LONG-LASTING LIFT FOR LASHES
It’s a valid life crisis having short eyelashes. Enter: the lash lift.
It’s the biggest beauty trend of the moment that involves no glue, is safe and, unlike extensions, you can actually exercise/wash your face/sleep properly/get on with life without having to worry about your lashes falling out or dropping.
If you’re unfamiliar with what a lash lift is, basically the lashes are coated with a keratin formula, which is pressed against a mould that is placed on your upper eyelid line. Less than 30 minutes later the mould comes off, and your lashes are curled and lifted – and yes, stay like that through thick and thin.
Typically, a lift is supposed to last a maximum of six weeks, but according to beauty technician at Christopher Hanna, Katie Charonska, there is a simple trick to making it last a couple of weeks longer before they fall flat again.
Charonska says the number one tip to prolonging your lash lift comes down to simply swapping your waterproof mascara for a regular water-resistant version.
“If you wear waterproof mascara, it’s harder to get off and you can only use oil-based make-up remover. The oil in it will drop your lash lift faster,” she explains.
Here are simple ways to help make your lift last longer:
● Avoid waterproof mascara.
● Avoid oil-based cleansers.
● Wait at least 12 hours after your lift before wetting your eyes.
● Wait at least 24 hours after your lift before applying eye make-up.