Everything You Need to Know About Eyelash Tinting

If you want to wake up looking and feeling like a Disney princess—before you put on any makeup—eyelash tinting might be right for you. But what is eyelash tinting, and what’s the process for getting your eyelashes tinted?

Eyelash tinting is different from eyelash extensions. Extensions are glued onto your natural lashes, which lengthens them and may give them the appearance of looking darker. Eyelash tinting involves using a special dye for your natural lashes, making them appear darker—but not longer, unless you have pale or blond-tipped eyelashes.

When considering eyelash tinting, remember that misapplied dye could harm your eyes. It’s always safest to let a professional esthetician do the job.

The eyelash tinting process

Eyelash tinting is a simple dye job, with specially formulated, vegetable-based dye that’s safe to use near your eyes. It’s important that you work with a licensed professional, so you’re less likely to experience irritation or other harmful side effects.

The entire process takes about 10 minutes to complete, and is similar to having your brows tinted. When the procedure is over, your eyelashes will be darker and more noticeable—without the need for mascara. It’s a great way to cut down on your daily makeup routine and look more polished, even when you’ve just rolled out of bed.

The effects last about three to six weeks, depending on how often you wash and touch your face, and how quickly your natural eyelashes fall out. Expect to pay between $20 to $40 for the service, depending on where you go.

Who should try eyelash tinting?

If your eyelashes are naturally light, eyelash tinting can make a dramatic difference. Instead of applying mascara to make your eyelashes stand out, you’ll automatically have darker lashes without the makeup. This is a great option when you’re planning on outdoor activities, like swimming, hiking and other plans that could cause mascara to run.

Eyelash tinting does not add length or fullness, like eyelash extensions do. If you’re unhappy with your natural eyelash length and thickness, tinting probably won’t solve those issues. However, they can make your lashes appear longer and fuller, if you have light eyelashes.

People with naturally dark eyelashes will probably not see any benefit from eyelash tinting, unless their eyelashes are lighter at the ends.

If your eyes are particularly sensitive, eyelash tinting may not be right for you. While it’s completely safe, there’s always the possibility of irritation. Make sure to remove your contact lenses, as they can trap fumes next to your eyeballs.

Always work with a licensed salon that keeps its workstations in a pristine state of cleanliness. That’s the best sign that your esthetician knows what they’re doing, and is as dedicated to your health and safety as you are.

Stop by Gilbert Wax Bar, LLC for eyelash tinting

Now that you understand the process of professional eyelash tinting, why not book an appointment at Gilbert Wax Bar, LLC? Our trained estheticians are standing by to enhance your natural lashes—call today to get started!

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