Who doesn’t love bold, visible lashes around the clock without putting in the effort? Tinting procedures have become quite popular in salons across the world. Dyeing eyelashes and cosmetically staining brows is the easiest way to get a darker, more emphasizing color. After your appointment, your eyelashes and eyebrows will look picture-perfect for about a month or two. But what should you expect before starting your beautifying treatment?

Dyeing Eyelashes: The Procedure

While eyelash tinting is something you could do at home, we recommend you get your first procedure done professionally by an esthetician in a salon or a spa. The prices range from $20 to $40, depending on each esthetician.

  1. You start by choosing your color – brown, black or the striking ‘blue-black’ (a very dark black). The technician can guide you by looking at your eye color, complexion, and hair color. If you have lighter hair (blond or red), the coloring will typically be around two shades darker than the roots of your hair. For darker hair and brows, we recommend going with lighter eyelashes.
  2. If you’re a contact lens wearer, you will be asked to remove them. You will also have to keep your eyes closed through the entire dyeing eyelashes procedure. Because of the tinting, you are not to open them even the slightest.
  3. You’ll wear a protective towel on the neck so you don’t accidentally stain your clothing. The esthetician will also apply a protective cream under the eyes to prevent skin staining. A thin cotton pad goes on top of the cream for additional protection.
  4. The technician will then apply the tint to your lashes with a fine brush, allowing the color to set in for at least 10 minutes. Keep your eyes closed as your esthetician removes the dye with a dampened cotton pad. This step of the procedure might take another few minutes.
  5. You can open your eyes once the excess dye has been removed. You shouldn’t feel any kind of discomfort during the entire staining treatment.

How Long Does It Last?

Whether a brow or a lash tint, the treatment should last for about 3-4 weeks. This may vary, depending on the quality of the tint and the thoroughness of the procedure. You can extend your dyed lashes by keeping them moisturized. We recommend using serums and oils that specifically hydrate the tiny hairs. At the same time, be careful and gentle around your eyes during this time. Do not rub your eyes excessively or use your fingers to pull off mascara.

Proceed with Caution

But is there anything you should be worried about? According to experts, the greatest health concerns are infections and potential allergic reactions. If you’re experiencing itchiness or redness after the procedure of dyeing eyelashes, make sure you see a dermatologist or an ophthalmologist. Avoid an allergic reaction by doing a patch test behind the ear 24 hours before the treatment. If you do feel a tiny bit of burning in your eyes as you get your lashes tinted, do not worry. It may be caused by the 3% peroxide in the tint. Should the dyeing paste get in your eyes, simply flush with cold water. Then rest a cold cotton pad on your eyes so the pain disappears.

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