Lash Tints My World and Keeps Me Safe from My Trouble and Pain

Extra credit for anyone who gets that reference. I’m really clever. Just take my word for it.

(I get it. But I still like my title for this post better. It involved rum and sodomy.–La Principessa)

It’s me, Jette, back again for a guest post! Thanks once again to La Principessa for allowing me to share the spotlight. Today, alas, I am not writing about makeup. I know! Shock, shock, horror, horror! If you haven’t guessed, I am writing about…(ba da dummmm)…lash tinting.

That’s right, folks, lash tinting! I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this fascinating and esoteric practice, but lash tinting is available with your local aesthetician for not too steep of a price, and is, most simply, dying your eyelashes! For someone who has dyed her hair since she was 15 and really doesn’t remember what her real hair color is (medium-ish brown-ish?), this is too hard to resist.

The question is, regardless of the “Ooooh, neat!” factor…is it worth it? Which is what we are investigating today. With pictures. So, here are the basics. I started out with my normal brown-ish lashes, and like most people, they don’t look as long as they are, since the tips tend to be bleached from the sun. See Before photos, sans makeup and eyelash curling. I’m a brave girl. Excuse the gunk in the corner of my eye.

I then ponied up $23 (not including tip) at my local Aveda salon. My aesthetician applied a blue-black dye (the blue is intended to make the eyes pop), we waited about 20 minutes, and after much rinsing, voila!

Again, this is with no eye makeup and no eyelash curling. My thoughts on the process are as follows. First, it’s very cool and isn’t very expensive, so why not splurge every now and then? Second, I think the most noticeable difference is on the bottom lashes, which were barely there before. In conclusion, I think that someone who wears very little or no makeup (or who wants to look good if someone were to <ahem> see her first thing in the morning) would get the most value out of this, but I think for those of us who wear mascara, this provides a good base and fills the lashes out. Will I do it regularly? Probably not. But I did enjoy the hell out of this experiment.

If you’re going to try it, lash tinting lasts for 4-5 weeks, and you should be careful about removing your makeup. My aesthetician told me that I should preferably use water (hahahahaha – have you SEEN the kind of makeup I wear?) and not scrub. We’ll see how well that works.

So, what do y’all think? Totally worth it? No noticeable difference? A completely pointless beauty process?

Thanks to Jette for another fabulous guest post! Let’s all wish her a fantastic trip to England and keep our jealous muttering to a minimum!–La Principessa

Published in: on September 16, 2010 at 7:11 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Your lashes are definitely darker and glossier in the “after” photos … interesting! I’d love to hear how well this holds up.

  2. That…is…amazing. I’ve never even thought about that before! Must ask my stylist next time if she does this kind of magic.

  3. I have to say that I really like the effect! Definitely worth it occasionally! My aesthetician does it – the same lovely lady who tames my crazy brows.

  4. I, too, would be interested to see how long the lashes stay tinted……one would think eye makeup remover would not help the “staying” power of this particular beauty ritual. The effect is quite noticeable – I think it would be great for people who really live most of their lives sans makeup.

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