This is not a beauty blog. But this is a blog about keeping one’s head above water as a busy mom. So while I would not normally write about a beauty treatment, when I come across a beauty treatment that is affordable for regular people, can help streamline your morning routine, and will make a difference in how you look, well, that seems fitting for West of the Loop.
I recently read in a magazine that Jennifer Aniston gets her eyelashes tinted to make them seem darker and fuller. I didn’t even know that eyelash tinting was a possibility. But I made a note of it because I absolutely hate mascara. I love all other kinds of eye make-up, but I can’t stand mascara. For one thing, it irritates my contact lenses. And either you buy waterproof mascara and it’s impossible to remove, or you don’t buy waterproof mascara and it runs and smudges. In short, it sucks. But, every time you read an article in a magazine about how to streamline your morning make-up routine, it says that all you really need to look wide-awake and put-together is mascara and blush. So what the hell?
This past week, I was at my local salon getting a hair cut and I saw a sign advertising eyelash tinting as a new service. I remembered the Jennifer Aniston thing and was intrigued. I started peppering the receptionist with questions. She informed me that the treatment cost $30 and would last four to six weeks. Sold! I immediately made an appointment.
I have just returned from my eyelash tinting appointment and I am thrilled with the results. My lashes, which were actually not light to begin with, are noticeably darker, especially my bottom lashes. My eyes look bigger and I do look more alert. I love the way it looks and I love that I can skip mascara guilt-free for the next four to six weeks. But truthfully, I may be done with mascara altogether: I plan to make eyelash tinting part of my regular beauty routine. I would rather spend thirty minutes (and $30) at the salon online canadian pharmacy once a month than spend precious minutes every day putting on and taking off mascara.
If you are thinking about having your eyelashes tinted, here are some helpful hints:
- If you usually wear contact lenses, do not wear them to your appointment. This may seem obvious, but it bears mentioning.
- The difference will be most noticeable for women with blond lashes. But, as I said, I have dark lashes to begin with, and I can see a difference, particularly on my bottom lashes.
- The treatment will last four to six weeks; cleansers with alpha hydroxy acids and salicylic acids will remove the tinting quicker.
- The tinting takes fifteen to twenty minutes and for me, it was slightly uncomfortable. My eyes burned a bit during the process, but the discomfort did not last. If you are squeamish about people touching your eyes, I’m going to go ahead and say this is not for you.
- You can still wear mascara on top of the tinting for an especially dramatic look.
What do you think? Would you consider having your eyelashes tinted? What else would you consider to streamline your beauty routine?
Please note that this post was not sponsored in any way, nor did I receive any promotional consideration. I paid for my treatment in full.