I went in for my regular dermaplaning and added an eyelash tint yesterday. The tinting costs $25 bucks – or the equivalent of luxury mascara – I rationalize. I know eyelash extensions are all the rage. I admit they look glamorous, but I know myself well enough to understand anything adhered to my body with tough bond adhesive would drive me bonkers. Lash tinting enhances lashes without the damage, expense, irritation, drama, or commitment of extensions.
Tinting allows you to wake up with jet black lashes minus the morning after under-eye smudging. Those with fair or sparse lashes will love the effect of tinting + mascara. Lazy bitches can skip the mascara completely while still enjoying a flutter of dark lashes. Supposedly, the tint lasts around 30 days. If my lashes do indeed remain dark for a full month, I will add tinting to my regular beauty routine. While the results are subtle, tinting creates an alluring pop of definition around the eyes.
The process only takes 15 minutes. The tricky part is keeping the dye off the skin. Use an appropriate barrier cream. The dye didn’t burn or get in my eyes. I haven’t suffered any irritation or adverse reaction. Common sense requires you to ensure you aren’t allergic to the dye before applying it around your eyes. Because somebody should have their eyes on what is happening, I recommend professional application, or at a minimum, recruit a careful friend to help. Moron Warning: Most of you aren’t idiots, but for the few of you that are, don’t repurpose your hair dye for eyelash tinting. You need a product safe and specifically formulated for the eye, dipshit.