Eyelash Tinting: Everything You Need To Know

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Only a handful of women around the world are lucky enough to wake up to naturally luscious lashes every day. While they strut their stuff without batting an eyelid (literally!), the majority of us have to swipe on several layers of mascara just to achieve that perfect, full, and fluttery look. And even then, we may still need retouching to keep them looking fresh throughout the day! The process is tedious, not to mention time-consuming. Prepping in the morning, and removing the makeup come evening… There must be a better way to achieve long and dark eyelashes sans the effort, right? Right! The answer: Eyelash tinting.

Thankfully, beauty salons have made it possible for women (and men for that matter!) to partake in that effortless sultry, doe-eyed look with just a few visits to the spa every now and then. And yup, that includes our lash tint treatment at Lovoir Skin Body & Beauty! But we’ll get to that later.

For now, let’s talk basics – what an eyelash tint is, how it works, and if it’s actually safe for your eyes. Happy reading!

What Is Eyelash Tinting?

What is an Eyelash Tint?

Eyelash tinting is a lot similar to having your roots touched up with a hair dye, except this one is specifically meant for the hair in your eyes. Unlike typical hair dye, salons typically use natural vegetable dyes to avoid irritation and allergic reactions. Depending on where you go, you may have the option to choose among different coloured tints, from pure black to more natural black-brown hue. Either way, the results are guaranteed to be life-changing! It’s seriously surprising how a little colour can instantly transform your natural lashes into a full, dramatic, doll-like look! The best part is, you’ll save loads of time previously spent overly grooming your lashes. On the contrary, all it takes is a short trip to the salon for long-term results!

Process: How Does Eyelash Tinting Work?

Eyelash Tinting Process

Unlike the usual hair dye, where the foils on your head have to stay on for hours to achieve results, having your lashes tinted is book-and-go. With minimal to zero downtime, you can carry on with your day without any stress or discomforts. Here’s how it works!

  1. While you sit comfortably on a treatment bed, our lash technician will start by placing gel pads underneath your eyes. This ensures that any lash tint or pigment will not affect your surrounding skin.
  2. We will then proceed with painting over your eyelashes getting as close to the lash line as possible. It is important that you stay put and avoid squinting your eyes during this step, although this is an easy request as you’ll barely feel anything!
  3. We will leave the dye to oxidize and allow your lashes to absorb the colour.
  4. The treatment ends by cleansing your lashes and any leftover dye. And that’s it, results are instant!

After the procedure, we’ll remind you to avoid rubbing your eyes or getting them wet for at least a few hours. We want to make sure that the dye has settled in nicely, which leads us to our next question.

Eyelash Tint Before and After

Risks & Side Effects: Is Eyelash Tinting Safe?

For the most part, yes! Eyelash tinting procedures are generally safe, provided that you have it performed by a trained aesthetician. It might seem fast and simple, but that’s because clinicians are trained on the proper steps and the correct tools to get it done. Because it is very close to the eyes, the FDA has issued a cautionary statement about the potential dangers it can cause if not done by a professional, such as a severe allergic reaction or eye injury. That said, almost anyone can enjoy this treatment, except in the case of these few groups:

Who should NOT get a lash tint

  • Those allergic to certain ingredients in dyes
  • Those with serious eye conditions
  • Those suffering from eye injuries that have not yet fully healed

Additionally, those with black eyelashes may not experience the same dramatic results as those with lighter coloured hair. If you’re looking for ways to further improve your already dark lashes, we suggest checking out our other eye enhancement treatments like our lash lift service, or better yet, our eyelash extensions. We’ll leave a few articles below if you’re interested to learn more!

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Common Questions About Lash Tints

Are lash tints bad for your eyelashes?

Definitely not, especially if done the right way! Which is why it is crucial to have the guidance of a trained and experienced lash technician. If done incorrectly, lash tinting can dry out your natural eyelashes and cause them to become brittle over time. Additionally, you can avoid any damage by making sure that your salon uses only natural dyes and ingredients, which we most certainly do!

Does lash tinting hurt?

Lash tinting is a virtually painless process, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin. Either way, we always start our treatments by evaluating your skin to determine its compatibility and readiness. Once we’ve given you the go signal to proceed, you can rest assured that you won’t feel any pain or discomfort.

Does Lash Tinting Hurt?

How long does eyelash tinting take?

The entire lash tinting treatment takes around 20 minutes – an easy and non-invasive process that you can have done over your lunch break or in between daily activities!

How long does eyelash tint last?

Our customers have enjoyed impressive results for 4 to 6 weeks! Over time, you’ll eventually notice lighter-looking lashes, which means it’s time to visit the salon for a retouch.

However, do note that lash lightening does not mean that your natural eyelashes have faded! It only means that your lashes are naturally falling out and are starting a new growth cycle again.

Can I wear mascara after an eyelash tint?

Yes, by all means! While the goal of tinting is to ideally be able to skip the mascara step, there’s nothing stopping you from adding a few layers for an extra dark and full finish. If safety or longevity is your concern, don’t worry! Mascara will not affect the dye.

Can I do eyelash tinting at home?

As mentioned earlier, it is not recommended that you tint your lashes yourself, although we do know that there are at-home lash kits that you can purchase. While you technically can apply it yourself, just be cautious of the risks involved, especially if you have sensitive eyes and skin. The best and safest option, of course, would be to leave it to us professionals!

Difference Between Lash Tint and Lash Lift

Does lash tint work on dark lashes?

While a lash tint will have a more dramatic on blond or light-colored eyelashes, it can still definitely work on dark lashes! The difference may not be as apparent, but they’ll remove the time and inconvenience of daily mascara applications.

Our pro tip: Those with dark lashes should go for a lash tint & lash lift combo for the ultimate glow up!

What is the most notable difference between lash tints and lash lifts?

Lash lifting and lash tinting often get mistaken for each other, so allow us to clear the air. A lash lift is a procedure that enhances your eyelashes’ curl, mimicking how a typical eyelash curler works. Meanwhile, an eyelash tint involves the use of a special semi-permanent dye to achieve fuller-looking and dark lashes. If you’re interested in getting both, you can book a lashlift and tint treatment with us to achieve that perfect combination of full AND curled lashes!

The Best Eyelash Tint Treatment in Christchurch

Now that you’re ready for your Audrey Hepburn close-up, our lash technicians are at your service! Book a consultation with us, and we’ll guide you through the entire process: Assess your eye condition, discuss your desired results, and schedule a date for your treatment! If you have any more questions, we’d gladly answer them too. We guarantee that our knowledge, training, and tools will finally help you say with confidence – ‘I woke up like this’!

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Another beauty enhancement we recommend: Teeth Whitening. Our clients can now enjoy this treatment that promises instant results and whiter, brighter teeth after just one session!

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Sounds good? See you at Lovoir for the ultimate spa day of relaxation and pampering!

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