Lash Lift & Tint or Lash Extensions: Which is Right for You?

Below, we’re breaking down the pros and cons of two popular methods for achieving fuller, more luxurious lashes – lash lifting and lash extensions. Whichever method you choose, you’re guaranteed to get eye-popping results!

Lash Lift & Tint

What Are They?

Want a no-fuss way to enhance your natural lashes? A lash lift is a semi-permanent treatment that curls the eyelashes upwards, giving them height, volume and length. Silicone pads are used during the application process to increase the lifting effect from the base of the eyelash. Our lash technician will also add a hint of tint directly onto your lashes, eliminating the need for mascara. Lashes will stay lifted until new lashes grow in.

Why Would You Get Them?

Lash lifting provides volume, lengthening and curl in as little as 45 minutes! Similar to lash extensions, lash lifting provides semi-permanent results giving fullness that can eliminate the need for mascara. Lash lifting can produce more natural looking results.

Pros and Cons

Lash lifting has a number of advantages – and disadvantages – over lash extensions.


Natural Look

Unlike the more glamorous appearance of extensions, lash lifts provide a more natural look.


The upkeep for lash lifting is significantly less than that of lash extensions. A lash lift can last up to 6-8 weeks while extensions will need a touch-up every 3-4 weeks.


Similar to lash extensions, your lash look can be customized to suit your desired level of lift and curl.

Shorter Application Time

Compared to lash extension applications, lash lifting is considerably less time-consuming. Lash lifting and tinting can typically be done in less than 45 minutes.



While more affordable than eyelash extensions, you’ll still want to budget for the cost of ongoing maintenance.

Less Dramatic

Lash lifting provides a more subtle look than you can achieve with extensions.

Risk of Over-processing

If not done correctly, lashes can become damaged or brittle. Our Aesthetician is a certified, professional lash artist who can help avoid these risks.

Incompatibility with Certain Lashes

Lash lifting is best for healthy and short to medium-length lashes. If your lashes are damaged, lash lifting might not be right for you.

Lash Extensions

What Are They?

Lash extensions are semi-permanent lashes – usually synthetic or made of mink or silk fibers that are attached to your natural lashes. Using a semi-permanent glue, individual extensions are applied to each natural lash, making them look longer and fuller. Your lash look can be customized with various lengths, curl patterns, and tint.

Why Would You Get Them?

Lash extensions provide instant glam, giving off strong “I woke up like this” vibes. You’ll save the time and hassle of applying (and removing!) mascara or strip lashes each day. With proper care, extensions can last several weeks.

Pros and Cons


Dramatic Look

You’ll feel instantly glamorous with the added length and volume of lash extensions.

Quicker Makeup Routine

No more lash curlers or mascara! Wake up each morning with gorgeous, ready-to-go lashes.


Tailor your look with your choice of length, thickness and curl style.



The initial application and ongoing touch-ups are more expensive than other lash options.

Application Time

Lash extension applications can take 2-3 hours which might be tough for those with busy schedules.


Regular touch-up appointments every 3-4 weeks will be necessary as natural lashes will shed over time. You’ll also need to be gentle with your lashes, avoiding oil-based products.

Lash Lift & Tint vs. Lash Extensions

The choice between lash extensions and a lash lift & tint depends on a few things: how dramatic you want your lash look to be, your budget, and your level of commitment to ongoing maintenance.

Want the drama and have a bigger budget? Lash extensions may be the right move.

For a more natural look with less maintenance, let us help you achieve the beautiful lashes you have always wanted with a lash lift & tint.