What Is Eyelash Tinting And How Does It Work?

If you have very light colored eyelashes and are tired of having to apply and reapply mascara to create your desired look, eyelash tinting may be an ideal option for you. For those looking for eyelash tinting Jacksonville FL to change your look, here is what you need to know.

What Is Eyelash Tinting?

Eyelash tinting helps to give eyes more definition without mascara. Eyelash tinting is temporary and typically lasts a few weeks until eyelashes naturally fall out and are replaced by new lashes. A professional esthetician administers eyelash tinting in a salon or spa. The client chooses the color dye, which ranges from brown, black, to blue-black, the darkest color option.

How Does Eyelash Tinting Work?

To apply eyelash tinting, the esthetician first applies a protective cream, such as Vaseline, underneath the eyes to prevent skin from getting stained by the dye. They will also place a protective towel on your neck, to protect your clothing from stains. If you wear contact lens, you will remove them before the tinting.

After applying the protective cream to the under eyes, the esthetician will then use a thin, curved cotton pad on top of the cream. With your eyes shut, the esthetician will apply the tint to your eyelashes with a fine brush. Then, the tint sets for about ten minutes or more.

After the dye has set, the esthetician begins to remove it with a water dampened cotton pad. This part of the process can take several minutes and multiple cotton pads. Your eyes will be closed for the entire process until all the excess dye is removed. Once that is complete, you can open your eyes and the esthetician cleans your under eye area and lid to make sure there is no staining.

Is Eyelash Tinting Safe?

Eyelash tinting is a safe procedure, as long as it performed by a trained professional. For safety, it’s important to keep your eyes closed during the entire process until the technician states that it is safe to open them. For those concerned about allergic reactions, you can do a patch test 24 to 48 hours before the treatment. Most dye consists of a color paste mixed with a peroxide solution. The peroxide is what causes the dye to chain to your eyelashes. Some clients experience slight stinging, which is typically caused by the peroxide or as a result of dry lashes or skin. You may consider applying some oil around your eye area before the eyelash tinting.

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