As shown in TikTok tutorials and Instagram reels, having naturally curled, long lashes can elevate any beauty look. While you'll always have the option to apply false lashes or get eyelash extensions, a lash lift offers the best of both worlds. In a nutshell, it's the low-key girl's alternative to lash extensions! Before you book an appointment for your first-ever lash lift, here's a quick guide containing everything you need to know about the procedure.
What's a lash lift?
A lash lift is essentially a lash perm that gives your eyelashes a curled finish. Unlike extensions, it is typically a one-hour procedure where a technician uses a perming chemical that lasts up to six weeks. That means you can have naturally lifted lashes when you wake up! There are a lot of local lash salons that offer lash lifts nowadays, from Strokes' Eye Beauty Studio Keralift to Ayumi's Cashmere Lash Lift.
What should I take note of before my appointment?
1. Your procedure should be painless
Since you will only be undergoing a perm, your procedure will be pretty painless! Your lash technician will tape your lashes to keep them in place, but that’s a small price to pay for effortless lashes every morning. The procedure also typically lasts an hour and 30 minutes at maximum!
2. You can’t get your eyes wet for a day
Similar to hair perms, you can’t get your lashes wet for a while. In the 24 hours after your treatment, you should try not to cry or stay in warm areas, as this could interfere with the chemical on your eyelashes!
3. You can only use mascara
You will no longer be allowed to use an eyelash curler, but you can still use some mascara for a voluminous look. Your morning routine will actually be a lot faster since your lashes are already naturally curled!
4. Your lash spoolie is your new best friend
Remember: You have to keep your lashes clean! Your lash spoolie is your best friend in getting out dirt in between your lashes. It also helps separate your lashes if they start to clump together; don’t worry, separating them only takes less than a minute!
5. You will mostly be sporting a natural look
Falsies and lash extensions generally give a more dramatic and bold look due to the volume of the lashes. Lash lifts are best for those who just want to wake up with a more natural, fresh look! The effortless 'no make-up make-up' look enthusiasts will definitely like the finish of their lash lift.
6. You might be tempted to go again next month
We apologize for the budol, but you will probably miss the look once the lashes start to lose their *lift* effect. Rest assured that this is a safe procedure, so just follow the amount of time advised by your lash specialist! Usually, it’s at least a month depending on how your lashes look.
Enjoy the new lash glow!