My Experience with Lash Lifts

Before and After: My Thoughts on Getting a Lash Lift

Sharing all about getting a lash lift and my opinions on the treatment!  If you...

Sharing all about getting a lash lift and my opinions on the treatment! 

If you missed my post about my postpartum beauty journey, then you may have missed that I recently got a lash lift for the first time. I’m going to share what a lash lift is, what the treatment is like, what happened to my lashes after, and if I’d do it again.

What is a Lash Lift?

Basically, as lash lift is like a perm for your eyelashes, temporarily lifting and curling your lashes. Depending on how long or thick your natural lashes are, you can get a pretty dramatic effect.

During the treatment, you lay completely down on your back while the aesthetician works on your eyelashes. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour. She basically applies a cream that perms your eyelashes, and your eyes are closed the whole time. I put on a podcast and actually ended up falling asleep!

Once the treatment is done, you can’t wet the lashes for 12 hours, so build your appointment time off of that rule (this includes sweat, so no intense exercise.) She’ll brush the lashes with a little protective gel so they look a little wet when you’re done, but it dries quickly. And you’re left with curled lashes!

For me, it lasted about 5-6 weeks, and it says that it can last anywhere 4-7 weeks.

Before and After a Lash Lift

You’re all here for the before and afters, right?

This is before and after without any makeup:

Before and After Lash Lift

Unfortunately, I don’t have a before and after with mascara before the lift and with mascara after the lift, so I will update this post once I have that (in a few weeks!)

Would I get a lash lift again?

100% yes. I’m actually scheduled for one soon, because I’m going to a wedding and want to look extra glam! For me, I think a lash lift isn’t something that I would do religiously every 4-6 weeks, but for special occasions (like this wedding coming up) or a work related photoshoot or the summertime when I hate wearing mascara and extra makeup, I think it’s a great investment. I love that when I do put on mascara, my eyelashes look like I have extensions on – they look so full and curled. I also love that they look very natural and don’t get wonky like the extensions do, the curl just phases out.

Here’s my caveat. If you’re looking for something that is super dramatic and glamorous and noticeably changes the way you look, I wouldn’t go for a lash lift – I’d get eyelash extensions.

Now, if you have really long lashes and they’re straight so you want a little curl for oomph, the effect will be more dramatic. My lashes aren’t super thick or super long and they’re pin straight, so she couldn’t do an intense curl but after she was done, I was so happy. It fit my face, my look, and just made it so I don’t’ ever have to use an eyelash curler and when I get out of the shower or wake up in the morning, I feel more rested looking and awake. It seemed to lift my eyes and face a bit!

Overall, it’s a great treatment if you want a fun beauty boost!

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments! 

with love, Ali

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