Tinting gives the eyes definition and lets you go without mascara, at least for a few weeks until eyelashes fall out and are replaced by new ones (this happens naturally whether they’re tinted or not)
Whether you’re going on a beach holiday and want to enjoy swimming and water-sports without worrying about panda eyes, or if you’re simply curious to see the enhancing effects of darker lashes, then eyelash tinting could be the beauty treatment for you.
CONSULTATION AND PATCH TEST
Before you attend your eyelash tinting appointment, you must first attend a consultation with your chosen beauty professional. During the consultation you will be given a patch test, designed to test your body’s reaction to the dye. An eyelash tinting patch test involves applying a small amount of the eyelash tint to your inner arm. This way, if you do have an allergic reaction, it should be small, controlled and well away from your vulnerable eye area. The eyelash tinting patch test needs to be carried out at least 24 hours before your actual appointment to allow time for any delayed reactions.
Your beauty therapist will also discuss the look you want and what colour dyes would suit your complexion most, whether blue-black, brown-black, or grey.
EYELASH TINTING PROCEDURE
After your consultation and patch test, you must wait at least 24 hours before having the actual treatment. The appointment should take no longer than 15 to 20 minutes and will usually follow the same steps:
1. Your beauty professional will place special stickers around your eyelids to protect your eyeball from contamination.
2. The dye will then be carefully applied to both the upper and lower lashes.
3. The dye will be left for around five to 10 minutes in order to sink into the lashes and set.
4. When the five minutes is up, your beauty professional will gently wash away the dye, leaving your eyelashes looking darker, longer and thicker than before.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Although the eyelash tint itself is permanent, the effects will only last as long as the growth cycle of your eyelashes. As each dyed lash reaches the end of its growth cycle it will fall out and cause the darker look of your lashes to gradually fade over time.