Working at Cabelo means I get to see many 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.

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, slightly dried out mascara. I had my first treatment last summer and have never looked back.

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 both the lifting solution and tint onto your skin to ensure you are not allergic to the products.

In truth, I was quite anxious about my first treatment, but really there was no need as I found the whole process surprisingly relaxing. 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. I didn’t find the smell too bad at all, and importantly there was no sensation when it was applied.

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

I couldn’t stop staring at my eyes the first time I was directed 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 couple of 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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