You have probably heard about the new, amazing trends in the lash world – lash lifts and tints.
Since everyone wants longer eyelashes, this procedure was set up for success from the outset. It’s a way to have long, beautiful lashes that look great without using false lashes or extensions.
So, are you interested to learn more about the procedure?
What is a lash lift and tint?
For your eyelashes to look amazing naturally, it would take a ton of serum and maintenance. And yet going for falsies and extensions takes a lot of time and money – and it’s quite visible that they are fake.
However, something great comes along and makes all of those other things obsolete. Lash lift and tint is one of those things. They are more and more available now and you can get them almost anywhere.
So, what is a lash lift?
Well, the lift is kinda like a perm without all of the bad stuff. It lifts your natural eyelashes to make them more prominent and noticeable. It can also curl them from the base of the eyelash. They will end up looking longer and more impactful. Often paired with a tint, they look even better. Your eyes will also look bigger and your face kind of lifted.
What are the steps in a lash lift?
Lash lift is not a very complex process but it’s still one that should be done by a professional who is certified in the skill. As a more and more popular technique, there will be some people saying that you can do it at home, but you really can’t.
Lash lifts will give your natural lashes a curl. This happens because they use a silicone shape and the result is much better than that of perms. This will last for about three months.
So, when you find a great salon that you like, book an appointment and enjoy your lashes. But if you interested in the steps that will be done to you, here is what you need to know.
Before you start the procedure, they will take the gel pads, micro swabs and a lash lift kit.
Then they will cover your lower lashes with the gel pad, brush your top lashes down and apply a silicone lift. They will also glue the silicone shape to the bottom of the lid. Next, they will glue the lashes to the silicone in a perfect position. When they place your lashes, they will apply lotion and then let it sit for about 15 minute. Then they will remove that lotion and then add another lotion for the same amount of time. They will remove that too and then add the tint.
After that, they will remove the glue and silicone, clean the area and so on.
How do you care for lashes after the lash lift?
Lash lifts and tints give you the chance to get more color and definition to your natural eyelashes. However, this is not a procedure that you can take lightly in the sense of maintenance and care. That is, if you want your lashes to continue looking long and beautiful. But if you follow the care guidelines properly, you will have no problem with this.
Here is our quick guide:
For the first 24-48 hours
Lash lifts have the lasting effect but the key is in the first day or two after the lift. The treatment is not done once you leave the salon. It takes a while for everything to set properly and this is the period for that. You need to be gentle with your eyes. This means that you can’t get them wet at all, can’t wear any makeup or anything else on them. So, basically, no mascara, no washing the eyes, no swimming and no rubbing. If you have an irritation, you should use a cool compress on your eyes gently. You should also avoid sleeping on your face, hot water and steam.
After 48 hours
This is when you can take a steamy shower and take a swim. If you want to keep them in top shape, you should avoid any serums, conditioners, waterproof mascara, exfoliants or anything else that’s oil-based because it makes your lift weaker. Don’t rub your eyes still and keep sleeping on your back.
Lash lift and tint will work together and make you look great. But the tint probably won’t last as long as the lift. This is perfectly normal because lashes grow and tint will fade on its own.
To preserve it as much as possible, you should use gentle makeup with no oils in it, a gentle cleanser and wear sunglasses when it’s sunny.
Keep in mind that it’s not as hard as you may think. Avoid some of the most obvious things we already mentioned on the list and take good care of your lashes. If you take good care of them, they should last for two months or even more.
How long does a lash lift last?
Now that you know more about lash lifts and their maintenance, you are probably wondering how much a process like that can last.
A lash lift can last for 6 to 8 week – however, keep in mind that varies from person to person. A good thing is that you don’t need any maintenance in between appointments. But to keep your lashes, you will need to repeat it because this is not a one-and-done thing.
Sometimes, the lashes can drop before the 6 week mark. For instance, if you go swimming, if you use any harsh products or heat. If any of these things happen, you should know that you can repeat the treatment sooner, but you have to wait at least 4 weeks to pass from the initial treatment.
How much does a lash lift and tint cost?
Lash lifts are a costly process and there is really no way around it if you want proper results. A standard procedure can cost anywhere from $60 to $200 or more per one treatment. This depends on the salon you choose.
However, the price is worth it.
When you think about it, you get gorgeous lashes for 2 full months without needing any other treatments or any curling. Plus, it’s your eyes – do you really want cheap things that close to your eyes?
Salons also include lash tint and a take-home mascara in the price, so this is a great thing.
It can certainly add up but it’s reasonable, especially considering how much false eyelashes or extensions cost. For instance, quality false eyelashes can only last for one time use and they cost $40.
Who is a good candidate for a lash lift?
The thing is, not everyone can get better lashes with extensions or falsies, makeup and other problems. So, lash lifts are a perfect choice in that case.
When should you get a lash lift?
- If you are allergic to the adhesive used in eyelash extensions
- If you don’t like mascara
- If you like the way your natural lashes look, but they just need to be easier to notice
- If you want something low-maintenance
- If you think that lash lifts look awesome
This look will depend on your natural lashes, in the end. So, to get a lash lift, you have to have natural lashes. The better they are, the more versatile the results will be. This is a great process that only enhances your natural beauty without introducing any strange entities into your lash line. You will love your new look!