This season, all eyes are on eyes and lash lifts are now a thing. A friend of mine has been pushing me to try a lash lift because I complain about my short lashes, so I thought I’d do some research on it.
Eyelashes have become a fast booming service in the beauty industry. Beauty professionals that know how to create these exotic eye looks are seeing an increase in business. The lash lift kit is designed to enhance natural eyelashes and create smokey looks that mesmerize with one glance.
What is a lash lift anyway?
A lash lift is a procedure that is also known as a “keratin lash lift” or lash perming. Unlike eyelash extensions that add false lashes to your lash line, a lash lift enhances your natural lashes so that you don’t have to curl your lashes with a curler every single morning.
The eyelash professional places silicone pads on a person’s eyelids and under their eyes. Then a permanent solution is applied to the lashes and curled onto the silicon pad that is affixed to the lids. The whole process usually takes about an hour and will make the lashes appear fuller and longer. It can even help someone with stubborn or short lashes like me.
In this video by YouTuber Tina Yong, we get an idea of how the treatment is usually performed…
Since ancient times, women have been enamored with having eyes that captivate. Clearly this new beauty aid is really a timeless beauty secret.
How much does a lash lift cost?
Depending on where you live, lash lifts typically cost around $150 and can last up to 12 weeks. Although I’ve never had my lashes done before, I have a friend here in San Diego who has a salon and can do it for $75.
Women are more than willing to spend a relaxing eyelash application session to get a simmering look that makes people take notice. The products in these lash kits are supposed to have nourishing properties that aid in building strong, lush lashes.
Is a lash lift safe?
According to an article over Women’s Health Magazine, Jacqueline R. Carrasco, M.D., an oculoplastic surgeon, says that “If you’re using a chemical to paint the lashes, there are definitely risks of allergic reactions.” If you have a history of eye allergies, eye infections, watery eyes, or any other type of eye condition, it’s best not to have an eyelash lift.
There is a chance you could develop skin conditions including redness and swelling. That’s why you need to make sure the beauty professional tests the product on a small area before proceeding. Also, make sure to see someone who actually specializes in this type of procedure.
I remember when I got eyelash extensions and my eyes were red for two days because of the glue that was used on my lashes.
I’ve read quite a few rave reviews on lash lifts, which seem encouraging. Most women love that it makes their eyes look bigger, and of course, their lashes look longer. I did come across this article by Emily Rekstis at SELF.com who says that her lash lift results were less than impressive. She says that this procedure probably works better for people with longer or stick-straight lashes.
Have you had any experiences with a lash lift? Would you recommend it?