Rods or Shields?
Written by: Paige Thompson
There’s one great question that consistently pops up in online lash lift forums:
What’s the difference in the Silicone Rods for lash lifting versus the Extreme Styling Shields?
There’s a time and place for the use of both rods and shields (one isn’t superior over the other), so let’s break it down...
Are great for all clients. Rods are Elleebana’s Classic “go-to”, which is why they’re included in all our student kits. You can’t go wrong with choosing an appropriate rod size!
Create more of a gradual “C” curl for the lashes, starting at the base and flowing through the length of the lash.
Pro Tip: To best style your client’s lashes using Elleebana Rods and the One Shot Lash Lift system, measure your client’s lashes out with the more narrow end of the rod pointed toward the bridge of their nose.
All lashes (even the baby Anagen ones) should measure at least halfway up the rod, but not so far as to curl back and touch their eyelids.
Are great for clients who:
Have hooded eyes
Have deep set eyes
Have very short lashes
Could benefit from a more “open eye” look
Create an “L” curl with the lift at the base of the lash, bringing the length up and away from the brow bone.
Pro Tip: Shields can be a little more forgiving in the measuring process. Be sure all lashes measure at least halfway up the shield for an amazing lift!
Both Rods and Shields:
Deliver amazingly beautiful results.
Can be more natural or dramatic, depending on the size chosen and the lotion placement.
Busy lash lift artists benefit from keeping all sizes of both rods and shields on hand! Deciding which will flatter your client’s eyes the most is your artistic spin on the service. Use this post as a guide for your consultation process and see how you can best style your clients’ lashes!