Lash extensions have been wildly popular over the last year, and I’ve been debating forever about getting them. They’re expensive and they’re very high maintenance to take care of, so I decided I wanted to try a lash lift and tint before trying out lash extensions. It’s been around two months since I’ve gotten my lash lift and tint, so I thought I’d do a little review and update.
For those of you who don’t know what a lash lift is, it’s a lash perm that keeps your lashes curled for up to two months. It’s been just over two months, and my lash lift is still going strong!
I went to a local lash salon here in Toronto called Fabulash, and it cost $70 for a lash lift and $5 for a lash tint (they’ve since raised the price to $10). The process took around an hour, and it was pretty comfortable.
Side note: as much as I love my Invisibobble hair ties, I would not recommend wearing them while lying flat in a chair. It put so much pressure on the back of my head that I had a headache the entire time!
I was told by my lash technician not to wash my eyes until 24 hours after the lash lift. She also said not to use and oil-based or waterproof makeup products on my lashes. I googled variations of “mascaras for lash extensions”, and Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara came up. I’ve been using it almost everyday since and my lashes still look great!
Did they last?
I took these photos the day after getting my lash lift. I’d washed my eyes and put on Maybelline’s Great Lash. The lash tint pretty much did nothing on my already-dark Asian lashes, so I wouldn’t recommend it if your lashes are naturally dark like mine.
This is how my lashes look now, about two months later. As you can see, they lasted pretty well! A few hairs have fallen down, but many of them are still lifted.
Was a lash lift and tint worth it?
If you’ve got naturally long but straight lashes like mine, I’d say a lash lift is a much more affordable idea than lash extensions. Lash curlers never seem to work on me, and my lash lift has kept my lashes nice and curly. I definitely do not think the lash tint was worth it – it did nothing to my lashes, which are already naturally dark!
I do hope to get lash extensions eventually, but I have to wait until my lash lift falls down. I’ll be getting my eyebrows microbladed next month and will be doing a post on that as well – so stay tuned if you’re interested in seeing more about that!
P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on my everyday skincare routine.