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Lash Tinting Review and Photo

I Tinted My Lashes, and They Are Awesome

This is what my eyelashes look like right now, sans mascara, eyeliner — anything. I got my eyelashes tinted for the first time a week ago, and I think my life may be irrevocably changed. I've always had light brown lashes that got invisible toward the ends, but I never realized just what a huge difference dyeing them could make. Then BellaTV did an episode on lash tinting, and it really piqued my interest. So I went to a salon in my neighborhood that had tinting advertised for $15, sat in a chair with my eyes closed for 15 minutes (it didn't hurt at all, which was a huge relief), and opened them to natural, fan-like lashes that require zero maintenance. I was worried that dyeing them would dry them out or cause breakage, but I haven't seen any so far. I've been putting a little Vitamin E on once in a while just in case, though. So far, they're amazing, and if you have blond or brown lashes, they come highly recommended.

Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 6 years
Flickster and Hazelberry, I was scared of tinting initially as well, and asked around until I found someone really good and reputable who went to great lengths to protect my eyes, keep the dye away from my skin, and show me exactly what she was using, which was an oxidative dye. There are definitely lash tinting kits at beauty supply stores, but honestly, it's really inexpensive and just not worth doing at home because you could get hurt. Kagardne, I chose carbon black, and even with the blonde hair it looks pretty natural.
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 6 years
Hi guys! Sorry it took me so long to get back about the tinting. Like Annie said, I had a harrowing time escaping the (otherwise lovely) Honolulu airport. Who knew the New York snowpocalypse could mess things up as far afield as Hawaii? Anyway, to answer your questions: Ahles, lash dyes haven't yet been FDA approved. Some brands can be problematic because they contain the same ingredients as oxidative hair dye, which gives some people allergic reactions, and some illegal imported dyes contain harmful coal tars. To protect yourself until a specifically approved product becomes available, you should do a few things: 1) Always ask for a patch test. If you've ever had itching or burning from hair dye, this is especially important, since you could have an allergy. 2) Ask where your dye comes from and what's in it. If they can't show you the packaging and provide proof of the ingredients, go elsewhere. 3) Don't have them dye the roots of your lashes. People have allergic reactions because the dye touches their skin or eyeballs, but if you have your aesthetician keep the dye away from your roots, only darkening the tips, you'll still get the effect you want while significantly lowering your risk for a reaction.
asecretsociety asecretsociety 6 years
yeah they look great on you!!! so i guess its not as crazy as it sounds!
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
I get my lashes tinted too and I love it. My lashes are thick, but light, so I have to wear mascara. I was super nervous to get it done because I had read horror stories about it, but I am really glad I did it.
bellazmom bellazmom 6 years
I am naturally blonde, and my last Aesthetician (he just left, and I am in mourning!) recommended I get my eyelashes tinted. I was a chicken at the time, but now I am wishing I had let him do it. Miriam - your eyes are gorgeous!
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 6 years
Would you recommend professional lash tinting or at home kits? I remember seeing a blog of a redheaded girl in the UK and she did her own eyelash tinting, and I wanted to try purchasing some kits from amazon to try but have always been too chicken.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
Hey all, Miriam's stuck in Hawaii (rough life, I know) and waiting to get on a plane. She'll be back tomorrow and will get back to y'all as soon as she's in the continental US.
hazelberry hazelberry 6 years
I wonder what brand/product they used for you Bella. Is it know for those who worried about chemicals day in day out? :) (e.g. Latisse just freaks me out) Also, can I do it at home?
ahles ahles 6 years
Looks great, and the idea is sound since our lashes get bleached by sun, but I'd always heard this was illegal/not FDA approved and could cause blindness?!
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