Why Get an Eyelash Lift?
Call it an optical illusion: Upturned eyelashes look longer than very straight ones. Putting a kink at the lashline of your fringe not only grants you fuller, longer-looking lashes; it helps you fake a wide-eyed doe look, too.
Whether you achieve the effect through the wave of your eyelash curling wand or an eyelash lift, however, comes down to your personal preference for convenience and safety.
How Do Eyelash Lifts Work?
First, lashes are coated with a special adhesive and wrapped around mini silicone pads. This holds them in the curled position that you’re hoping to achieve. As you lightly hold your eyes shut, a perming solution or cream is applied to your eyelashes with a tiny brush. The esthetician then lets the chemical concoction develop for about five minutes. After the curling chemicals have taken full effect, on goes a neutralizing solution. You sit for another few minutes. Voila: curled lashes in a visit that takes about 45 minutes and costs R400.
What Are the Results of an Eyelash Lift?
The curl in your lashes will last anywhere from four weeks to three months. As your lashes grow and fall out (the life cycle of lashes is about 60 to 120 days), the effects become less noticeable.
Though to some the procedure may seem like a steep price to pay for beauty, when all goes well the results are supposedly sublime.
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