The process of eyelash tinting involves the application of a semi-permanent dye to the lashes, creating the dramatic visual effect of having darker, longer lashes. It is also the best way to prepare your lashes before applying false eyelashes or getting Eyelash Extensions as it helps to merge your natural lashes with the false eyelashes or lash extensions.
Eyelash tinting can be performed at home using a home kit or can be performed by a qualified aesthetician at salon which offers the service.
There are a range of dye colours to select from; the most commonly requested shades are those in blacks and browns. One of the most popular shades, which is the darkest and looks the most dramatic, is blue-black. However, make sure to choose the shade which will match the colour of your chosen false eyelashes or Eyelash Extensions.
The procedure is relatively simple; completely pain free and results typically last from four to six weeks, which is also the average lifetime of semi-permanent Eyelash Extensions.
Whether the tinting experience takes place at home or is performed by a professional, the procedures will remain the same. The entire experience from preparation to completion will take approximately thirty minutes. As the tinting is near the extremely sensitive eye area, it is necessary to be cautious, and anyone uncomfortable doing it themselves, should seek assistance from a friend, or visit a reputable salon.
Clean your eyelashes thoroughly, using a non-oily cleanser to remove any make-up and natural oils.
Rinse eyes to wash away any residue from your cleanser.
Prepare your eyes by applying petroleum jelly or a similar thick cream to the eyelid and underneath the eye. This provides a mask to prevent the skin around the eye area being dyed.
Mix the dye cream with the developer liquid (check tinting pack for quantities) and stir until the mixture becomes a creamy and does not drip.
Apply the mixture to the eyelashes, using the wand in the same way that you would apply normal mascara – you need only a thin coat. Personally, I find the wand provided in the home kit is not easy to use and does not coat the lashes. If you have an old mascara lying around which you no longer use, clean the wand thoroughly and use this to apply the dye instead!
The dye may come out on your lashes lumpy and thick. Don’t worry about this; just apply all over your lashes the best you can.
Leave to develop for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, soak a cotton pad with lukewarm water. With your head to the side, over a basin, gently wipe away the dye from your eye. Avoid rubbing or pressing firmly to avoid dye going into your eye.
Open your eyes and using a cotton bud with a little eye makeup remover, dab away any dye from your bottom lashes and under your eye.