Eyelash tinting is a method of colouring eyelashes. People who choose to tint their eyelashes often do so to darken light eyelashes to match their hair, or for a more permanent alternative to mascara. Eyelash tinting is a service offered by many spas and salons, but a do-it-yourself kit is a less expensive option for someone on a budget. The results last four to six weeks. When your eyelashes begin to grow out, you will need to dye them again to maintain the tint.
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Things you need
- Eyelash tinting kit
- Non-oily eye make-up remover
- Petroleum jelly
- Cotton swabs
- Cotton pads or cotton balls
- Lukewarm water
Remove all make-up and clean the eye area with make-up remover. Even if you are not wearing make-up, the remover will cleanse your skin of natural oils. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before continuing.
Prepare your eyelashes and skin for the tinting process. Apply petroleum jelly to your eyelids and to the skin below your bottom lash line. This will protect your skin from the dye.
Prepare the eyelash dye. Following the eyelash tinting kit directions, mix the dye cream with developer liquid.
Apply the dye mixture to your eyelashes. Kits include a wand similar to a mascara wand. Dip the wand or brush into the dye and coat your eyelashes with the dye. This process is similar to mascara application. Leave the dye on your eyelashes for the time specified on the kit directions (usually around 10 minutes).
Remove the dye. Close your eyes, then use a dampened cotton pad or cotton ball to wipe the dye off of your eyelashes. Take care not to get the dye in your eyes.
Tips and warnings
- Eyelash tinting has been known to cause serious injuries. As of 2009, the FDA had not approved any colour additives for permanent dyeing or tinting of eyelashes.
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