Eyelash Lifting Vs Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash Lifting Vs Eyelash Extensions

With eyelash lifting becoming such a popular treatment we’ve had lot of people asking, what is the difference between eyelash lifting and eyelash extensions?

Here is some helpful information that will take out some of the guess work for you.

What is the difference between Eyelash Extensions and Eyelash Lifting?

Both are designed to enhance and complement your natural beauty.

Eyelash Extensions – Eyelash Extensions are a synthetic lash made from a high quality PTB (Polybutylene terephthalate) fibre, designed to mimic the natural lash. They are applied to your natural eyelash and come in a range of different lengths, curls and thicknesses and can be applied one by one (classic) or can be applied in multiple (volume) sets of 2D (2 lashes) up to 8D (8 lashes) enabling you to create anything from a natural look to quite dramatic.

Eyelash Lifting – Eyelash lifting is an enhancing treatment on your natural lash. The treatment occurs when the natural lashes are lifted and set around a selected size silicone rod. Lifting and Setting lotions are applied during the treatment and an eyelash tint to finish, resulting in a lengthened, lifted, curled and darkened result.

How long does each treatment take?

Eyelash Extensions – Eyelash extensions can see the initial treatment time vary pending if you are choosing to have classic set or volume set. Classic sets can take about 1.5-2hrs on average with Volume sets taking anywhere between 2-3hrs.

Eyelash Lifting – Elleebana Eyelash Lift, including an eyelash tint can take as little as 30 – 45mins.

How long does the treatment last?

Both treatments are designed to last the duration of the natural lash cycle which can last up to 90days.

Eyelash Extension – An appointment for eyelash extensions is recommended every 2-3 weeks to infill the lashes that have grown out and fallen off.

Eyelash Lifting – Eyelash lifting “re-lift” is recommended anywhere from 6-12 weeks pending on the client’s natural lash and growing cycles.

Are either of these treatment’s uncomfortable to have done?

No – if done correctly, you will not experience any pain from either treatment. Both treatments are done laying down and are the perfect excuse for some quite “you” time.

Are either of the treatments damaging to my lashes?

If done correctly by certified technicians neither treatment should not cause any damage or stress to your natural lashes.

Treatment costs

Eyelash Extensions – Lash Extensions can range from $100 for a classic set to $200 + for a volume set

Eyelash Lifting – Lash Lifting can range from $75 – $120 on average

It’s safe to say each of these amazing lash enhancement treatments sit perfectly in the beauty market place and can both give you the luscious lashes you desire. The question is…. Which one do would you chose?

To find out more about our Lash Lifting or Extension training courses please click below. 

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What makes an awesome Lash Lift Artist of the Year Award entry?

What makes an awesome Lash Lift Artist of the Year Award entry?

The Elleebana Lash Lift Artist of the year Award is the world’s biggest lash lift competition – with each year comes more entries and the stakes get higher but so too do the prizes. This year saw the total prizes skyrocket to a combine total of almost $10000.00.   With these massive prizes, it’s no wonder taking out the top spot is a coveted position to be in. Beside from bragging rights of being titled Global Lash Lift Artist of the Year for an entire year, it is also an incredible marketing opportunity to further sell the treatment of Eyelash lifting to your customers.   

Elleebana directors Otto and Zoe Mitter have the mean task of selecting the final top ten and with over 1800 entrants in 2018– this was a MAMMOTH task. However, with the help of our International guest judges, we released the highly anticipated winner on Good Friday (Australian Eastern Standard Time).   Our judges, over the course of this competition been well respected makeup artists, or lash masters – we like to share it out a little but often times (because the pictures are all pretty spectacular) we ask our judges to focus on some key factors when we choose our winners.  Every finalist has to meet a very particular set of criteria to be considered. Below, we want to share with you some of the ways to improve your entries, your chances at being seen and what the judges look for in the perfect Eyelash Lift.

What does it take to win our Global Lash Lift Competition?

  1. A really visible and obvious result between the before image and the after image.  The entries that look like a client has zero lashes in the before picture and then BAM – long thick and dark looking lashes in the after picture are what makes our hearts flutter.   
  2. Clear photography – no shadowing or shading.  We like to be able to zoom in and see as much as possible through the lash line.  We can then hunt for cross overs and isolation perfection this way so be sure to get your lighting looking sublime.   
  3. Tint staining on the skin is marked down.  If there is visible tint residue on the skin, in the water line or even left-over tint residue on the lashes this is marked down and won’t get considered for the top ten positions. 
  4. Crossed over lashes or lashes that are obviously curling too far back (over processed) are also marked down.  Know your client and know their processing times.  Lashes that are touching the eyelid will no doubt require relaxing.  
  5. A nice eye colour, good eye shape, clean skin/tidy brows and an open eye that gives wonderful clarity to the image is eyesential (see what we did there?)  This is an Instagram competition after all and imagery is everything – the image has to look amazing!  The whole picture needs to sell your work.
  6. Inner corners – oh those pesky inner corners are a nonnegotiable even with lash lifting.  These tend to be the lashes that get over processed or kinked from incorrect styling rod selection or lash placement, so if they are consistent with the entire lash line then you know the technician has had great control with their lash placement and their processing time is well controlled.  Big tick from the judges there.
  7. Lashes that dip down from the lash line before raising up – this is often an indicator of incorrect rod placement or that the lashes have lifted from the rod during the processing time.  This is marked down also.
  8. Read the terms and conditions – We repeat – Read the terms and conditions – We cannot stress this enough!  We had many epic entries this year – some that would have easily been in the top ten for certain, but they did not meet the criteria because they didn’t use the correct hashtags, they used too many hashtags, they didn’t have the correct statement under their picture or they had too much information in the comments or tagged others.  Please, please read the T’s and C’s to ensure your entry is valid and you aren’t disappointed.
  9. Proof of purchase – every one of our top ten and our wildcard entries had to provide proof of purchase of Elleebana products to ensure they fall in line with the criteria.  Be sure you also have proof of your purchase if you are entering next year as this will always be a requirement of the competition.  


2018 saw the introduction of the wildcard entry award that was voted by the people. These lucky nominations were not judged under the normal criteria, this was a “likes” take out the prize scenario so this is considered a people’s choice voting system.  They were chosen because they were so close to making the top ten with these images and they honestly deserved some acknowledgement as do each and every one of the 1800+ entrants! 


If you intend on entering next year’s lash lift competition, the best place to keep up to date is our Instagram page @elleebana 


We launch in the lead up to the Easter long weekend and drawn the prize always on Good Friday – we hope to see you all for next year’s entries.  The strive for Eyelash perfection has the potential of some huge rewards that could be all yours.  



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Our Top 8 Benefits of Eyelash Lifting

Our Top 8 Benefits of Eyelash Lifting

Following on from our last blog  “What is Eyelash Lifting? – The beauty trend that will change your life!

This blog can be found here..   http://www.eximport.com.au/what-is-eyelash-lifting-the-beauty-trend-that-will-change-your-life/

We are going to touch on the 8 awesome benefits of Eyelash Lifting and why it could be suitable for you, or why you might choose lash lifting over some other lash enhancement treatments. 

Our Top 8 Benefits of Eyelash Lifting

Enhances your “Natural Eyelash”.

  • Eyelash Lifting works on your natural eyelash,

    using a combination of silicon rods and high grade solutions, we can lift and lengthen the natural eyelash into a complementary and desired style even your Eyelash Extension friends would be jealous of.  There is no need to add on anything to your lashes, we just work with what you naturally have and make it WOW!

Suitable for even short lashes.

  • Advertising and social media has lead us to assume that this treatment is only suitable for clients with long and thick lashes. This is not the case.  Eyelash lifting is designed for almost every lash length and thickness and you can still get amazing lifted results from shorter lashes because we have small sized apparatuses that are used to maximise your results with no lash length discrimination. (if you are aren’t sure, book a consultation with your eyelash lifting specialist to determine your lash suitability)

Curls, lifts and gives the appearance of longer, darker lashes.

  • Eyelash Lifting does it all! When your lashes are in their natural state they might be straight out from your eyelid or even downward facing, making their dimension appear stubby and short.  When you have a lash lift your lashes have Curl and Lift giving the appearance of longer and even fuller lashes and after you’ve had a tint, your lashes will be as dark as the night sky. It’s the perfection trio!

Fast Activating.

  • An eyelash lift treatment time can take as little as 20mins, if you chose Elleebana as your brand of eyelash lift. This treatment is incredibly popular for time poor clients, busy mums, business women or anyone who want to utilise their lunch break for a power nap and a glamorous eyelash makeover.  Elleebana’s superfast treatment time means you aren’t squeezing your beauty routine into your already hectic schedule – ain’t nobody got time for that! Click your fingers and your lashes are lifted.

Great alternative to Eyelash Extensions.

  • Have you had a reaction to Eyelash Extensions or couldn’t keep up with the upkeep? Eyelash lifting could be for you. This amazing treatment is lower maintenance and a faster alternative all whilst still giving you that luscious natural feel.  You also have the added benefit of the treatment lasting for the life of your lash growth cycle so your appointments for infills aren’t every 2 – 3 weeks.  The cost for a full set of lash extensions plus infills every couple of weeks can add up also.  You will save some cash with a lash lift!  BONUS!

Minimal After Care

       Aftercare for Eyelash Lifting includes..
  • Avoid steam, hot showers, excess warm water and saunas for 24 hours – the steam or heat can soften the cuticle again while the lash is learning to love its new direction
  • Avoid shampoo, conditioners, makeup,  make up removers, creams, eye serums on the lash/eye area for 24 hours.
  • Do not rub or play with your lashes
  • Avoid sleeping on your face. If this is the hardest part about having a lash lift then who wouldn’t love lash lifting?

Low Maintenance

  • We all live busy lives these days and it can sometimes prove difficult to take some much-needed time out for yourself as often as you would like and to still feel glamorous. “Insert Eyelash Lifting here” Eyelash Lifting is a super quick treatment and ever lower maintenance. With minimal aftercare and only needing to visit your favourite beauty salon every 6-12 weeks, it really is the perfect treatment.

Highly Addictive

  • With all of these amazing benefits, not to mention how wonderful you will feel with luscious, lifted lashes that you can proudly scream from the rooftops (YES, they are my natural lashes) its unquestionable that this treatment is becoming increasingly popular and highly addictive.

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What is Eyelash Lifting?

What is Eyelash Lifting?

The beauty trend that will change your life!

Eyelash lifting is proving to be one of the fastest growing beauty treatments around the world. Last year saw Eyelash Lifting coming in at number 5 in the Google top Beauty Search followed closely behind Halloween Makeup (Impressive right?)

But what exactly is eyelash lifting? How does it work? And how can it become your next favourite beauty treatment? (more…)

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Elleebana Strong Hold – The revolutionary lash lift adhesive

Elleebana Strong Hold – The revolutionary lash lift adhesive


The wait is finally over and the secret is being unlocked from the Vault in London –

Introducing Elleebana Strong Hold – The revolutionary lash lift adhesive.

A world first formulation, offering 10% stronger hold making the lifting process even faster and easier to keep the lashes adhered during the lifting process – no more pesky lashes popping off during the treatment. Our adhesive also contains nourishing ingredients Keratin and Biotin to help keep those lashes strengthened and protected.

Lift your lash game to strong.

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New Lash Lift Isolator Tool

New Lash Lift Isolator Tool

Due to the anticipation of our London launch, we just couldn’t wait to share with the world one of our latest lash lift addition.

Introducing the NEW Lash Lift Isolator Tool

Elleebana Lash Lift Isolator Tool

This little bling baby has a super fine tip, making it easy to use and perfect for isolation and separation. Therefore, it is the perfect addition to your lash lifting kit.

Up your lash lift game!

Contact your closest distributor or salon supplier to purchase.

Don’t forget we still have a huge announcement coming on Monday 5th February 2018.

Stay tuned for more…

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Otto Mitter wins ABIA 2017 Educator of the Year!!!

Otto Mitter wins ABIA 2017 Educator of the Year!!!

Otto was so humbled and very surprised to be announced Educator of the Year at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards held in August. This has caused quite a flurry of excitement at Elleebana/Belmacil Head Quarters. What a great honour to receive such an award in a category that Otto and his team members are so passionate about.  We will continue to strive to meet the highest educational standards.


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Australian Beauty Industry Awards 2017

Australian Beauty Industry Awards 2017

Ex-Import is proud to announce, our very own Director, Otto Mitter, and worldwide master trainer for Belmacil and Elleebana, has received a finalist nomination for Educator of the year at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards 2017. Otto is a very passionate and dedicated educator who strives to meet the needs of students within Australia and around the Globe.

We wish him the best of luck!

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Lash Vision South Korea 2017

Lash Vision South Korea 2017

Otto represented Elleebana as a presenter at Lash Vision South Korea. We were overwhelmed with the response at this conference which was the first of it’s kind in South Korean which was open to all beauty professionals and had over 150 attendees.

Otto gave an amazing 90 minute presentation and live demonstration about the incredible Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift.

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Elleebana Global Lash Lift Award Winners 2017

Elleebana Global Lash Lift Award Winners 2017

The Elleebana Global Lash Lifting Competition has continued to explode in its 2nd year of running. The competition saw over a massive 800 entries and we were absolutely astounded by the overwhelming response the competition has had. Last year, the competition was heavily dominated with Australian entries, but now, the rest of the world is providing heavy competition.

The Elleebana Global Lash Lifting Competition is the only online competition of its kind worldwide. The competition started with an idea to create a platform for lash artists to become inspired by other artists and to showcase their own amazing work. We were blown away with the high level of work that can be seen throughout the competition.

The competition provided a platform for lash artists all over the world to establish connections with the ability to network with other industry professionals and develop their own skill and knowledge. The popularity in the art of lash lifting has certainly boomed and is continually on the rise. Our team is very proud that lash lifting is now receiving the recognition it deserves. We are excited to see the level of competition next year and anticipate even more entries!

2017 Winners (as pictured above):

1st Place  – Skin and Body Studio –  Brittney Belanger USA
2nd Place – House of Brows – April Lyann Sanchez USA
3rd Place – Marry Lash – Mayra Salvatierra USA
Trainers award 4th Place – Aniachrostowska – Anna Chrostowska  Poland

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