Many of us are not blessed with naturally long, thick and dark lashes. Tinting your eyelashes is a fast and easy solution to this! Eyelash dyes are available in a variety of colors, from the typical blacks and browns to dramatic blue-black for the adventurous souls.
Eyelash tinting seems like a dream come true for those wishing for luxurious lashes without the hassle of mascara. There are a few things to watch out for before you make an appointment, though.
The Eyelash Tinting Process
Dying your eyelashes is a quick and relatively inexpensive process. The low price is one of the more substantial pros, with prices typically ranging from only $30-$50, depending on what beautician you use.
Upon arrival, remove any makeup or contact lenses. Vaseline or a similar cream will be rubbed around the eyes to avoid staining of the skin.
After placing a pad under the lashes, a brush will be used to apply the dye of your choice to the lashes. After letting this sit for a minimum of 10 minutes, the dye is removed using only water. Any additional cleaning can be done with a damp pad.
How Long Does It Last?
The dyed lashes will last until they naturally fall out, as the dye is essentially like permanent hair dye. The average eyelash life cycle is typically somewhere between 30-45 days.
Eyelash Tinting Precautions
Despite the obvious desirability of the procedure, there are certain inherent risks associated with the process, which you should be familiar with before you make an appointment to have your lashes tinted.
While many of the dyes may claim to be vegetable-based or organic, this is simply not the case. In order for them to truly work, the dyes must first be activated by peroxide in order to form the correct chemical chain to bind to the hair. Peroxide is safe for use on hair and eyelashes, but you must be careful with it so close to the eyes.
There is also the potential for an allergic reaction to occur. Reactions such as inflammation or swelling are particularly dangerous where the area around the eye is concerned.
In order to avoid these types of reactions, a “patch test” should be done before the dye is formally applied. Applying a small amount of the dye in an area not easily seen should allow you to determine if your skin will tolerate the procedure. Make sure your salon conducts a patch test before they agree to apply the dye to your eyelashes.
Eyelash Tinting Benefits
Once you have found a salon that is professional and cautious, you’ll love the results of your eyelash tinting. Darkened eyelashes look thicker and longer, and you’ll find you won’t want to bother wearing mascara. What a timesaver in the morning!