I Got A Lash "Perm" And I'm Never Going Back To Eyelash Extensions
Here's everything you need to know to get the eyelashes of your dreams.
Hi! I'm Dani, a beauty and style writer who's obsessed with beautiful lashes and ~lazy girl~ makeup. Though I have long, dark lashes, they also happen to be incredibly straight. Even when I use mascara and a curler, they always go back to their natural form.
I've tried extensions in the past, but they're expensive and don't last very long. I also became allergic to the glue they use, and woke up one day with my eyes swollen shut, so yeah, I decided to quit them for good.
Though I obviously knew I was making the right call by going back to my natural lashes, I missed extensions terribly because I am suuuuuper lazy when it comes to makeup. Fake lashes are so dramatic that you don't have to do much to your face to look like you actually put in some effort.
I'd heard about a treatment called Lash Lift, and after looking at a couple of pictures on Instagram, I was intrigued. Lash Lift is a keratin-infused enhancement treatment which curls your natural lashes for six to eight weeks. I decided to give it a try, and the good people from the Lash Loft made magic happen.
Since I was so pleased with the results, I asked Alisa, the esthetician who worked on my lashes, a couple of questions about the treatment.
"A Lash Lift is a new keratin infused lash enhancement treatment. It turns the eyelashes upwards and adds tint to give them length, height, volume, and the appearance of having longer and thicker lashes," she said. "It's basically a combination of a tint and perm. It adds the color of a lash tint to match your skin tone and the long lasting curl of a lash perm for height and length. The keratin infusion will feed the lashes and strengthen them."
"The treatment can last six to eight weeks, depending on some natural factors like skin type (oily or dry), natural lash cycle (your natural lashes are in constant and varying stages of growth cycle), and how well you take care of your natural lashes," explained Alisa.
So how did my lashes fare, you're wondering? This is what my lashes looked like over eight weeks:
Here I am, loving my new, curly lashes. No mascara, but tons of drama. I felt so good about them I didn't even feel the need to brush my hair that day.
This is me on vacation. I took a selfie to record how amazing my lashes looked with very little mascara on. I ran out of mascara that day so I literally mean very little.
Back to reality, and my lashes were great at hiding my jet lag and post-vacation dread.
I noticed the "lift" was definitely fading and my lashes were literally going down, hence the obscene amount of mascara I'm wearing.
It's been a little over eight weeks since I got a Lash Lift and my lashes are back to normal, but they do seem a bit stronger than before.
Here's a video of the whole process:
Just FYI, Lash Loft provided the service free of charge. BuzzFeed did not, however, get paid for covering the spa.