It might be time to remove your mascara and show your power.
Imagine waking up every morning with lashes that looked like they'd gone through a couple curler clamps and a coat of mascara...all before putting on any makeup. It's not only doable, but it's also as amazing as it sounds. We're talking about lash lifts and tints, a one-hour procedure that produces "do nothing, look amazing" results. We chat to the professionals, Dr. Josh Zeichner and Jas Imani, about what a lash lift and tint is, from what it requires to how long it will stay.
A lash lift may be compared to a perm for your eyelashes. A lash lift, as opposed to a lash extension, merely changes the form and color of your natural lashes. “Most people have their lashes grow out rather than up. “Upward developing lashes, on the other hand, will offer a more aesthetically appealing appearance,” says board certified dermatologist Dr. Josh Zeichner.
“Keratin lash lifts bring your own lashes to their full potential,” says Jas Imani, brow and lash specialist and creator of Jas Imani Beauty."
What happens during a lash lift?
When you arrive for your initial lash lift, you may anticipate to lie down on a bed (similar to the sort used for waxing). However, unlike a wax, you will be unable to see or use your eyes (and hence your phone) for the length of your session. It is not painful, but it is unpleasant. Your eyes may tear up a little, but this will have no effect on the procedure.
The appointment itself is comprised of three main phases. To begin, silicone pads are applied to the (closed) eyelids. After that, your lashes are raised and a serum is put to them. “The first serum is used to dissolve the protein in the lashes. “The lashes are molded into the shield, so the lash breaks down to take shape,” Imani says. Following that, a keratin-infused repairing serum is applied, which, according to Imani, “begins the process of healing and nourishing the lashes.” The tint has been applied, and the silicone pads have been removed. Finally, the lashes are coated with pure keratin, which adds an additional layer of protein to strengthen and condition them.
Will a lash lift damage your lashes?
If done correctly, lash lifts will not harm your lashes. Having your lashes lifted typically stimulates you to develop longer lashes and care for them naturally. I advise my customers to use coconut oil to moisturize their lashes after a lift.
How do you keep your lash lift?
The first 48 hours following a lash lift are critical to keeping those stunning results, so avoid water (and mascara), hard exercise (or anything that makes you sweat a lot), and showering—at least in any fashion that exposes your lashes to water.
Imani suggests combing the lashes out every morning and evening after 48 hours before applying a lash serum. She usually suggests plain ol' coconut oil, which you most likely already have in your cupboard, but LashFood's Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancer is also a wonderful option.
Are lash lifts safe?
In a nutshell, sure. “When conducted properly,” Dr. Zeichner adds, “the treatment is quite safe.” Risks include potential skin irritation or allergies to the eyepatches or chemicals used in the operation. “If perming chemicals are left on the lashes for an extended period of time, they can cause breakage or lash damage, and with tints, the color used can cause allergies or direct irritation if they come into touch with the skin.” As a consumer, check at a professional's evaluations, before-and-after photos, or ask a trusted friend for a referral.