These days, low maintenance beauty is all the rage. From lip injections to microblading, ladies all around the world simply want to #WakeUpLikeThis, flawless.
One thing I always loved for a quick beauty fix was curling my eyelashes for an easy, wide-eyed look. While I love the natural lash look, I’m a sucker for mascara, but avoided everyday wear as some mascaras can strip lashes and make them weaker. I love the full-lash look that strip-lashes or lash extensions bring especially for special events, but both options are very tedious to upkeep and can irritate your eyes. Lash extensions are also extremely pricy, averaging around $150 for a full set, with refills every two weeks costing around $50 per refill. Surely there has to be another way for a fresh, pretty look without breaking the bank.
Enter, the lash lift. I couldn’t help but notice that Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian seemed to have these amazing, always curled, always lifted lashes – no matter what. Although the stars sometimes use extensions for make-up looks, even their no-makeup lashes looked gorgeous – that’s when I knew something was up. Big Kardashian make-up gurus like HRush started raving about the power of a Lash Lift, how beautiful it was and how flawless it could make your lashes.
So what is a lash lift you ask? It’s essentially a perm for your lashes to keep them lifted, separated and looking beautiful 24/7. It’s low maintenance and semi-permanent, with the effects fading after 6-8 weeks. It doesn’t damage your lashes or make you lose lashes, like I feared extensions would, and simply makes the most out of the natural lashes that you have. I got lashed at Caryl Baker Visage, a salon that’s been open and operating for over 40 years. My lash technician was extremely thorough and sweet, walking me through the entire process.
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My eyes were not irritated during the entire process, which is amazing considering how sensitive my skin is. The treatment took about 30-45 minutes, during which my technician gave me a gorgeous oxygen facial to really get me looking my best! She cleansed my skin, blasted my skin with bacteria-clearing oxygen, and coated the surface with serums and moisturizers.
Before my lash treatment was over, I got my lashes coated with a hydrated Kerotin to make sure they were healthy and strong. Though they initially looked a little clumpy, it was due to them being wet. After about 6 hours, the lashes dried and looked gorgeous and fluffy. I will definitely be returning to Caryl Baker Visage for my next lash lift and you should too! Find the Visage closest to you, here.