Every morning before I head to work, I spend at least an hour and a half doing my makeup. Even though I love all that me time, I'm also in a rush 24/7.
Aside from saving time spent drawing on eyebrows, since mine are naturally light and sparse, I also want to find a solution to the 15 to 20 minutes I spend on my lashes alone.
I have considered many options. Everyone recommended lash extensions, but I wear a lot of eyeliner and glitter on my lids, both of which can interfere with extensions. I heard about lash lifts and decided to give it a try.
Before I show you the before and after of my lash lift, let me explain why I decided to do this. These are my lashes without any product or enhancement. They don't have a natural curl and they are extremely short.
Not many lash curlers fit them, so I often feel like I'm pushing the curler into my eye to reach even the tip of my lashes. This is why I ALWAYS use a lash curler.
I applied mascara to both eyes but only the left eye is curled. See that huge difference? Having short lashes affects the type of mascara I can use.
I brought the eyelash lift kit and my friend applied the process step by step. I was excited the results would last for about 6-8 weeks.
The first step was to protect the bottom lashes from being curled. She placed a silicone pad over them. She then placed a thicker silicone pad over my lid and taped it down. Using a tiny comb, she brushed and glued my lashes upward against the silicone pad.
The first lotion was the perming solution that's applied and left to cure for 5-10 minutes. This was painless with no tingling or sensation at all.
Next, a setting lotion goes on for another 5 minutes. Again, totally painless.
My lashes were then dried with a fan and brushed in place. Honestly, I was shook when I saw the results. My lashes were actually touching my lids and they seemed so much longer. Where have you been all my life?
I had to wait 24 hours before getting them wet or putting on makeup. For the first time ever, I'm able to wear a non-waterproof mascara. My lashes are so long! The before and after is so dramatic. I have zero regrets about this and am so happy I decided to get it done!