Lash Extensions vs Lash Lift and Tint: Which is Right for You?

    • March 2, 2023

    When it comes to enhancing the look of your lashes, there are many options available. Two popular choices are lash extensions and a lash lift and tint. Both options can give your lashes a fuller and more dramatic appearance, but they are very different processes with their own unique benefits. Below, the About Faces professionals compare lash extensions and a lash lift and tint, so you can determine which option is right for you.

    Lash Extensions
    Lash extensions are individual synthetic or mink lashes that are applied to your natural lashes using a semi-permanent adhesive. They come in various lengths, thicknesses, and curls, allowing you to customize your lash look to your preference. The extensions are applied to your existing lashes, one by one, using a special adhesive that is safe for use around your eyes.

    What to Expect During and After the Application Process
    During the application process, you may feel a slight sensation of the adhesive being applied, but it should not be painful. You should feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the process.

    After the application process, you should avoid getting your lashes wet for at least 24 hours to allow the adhesive to fully dry. You should also avoid rubbing or pulling on your lashes, as this can cause the extensions to fall out prematurely.

    Benefits of Lash Extensions
    Lash extensions are great because you have the option to fully customize your lash look by length, thickness, and curl of the lashes. Another great benefit is you get to ditch the mascara, saving you time in your morning routine, and with the proper care extensions can last up to six weeks. Lash Fills are recommended at least every 3 weeks.

    Lash Lift and Tint
    A lash lift and tint is a semi-permanent treatment that gives your lashes a natural-looking curl and darker color. The process involves curling your natural lashes from the base, creating a lifted appearance that opens up your eyes. A tint is then applied to the lashes to add color and depth, making your lashes look thicker and fuller.

    What Is the Process of a Lash Lift and Tint
    During the treatment, your lash technician will first cleanse your lashes to remove any oils or makeup residue. Then, a silicone shield is placed on your eyelid, and your lashes are lifted and glued onto the shield. A special solution is applied to your lashes to create the curl and then left to set for several minutes. After the curl is set, the tint is applied, and the lashes are left to develop for a few more minutes. The shield is then removed, and your lashes are left looking lifted, curled, and tinted.

    Benefits of a Lash Lfit and Tint
    A lash lift and tint enhances your natural lashes by giving them a natural-looking curl and darker color and they can last up to six weeks. A lash lift and tint is suitable for all long lash types and is a great option for those with sensitive eyes who may not be able to tolerate the adhesive used in eyelash extensions.

    Which One Is Right For You?
    Ultimately, the choice between lash extensions and a lash lift and tint depends on your personal preferences and lifestyle. If you’re looking for a dramatic, customizable look that requires a bit more upkeep, eyelash extensions may be the right choice for you. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more natural, low-maintenance option, eyelash lift and tint may be a better fit. Book a consultation appointment for your lash extensions or lash lift and tint at About Faces Day Spa today!