Using mascara or wearing fake eyelashes will work for those whose eyelashes aren’t usually thick and lustrous, but it may not be the ideal solution for everyone. Every morning, putting on those eyelashes or applying the mascara takes time—time that many people may not have. Plus, with mascara, there is always the smudge factor to consider. This is where eyelash tinting really can change your life in some ways. You get natural-looking thick eyelashes without the hassle of mascara or fake eyelashes.
Get it done on your lunch break and return to your normal activities right after, given how easy the treatment is. And, of course, you get to leave with eyelashes that look stunning.
So what exactly is eyelash tinting, and what does the process entail? Many equate eyelash tinting with touching up your roots. The dye that gets applied intensifies the overall look of the eyelashes. In this darkening process, the lashes come to look thicker and more lustrous. Unlike hair dye, though, the paint used in the process of eyelash tinting is safe for use around your eyes. And different from hair highlights, eyelash tint does not take a long time as far as the process itself. Generally, you are in and out in as little as 45 minutes. Instantly, your eyelashes will look thicker, and your eyes will come to be better defined. The great thing about eyelash tinting is that the treatment lasts for a long time versus eye mascara which can easily wipe/wear off.
Versus mascara or wearing fake eyelashes, eyelash tinting will usually last one month. After that, you will notice that eyelashes start to look a bit lighter until the tint is no longer apparent. This is because the tinted eyelashes begin to drop away—this is entirely normal.
Many people wonder how to extend the look of the lashes. There are a couple of things you can do to help maintain the effectiveness of the eyelash tint for longer: limit direct sun exposure as this can cause fading. You might also try to avoid harsher skincare products around your eye area. If you swim frequently, keep in mind that chlorine can hasten the fading process.
Especially if you have fairer skin and lighter colored hair, eyelash tinting can be ideal for making your lashes look stunning. For those with darker hair and lashes, eyelash tinting is also an excellent treatment, as this can help your lashes become even more noticeable. Some people with dark hair will opt for a lash lift instead—either of these spa treatment options will result in thicker-looking lashes. With a lash lift, the lashes ultimately look more fanned out; this is why people with darker lashes tend to go this route versus eyelash tinting.
Pretty much anyone is a great candidate for an eyelash tint. Some technicians will do a test patch before the actual treatment to ensure there are no issues. If you have any dye allergies, you want to let the tech know, as you may have to look at other eyelash options.
An eyelash tint is probably an excellent treatment for those who only see luxurious eyelashes after applying mascara.
Some things to consider before booking your eyelash tinting appointment: If you have watery eyes or hay fever, this might not be a promising treatment option for your eyelashes. Again, if you have any known allergies to dye or colorants, then avoid eyelash tinting. If you react to the patch test in any way, you will want to explore alternatives to eyelash tinting.
Also, a quick reminder, be sure to remove your contact lenses before your eyelash tinting appointment.
This is a commonly asked question. Is eyelash tinting a DIY process? The short answer is yes, and you can purchase at-home eyelash tinting kits. The question is, should you buy these kits? The eyes are a pretty sensitive area. If anything goes wrong, if dye/tint is misapplied, you could cause significant issues within your eyes. Unless you feel completely confident that you know what you’re doing and have some experience with tinting eyelashes, this is a treatment best left up to an experienced professionals at a spa.
As far as wearing mascara following your eyelash tinting…Ideally, it would be best not to have to wear mascara. This is the point of eyelash tinting – to make it so that you no longer need to apply mascara every morning to make your eyes look more vibrant. This saves you time in the morning, but you don’t have to take off heavy mascara at night either.
Can you return to your normal activities and work following your eyelash treatment appointment? Yes, you can. The great thing about getting an eyelash tint is that it is so low maintenance. You will no longer need to use mascara. And yet, your eyes will look amazingly thick! One thing that many experts recommend following this treatment is to use a serum on your lashes. This keeps the eyelashes conditioned and also helps to maintain the tint. You want to try and keep your eyelashes from drying out.
If you are considering eyelash tinting, now is a great time to do it! You want to look your best, feel confident, and have gorgeous eyes to boot. Eyelash tinting makes otherwise fair and light eyelashes that usually do not stand out pop! People will notice how incredible your eyelashes look. Be sure to look for a spa or salon with technicians experienced in this treatment type—especially when dealing with the eyes, as this is an area you want a skilled professional involved.