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Eyelash Tint - Steps to Get Beautiful Tinted Lashes

Updated on March 16, 2010

How to Use Eyelash Tint to Darken Your Eyelashes

The reason women apply mascara is to make their eyelashes appear thicker and darker, which provides a beautiful frame for our eyes and makes them look more striking and noticeable.

However, for women of certain ethnicities and colorations, getting thick, dark eyelashes is an ongoing battle, and mascara and curling your eyelashes is unfortunately a temporary process.

Even long eyelash extensions, whether they are false lashes that you apply in the morning with a thin strip of glue, or single lash inserts that you get applied to your lash line in a beauty studio, are time consuming to take care of property, and one misaligned false eyelash can be disastrous to your appearance.

The single most lasting, most convenient way to improve the appearance of your eyelashes is by using safe, FDA-approved semi-permanent eyelash tint kits.

How to Use Eyelash Tint to Darken Your Eyelashes

You can get your eyelashes tinted in a studio or at home, though truly, not a lot of skill is needed. The only major advantage of eyelash dyeing by a cosmetologist is that he or she can see what they're doing clearly without you having to risk opening your eyes and getting dye in them.

If you're careful, however, you should be able to safely dye your eyelashes one eye at a time. Rub something that won't accept dye, like petroleum jelly, on your eyelids and under your eyes to prevent dye from being absorbed into your skin there in case you drip.

Next, using tissue paper or cotton balls to protect your eyes during the eyelash tinting process, you brush on a special primer that will break down your eyelashes a little to enable them to accept dye.

Wipe the primer off after a few minutes, then carefully brush the dark eyelash tint on your upper eyelashes, being sure to get the top, bottom, and both sides for best results. Keep protecting your eyes - it won't be dangerous to get the tint in your eyes, but it will make your eyes water and sting for a few minutes.

Tips for Eyelash Dyeing

  • If you can't consistently keep one eye closed without fluttering while using your other eye, you may want to get a friend to help so you can keep both eyes safely closed.
  • The results should last about three weeks, though with quickly weekly touch ups you should be able to make your new dark eyelashes last much longer.
  • It will take more skill to successfully dye your lower lashes while avoiding dyeing your skin, but dark lower eyelashes can create an instant glamorous effect, if you're willing to take the time to apply the eyelash tint properly.
  • In general, the whole process is on a learning curve, and it might be easiest to take turns with a friend dyeing each other's eyelashes first.


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      NessaMetharam 

      6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Never tried this before. Thanks for posting this. I would honestly love to get some color on my lashes. (:

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