A Guide to Wispy Lashes

In this line of work, staying ahead of beauty trends is really important. That’s why it’s essential to know everything to do with eyelash wispies – a super-hot lash trend that really turns heads!

Wispy eyelashes, or also called Kim K lashes - are among the most popular types of eyelashes these days. Sometimes known as eyelash extension wispy, these types of eyelashes can be said to have been popularized by celebrities and Instagram influencers. If you’re not familiar with the name, you may find that you’ve seen them somewhere without knowing what they’re called!

These types of lashes get a lot of attention. If your clients want to be in the center of attention and aren't afraid of being in the spotlight, this is definitely for you! For lash artists, applying a perfect set of wispies are also a chance to showcase your skills.

What are wispy lashes?

With all that being said, what exactly are wispy lashes? Well, wispy lashes are really just as their name suggests: they are very fine, soft, fluffy and feathered lashes that look absolutely terrific.

If your client asks for wispy lashes, then you know that they have caught onto the trend! They are looking for a long, fluffy and dramatic look! Wispy lashes are used to highlight the eyes and grab the attention of onlookers. This magnetic visual attraction is similar to heavy mascara application to accentuate the eyes, but without the prep or smearing!

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How to create gorgeous wispy lash sets?

So how do you apply wispy lashes? There are a number of different methods to consider when it comes to making wispy lashes, but we will discuss the most common approach to achieving that gorgeous wispy look.

Clean the lashes

It’s essential that, in order to achieve a good looking set and retention, you need to clean your clients’ natural lashes first. Make sure that they’re free from any leftover makeup. For this procedure, use a high-quality lash foam to clean the lashes. Afterwards, use a saturated pad to gently wipe across the eyes.

Lash map for wispy lashes

No matter what type of lashes you are applying, a lash map is always needed. For lash artists, lash mapping is key to satisfying your clients and creating amazing looking eyelash extensions. With regards to wispy lashes, this is especially important since the lashes are separate, allowing for mapping to really do its work. 

Lash mapping for wispy lashes refers to wispy lash extension mapping; a process of determining which lash extensions go to which natural lashes. Make sure you assess your client’s natural lashes thoroughly and you understand and take into account their preferences.

Start by marking the high points of the natural lashes, which are the places for spike placements. Try to alternate between different lengths for these high points. Usually these points tend to sit in the middle or at the outer corners of the lash line. You can use our Pillar closed fans to maximize your time. It is a combination of 3-6D fans with a small amount of glue at the base. These are perfect for a wispy lash map.

Pillar closed fans by LLBA

Pillar closed fans by LLBA

Once all the peak points are planned out for your client’s natural lashes, it’s time to proceed to the filling stage. This means that you need to decide on lash extensions that go between the spikes. These tend to be lashes that are around 3 mm shorter than the high points.


This is the finishing touch for creating wispy eyelashes. Take a spoolie and pick up any excess product and leftovers on the lashes. If you want to separate lashes that are clumping together in some parts, use a pair of tweezers.

If you’re willing and confident with your skills, try on different lengths and play around with customizations before the application process.

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