Post # 1
Lash lift anyone? Pros cons? Do you love it? Worth it?
I have done extensions and totally hated it. My own lashes fell out and the glue was irritating. Have used cheap ($20/bottle) generic Latisse from overseas for many years with no issues. But, that seems so old school.
Post # 2
Some people love lash lifts, but I’ve heard mixed reviews.
I have pretty long lashes and sometimes I don’t even bother with mascara, I just curl them instead so I thought a lash lift would work great for me. I got it done before my wedding, it was about $150, took at least an hour and a half and the result was barely noticeable.
It was the worst beauty treatment I’ve ever had, it was pretty uncomfortable and there was zero gain for me.
Post # 3
Perming solution on your eyes? No thank you.
I would seriously do a lot of research, especially stories of “lash lift gone bad” or “lash lift disaster”. I personally would not take the chance. Lash curlers work well if used and maintained properly.
Post # 4
I’ve had it done once. I didn’t mind it while it was fresh, but similar to a regular perm, it grows out. So as my lashes grew, the bottom would be straight, and the top curled. It ended up looking really weird, and I couldn’t curl them manually to adjust for the shape. Apparently what happened is the girl put the solution too close to the roots. So its supposed to be a more natural curl that when it grows out isn’t so obvious lol.
I’m considering doing it again. I used to work at a salon and we did lash lift & tints. i have blonde invisible eyelashes, so I’d enjoy the tint as well. I haven’t decided yet lol.
Post # 5
I just got a lash lift done a few weeks ago at a salon that’s supposed to be really good and I’m not going to do it again. I think it’s good if you have long thick healthy lashes already. Mine are kind of thin and an average length. I like that my lashes are permanently curled, but…
– my left eye looks good. My right eye was a bit over processed, so the outer lashes (the ones she started on first) are kind of frizzy and not a nice curve. When I put mascara on, the frizzy lashes look crimped and messy.
– lashes are too curled so they look shorter than what I started with. Instead of curling up, they kind of curl backwards like a C.
– as straight lashes are growing in, if I use the lash curler to try to curl my lashes, the lifted lashes curl back even more.
I cant wait for them to grow out! I’m just going to continue using my Latisse that I have had good results with, and my trusty curler & mascara.
Post # 6
A few of my friends have done the lift and tint and the results are wonderful. I’m considering getting it done as I don’t think I’m responsible enough for lash extensions. Keep us updated!
Post # 7
I love getting lash lifts! But you have to get them done correctly by someone who knows how to give you the best lash lift. I would rather do this than get extensions, which totally wrecked my lashes after I did them one time and I had to wait for my lashes to grow out again. Lash lifts are zero maintenance and it’s your own natural lashes and they always look beautifully curled and long, so for me, it’s a win-win!
Post # 8
I’m getting a lift and tint on Tuesday for the first time, so I’m excited to read this thread. I have very straight lashes that don’t curl well unless I heat up the curler and when I do wear mascara, they get intertwined with my lower lashes.
For those that have had it done, any tips on the best things to mention to the person doing them? I definitely want them to not look crazy when they are growing back in. I did pick a place that does them regularly, and there is only one person that does them.
Post # 9
I got mine done for the first time yesterday (wedding a week tomorrow). I’m really happy with the results. I think it looks much more natural than falsies, but still with a ‘wow’ factor.
Mine cost £30 and took about an hour to do. My friend recommended the salon, and her eyelashes always look great.
I’ll try and attach a photo. Excuse the messy eyebrows, I’ve been growing them about before I get them waxed on Wednesday!
Post # 11
I have blonde eyelashes so I find a tint does a lot on its own! I also use Grande LashXL or whatever the serum is, it’s around $60 USD but I feel it has made a huge change in the length and fullness of my natural lashes. Paired with tinting, I’m very happy. On wedding day I will probably go ahead and do false lashes though — individual, not strip.
Post # 12
When done right I LOVE it, but I find the process can give mixed results depending on who does it so definitely research the person.
As Ive gotten older my long lashes just wont hold a curl anymore. The lash lift makes them stay curled all the time and allowed me to skip mascara all together. Love it~
Post # 13
It’s on my to-do list, right after the pubic hair repositioning…
Post # 14
I personally think that the lash lift is great!
i used to work as a beauty therapist for 9 years. My recommendation is definitely get it done with an eyelash tint – i myself have very short and blonde eyelashes, and a tint always gets down alot further than where you can actually reach with your mascara and helps make the eyes pop even more after a lash lift.
It is true unfortunatey that sometimes the lashes will look half lifted and half normal – this is because not all of your lashes are going to be in the same cycle and will begin falling out, so naturally this is going to happen anywau. My advice to combat this is just use a really good mascara, that will allow you to get maximum lift up with your lashes. The lash lift itself can actually lash anywhere from 6-8 weeks, and is a really great option for people not wanting to do lash extensions. When you have lash extensons you need to keep coming back for refills every 2-4weeks, so the growing out of the lash lift in my opinion is much less noticable. Perfect for holidays, if youre not wanting to wear much makeup, and if you dont want the upkeep of extensions.
As far as the frizziness/over processing goes – go to a reputable salon. Ask on forum groups, reddit, facebook, friends, etc, and find the best salon and therapist so that this doesnt happen.
Its a fantastic treatment! If your still wanting a little more on the wedding day even after having this done, a good makeup artist will be able to help you out with that, with either makeup itself, or popping on a few temporary clustered lashes just for the big day.
Hope this helps answer some questions!!