What Are Velvet Lashes? And Why Do You Need Them?

What Are Velvet Lashes? And Why Do You Need Them?

When your clients are looking for an extra bit of volume for their eyelashes, the natural choice is to go for volume lashes in their sets. But there are so many styles of volume lashes it can be difficult to decide which is right for your clients.

Say hello to Russian Velvet Lashes – the volume lash extensions that provide a dark, matte look with a velvety feel. These lashes are perfect for anyone looking to enhance their lashes and add a bit of drama to their look. We're going to dive into the world of velvet lashes and explore their unique features, benefits, and how to apply and make sure your clients maintain them. 

Whether you're new to lashing or a seasoned pro, velvet lashes are a game-changer that will leave your clients feeling confident and beautiful. So, let's get ready to discover the magic of velvet lashes and why they are a must-have addition to any lash technician’s repertoire!

Velvet Russian Lashes spread across surface

Velvet Russian Lashes

Understanding Velvet Lashes

Velvet Russian Lashes are our best-selling volume lash that can be used to create volume fans that have a particularly matte look to them. These eyelash extensions offer a darker, matte look which blends into the lashes more seamlessly than other types of lashes. Because of this, these lash extensions are able to mimic the look of natural lashes, providing volume and curl which your clients crave!

One of the unique features of the lash extensions is their texture. The soft and fluffy fibres give the lashes a velvety feel and appearance, making them ideal for those looking for a more natural look. Velvet lashes are available in different styles and thicknesses, so you can choose the one that best suits your client’s needs.

BELO Velvet Volume lashes are available in a variety of different curls, including C curl, CC curl, D curl and DD curl. If your client favours a more curled lash, we recommend opting for either the D curl or DD curl. Once you have helped your client decide on the right curl for their eyelashes, you’ll need to consider the thickness too as this also has an important role to play in the look. Our Velvet Russian Lashes are available in either 0.03 mm or 0.05 mm, with the thicker lashes offering a more pronounced look. 

Velvet Russian Lashes

Velvet Russian Lashes

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Benefits of Velvet Lashes

There are several benefits of using velvet lashes over other types of eyelash extensions, but we’ll keep it to just 3: 

Blends into the natural lashes seamlessly with a dark finish

One of the main advantages is that they add volume and curl to your natural lashes while blending into the natural lashes. Velvet volume lashes have a dark finish without the shine of other lash extension finishes, do they blend in with the natural lashes effortlessly. 

Lightweight = UNREAL retention

Velvet lash extensions are also super lightweight, even with the most dramatic Russian Volume looks, making them ideal for your clients’ everyday wear. This also means that Velvet lashes can last up to six weeks when applied with the proper techniques, lash glue and good care and maintenance.

Super versatile for a range of looks

Velvet Volume eyelashes are super versatile, and can be used in a range of lash looks to suit your client’s needs. They’re capable of creating hybrid, volume and dramatic mega volume looks, as the volume fans can be made to look voluminous or less so depending on the client's preference. 

Application and Maintenance

Apply velvet lash extensions in the volume fan technique, creating volume fans which suit your client’s desired look. If you’re struggling with volume lashing, check out our volume lash online masterclass, or try an alternate volume method, we love the pinch method. Before application, make sure that your client’s natural lashes are clean and free from any makeup or oil using a lash primer of your choice. 

To maintain the longevity of volume lashes, it's essential that you teach your clients proper aftercare techniques such as cleaning them regularly and avoiding rubbing their eyes or sleeping on their stomach. Make sure they also use a gentle lash cleanser to remove any makeup or debris from their lashes, and avoid using oil-based products near their lashes as they can break down the lash adhesive.

Velvet Russian Lashes stacked

Velvet Russian Lashes

Why You Need Velvet Lashes

Velvet lash extensions are a game-changer for any client looking to add a bit of drama to their lash look or progress from volume to mega volume. Velvet lashes add volume and curl to your client’s lashes, giving the appearance of darker, fuller and thicker lashes.

If you're looking to create a more dramatic look, you can still achieve it with velvet lash extensions by choosing a thicker and longer style. Velvet lashes are perfect for all eye shapes and sizes and can complement any makeup look. They are also easy to apply and maintain, making them an excellent choice for those new to eyelash extensions.


Velvet lashes are a fantastic option for any client looking to enhance their natural lashes. With their soft and fluffy fibres, they provide a velvety look that mimics the look of natural lashes, while also adding volume and curl. Not only are they lightweight and comfortable to wear, but they're also easy to apply and maintain.

If you're a lash artist looking for high-quality lash products, check out our range of products. We stock some of the finest and most high-quality lash products in the UK with a wide range of lashes, tweezers, lash kits and more lash tools to help you achieve the perfect look for your clients.

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