Eyelash tinting temporarily dyes the eyelashes. This is done to achieve the look of wearing mascara without having to apply makeup daily. The dye used to color the lashes black is a vegetable-based dye, to minimize the irritation around the sensitive eye area. Eyelash tinting does not last permanently, and will need to be “touched-up” every 3-5 weeks. The entire lash tinting process takes approximately ten to fifteen minutes. First, cloth or sticker guards are placed around the eyelids to prevent the dye from reaching the actual eye. Next, the dye is applied carefully to the upper and lower lashes. The dye must then set for at least five minutes to penetrate the lashes. Finally, the dye is washed away and the lashes are left darke
An alternative to mascara, eyelash tinting is like dyeing your eyelashes. Some women also tint their eyebrows. If you decide to try either, you should always go to a trained professional. Your eyes are very sensitive and even a small mistake can cause injury or infection.As with everything, there are pros and cons to both methods of eyelash beautification. Eyelash tinting isn’t for everyone. Then again, neither is mascara. Let’s weigh the positives and negatives of each.
If you decide to get your eyelashes tinted, it’s important you go to a trained professional. There is no nationwide tinting certification program right now, but ensure that your esthetician is experienced in the process.
Eyelash tinting pros: (Click to view)
- Beneficial for those with very light-colored lashes or brows
- Lasts four to six weeks with no reapplication necessary
- Once applied, needs no maintenance
- Looks completely natural
- Can match the color perfectly to your hair and skin color
Eyelash tinting cons: (Click to view)
- Dangerous if applied incorrectly, especially with home kits
- Can cause allergic reactions or eye damage in some women
- Tint can stain skin
- Does not thicken or lengthen eyelashes: simply darkens them