What is lash lift? How long does it last? What are the contraindications?
Eye makeup is the secret weapon of many women to have a sensual, captivating and expressive look. Thanks to eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara, among other things, we improve the shape of our eyes, we open our eyes and we add aesthetic depth to it. However, quite often the result of all our efforts is not satisfactory enough, especially when Nature has not blessed us with long, black, upwards curled lashes. Yes, even with the help of an eyelash curler and a good mascara, it is extremely difficult to intensify your look when the eyelashes are straight, short, light or sparse and that is why many ladies resort to when applying false eyelashes. But they look so artificial! Isn’t there a solution with more organic results? Let’s take a closer look at lash lift from every angle!
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What is lash lift?
Sometimes even the best mascara doesn’t work and that’s when lash enhancement comes in to save the day! But what is it exactly? As the name clearly suggests, it is a long-lasting eye makeup technique that gives its wearer curled lashes from the root, also creating the optical illusion of longer length. For your information, it is also known as a “eyelash enhancement”. So to speak, it is chemical eyelash curling and that is why the method is practiced only by a specially trained professional in a beauty salon. So, for sanitary reasons, a lash lift kit is intended for professional use only!
How does the process work?
During the lash lift procedure, the practitioner will have you lie down, close your eyes and clean the entire eye area. Then, the specialist will place a special patch on your closed upper eyelids glue your eyelashes to it one by one. Be aware that the process is painless, but some unpleasant odor may be felt due to the chemicals used.
In about 15 minutes, the beautician will peel off each of the hairs lining the free edge of your eyelids to treat them with a second product and let it set for another 10 minutes. At the client’s request, a tint can also be applied, which gives an even more impressive result, if the eyelashes are otherwise light. In total, an entire session takes between 50 minutes and 1 hour and 15 minutes.
What effect can I expect?
As you can imagine, lash lift gives a beautiful natural result if the hairs are drooping or straight. If, on the other hand, the problem is that your eyelashes are not very dense, it will probably be better to take advantage of another technique, such as adding extensions, for example. Either way, an experienced cosmetician will consult with you and recommend the best procedure for you.
How long does a lash lift last?
Certainly, having a professional lash lift is much more durable than curling your eyelashes at home. However, it is not a permanent makeup and the duration of the achieved aesthetic effect is limited. The reason is quite simple: this technique only uses your own eyelashes which, like any hair, renew themselves every few weeks. This is why the duration of an eyelash enhancement is individual: it depends on the life cycle of your own hairs. In most cases, the visible effect of the lash lift lasts around 5 or 6 weeks.
Are there any contraindications and dangers?
Like any procedure that involves the use of chemicals, lash lift is not without risk. First of all, an allergic person must inform himself in detail about the composition of the specific products used and avoid them in case of possible risk.
Similarly, lash lifting is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women and anyone with a hormonal imbalance, as the practice may be ineffective due to hormones. The lash lift is also not recommended in cases of alopecia or conjunctivitis. Another must, which in fact applies to any type of procedure of this kind, is not to overdo it. Space out your sessions enough to give your lashes time to recover. You are beautiful as is!