Lash Tinting

Frame the Windows to Your Soul with Brow and Lash Tinting

We have all been there. You wake up late and are in such a rush, that your daily make-up routine is done half-heartedly at best. You arrive at work, only to check your reflection in the rear-view mirror, only to realise that you have not applied any mascara – the one cosmetic your face looks naked without. You might even get a few comments about how tired or ill you look.

We live in an era of big, bold, and bright looks. Eyes are never neglected, as they are such a defining facial feature. It is for this reason that many women (and even men) have resorted to some game-changing brow and lash tinting.

What Does the Process Involve?

Brow and lash tinting involves the application of a vegetable-based dye directly to the eyebrow – and lash hairs. Petroleum jelly is placed on the skin around the hairs, to act as a barrier and prevent the delicate skin from becoming stained. A protective pad is usually placed beneath both sets of lower lashes to avoid the dye making any contact with the skin. The dye is then left to work for a few minutes until the beautician removes it with a wet cloth. The process is usually quick and easy and does not take longer than 20 minutes.

Is it Safe?

Brow and lash tinting is generally considered safe. However, as with any chemical that comes into contact with your skin, an allergic reaction is possible. If you have sensitive skin, or are worried about having a reaction, you can ask your beautician to help you do a patch test on your forearm, or behind your ear, at least 24 to 48 hours before the actual application. Some clients tend to open their eyes unexpectedly while the tint is being applied. In this case, even the most experienced beautician could accidentally get some dye into the eye, so it is important to keep your eyes closed during the process. A general rule of thumb is to always proceed with caution.

Is it Practical?

One can argue that brow and lash tinting is far more practical than using mascara and brow fillers every day. This is especially true for contact lens wearers who can sometimes experience discomfort and irritation when mascara comes into contact with the eye. Another advantage of tinting your lashes is that you can exercise and swim smudge-free, without the risk of runny mascara.

Brow and Lash Tinting Courses

Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School offers many internationally accredited courses, one of which is the short beauty course in Skin Care & Eye therapy. Contact us today to find out more about the courses we offer.

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