Every woman knows, or should know, the importance of first impressions. That being said, we aren't always interested in presenting a polished image to the world. Guilty as charged! I'm much more inclined to slough around in my slobby clothes - the ones I throw on in the morning to take my son to school.
You might have guessed I'm not one of those wonderfully, perky, 'let's-get-at-it' morning people. Call me lazy, but if I have the opportunity to sneak a few more minutes of sleep before getting up and facing the day, I will diligently hit the snooze button.
I'm not sure if it is because I am not the type of person to be organized up the wazoo, or I am simply tired of discovering one more thing to put on my to-do list, but whatever the reason, I just can't get excited about leaping out of bed, doing my hair, putting on my 'face', donning the latest urban fashion just to take my son to school, and then coming home to wash dishes and do the laundry. On the other hand, I dislike looking like a make-over waiting to be ambushed. So what to do?
Shave five years off your age - Highlight your natural beauty
And the Eyes Have it...
Hair and clothing aside, I discovered a simple solution that makes an amazing difference. Now, I don't worry about looking like a refugee from the 'What Not To Wear' television show. This one, small, 10 minute beauty treatment saves you time and money, can make you look five years younger, and shows off your own natural good looks. Are you curious yet?
Back in the early '80's, when this product first hit the scene, I was working at a makeup - clothing boutique. (I know, I know...I'm dating myself...) I was living in a small town at the time, and this boutique was the fashion hub in the mall. You wanted trendy, this was the place, so it stood to reason that our shop would be the first to offer what was at the time, an innovative beauty technique.
For the first time ever, we could now offer our clients eyelash tinting! No more worrying about sensitivity or allergic reactions. The procedure was painless, economical, took no more than fifteen minutes from start to finish, (and still is) and the results were amazing.
From that moment, I was sold. After years of suffering through seasonal allergies, I could now look good without worrying that I had a bad case of raccoon eyes. This opened up a whole new vista for me. I could shed a tear without worry, Gone were the days of wearing no mascara because of sneezing fits and watery eyes. I could have my watery eyes and my dark lashes!
There are two avenues open to women who want to try this. One is to shop around the beauty salons for places that offer eyelash tinting, and the other is the do-it-yourself route. For a first-time experience, I recommend seeing a professional. After you have had your lashes dyed several times and you feel comfortable or a little daring, you can have your stylist order the product for you and voila, you are ready to try your hand at colouring your eyelashes.
It really is very simple for those either brave enough or willing to step out of the box. The dye is exactly the same as regulation salon colour. What makes this procedure safe enough to use near the eye, is the strength of the solution, or peroxide, added to the colour. This is not to say that you should poke yourself in the eye with it! Even mascara stings when you get it in your eye, and so does this. However, it won't cause blindness, or temporary loss of sight. It's rather like getting soap in your eyes, and of course, the first thing you should do in a case like that is to rinse out your eyes.
That being said, a tip for the do-it-yourself er is to apply the solution, (a slim mascara-type applicator comes with the tube of colour,) just like you would mascara. A thin coat of moisturizer should be applied to the eyelid, and below the lower lashes in case some of the dye transfers to the skin when you blink. Not to worry, you won't look like a clown with the measles. The dye does not sting, or stain the skin, and with the added protection of a facial cream, it wipes off with no adverse effects.
There are several colours to choose from, but the most widely used are black, brown, and blue. Yes - blue - however few people choose this colour on its own. This particular pigment is generally used to add extra depth and dimension to the black or brown. If you worrying about whether, once dyed, you will resemble a 'working girl', let me set your fears to rest. The results are very natural, and no one will know what you have done except your hairdresser.
It really is amazing how much definition this adds to your eyes. Now, you don't have to worry about looking drab in the mornings without your makeup. I definitely encourage you to pamper yourselves, and experience the results. Men, I'm sorry, but I'm not including you this time. Ladies, you won't be disappointed. Then you, too, can hit the snooze button in the morning!
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BuyMeBeauty on July 24, 2015:
Thanks for the advice and explaining all about eyelash tinting. I was always curious about it, but I'm not sure yet if I want to take the plunge. Definitely considering it!
Enelle Lamb (author) from Canada's 'California' on September 21, 2010:
It works amazingly well for people with fair, or blonde eyelashes. It is on my to-do list for today LOL
evvy_09 from Athens, AL on September 20, 2010:
I have to try it soon. My eyes are the only feature I have that I like so I try to enhance them. Eyeshadow is my friend lol
Enelle Lamb (author) from Canada's 'California' on May 13, 2010:
Hi LisaMoore - I can't say as I have tried an eyelash conditioner, but I might give it a shot! Thanks for stopping by.
LisaMoore on May 13, 2010:
I've been using mascara a lot before and I am not really comfortable at it. but after I made a research, I found this eyelash conditioner from revitalash and from there, I decided to try it. It was stated in the instructions to apply a small amount once a day. I put small amount on my lashes every night. As time past by, I noticed my lashes enhancing naturally with fuller looking eyelashes and it became thicker and darker as well. That's the only reason I am still using it until now. Anyone tried eyelash conditioner? How was it?
Enelle Lamb (author) from Canada's 'California' on May 12, 2010:
Hi kaja_mel, It works really well with no itching or burning.
kaja_mel from Saraland, AL on May 11, 2010:
Thanks Enelle, I'll have to try this. Mascara always makes my eyes burn.
Enelle Lamb (author) from Canada's 'California' on August 21, 2009:
quicksand - It certainly does - and eliminates a lot of fuss associated with it!
quicksand on August 21, 2009:
Certainly enhances a female's appearance! Cheers!
Enelle Lamb (author) from Canada's 'California' on July 07, 2009:
Ladybird33 - Most welcome my dear :) it really is much better than putting on the mascara every day - wish I had found this earlier...
Ladybird33 from Fabulous USA on July 07, 2009:
I have always wanted to try this, thanks for the advice and info.
annvans on June 12, 2009:
I did this eyelash tinting. It did help a little bit. Makes your eyelashes look like they are all there at least. Thanks for the info.
Enelle Lamb (author) from Canada's 'California' on May 10, 2009:
It really is the best. The before and after images are remarkable. You can really see a difference. My man laughs at me when I 'put on my makeup' cause all I do is curl my eyelashes LOL.
Seriously though, it's a very natural look for when you aren't wearing makeup, and when you do, it provides the perfect base to accentuate your eyes - you only need a touch of mascara to finish off the look.
KRC from Central Texas on May 09, 2009:
Very interesting hub! This sounds like something I'd like to try. I've always hated mascara and rarely ever wear it, but feel that it would make a big difference if I did. I'll have to look into this.
eswar from India on May 06, 2009:
That's a good news for those who like to light their eyes, nice information, and by the way i am waiting, and hope you will keep your words and bring something special for us too;-)
soumenpaul from San Jose on May 05, 2009:
thanks for advice women. Might be it helps women to make more male friends.
RedElf on May 05, 2009:
Wow - I will have to come back to this one. Very nice, Enelle