Whether you wax, tweeze, or thread, having perfected eyebrows can make you feel amazing. The eyebrows help to give your face geometric balance and help to make your eyes pop. Many people nowadays are having their eyelashes tinted in an attempt to make their eyes pop even more. But hand-in-hand with the eyebrows come the eyelashes. Having long, thick eyelashes can make the world of difference to a woman. And while mascaras have long been the most popular way to achieve longer lashes, many people are trying new trends like lash lifts, lash perms, and lash tints. In this article, we will look more into the trend of eyelash tinting.
What is eyelash tinting?
Eyelash tinting is exactly what it sounds like – the process of tinting the eyelashes. The process uses a special hair dye that is developed specifically for use on the lashes and produces an effect similar to that of mascara. Lash tints can help to darken, lengthen, and thicken the appearance of the lashes without you having to worry about clumping or running.
What happens during a tinting session?
Before you have your lashes tinted, you will go in for a consultation. During this consultation your specialist will give you a patch test to ensure that you don’t have any reactions to the products or chemicals being used. During your consultation you should also discuss which dye you would like to use, and your specialist can advise you on which tints go best with your complexion. Twenty-four hours after your consultation you can go in for your lash appointment. Special stickers will be placed around your eyelids to protect your eyes. Next, a dye will be applied to both the upper and lower lashes. It will be left to sit for 5-10 minutes and then gently washed away.
What are the benefits of eyelash tinting?
- No more runny mascara “raccoon eyes”
- No need to worry about clumping
- No need to apply mascara every morning and wash it off every night
- It can help add definition and structure for those with pale completions and “barely there” lashes
- It’s a soft and gentle treatment
- It suits an active lifestyle
- It is low cost and affordable
How long does an eyelash tint last?
The lifespan of an eyelash tint will vary depending on your personal lash cycle. Most last between 4-6 weeks. You can extend the lifespan of your lash tint by avoiding oil based moisturizers, cleaners, and wipes.
Are there any risks associated with eyelash tints?
Currently, eyelash tints are not FDA approved. (The FDA is the regulator of medical and similar treatments and products in the United States.) Always ask a salon exactly what they use in their treatments before accepting their services. Lash tints that are vegetable based are considered safer for use.