Looking for lashes that appear longer and more lush? Then a lash lift and tint might be the option for you!
Also known as a lash perm, lash lifts curl your natural lashes, leaving the eye looking more open and alert. Combined with a lash tint, lash lifts give the illusion of longer, more defined lashes, without the need for a lash curler and mascara in the mornings.
Lash lifts are comparatively new to the beauty world.
All you need to do is lie back and relax as your beauty therapist applies silicon pads to protect the skin of your eyelids and then applies a solution and tint on your lashes to make them reach sky-high.
The principle is similar to that of a perm for your eyelashes, training them to curl upwards instead of sitting straight.
On average, a good lash lift should last you anywhere between six to eight weeks. Having said that, it’s also important to note that its longevity depends on the amount of care you take in preserving them and ensuring you maximise the time.
Try to avoid using any oil-based makeup when you’ve had a lash lift, because the oil can disrupt the solution and make it harder to stick. At the same time, using waterproof mascara can be an issue because it often needs to be removed with oil-based makeup remover.
Speaking from experience, lash lifts are actually a very soothing experience with minimal (to no) discomfort. If you’ve got sensitive eyes or you don’t like people coming close to them, there’s only one part that may have you cringing.
Before the solution is applied, the beauty therapist will need to position two silicon pads on top of your lower lash line to keep your lower lashes out of the solution. Rest assured, it’s only a few seconds of discomfort and it saves you a lot of grief from the possibility of your lower lashes curling upwards too.
Apart from that, the remainder of the treatment is very relaxing and you can keep your eyes closed the entire time. The only thing you’re in danger of is falling asleep – and it’s very tempting!