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Everything you need to know about lash lifts

If your lashes are in need of a dramatic change, a lash lift could be the answer you've been looking for.

Lash lifts have definitely had a surge in popularity lately, and we are firmly on board the hype train when it comes to this new technique. But there’s still a lot of confusion over what lash lifts really are, so we’re clearing up all the confusion in this handy guide.

So get ready, because all your questions are about to be answered.


What is a lash lift and how does it work?

Lash lifts are comparatively new to the beauty world.

All you need to do is lie back and relax as your lash artist applies silicon pads to protect the skin of your eyelids and then applies a solution and tint on your lashes to make them reach sky-high.

The principle is similar to that of a perm for your eyelashes, training them to curl upwards instead of sitting straight.


Are lash lifts permanent?

On average, a good lash lift should last you anywhere between six to eight weeks. Having said that, it’s also important to note that its longevity depends on the amount of care you take in preserving them and ensuring you maximise the time.

Try to avoid using any oil-based makeup when you’ve had a lash lift, because the oil can disrupt the solution and make it harder to stick. At the same time, using waterproof mascara can be an issue because it often needs to be removed with oil-based makeup remover.


Are lash lifts painful or bad for your lashes?

Speaking from experience, lash lifts are actually a very soothing experience with minimal (to no) discomfort. If you’ve got sensitive eyes or you don’t like people coming close to them, there’s only one part that may have you cringeing.

Before the solution is applied, the lash artist will need to position two silicon pads on top of your lower lash line to keep your lower lashes out of the solution. Rest assured, it’s only a few seconds of discomfort and it saves you a lot of grief from the possibility of your lower lashes curling upwards too.

Apart from that, the remainder of the treatment is very relaxing and you can keep your eyes closed the entire time. The only thing you’re in danger of is falling asleep – and it’s very tempting!

Depending on the solution used, it can even help strengthen your lashes and reinforce them with keratin or similar nutrients.


Are lash lifts worth the cost?

There’s no denying that lash lifts can be a costly process if you add up all the treatments over time. But that’s really the key here: time. A standard lash lift can cost you anywhere between $60 and $200+ per treatment depending on which salon you choose.

This is one of those situations where you do wind up paying a bit more for quality, and given that it’s your eyes it’s definitely worth splurging a little extra. Top-quality salons will include in the overall price the solution, lash tint and possibly even a take-home mascara to keep up the results.

While it can certainly add up, comparatively it’s pretty reasonable when you consider the cost of methods like lash extensions and falsies. One set of high-quality false lashes can cost you as much as $40 for a single use, so the financial long-term benefit of lash lifts instead is notable.

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Is it better to get a lash lift or lash extensions?

If you’re tossing up between lash lifts and lash extensions, there are a few things to consider.

First and foremost, the level of upkeep for both procedures differs quite a lot. If you’re willing to be a lot more delicate with your lashes, brush them daily, avoid water and basically treat them like they’re made of glass, then lash extensions are for you. Don’t expect them to have as little upkeep as hair extensions do, because these are more delicate.

If you’re more keen on a “just rolled out of bed with sky-high lashes but also want to go for a dunk in the pool” kind of situation, lash lifts are way more practical for you.

Lash extensions are always going to give a much more dramatic look than a lash lift can, because it’s adding volume as well as height and curl. However, they also can damage your lashes if you’re not careful to maintain them well, so it’s a big commitment to start getting them.

Lash lifts won’t give you the voluminous effect unless you already have plenty of lashes, but you can always use individual falsies if you’re determined just for an event.

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