So, you’ve decided to scrap the pricey salons and dye your eyelashes at home???? Congrats! I did too! It was not without a painful learning curve. I found that if I have a generous Q-tip full of white cream, and just a smaller Q-tip amount of dye, this prevents any other pain (short of sticking in your eye which is NOT ADVISABLE) during the process.
Eyelash dye is hands down one of the best ways to instantly transform barely-there, translucent lashes into a lush, dark, glossy fringe. You don’t have to do it every day, and can last up to about two or three weeks.
Tinting your lashes can sound intimidating at first, but once you have the steps down [and the proper equipment], it's a simple process that slides right into your monthly beauty routine. As for the process, it doesn't get easier.
This eyelash tint kit really stands out for its ease of use. This eyelash tint is also suitable for sensitive eyes, but still take caution to keep it out of your eyes because, it will still sting if it gets in!
The kit includes a packet of cream color, a packet of activator, a tiny disposable mascara-like wand, gloves and eye protectors. It will also be helpful to be prepared with a magnifying mirror, [although not necessary] and some Vaseline, Q-Tips, tissues, cotton balls and disposable tint wands, in case you find the brush or a Q-tip unsatisfactory.
I use disposable applicator wand [NOTE - sold here as 100 PCS Disposable Eyelashes Mini Individual Wand Eyelash Applicators] was small enough and easy enough to use as it coats each lash individually.
I mix equal amount of the cream and color on a small dish with a Q-Tip, then scrap it all off with a wand. Then take the wand and literally go over each lash. It is just like putting on Mascara, just making sure you do it one at a time. I have not found the dye to stain my skin, and have left it on for over 20 minutes, but the protector and Vaseline can help.
The coloring cream combination may sting if your combination is too dye heavy. If it gets into your eyes, rinse immediate with saline or plain water, and wipe off with water soaked cotton balls
Both the actual color and activator comes in multi-use tubes with caps [great for DIY] so you can use just what you need and save the rest for later, making it super affordable.
The results are also great - keep in mind that you may not get the same sort of super dark, effects you would from a good bottle of mascara, but it definitely darkens and defines your lashes so that you don't need mascara every day. Oh, and the color darkens slightly over the next few days following the treatment.
A few tips in getting the most out of the eyelash dye:
- If you want to go darker, rather than leaving it on for longer than the recommended time, simply do another application. That way, you avoid risking irritation and/or stained skin and you get darker lashes.
- If the eye protector pads annoy you, just skip them - instead, apply Vaseline around your eyes. This will prevent the skin from staining.
- If you do get some stained skin in the process, wiping it down with a bit of oil followed by a tiny bit of clarifying shampoo (be careful - this also stings) will get care of that.