Eyelash tinting?

(28 Posts)
cupcake78 Sun 05-May-13 14:06:11

I've got a gift voucher to spend before baby comes and I'm considering getting my eyelashes tinted. I'm fair and never feel human without a bit of mascara.
Will it make a difference?

middleagedspread Sun 05-May-13 14:24:53

I love having mine done. I'm fair too & it means you'd don't need daily mascara. Of course, it doesn't lengthen them, but because every tiny hair on the upper & lower lids are coloured there's a great impact.
If you wear lenses don't wear them on the day.

cupcake78 Sun 05-May-13 15:18:12

How long does it last for?

Maraki Sun 05-May-13 15:20:48

2-3 weeks

polyhymnia Sun 05-May-13 16:58:06

Yes strongly recommend. I always have brows done too.

doglover Sun 05-May-13 16:59:44

I always have mine down before going on holiday - saves the 'panda eye' syndrome!

doglover Sun 05-May-13 16:59:58

*done !

EmpressMaud Sun 05-May-13 17:02:37

I used to get this done at the salon fairly regularly, but I like the lift and thickness mascara gives.

domesticslattern Sun 05-May-13 20:04:34

It lasts more than 2-3 weeks for me. At least a month and a bit longer if pepped up with a bit of mascara too.
Ask for brown black not blue black if getting it done for the first time- less of a shock. It will look very strong on the first day then fade slightly, don't panic. And it can look odd if you don't do something with your eyebrows too- no need to dye, just a bit of eyebrow pencil.
I have been doing it for 20 years. Stops me looking like a potato.

InkleWinkle Sun 05-May-13 20:54:40

Does it make a difference to dark eyelashes too? I always always wear mascara but have never found one waterproof enough for holidays.

I love having my lashes tinted, if you can get a lash lift at the same time (make sure you get it done somewhere good) you shouldn't need mascara for at least a month.

Inkle unless your lashes are truly black, yes it will make a difference.

MummyAbroad Mon 06-May-13 01:53:33

I have had it done once by my sister who was training for her eye lash technician qualification - it was brilliant and lasted longer than she said it would (about a month)

What is a lash lift Sleepwhenidle?

Corygal Mon 06-May-13 08:21:41

I use the Dyelash kit which works out about 50p a go - same results as salon.

Effectively a perm mummy, they curl your lashes around rollers (medium for a gentle curl, small for tighter) and set them, so you get lift and curl effect that lasts for weeks.

EmpressMaud Mon 06-May-13 11:24:19

Having a lift at the same time would be perfect. I think I'm now quite tempted to have another go with the regular eyelash tints, and it's time-saving too.

gaggiagirl Mon 06-May-13 18:39:35

If you can, do a patch test first I had mine done and suffered a hideous allergic reaction,my own fault for not requesting a patch test but I've learned a valuable lesson.

cupcake78 Mon 06-May-13 19:19:31

I never knew you could get home kits! Don't need the curling etc I've been blessed with naturally curled long eyelashes.

Never had my eyebrows done either. A bit nervous about that as don't want to look weird for me.

Just trying to think of ways I could improve the just had a baby knackered look wink. I've got 5 weeks to figure it out.

DerbyNottsLeicsNightNanny Mon 06-May-13 21:36:18

I have my fair-ish lashes tinted blue/black every 4-8 weeks. I still wear mascara every day too, but having them tinted means I don't get fair eyelash roots (!) and also means I prob use less mascara than I would otherwise. I definitely look better when I have had them done; less tired-looking I think.

Corygal Mon 06-May-13 21:55:08

Get the Dyelash kit from Amazon for about a fiver - it's henna based (I think) & you can do a test at home.

I dye my eyebrows for a min or so too - makes a pleasing difference - as with all things eyebrow, makes you look more pulled together.

I would, but like the poster above I am allergic so definitely recommend the patch test!

GibberTheMonkey Mon 06-May-13 23:17:28

I got my lashes to tinted and permed for my wedding, it was fab on honeymoon and its on my dream list of things I would do regularly if I had money.

Bodicea Mon 06-May-13 23:44:34

Love getting fair eyelashes tinted, then I just curl them and done. Still wear mascara for going out in the evening bit I never wear mascara in the day as I am looking at a screen all day and rub my eyes a lot.
Also get my brows done - tip you must stress to the beautician you don't want a scouse brow and make sure they take dye off really quickly first as they can always add a bit more.

Never got a home kit. Scared I would make a mess of it. Is it easy?

CoffeePleaseSir Mon 06-May-13 23:59:01

I want this done it sounds great, I want the curl and lift done to, anyone know roughly how much it costs?

Price list here at Groom in London, excellent there. Don't know around the rest of the country...

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