You already know that lash lifts are a popular beauty treatment that curl your eyelashes and make them look longer. But what if you also want to change the color of your lashes after getting a lash lift? Can you tint your eyelashes after a lash lift?
Yes, you can tint your eyelashes after a lash lift. In fact, the lash lift and tint service is a combination of a lash lift and a lash tint. Adding an eyelash tint to your lash lift appointment is a great way to add an extra boost to your lashes.
In this article, I’ll cover everything you need to know about tinting your eyelashes after a lash lift.
Let’s get started!
Why You Should Tint Your Eyelashes After a Lash Lift
Lash lifts and lash tints are two different services that can be performed together or separately.
An eyelash lift is a treatment that uses curved silicone rods to curl your lashes and make them appear longer. A lash tint is a cosmetic service that dyes your lashes a darker color.
Many people choose to get a lash lift and tint because they want the added benefits of both services.
- It is completely safe to combine both services into one session. Most lash salons will have a “lash lift and tint” combo that you can book.
- Get darker natural lashes and make them appear fuller and more voluminous.
- If you have light-colored lashes, tinting them after a lash lift can make a big difference in how your lashes look.
- Adding a tint to your lash lift requires an additional 15 minutes to your appointment. It is quick but the payoff is huge.
Most women like to get the full effect from their lash lift and tint package because the overall effect is more striking.
Some do choose to just get the lash lift without the tint. They might like to wear different colored mascara on different days, or they may like the curl effect, but not the tint.
There’s no rule saying that you have to have a tint at the same time as a curl or lift, but it’s the go-to treatment for most lash lift fans.
Can You Tint Your Lashes Before a Lash Lift?
You should always tint your lashes after a lash lift, not before. There are two main reasons why the eyelashes are lifted before the tint and never in the reverse order.
Interaction Between Chemicals
The chemical solution in the eyelash lift solution can interact with the dye in the tint, making it difficult to get an even and consistent result.
Therefore, once the lash lift is completed and the natural lashes are completely free of chemicals, then it is completely safe to tint the lashes.
The perming solution makes your natural lashes more porous. This means the dye will be absorbed faster and you will get better results if it is applied after the lash lift.
How Long Do You Have to Wait Before You Can Tint Your Lashes After Getting a Lash Lift
Eyelash tinting can be done immediately after the eyelash lift procedure. There is no interaction between both services when performed in that order.
Many people choose to combine both services into one appointment for convenience.
However, if you do decide to get your lashes tinted at a later date, there is no need to wait. You can get your lashes tinted as soon as you want, even if it’s the same day as your lash lifting.
What Type of Tint Is Best to Use for Tinting Your Lashes After a Lash Lift?
Two types of tints can be used for tinting your lashes after a lash lift:
- Vegetable-based tint
- Chemical-based tint
Vegetable-based tints are made from natural ingredients and are safe for use on your eyelashes.
Chemical-based tints are made from synthetic ingredients and can be harsher on your lashes.
We recommend using a vegetable-based tint for tinting your lashes after lash lifts. Vegetable-based tints are just as effective as chemical-based tints but are much gentler on your lashes.
How to Find a Qualified Professional to Tint Your Lashes After a Lash Lift
When it comes to tinting your eyelashes, it is important to find a qualified professional who has experience with this procedure.
The last thing you want is to end up with uneven, blotchy lashes.
Here are a few tips on how to find a qualified professional to tint your lashes after an eyelash lift:
#1 Ask for Recommendations From Friends or Family
If someone you know has had their lashes tinted after a lash lift, they can give you a great recommendation.
#2 Look for Reviews Online
Checking online review sites like Yelp can be a great way to find a qualified professional in your area.
#3 Ask Your Technician
If you’re getting a lash lift, chances are your technician also offers lash tinting.
#4 Do Your Research
Once you’ve found a few qualified professionals in your area, take the time to do some research on each one.
#5 Make a Decision
Once you’ve done your research, it’s time to make a decision and book an appointment.
Bottom line – getting your eyelashes tinted after a lash lift is a great way to enhance the look of your lashes. Just be sure to find a qualified professional to do the job.
How Does Eyelash Tinting Work?
As the lash tint is applied, you can expect the beautician to apply a generous amount of dye to your lash line, using a small brush.
They will start at the base of your lashes and work their way up, making sure each lash is evenly coated with the tint.
Once the tint has been applied, you will need to wait for around 10 minutes for it to take effect.
After this time, the beautician will remove the tint using a cotton pad soaked in water.
Your lashes will then be rinsed with water to remove any excess tint and you will be able to see the final results!
Your lashes will look darker, fuller, and more defined – it’s the perfect way to enhance your natural beauty.
How Long Does a Lash Lift and Tint Last?
Depending on the lash growth cycle of your natural eyelashes, the lash lift lasts for around six to eight weeks before needing a touch-up. For some women, the lash lift and tint can last for weeks longer with proper tint aftercare.
And during that time, you have weeks of worry-free, full-length, perfect lashes, as long as you adhere to the guidelines for lash and tint aftercare.
Having a lash lift and tint treatment on your natural lashes means a lot less hassle than the care that can come with synthetic eyelashes or eyelash extensions.
The glue used to attach eyelash extensions can come away, leaving you looking very odd indeed before you manage to get an appointment at the beauty salon!
Is a Tint After a Lash Lift Bad for Your Lashes?
No, it is not bad for your lashes to tint them after a lash lift. The tinting solution is a vegetable dye that is safe to use on your lashes.
Tinting your eyelashes will make them look darker and fuller. It is a great way to enhance the look of your lash lift.
Pro Tip: I have written a complete article on whether or not lash lifts can ruin your eyelashes here.
Cosmetics Aren’t Always a Better Option!
The beauty of the lash lift and tint is that once it’s done, it’s good for several weeks (depending on the lash growth cycle of each individual) and you don’t need to wear mascara.
More importantly, you don’t need to use makeup remover!
Truth be told, Eye makeup is renowned for being made to last as long as possible on the wearer, but that means it can be a pain to remove. Eye makeup remover pads and waterproof mascara cleansers are packed with chemicals that you can end up dragging across your lashes daily.
The lash lift and tint means no more mascara, so you can stop cleansing your lashes every day, causing less damage to the skin of the eyelid and the lashes themselves.
Lash Tint After a Lash Lift – Key Takeaways
Lash lifts and tints are still a relatively new procedure but it’s already becoming more and more popular as clients love the effect the lash lift and tint has on their lashes without the need for mascara or lash extensions.
For easy but stunning lashes, a lash lift and tint as a combined treatment will give you beautiful results and keep your lashes healthy at the same time.
I always recommend lash tinting immediately after a lash lift as the benefits drastically outweigh the additional 15 minutes and cost to your appointment.