Post # 1
I have an appointment to get my eyelashes tinted the first week in March. I had asked my esthetician about eyelash extensions and she suggested I don’t get them because of the length of my lashes, but if I want to try something different, to try eyelash tinting. The product is apparently all natural and hypoallergenic.
Just wondering what is involved in the process? I will be paying $18 so I wonder if that an about right cost or maybe the quality won’t be as good?
Thanks for any info.
Post # 3
@weightwatchers152: I”m super nervous about anything like this. My sister is an aesthtician and she’s told me scary stories about people who don’t know what they’re doing.
It sounds cheap to me, just make sure that where you go is clean and professional. As questions about training etc – it’s your eyes! A full set of extensions will run upwards of $300..
Post # 4
@weightwatchers152: I tried tinting once and it burned my eyes….. i think she got it into my eyes and she wound up flushing my eyes out. I wound up being fine but my eyes were red for a while after. I really didn’t notice much of a difference so I’d never do it again personally.
When I want to play up my lashes I put on falsies…. I’ve gotten pretty good at it over time and when I have them on I always have women ask what mascara I’m wearing bc they look so real.
Keep me posted as I’d love to hear how you like it! Maybe I had a bad experience but the lady has experience and has always done my brows. As far as price that sounds right bc I paid about $20 I think
Post # 6
@weightwatchers152: I am a beauty therapist and do a lot of lash tints and extensions. Im not sure why you cant have extensions due to the length. If they are long (or short) you can have your extensions the same length as your natural lashes just to give a fuller look.
The process doesnt take too long,you will have pads put under your bottom lashes to stop it going on your face and making it look like you have 2 black eyes lol. The tint (mixture of blue and black to get them really dark) is applied using a little brush. Dont try and squeeze your eyes shut,just relax and no peeping as if the tint gets into your eyes it will sting like hell. this stays on for around 10-15 mins and is wiped off thoroughly with damp cotton pads.Iv never done one where i cant notice a difference,i think it looks amazing
I always do a head massage during the waiting period to keep clients relaxed and to while away the time too 🙂
Post # 7
I get my eyelashes tinted all the time and I love it. Since I am blond, I pretty much look like I have no eyelashes unless I have mascara on. But after I get them tinted, it looks like I have naturally long, dark lashes all the time. The first couple times it stung a little, but I think it was only because I was nervous and subconciously squinted my eyes. Also, if you tear up while it’s on, there’s a greater chance of it sneaking into your closed eye and burning! So just try and stay relaxed 🙂
Post # 8
It burns like hell for me but I LOVE the results. I have white blond lashes and it looks like I have mascara on for weeks. Amazing. My sister has dark lashes and she loves the results as well, but it’s not as noticeable on her as it is on me.
Post # 9
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@weightwatchers152: I’ve had my lashes tinted and the thing is, I still felt like I needed to wear mascara anyway. my lashes are long and blonde but not thick so the overall effect was not very noticeable. mascara makes your lashes thicker and tinting is not going to do that for you. oh, and it faded super fast. I felt like I wanted a touchup after only 3 weeks.
from what I’ve seen with lash extensions, they glue a hair all along your real lash, which makes them 2x as thick. they don’t have to make your lashes longer if you don’t want that. I think it would be a really great look if you want the look of mascara all the time w/o having to actually put it on. it’s very expensive though!
Post # 10
I’ve had my lashes tinted once. It was great during the summer when I didn’t have to worry about racoon eyes after swimming.
I will agree with a PP and say that if you like how mascara makes your lashes THICKER, tinting won’t help with that. It only makes them darker, not thicker.
Post # 11
I hope I’m not disappointed!
Thank you for sharing your experiences!
Post # 12
I think the main thing is to go to someone who has been reccommended to you.
They should also do a sensitivity test on you first and not just launch with the tinting right off the pat.
I believe an eyelash perm makes a big difference, especially with a tint, but that’s a lot of chemicals…
Post # 13
@weightwatchers152: it amazes me how many women pay money to salons to have eyelash tinting and extensions done. There are so many things that can go wrong during either procedure, not to mention that the solutions they use to tint your lashes are not FDA approved or regulated and tinting is illegal in a number of states and yet salons do it and openly advertise it anyway. This is your eyesight we’re talking about. Is injury or blindness worth it for darker eyelashes? Get some mascara.
Post # 14
I’ve got light colored lashes and I love tinted lashes. I run and don’t wear a lot of make up so it’s nice to do nothing and look good!
Post # 15
This post makes a really good point. Makeup is removable at the end of the day and if you want to skip a day altogether you should be able to. This is more permanent in terms of days and I am worried I may have a reaction. I also wear contacts.