Make room mascara, there are new lash treatments in town! The rise of the eyelash extension has made way to numerous treatments for your lashes, and we are here to talk you through each one.
You can forget about spending your mornings applying multiple layers of dry, clumpy mascara, these treatments will leave you with long, lifted lashes bound to make you feel a million dollars, without actually having to do anything!
Of course we have to start with the main event, eyelash extensions. This beauty treatment has taken the world by storm, and revolutionised how many girls do their makeup in the mornings. Eyelash extensions are individual lashes that are applied to the lash line, and they can last for up to six weeks! There are three types of lash to choose from; synthetic, silk and mink. There are also a range of sizes to choose from, just like with false lashes. In order for them to last as long as possible, it’s important to take proper care of them. To do this, it’s best to avoid any oil based makeup remover on your eyes, as the oil can break down the glue that is used to stick the lashes to the lash line. Also, try not to rub your eyes too much, as this can cause damage to the extensions.
We think everyone should try this treatment at least once, book a set of eyelash extensions and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!
You may be wondering what a lash lift is. Well, it’s exactly how it sounds. This treatment lifts your lashes, making it look like you’ve spent a whole lot of time with your eyelash curler, when in reality you’ve had a quick, thirty minute treatment that lasts for up to six weeks. Think of it as a perm for your lashes. You can choose from a range of curls, from super curved ones to more natural looking curls. That choice is completely up to you, however do remember that the curl will drop slightly after a few days, so we say the bigger the better!
Now, let’s talk about how its done. First of all, a gentle cleanser will be applied to make sure that there is no makeup left on the eyes. Then, a pad will be applied underneath your lower lash line. This is to ensure that the lower lashes dont get caught up in the solution that is applied to the upper lashes. Next, a guard is applied to the upper lash line and then the solution is also applied. The solution gets left on for about twenty minutes, all you have to do during this time is lie there and relax (or if you’re anything like us, most likely have a nap.) When you wake up, you will have perfectly lifted lashes, it’s like the best dream ever right? Apart from having to keep them away from water for twenty four hours, they really don’t require much maintenance at all, so we definitely recommend trying this treatment out.
A lash tint is, again, exactly how it sounds. This beauty stuff ain’t so hard eh. A lash tint is recommended as it can make your lashes look more defined, meaning many girls don’t feel the need for any eye makeup whatsoever! When you go to get your lashes tinted, an eye patch is placed under your lower lash line, and the dye is applied to these lashes first. The dye is then applied to your upper lashes whilst your eyes are closed. This is left on your lashes for about ten minutes, and once removed, you should have darker, separated lashes. What more could you want? There are a range of colours you can choose from, however the therapist should help in matching the colour best suited to your lashes.
The tint is meant to last for around three to four weeks, however, just like with all eyelash treatments, it’s important to take care of your lashes to ensure you get the most out of the treatment. It is also recommend to keep your lashes moisturised in order for the dye to last longer, so try adding a serum or oil into your skincare routine!
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