As a child I grew up with people often telling me how lovely my big eyes were and how jealous they were of my long lashes but that seems to have all withered away, now my lashes are tiny and they don’t have much of a curve either making it look like I have no lashes at all when I’m not wearing any mascara! One of the big deterrents to go makeup free is due to my lack of long, whispy eyelashes, I always feel much more myself and transformed when I’ve put mascara on and as far as makeup and beauty goals go long lashes are a necessity. I don’t know about you but my Instagram timeline is packed full of eye makeup tutorials and pictures of girls with these amazingly thick, full, long lashes and I envy them all, hence my big lash collection! On nights out and special occasions I often whack out a pack of my strip lashes, I love fake eyelashes but I don’t love them 24/7, I could never be one of those girls that wears fake lashes every single day, they annoy me and feel so unnatural since I’m use to having barely anything there. I’ve looked into lash extensions but have always drawn the same conclusion, that they’d end up annoying me, so I was under the impression that I’d just have to embrace what my momma gave me and crack on trying to find a mascara that will suffice, that was until I heard about LVL lash lifts!
I know a few people who have had lash lifts but I’ve always heard a mixed bag of reviews. I’ve researched lash lifts for myself looking at photo after photo of before and after shots envying those that look really natural, so when Lash perfect Lash bar invited me down to their beauty HQ in Warwick Street, Soho I jumped at the opportunity!
What is an LVL Lash Lift?
An LVL lash lift treatment is a lash enhancing treatment that is designed to lengthen, volumise and lift your existing lashes.
What is the treatment process of an LVL lash lift?
Laying down on a treatment bench your lash technician will guard your lower lashes using an adhesive under eye patch. They will then apply another adhesive shield on the eyelid that your upper natural lashes will then be bonded to. Next they will apply a perming solution to your lashes for a matter of minutes (this is the stinky part, prepare your nose for the unwanted odour), this solution is what makes your eyelashes more flexible in order to re-shape. Then another solution is applied to the lashes, again this is left on for several minutes and its the process that strengthens your lashes in their new lifted position. Finally a tint is applied to the lashes so that they appear darker (mascara like) and your lift is complete. From here all eye shields are removed and a clear gel is applied to your eyelashes. All in all the treatment should last from 45-55 minutes.
Whats the aftercare once I’ve had an LVL lash lift?
Aftercare for a lash lift is pretty straight forward since you’re dealing with natural lashes. For the first 24 hours you shouldn’t get your lashes wet, this includes no swimming, no saunas or steam rooms and if you absolutely NEED to wear mascara you should only apply a thin coat. After the first 24 hours you should treat your lashes in the same way that you usually would.
How often do I need to have an LVL lash lift?
Since a lash lift is very similar to a hair perm you should only have the treatment done every 6-8 weeks, no time before!!
On average how much does an LVL lash lift cost?
On average you’d be looking to spend anything from £40-55 for a lash lift treatment. At Lash Perfect Lash Bar you can expect to pay £42 for the procedure without a tint and £52 if you want the tint included.
My experience with having my first ever lash lift with the team at Lash Perfect Lash Bar was amazing, my lash technician made me feel really welcome which helped during the treatment since we were chatting the whole time, it felt like my treatment was over with in no time! I also felt as though I was in safe hands with my technician since she was really confident with the procedure and was able to talk me through each step, she even advised that I didn’t need a lash tint since my lashes are naturally very dark already. I’m a total lash lift convert now, after my treatment I was so surprised at the appearance of my newly enhanced lashes, I’d be crazy not to have this done regularly! In the photo above you can see me after having my lash treatment, I’m so impressed!
Thank you Lash perfect lash bar for making the most out of my natural lashes and giving me back the confidence to go makeup free again (when I’m feeling brave)!
To see a before an after shot pop over to this post on Twitter
*This is a sponsored post however all thoughts, words and opinions are 100% my own!