Wouldn’t it be nice to have glossy long eyelashes and not have to bother with mascara? Not only do beautiful eyelashes draw attention to the beauty of the eye, they also draw it away from crows feet and other fine lines. Many salons offer eyelash tinting as an alternative to mascara.
But the truth is eyelash tinting does not give the eyes the oomph that other eye makeup does and it is illegal in many states including New York.
The best candidate for eyelash tinting is someone who has very pale lashes and wants to darken them.
Eyelash tinting has been around for many years. Back in the thirties, the use of coal tar and other permanent dyes on the eyelashes resulted in a number of injuries including blindness and at least one death. In the late thirties the FDA banned the use of regular hair dyes on the eyelashes though some salons still offer this service (illegally).
Today, most salons that offer eyelash tinting services use vegetable dyes which last about 3 to 6 weeks. Although many eyelash tinting procedures have been done, it is not without it’s risks. Allergic reaction to the eyelash tint which may include redness and swelling and damage to the eye are possibilities. But many of these procedures are done annually with no problems.
If you are considering eyelash tinting, you will want to make sure that eyelash tinting is legal in your state. Make sure you have a well qualified technician and you may want to get a patch test prior to having the procedure done. In addition, if you have very sensitive eyes or an eye infection, you will want to avoid eyelash tinting.
Eyelash tinting cost can vary greatly from one salon to another with prices ranging from $10 to $30.
It is important is that your expectations are realistic. Eyelash tint will make your eyelashes darker. Tints come in colors like black, brown and dark blues. So it can darken your eyelash tips and cover gray, but it does not contain thickeners or lash enhancers. So though you will have darker lashes, it will not give you the volume that a volume boosting mascara like the very top rated, Trish McEvoy High Volume Mascara will. And it will not help you grow beautiful long lashes like Idol Lash.
Though eyelash tint kits for eyelash tinting at home are available such as the Roux Eyelash Tint Kit, eyes are very precious. Unless you are experienced at eyelash tinting it is best to have this procedure done at a professional salon.
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