Let’s get real. The story on eyelash extension clusters is not all good. Some salons won’t even offer these types of eyelash extensions as a service. They are heavier, put together differently, and use more glue to stick than volume lashes. So we’ll warn you up front – if you don’t use them right, you are heading for trouble.
Why do some salons give these lashes a big thumbs down? Because if you screw it up, you could lose all of your natural eyelashes in a matter of weeks! It can severely damage the skin around your eyes. You could end up with sties and eye infections. And for some, it starts off the bat when they are first applied and they feel too heavy.
Unlike volume lashes where individual lashes are made thicker and lain closer together, eyelash extension clusters bunch up individual lashes to make a cluster. The lashes themselves are thicker and instead of an extra few lashes interspersed between your natural eyelashes, your eyelashes are blended in with clumps, ‘er, clusters of eyelashes.
Those additional eyelashes make these extensions heavier and usually you have to use more glue to get them to stay in place. The clusters themselves are bonded together with an adhesive and then you have to glue them into place – you can imagine what a messy nightmare your lashes can become if you get this wrong.
With all that being said, eyelash extensions clusters are being sold because people are buying them. If you have dreadfully wispy eyelashes that volume lashes can’t fix, eyelash extensions clusters basically hide your wispy lashes underneath new thick, lustrous lashes. And you can do it safely.
First, you need a good product tested glue that does not cause eye infections or skin irritation. Second, you need to choose the right size lashes for your eyes. Many extensions on our list come in a variety of sizes so you can figure out which one is best through trial and error.
Lastly, although you are supposed to be able to wear eyelash extensions clusters for more than a month, the longer the weight and the glue remain on your natural eyelashes and your eyelids, the more likely they are to cause damage. You should not wear cluster eyelashes for more than a week.
Okay, now that we got that business out of the way, let’s get to the list. For those of you who know the risks but are confident that you know how to apply them correctly and to wear them responsibly, we found the 10 best eyelash extensions clusters for you! Make sure to read all the way to the end for accessories to help make your cluster experience a great one.
10 Best Eyelash Extensions Clusters
1. The Natural Look
Besides trying to make your eyes look more glamorous, people buy eyelash extensions clusters to make their natural eyelashes look fuller. One of the best we found is the Knot Free Natural Flare Cluster Lashes from iBeautiful.
Instead of one big clump of lashes, these clusters are different from each other to give your lashes a more natural look. Some clusters are made up of six lashes and others have nine so that you can layer them and pump up the volume without it looking totally fake.
This set comes with 60 different clusters in three different lengths from 9mm to 13mm. Designed so that you can apply them quickly and easily, we think you’ll really dig these eyelash extensions.
2. Soft Mink Clusters
What we love most about the Scala Pro 3D Mink False Eyelashes Clusters is that they are soft and delicate. As we noted earlier, one of the dangers of wearing extensions clusters is that they can be too heavy and cause damage. These babies are supposed to prevent that.
Made of a premium blend of artificial fibers, these lashes are designed so that you can easily apply the glue. The root lashes are half as thick so that you don’t have to plaster on the glue. You have your choice of sizes from 8mm all the way up to 15mm.
One package includes 60 professional grade eyelash clusters. And since the material is made to mimic soft mink, these lashes are lighter and more comfortable to wear. Simple makeup remover is all it takes to remove them too!
3. Handmade Eyelash Clusters
Expect some of the lashes to look naturally shorter than the others by about a millimeter or so. That’s because the Natural Long Cluster Extension Fake Eyelashes from Boderminder are handmade from a silky synthetic material that is soft and shiny – perfect for giving your eyes new flare!
Each set comes with 120 different eyelash clusters ranging in length from 8mm to 15mm. Makeup artists and newbies alike can experiment with new looks or trial and error your way to the perfect look with these.
Best of all, these lashes are super easy to apply and just as easy to remove. All you need is your standard makeup remover to take these lashes off.
4. The Natural Feel
We really, really love the Handmade Cluster Eyelash Extensions from Lashview because they’re as close to the real thing as you’re going to get. In fact, they are so soft that you are not supposed to handle them with your bare hands or else you could ruin the curl of the cluster.
Even though they are synthetic, they are made to feel just like your natural eyelashes. They’re even waterproof. Each tray holds 60 eyelash clusters in 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm lengths. Curled to make them look even more natural, if you want clusters that don’t look fake, you want these lashes!
Be sure to follow the handling instructions carefully so that you don’t ruin your new eyelash extensions. You’ll need the proper application tools to apply these correctly (keep reading for more).
5. Blooming Curl Eyelash Extensions Clusters
You’ve never seen eyelash extensions clusters like the Rapid Blooming Lash Extensions from Fadlash. That’s why we had to put these on our list! If volume is what you want, these puppies take eyelash clusters to a new level. Not only are they clustered, they are volume lashes that also bloom!
Take the 4D lashes for instance. If you stretch it slightly and then pump it up, it quadruples the size of the fan! That’s not all; these lashes are made from synthetic Korean fibers that are designed to feel just like the softest mink lashes.
You barely need to graft these things and the curl holds no matter what. They have been shown to hang in there in sauna heat, so you know they can take some tears or sweat – just like your natural lashes!
6. Hypoallergenic Eyelash Clusters
If you have sensitive eyes or allergies, you’re going to want to try the Premade Knot Free Cluster Lashes from Fadlash. They are hypoallergenic, super soft, and very lightweight. Both professionals and novices will love these D curl lashes.
You get 120 different 10D lashes in a tray. There are four different length sizes for you to experiment with from 8mm to 14mm. The fans are premade so you don’t have to fumble around with them, potentially damaging the lashes.
For the price of this set, you are not just buying eyelash extensions clusters; these are also volume lashes for that thick natural look.
7. Big Bunches of Eyelash Clusters
Volume is everything when you choose the Handmade Volume Lashes Cluster Extensions from Beauty7. You get three boxes of synthetic eyelash clusters, made of a premium mink-like material for a total of 180 different eyelash clusters!
Perfect for grafting and fanning, these lashes come in a permanent C curl. With so much volume, you would expect these lashes to be too heavy, but no. They are arranged in a way to add volume without adding more weight. The makers say they are lighter than regular volume lash extensions!
Each set includes 8mm extensions, 10mm, and 12mm lashes. So if you want thick lashes and a lot of them to play with, we highly recommend these handmade lashes.
8. Reusable Cluster Extensions
Saving money is one of the main reasons for opting to use eyelash clusters as opposed to other types of extensions. Well, if that’s what floats your boat, we recommend the Natural Long Eye Lashes Cluster Extensions from Dedila.
Made of soft mink, you can actually reuse these extensions – that is, if you remove them gently and don’t screw it up applying them. They are super soft so that they add volume without the weight and because they are mink, they look and feel natural.
Each set comes with 60 clusters ranging in size from 8mm to 14mm. Although these are clusters, you can individually graft your lashes too in order to create a truly stunning look!
9. Auto-Blooming Eyelash Clusters
Another unique and handy product we found is the Volume Eyelash Extensions from Emeda. For one, they are self-fanning. Meaning they fan out on their own without you having to manipulate them. They bloom like a flower too, creating maximum volume for your eyelashes.
That’s all good, but what we love the most about these extensions clusters is that although they are pretty fancy and high grade, they are so easy you could apply them correctly even if this is your first time ever using eyelash extensions.
Each cluster fans out in seconds and you can individually graft the lashes to make the perfect look. You get a whole bunch of lashes in every size from 8mm to 15mm.
10. Giant Pack of Premium Eyelash Extensions Clusters
Professional makeup artists and salon owners choose packages like the Premium Quality Cluster Lashes from LashXO Lashes. There are 10 packs of clusters in this set. These lashes are actually made of human hair – sanitized of course! They are as light as natural lashes and have the natural curl you want.
Unlike dangerously heavy eyelash clusters, these add practically no weight. They are waterproof, and come in a variety of lengths and sizes. You could wear these eyelash extensions for up to six weeks, but we recommend you proceed with caution.
True, you may be able to get away with it, but to be on the safe side, stick to a week at the most. Hell, you’ve got 600 clusters to play with!
Best Accessories for Eyelash Extensions Clusters
We’ve identified three things that cause damage when using eyelash extensions clusters: the weight, the glue, and keeping them on too long. We found some of the lightest weight clusters we could find. Now check out the accessories we found to go with your new eyelash extensions clusters:
1. Most Popular Eyelash Glue
For professional grade lashes, we recommend professional grade glue. The hold is super important but so is safety. We recommend using the Professional Eyelash Glue from Bepholan to apply your new lashes. For one, the glue works and holds very well despite water, rain, or sweat. More importantly though, it is latex free, sulfate free, cruelty free, and made for sensitive eyes. It comes with an easy to use applicator brush and the glue dries quickly and clearly.
2. Complete Eyelash Tweezers Set
If you’re using eyelash extensions, you’re going to need a really good tweezers set. Some eyelashes come with their own applicators but we found a fantastic set of tweezers specifically made for eyelash extensions; the 5-Piece Lash Precision Tweezers from Daoder. There are five different styles of tweezers for picking up, applying, curling, angling, and grafting fake eyelashes.
And although these are made for your eyelashes, they can be used as a small tool for other projects like nail art or fixing your eye glasses. And if that weren’t enough, it comes in a handy dandy polyurethane storage case so that everything stays in one place!
3. Everything You Need Eyelash Extension Kit
Finally, we thought, why beat around the bush – if you really want to do this right, you need the Eyelash Extension Kit from Lashes and Cosmetics. It literally has everything you need. You get two different glues to try, a combination of single mink lashes plus mink eyelash clusters in a variety of shapes and sizes, lash remover supplies, a tweezers set, brushes, mascara, a magnifying glass, and much more – it has literally everything you need all in a pretty carrying case!