Here is Everything You Need and Want to Know About the Lash Lift Treatment
Not to be confused with lash extensions, the lash lift treatment enhances your natural lashes, focusing on every single eyelash individually for a truly stunning outcome.
Choosing a treatment
There are two main types of lash lift treatments; choose between the lash perm and the keratin lash lift. The lash perm involves rolling your lashes upwards before coating them in an alkaline solution. Afterwards, each lash is carefully tinted to create beautiful, bold lashes that look thick, healthy and longer. The keratin lash lift coats your lashes in a protein-rich substance that is proven to have strengthening properties, and then silicon rods are used to lift, separate and gently guide your lashes upwards into the curl shape of your choice.
Health and safety
For either treatment type, it is important to take some precautions. Protective pads will shield your delicate skin from the specialized keratin formula, and patch testing prior to treatment will detect allergies to the perming solution. Also, when getting any beauty treatment, it is important to be aware of any damage they can cause. However, one of the advantages of lash lifts is that they do not cause any long-term damage to your lashes. If you visit an inexperienced therapist and they leave the solution on for too long, this can cause some brittleness and dryness. However, this damage is not permanent and can be alleviated by applying nourishing coconut oil or a specialized lash conditioner before bed and leaving it to soak in overnight.
Investing your time and money
This procedure usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour. This isn’t something you can head out and get done in a rush on your lunch break, so take the opportunity to dedicate some time to pampering yourself. Taking time out just for yourself is a highly beneficial form of self-care that will lift your mood and help relieve stress. The cost varies depending on both your location and your therapist’s level of expertise, but you can expect to pay between $75 and $150.
Lash lifts are not a "one size fits all" treatment, so you will have lots of curl options to choose from. Whether you favor a bold dramatic curl for maximum impact or a subtler curl for that girl-next-door prettiness, there is a lash style for everyone. If it is your first time having this treatment, it’s a good idea to ask your therapist which style they’d recommend for your unique eyelash type. Also, the process of separating and curling each individual lash will create a volumizing effect, which will particularly enhance naturally fine eyelashes.
Lash lifts usually last between four and six weeks, depending on lifestyle and care. Frequent swimmers will likely find that their lash lifts last for a shorter duration. If you have multiple big events coming up, such as weddings, special birthdays and graduations, this is the treatment for you. You won’t have to worry about fitting the appointment in right before the event; a lash lift will keep your lashes looking party-ready for a long time.
One of the key attractions of the lash lift is that you don’t need to put any hard work into maintaining your look. All you have to do is resist the urge to rub your eyes too hard when you wake up and keep your eyelashes dry and make-up free for the first 24 hours after treatment. It will also save you precious time in the mornings, so you can stay in bed or linger over your morning coffee for longer. With a lash lift, you won’t need to dedicate time to curling your lashes or applying mascara; you’ll wake up every morning ready to face the world with eyes framed by effortlessly gorgeous long eyelashes.
Lash Lifts and Makeup
While a fresh-faced, natural look is ideal for the daytime, if you do want a more vivacious nighttime look, you can combine your lash lift with mascara and eyeliner. Liquid eyeliners such as SoCal Beauty’s Liquid Designer Eyeliner in Black are a great way to draw attention to your eyes. To keep your lashes looking lovely, remember to cleanse using Boi Bye Makeup Removing Pen. It has been specially designed to work with our eyeliner, which will let you both touch up any little smudges during application and completely remove it before bed.