Look Your Best - A Great Alternative to Wearing Mascara
Every woman knows, or should know, the importance of first impressions. That being said, we aren't always interested in presenting a polished image to the world. Guilty as charged! I'm much more inclined to slough around in my slobby clothes - the ones I throw on in the morning to take my son to school.
You might have guessed I'm not one of those wonderfully, perky, 'let's-get-at-it' morning people. Call me lazy, but if I have the opportunity to sneak a few more minutes of sleep before getting up and facing the day, I will diligently hit the snooze button.
I'm not sure if it is because I am not the type of person to be organized up the wazoo, or I am simply tired of discovering one more thing to put on my to-do list, but whatever the reason, I just can't get excited about leaping out of bed, doing my hair, putting on my 'face', donning the latest urban fashion just to take my son to school, and then coming home to wash dishes and do the laundry. On the other hand, I dislike looking like a make-over waiting to be ambushed. So what to do?
Shave five years off your age - Highlight your natural beauty
And the Eyes Have it...
Hair and clothing aside, I discovered a simple solution that makes an amazing difference. Now, I don't worry about looking like a refugee from the 'What Not To Wear' television show. This one, small, 10 minute beauty treatment saves you time and money, can make you look five years younger, and shows off your own natural good looks. Are you curious yet?
Back in the early '80's, when this product first hit the scene, I was working at a makeup - clothing boutique. (I know, I know...I'm dating myself...) I was living in a small town at the time, and this boutique was the fashion hub in the mall. You wanted trendy, this was the place, so it stood to reason that our shop would be the first to offer what was at the time, an innovative beauty technique.
For the first time ever, we could now offer our clients eyelash tinting! No more worrying about sensitivity or allergic reactions. The procedure was painless, economical, took no more than fifteen minutes from start to finish, (and still is) and the results were amazing.
From that moment, I was sold. After years of suffering through seasonal allergies, I could now look good without worrying that I had a bad case of raccoon eyes. This opened up a whole new vista for me. I could shed a tear without worry, Gone were the days of wearing no mascara because of sneezing fits and watery eyes. I could have my watery eyes and my dark lashes!
There are two avenues open to women who want to try this. One is to shop around the beauty salons for places that offer eyelash tinting, and the other is the do-it-yourself route. For a first-time experience, I recommend seeing a professional. After you have had your lashes dyed several times and you feel comfortable or a little daring, you can have your stylist order the product for you and voila, you are ready to try your hand at colouring your eyelashes.
It really is very simple for those either brave enough or willing to step out of the box. The dye is exactly the same as regulation salon colour. What makes this procedure safe enough to use near the eye, is the strength of the solution, or peroxide, added to the colour. This is not to say that you should poke yourself in the eye with it! Even mascara stings when you get it in your eye, and so does this. However, it won't cause blindness, or temporary loss of sight. It's rather like getting soap in your eyes, and of course, the first thing you should do in a case like that is to rinse out your eyes.
That being said, a tip for the do-it-yourself er is to apply the solution, (a slim mascara-type applicator comes with the tube of colour,) just like you would mascara. A thin coat of moisturizer should be applied to the eyelid, and below the lower lashes in case some of the dye transfers to the skin when you blink. Not to worry, you won't look like a clown with the measles. The dye does not sting, or stain the skin, and with the added protection of a facial cream, it wipes off with no adverse effects.
There are several colours to choose from, but the most widely used are black, brown, and blue. Yes - blue - however few people choose this colour on its own. This particular pigment is generally used to add extra depth and dimension to the black or brown. If you worrying about whether, once dyed, you will resemble a 'working girl', let me set your fears to rest. The results are very natural, and no one will know what you have done except your hairdresser.
It really is amazing how much definition this adds to your eyes. Now, you don't have to worry about looking drab in the mornings without your makeup. I definitely encourage you to pamper yourselves, and experience the results. Men, I'm sorry, but I'm not including you this time. Ladies, you won't be disappointed. Then you, too, can hit the snooze button in the morning!
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