It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a full beauty review! My newest beauty endeavor is an eyelash lift. While I am a full-on fangirl for eyelash extensions, I haven’t had the time to keep them up! As such, I figured I’d give an eyelash lift a try at my favorite local spa HR Lounge (a sister company of Hair Republic). Today I’ll be sharing the cost of an eyelash lift, how long it lasts, if there are any side effects, if it’s worth the money and more!
*eyelashes 2 days after a lash lift with mascara on
What is an eyelash lift?
To put it simply: an eyelash lift is a perm for your eyelashes that creates list and curl for weeks. Your eyelashes are curled from the base of the lash to the tip so the full length is revealed. The process begins with your lash technician cleansing the eye area. All makeup and oils will be gently removed. Next, using an adhesive, a silicone curling rod is gently placed on your eyelid bordering your lash line. Your lashes are then curled over the rod and set with adhesive. Yes, your eyes will be closed the entire time. Next, a lifting lotion is applied to your eyelashes. The lifting lotion will mold the eyelashes to the shape of the curling rod. This sits on your eyelashes for about 12 minutes. Next, a setting lotion is applied which sets the lash shape into place for another 15 minutes. Finally, a nourishing lotion is added to add moisture back into the lashes.
How long does the process last?
From start to finish the process usually lasts between 40-45 minutes. Once you’re laying down, it’s about 30 minutes.
What does aftercare look like?
After care consists of avoiding water or moisture from touching your eyelashes for 24 hours to ensure they set into shape. That means no water, makeup, showers, saunas, sweat etc.
How long will your eyelashes remain curled?
Everyone is different, but your eyelashes will remain beautifully curled for between 4-8 weeks. They usually last about 6 weeks for me! Avoiding water, make
How do I prepare for an eyelash lift?
Make sure you’re not wearing any eye makeup. That means no mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow or foundation on your eye area. That’s all!
Does the process hurt?
In my experience, the process does not hurt. The solutions do not hurt your eyelids. It’s more of a waiting game once you’re laying down! Typically, the process is quite relaxing and a matter of laying down and being patient. 0/10 pain.
How much does an eyelash lift cost?
Every location is different, but it costs $55 at my salon! However, I’ve seen pricing up to $150.
Who is a good candidate for an eyelash lift?
Most people are a good candidate for an eyelash lift. However, it is recommended those with skin conditions (blepharitis, eczema, psoriasis and conjunctivitis) should avoid this treatment. Also, pregnant women, those with eye conditions (cataracts, glaucoma etc.) and those who recently had eye surgery should check with their doctor before booking an appointment.
Will a lash lift damage your eyelashes?
An eyelash lift should not damage your eyelashes. With that being said, make sure you go to a certified eyelash technician with life experience. Do your research beforehand. Check their website for certifications and or you can straight up ask the receptionist. Also, go to a clean and safe spa.
Who is qualified to perform an eyelash lift?
As mentioned before, you should only go to a fully licensed eyelash technician. This isn’t a time to use Groupon deals. When it comes to your eyes, you only want the best! Don’t focus too much on the price point.
Can you wear mascara on eyelashes after an eyelash lift?
Unlike how you need to stay away from mascara with eyelash extensions, you can use mascara on your eyelashes! Hallelujah! Just make sure to wait at least 24 hours after treatment (48 hours ideally) to wear mascara!
How does an eyelash lift differ from eyelash extensions?
As gorgeous as eyelash extensions can be – they are quite the pain in the ass. The initial eyelash application takes about 2-2.5 hours and fills (every 4-6 weeks) typically take between 1-1.5 hours. That’s a lot of time invested. Eyelash lifts, on the other hand only take 40-45 minutes every 6-8 weeks. While eyelash extensions can cost $150-$250 for an initial set and $50-$75 per fill, an eyelash lift only costs typically $60-$100 every 6-8 weeks. Plus, you can’t wear mascara with eyelash extensions. You can with eyelash lifts. Eyelash extensions can weaken or break your eyelashes whereas eyelash lifts don’t damage your eyelashes.
Can I perform an eyelash lift on myself at home?
Absolutely. Not. Leave it to the professionals. You do not want to be putting chemicals on your eyelashes yourself. Or from your mom, BFF, etc. If you’re desperate for curled lashes, use an eyelash curler and apply your best mascara.