by @beautybubble.syd, for this set she has used a combination of different colours but blended the shades in a gradient (Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow & Orange).
To create this design use longer lengths of coloured lashes to create spikes throughout your set. This will create a wispy set with the spikes really standing out against the other lashes due to the colour and length. See a spiked set using orange, yellow and pink by @studio8bynicky below.
Choosing the colour is the most important step, as using a single colour can make it stand out and be bold or can also be surprisingly subtle. This style, when dramatic, is great for occasions such as; parties, photoshoots, runways etc. It is also great for matching lashes to personal features such as brown lashes for brown eyes and hair, as shown in the set below by @lashesbytcrow_. Using a single colour is easy to do as you lash normally but just use a different colour.
Layered Coloured Lashes
Create layers of different colours for a unique look. You can choose to do the bottom or top layer in colour and the other in black. This adds a hint of colour and can also create a coloured eyeliner effect. Check out the set we created here at Pinkfishes HQ, using our blue coloured lashes in layers combined with black eyelash extensions.