Do Cluster Lashes Last Longer?

If you’re like the millions of other women who aren’t satisfied with the length and thickness of their natural lashes, then you may be considering obtaining lash extensions. However, with such an abundance of different types of eyelash extensions currently on the market, it can be difficult to determine which kind might best meet your needs. Many women opt for cluster lashes because they feel they have many advantages over other types of lash extensions. However, do cluster lashes last longer than other types?

What are cluster lashes?

Cluster lash extensions are a type of false eyelashes that are attached to the lids of the eyes instead of the natural lashes, like other extensions. They look like strips of fake eyelashes that have been cut into small, individual pieces. Cluster lashes are applied in single pieces, as they’re smaller and appear to be in “clusters,” unlike the other types of lash extensions that are available. These types of lashes are easy to apply, and you can apply as few or as many as you desire in order to get the look that you’re trying to achieve.

The pros and cons of cluster lashes

All eyelash extensions have their own set of pros and cons, and cluster lashes are no different. Here is a list of pros and cons of this type of eyelash extension, which will hopefully help you to determine if cluster lashes will help you to achieve the look that you desire.


  • These lashes are much quicker and easier to apply than other types of lash extensions
  • The lashes can provide the wearer with a dramatic and enhanced look for special occasions
  • Cluster lashes can provide a more natural look than other lash types
  • Cluster lashes can be applied in different patterns each day, for a different look


  • Cluster lashes must be removed each night and reapplied the next morning
  • Cluster lashes have the potential to cause permanent damage to your natural lashes
  • If worn too long, cluster lashes can become twisted in appearance and become quite uncomfortable
  • Cluster lashes contain a large glob of glue on the end that makes these lashes a lot heavier to wear than other lash extensions
  • These lashes are often costlier than other eyelash extensions

Just how long do cluster lashes last?

Cluster lashes last for approximately three weeks, maybe four, depending on how you apply and remove them each night. This is about how long other types of lash extensions last, so cluster lashes don’t necessarily last longer, unless you only wear them occasionally. There are some tips for making your cluster lashes last longer, and if you ensure that you’re carefully cleaning them each night after removal, only using eyelash extension glue, and handling them as gently as possible, then your cluster lashes may last even longer.

Choosing the best cluster lashes

If you’re going to have your cluster lashes professionally applied, then you don’t have to worry about choosing the best lashes, as your beauty technician will make the best choice or at least give you an option and explain the advantages of each choice. If you’re going to be applying your own cluster lashes, then choosing the best choice can be daunting, as there are a tremendous number of choices. Some things that you want to consider that will help make choosing the best cluster lashes easier are: the specific brand, cost, especially if you’re on a budget, reviews, if available, as well as performance.

Choosing the best adhesive for your cluster lashes

Choosing the right adhesive for applying your cluster lashes can make the difference between complete success and total disaster. First of all, you want to ensure that you’re choosing an adhesive that is specifically created for cluster lash extensions, because, again, cluster lashes should be removed each night and the glue for these types of lashes should allow you to easily remove the extensions at the end of the day. You don’t want to choose some random glue off the store shelf, nor do you want to choose adhesives that are more appropriate for applying hair extensions on your head. If you’re visiting a beauty supply store and you’re unable to find the type of adhesive that you need, don’t hesitate to ask the store clerks for assistance.

List of tools necessary to apply your cluster lashes

  • High quality cluster lashes
  • High quality adhesive specifically for cluster lash extensions (will not last longer than 24 hours)
  • Tweezers

Applying your cluster lashes doesn’t have to be overwhelming, and after the first few applications, you might start to feel like a pro. It’s normal to be nervous during your first application, but be sure to relax and just have fun, as you don’t want to be so nervous that your hand is shaking. This could cause you to make a mess with the adhesive and even get some in your eye.

DIY cluster lashes vs professional application

Obviously, having your cluster lashes applied by a professional is a much better choice, especially if it will be your first time applying your own eyelash extensions. However, if you are a quick learner and you’re determined to save money by applying your own cluster lashes, then it can definitely be done. It might be a good idea to at least watch some of the many step-by-step tutorials that are online, so you can feel confident that you’re going to apply them properly and minimize the chances of any harm coming to your natural lashes.


Cluster lashes have been given a bad rap because they have the potential to damage a person’s natural eyelashes and also cause irritation to the eyes. However, as long as you either have them applied professionally or take certain precautions, cluster lashes can be a great way to enhance your natural beauty. While cluster lashes don’t necessarily last longer than other lash extensions, there are ways to extend the life of these lash extensions, with the proper care.

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