Working on Sundays means I get to see many of Abigail’s fabulous befores and afters, and none are more physically transforming than the lash lift and tint, especially when combined with a matching brow wax and tint or brow lamination and tint (read more about brows in my next blog Brow-Tint).

I used to think lash lifts and tints were for the younger age group, but I soon discovered that it’s a very beneficial treatment to my age group and older. At 60, I just wanted to give my faded features a natural looking definition without the usual daily wallops of rushed and often poorly applied mascara. I had my first treatment last summer and have never looked back.

My before and after pics are missing from this blog because the only time Abigail and I get to properly catch up is when I’m having a treatment and basically…. we completely forget! However, I have my post lockdown appointment booked and this time we will be sure to take pics for adding by the end of April.

Lash Lift & Tint £25

You must have a patch test at least 24 hours prior to any treatment. The patch test simply involves putting a tiny dab of the tint onto your inner arm to make sure you are not allergic to the product being used.

In truth, I was quite anxious about my first treatment, but really there was no need as I found the whole process surprisingly relaxing and painless. Whilst I was lying comfortably, tucked up and warm, my lashes were gently placed across a small sticky pad, which had been temporarily fixed to my eyelid. The time taken to arrange the lashes varies, but more time will be needed if you have a double layer of lashes or your lashes are particularly long. Once your lashes are carefully arranged into the final shape, a perming solution is applied. Again, there is nothing to be anxious about. There is little to no smell or sensation.

Finally, my lashes were tinted before being gently soaked away from the pad.

I couldn’t stop staring at my eyes the first time Abigail directed me to the mirror – I literaIly looked like I was wearing beautifully applied mascara on swept up lashes! And then I was thinking how great this would be on holiday, particularly as I swim a lot.

For me, I didn’t wear any mascara for approximately 5 weeks and after that time I found it was the tint rather than the lift that needed some attention. My mascara looked great on what was left of the perm for another 2 weeks. Everyone is different, but I would say generally repeat treatments will be required every 6-8 as your lashes naturally shed and regrow.

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