In our series of following the basics, today’s post is all about tinting your eyelashes at home! Is it a scary experience? No! Is it fun? Yes! Catch up with our brow tinting post here.
Before you take on any eyelash or eyebrow tinting, you would have need to carried out a patch test to rule out any allergic reactions. Even if you’ve used the same dye before, the skin can develop allergic reactions to products over time so it’s best to be safe and repeat the test. Simply clean a small area of skin on the inside of your elbow, apply a small amount of the Eyelash Colour Solution and Eyelash Colour Gel next to each other and leave uncovered for 48 hours. If you experience any itching or redness during this time, do not apply the product. If no irritation or redness occurs, you’re fine to use the product.
Now the patch test is done, now it’s time for tinting your eyelashes!
Step 1. Cleanse your eyelashes thoroughly with a non-oily cleanser in order to remove any makeup and natural oils. Contact lens wearers should remove their lenses.
Step 2. Coat the skin area under your eyes with petroleum jelly or a thick cream, avoiding the eyelash hairs and fix the eye protection pads in place. This ensures your skin will not be stained.
Step 3. Dip the tip of a cotton bud into the Eyelash Colour Solution 1 and apply several thorough coats to the eyelashes. Leave on for 1 minute without rinsing off.
Step 4. Apply 1cm of Eyelash Colour Gel 2 onto the brush, then brush thoroughly through the eyelashes. Wait for 1 minutes.
Step 5. Use wet cotton buds to gently remove the dye from your eyelashes. Repeat on the other eye.
Bonus Step. For darker and defined eyelashes step 3-5 can be repeated again and the Eyelash Colour Solution 1 can be left on for longer.
Step 6. Once you’re happy with your lashes, clean the mixing bowl, brush and wand for the next application.
And now your eyelashes are tinted in just 6.5 simple steps! Watch our Colorsport 30 Day Mascara Tutorial for a video guide on how to tint your eyelashes.