You’ve been getting lash lifts for so long that you don’t remember what your natural lashes look like. But you only have your top lashes done. Now you see the latest TikTok lash beauty hack is lifting the lower lashes, too. Is this procedure just some social media craze, or does it happen in the real world? Can you lash lift bottom lashes?
You can get a bottom lash lift done for a polished and wide-awake look. This procedure is safe and effective when done by a trained lash artist experienced in upper and lower lash lifts. Ideal candidates have unruly or clumpy lashes or lashes that press against the skin.
I’ll spill the tea on this hot new lash-enhancer, including how it’s done, its results, and who it suits best.
Let’s get down to it!
Can You Lash Lift Lower Lashes?
A lower lash lift is a real thing. Yup, you can lift your top and bottom lashes during your lash lift session.
But because the lower lash lift is a new procedure that’s not widely available, you might struggle to find a pro to do one for you, especially if you don’t live in a big city.
You’ll find DIY at-home kits for lifting your bottom lashes – but I (and eye doctors) warn against doing a lash lift on yourself, whether on your top or bottom lashes.
Things can get very ugly when someone untrained and inexperienced attempts a lash lift. Effects range from damaged lashes to eye irritation and even vision loss. These risks soar if you do a lash lift on yourself, as you should keep your eyes closed during the procedure. Even brilliant lash artists struggle to do the procedure on themselves safely.
Watch what happens when qualified beauty therapist Jamie from Huyana Beauty does a lash lift on herself. (NB takeaway: She says she’ll never do a top-and-bottom lash lift on herself again!).
So, think twice (and then think a bit longer) before risking your lash and eye safety. You can’t say TikTok made you do it!
Why Would You Lash Lift Lower Lashes?
If you can’t get enough of upper lash lifts’ eye-opening power, wait till you see what a double lash lift can do!
The lower lash lift promises to make your eyes look even bigger and brighter. You’re sure to always look fresh with boosted lashes on the top and bottom. Even when you shouldn’t – like after a night on the town, or on the couch series-binging (whatever your pleasure!).
The procedure lifts lashes at the root and curls them downward. It also tames wild lashes (for a polished effect) and can make lashes look longer. The effects are subtle, though. Nothing is added to your lashes. It’s just your natural lashes living their best life!
Another perk of the lower lash lift is escaping smudgy undereye mascara. You know those panda-like patches that form under your eyes when you wear mascara on your lower lashes? Yes, those! One reason you get them is that your lashes lie right against the skin under your eyes. Then when you swipe mascara on your lashes, it gets onto your skin, too.
A lash lift raises your lashes away from your skin, reducing the chance mascara will leave its mark under your eyes. You might even decide your lashes look good enough without mascara after your lash lift, giving you zero risk of panda eyes.
Finally, the biggest advantage of lifting the lower lashes is if you have upward-pointing bottom lashes. In such cases, your natural lash growth direction can make your eyes appear smaller. By lifting then, you will have the impression of having bigger eyes.
How Do You Lash Lift Lower Lashes?
Lifting bottom lashes isn’t too different from how you lift top lashes.
Lash artists use various techniques and products, but lower (and upper) lash lifts generally include these 3 basic steps:
- Step #1: Lashes are attached to a silicone pad called a shield.
- Step #2: A softening solution is applied to the lashes to break their protein bonds so they can be reshaped into a lifted curl.
- Step #3: Lashes are treated with a setting solution to fix their new shape for weeks.
How Much Does It Cost to Lift Bottom Lashes?
Salons don’t offer a lower lash lift as a standalone procedure but rather as an add-on to the upper lash lift. Durations and costs differ from salon to salon, but you can expect to spend an extra 15 to 30 minutes at the salon and about 25% more dollars if you go for a top-and-bottom lash lift vs the cost of a standard lash lift.
Can You Tint Your Lower Lashes After a Lift?
You can tint your upper and lower lashes after a lash lift. Actually, a lash lift and tint is such a winning combo that many salons offer these procedures as a package deal.
Lash tints are so popular because they darken your lashes to make them stand out – so you can really show off their new lift and curl. You’ll be most wowed by your before and after if your lashes are naturally blonde or another light color.
Good to know: Lashes should always be tinted after they’re lifted, not before. Suppose you switched things around and had your lash tint before your lift. In this case, the lash lift solutions would strip some of the color from your lashes.
Is a Lower Lash Lift Right For You?
You’ll likely be delighted by lifted lower lashes if:
- Your lower lashes clump together.
- Your lower lashes look messy.
- Your lower lashes lie flat against your skin.
- You’re fed up with mascara smudges under your eyes.
- You want subtle enhancement.
- Your lashes are in good condition.
Can You Lash Lift Bottom Lashes? – Key Takeaways
You love your lifted top lashes. Now, why not show some love to your lower lashes and lift them, too?
A lash lift for lower lashes is a new procedure, so many salons don’t offer it yet. If your go-to lash tech doesn’t do top-and-bottom lifts, ask for them. The more people want to rock lifted lower lashes, the higher chance this procedure will skyrocket (like its bestie, the upper lash lift, did).
What do you think of this latest lash lift trend – are you in? Let me know in the comments below!