“What is a lash lift?” was one of the most searched beauty terms on Google last year, and since I’ve been having this treatment for about 2 years now, I figured I’m pretty well equipped to walk you through what the treatment involves.
As someone with long, yet super straight lashes, I don’t mean to brag but I’m the perfect candidate for a lash lift. I’ve avoided lash extensions because I hate the feeling of them, and I’ve found lash lifts to be a lower maintenace, less time-consuming alternative.
You can see the full process below, and keep reading for some FAQs.
What Is A Lash Lift?
Let’s get through the basics first. A lash lift is essentially a more modernised version of the well-known lash perm. Instead of using a cylindrical rod, which can cause the lashes to curl back on themselves, a lash lift involves flattening the lashes back onto a slightly curved silicone rod for a more natural, lifted, wide-eyed finish. A perming solution is applied, and a lash tint can be added onto this treatment.
How Long Does The Lash Lift Last?
Personally, I find my lashes stay good for about 4-5 weeks and look phenomenal with mascara on. After that, they slowly start to grow out and I find myself needing to use my lash curler. I try to have mine redone every 8-10 weeks (especially if I have a special event coming up). Compare this with 3-weekly refills of extensions and you’re saving a fair chunk of time.
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
Depending on whether you have a lash tint as well, the treatment can take between 45 minutes to an hour. You do have your eyes closed during the whole treatment, but I find it goes quite quickly (if you’re claustrophobic, you might find it mildly uncomfortable).
Do Lash Lifts Damage Your Lashes?
The short answer is no. Most lash lifting solutions now contain proteins like keratin which encourage
How Do You Maintain A Lash Lift?
There really is no maintenance involved at all. Most salons will advise you not to wet your eyes or use mascara for between 8-24 hours after your treatment (depends on the therapist), as the perm can still develop afterwards.
I usually have morning appointments and wash my eyes that night. And yes, you can wear mascara when you’ve had a lash lift – my mascara of choice is Benefit’s BADGal BANG! Mascara.
How Much Does It Cost?
Every salon will vary in price between around $80-$120 per treatment. I go to The Beauty Company in