Move on overextensions – there’s a new latest trend in town! While lash extensions are still trendy (and for a good reason), they’re also being rivaled by a newer procedure known as a Lash Lift. When combined with a tint, a lash lift can help bring dull lashes back to life, giving them the desired look. But what are a Lash Lift and tilt? Let’s take a look.
What is a Lash Lift and Tint?
Lash Lifts and Tints are two separate procedures, but they are often combined to give your lashes some extra flare.
You can look at a lash lift like a perm for your lashes. Lash lifts can help give your lashes more curl, making them appear fuller and longer, and it also helps your eyes to look brighter and more open.
Lash Tints are commonly combined with lash lifts to give a more dramatic effect. In this procedure, a colored tint is applied to your lashes, making them look darker, thicker, and fuller.
How Are Lash Lifts Applied?
Professionals can apply two different types of lash lifts:
- Yumi Lash Lift
During a Yumi Lash lift, you will be instructed by your technician to lay down with your eyes shut throughout the procedure. Shields will be placed on both your upper and lower lashes to protect them while the lift is being conducted, and silicone molds will be placed on top of your eyelids. These molds will be small, medium, or large, depending on what effect you are going for.
Your lashes will then be sculpted around this silicone mold, and a setting solution will be applied to help the lashes set. Once your lashes are ready, the mold and solution will be removed. Your technician will clean and brush your lashes and then tell you how to care for them properly at home.
- LVL Lash Lift
LVL stands for Length – Volume – Lift. Like the Yumi Lash lift, expect to be laying down with your eyes shut during an LVL Lash Lift procedure.
The technician will first cleanse your eye area and then place shields on your lower lashes to prevent them from getting curled during the process (because let’s face it – that would look funny!). Then, a lifting balm, volumizer, and tint will be applied to your lashes. Once set, everything can be removed, and your lashes can be cleaned.
Wow! Those two types of lifts sound similar – What’s the difference?
The main difference between the two types of lifts is the solutions used. Yumi lash lifts use a naturally occurring protein called Keratin to help strengthen your lashes while at the same time giving them a lift.
LVL lifts don’t use Keratin. Instead, they use serums and gels to help curl and set the lash. LVL treatments are generally finished with a tint for the extra boost.
The two results are pretty similar, so it comes down to what you want to put on your lashes. If you want to go the more natural route, Yumi lifts are better. But if you’re okay with other serums and gels, LVL lifts will produce great results too.
Lash Lift Process
The process of lash tinting is simple and painless. As the client, all you have to do is relax in a chair or bed for 10-15 minutes. A technician will clean your lashes and apply a tint of your choice during this time. Tints come in different colors and shades and can be chosen based on the effect you are trying to achieve. Once the tint is on your lashes, it takes about 10-15 minutes for them to set. The tint is then removed, your lashes are cleaned, and you’re ready to go!
Is A Tint Always Performed With A Lift?
No. You don’t have to tint your lashes if you don’t want to. Tinting is an optional addition to a lift that can help to take your lashes to the next level.
Lash lifts are like using a curler on your lashes, while tints are like using mascara. If you use one or the other, you’ll see an improvement, but you’ll see an even more dramatic effect if you use both together. To get the most out of their lash session, most people like to have a lash lift and tint performed together in one session.
Are Lash Lifts And Tints Safe?
No. Neither lash lifts nor lash tints are considered dangerous. When performed by a trained technician, lifts and tints are considered low-risk procedures.
With that being said, like any other type of procedure, there are some risks involved. Because lash lifts and tints are performed so close to your eyes, you want to make sure that you are working with someone who is experienced to prevent any potential eye damage.
With an experienced professional, there is little risk of eye damage. With that being said, some people do experience allergic reactions to the solutions used in the lifting and tinting process. A patch test should be performed before any procedure to prevent reactions from occurring.
Are Lash Lifts And Tints Painful?
No. Neither type of lash lift or tint should be painful, and you should experience zero pain throughout the procedure. If you experience any type of pain or burning during the procedure, let your technician know. You may be experiencing an allergic reaction to the solutions being used, and they should be removed aptly.
Can Lifts And Tints Damage My Lashes?
Lash lifts and tints are comparable to perms and hair dyes. They aren’t excellent for your lashes, but they won’t hurt them if they are done correctly. With that being said, if the procedures are not performed correctly, damage can occur.
Some of the most common mistakes with lash lifts and tints are using the wrong curling rods or leaving the solutions too long. If this happens, damage can occur to your lashes. This is why you must find a good technician who has training and experience.
How long Do lifts And Tints Last?
If you have your lashes lifted and tinted together, you should expect the results to last somewhere between 4-6 weeks. Of course, this highly depends on how well you take care of your lashes after the procedure. Your technician will give you aftercare instructions that need to be followed to ensure that your lashes are correctly set.
After the first 48 hours, your lashes are low maintenance, though cleaning and brushing them daily can help to keep them spry. In conclusion, lash lifts and lash tints are two different procedures often performed together. When done in combination, lash lifts and tints can make your lashes ready for the day every morning without makeup or curlers.