A Lash Lift Might Be The Beauty Gratification You Need Right Now

by Vivian Bens
5 min read

Hey, lash lovers! Do you put up with all that lash glue, because you consider leaving the house without your lashes on fleek an outright sin? What if we told you that you could ditch all the high-maintenance drama of lash extensions and wake up like this” on your bed with popping lashes? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, this is where we usher in the lash lift trend.

Lash lifts are here for the carefree lass, who still wants her eyes to pop even after a trip to the swimming pool. Lash lifts promise the look of mascara, but in 3D—without smudging or smearing.

Check out how the lash lift can up your eyelash game…

What is a lash lift?

We’re all familiar with hair perms. Lash lifts are like a perm to your natural lashes. It’s the not-so-new beauty trend on the block that has made waves in the beauty world. The trend has been mainstream in recent years, but even earlier in some quarters – coming on to the unpopular beauty scenes as early as after the dawn of the new millennium.

The perming process lifts and curls your lashes for a long time – giving you the “I woke up like this” look, as stated earlier. This trumps applying mascara any day, anytime. It also lasts longer than lash extensions and is low maintenance. If you’re someone who does full makeup regularly, this helps reduce the time you spend getting your face beat. Ladies, I hear your partners screaming for joy. You two will finally get to that event early. Whew!!!

The process

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• Firstly, be sure to get your lash lift done by a professional in a hygienic setting.

• The lash lift process begins with a consultation: This will help determine what type of lash style would suit you.

• Then the suitable curling rod size would also be chosen, depending on your lash choice.

After the first step is sorted out, the main process begins.

• The eye area is cleaned with cotton pads to remove any residue makeup.

• Silicon rods are placed on the eyelids to protect the skin around that area.

• The natural lashes are then curled over and set on the silicon rod with the aid of an adhesive.

• A lifting lotion is applied to allow the lashes to mold around the curling rod. A setting lotion is applied to harden your lashes and set them back up, so the shape is locked in.

• This instantly gives your lashes an exaggerated lift and extra definition.

P.S: While choosing the perming solution, look out for nourishing ingredients like aloe, glycerin or keratin solutions that can strengthen and hydrate the lashes.

Is it painful?

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When done right, lash lifts are so painless that the only worry should be the fear of dozing off during the procedure, because your eyes would be shut the whole time.

The lash artist will need to position two silicon pads on top of your lower lash line to keep your lower lashes from curling upwards. That’s the only thing that might seem uncomfortable, but for a few seconds.

How to properly maintain

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A good lash lift should last for about six to eight weeks, but you should know that longevity depends on proper maintenance.

After the procedure, leave the lash untouched by water and makeup for at least 24 hours to ensure the lashes remain set. Mascara should stay far away for 48 hours, as you don’t want anything ruining this “natural” slay. Use lash oil to keep the lashes conditioned after the lashes are set in place.

How much does it cost?

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Lash lifts cost $60 – $100 per session, and it depends on your chosen location. Lash lifts are relatively more affordable than lash extensions.

lifts vs lash extensions

Volume: Lash extensions add that extra body/length to your lashes, so lash extensions are typically more dramatic. Lash lifts won’t give you that full look unless you already have plenty of lashes.

Maintenance: If you’re not ready to treat your lashes like a precious stones, maybe lash extensions are not for you. While you need to brush lash extensions daily and avoid water like your lashes are made of salt, lash lifts offer you the liberty to run under the shower at any time without fear of doing your lashes more harm.

Getting a tint on top of the lash lift could help accentuate your lashes and make them shinier. This might cost you some sleep discomfort, as you can’t sleep on your face, especially within the first 24 hours. I’m sure that’s not the hardest beauty regulation you’ve had to keep. Lashes might start to get droopy as the procedure’s estimated endpoint approaches, but you can top them up with mascara to keep them looking voluminous.

Who would have thought getting those lashes permed and tinted could be all you needed to reveal your inner Barbie? Bat those lashes princess, you’re finally on top of your lash game.

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