How to Have Great Eyelashes This Party Season? It’s All About the Lash Lift
With the party season fast approaching, women and even men are wanting to show off their long, luscious lashes. There’s a new trend overtaking once popular lash extensions, the eyelash “lift”. Beauty expert Sandrine Syed explains why lash lifts are often a better option.
Women (and some men!) love having stand-out lashes, especially when special occasions draw near. But the process of getting them can be exhausting – particularly during party season when beauty regimes for nights out are more frequent.
While lash extensions are still popular, eyelash and eyebrow queen Sandrine Syed says there are other lash choices available for women as we get closer to the busy Christmas period – and the best is the lash lift.
“It looks very natural and zero maintenance. If I want my lashes to look a bit more dramatic for an evening out, I simply wear fibre mascara,” said Mrs Syed.
“Lash lifts are the perfect alternative to lash extensions, especially for those who go the beach or pool often,” she said.
Mrs Syed and her beauty team have groomed almost a million eyelashes through her 30 Zubias Threading brow and lash bars over the past 10 years.
“Personally, I don’t like lash extensions because they are high maintenance, expensive and time consuming,” said Mrs Syed.
“I had them myself a few years ago, I loved the look, but the cons outweighed the pros,” she said.
“I needed to do a refill every two weeks and had to sit in the salon for two hours every time. I like to do water sports and in Summer I do wash my face several times a day, which is a nightmare when wearing lash extensions.”
Mrs Syed believes many women would share her same frustrations.
“They don’t know that there are other options that may suit individuals’ lifestyles better, such as a lash lift, fibre mascara, lash tinting and of course different types of lash extensions,” she said.
Mrs Syed’s favourite alternative is the lash lift every couple of months, with a lash tint.
Lash lifting & tinting
Pros: natural looking, attractive curl that opens the eyes; no need to wear mascara; long- lasting (four weeks); no aftercare/maintenance; affordable; and stops lashes pressing against the back of glasses.
Cons: possible irritation during the procedure and in the 24 hours following.
Pros: instant gratification; wake up every day without having to wear mascara; and can be customised according to eye size and lash length.
Cons: Refills needed every two to four weeks; application sessions can take 90 minutes; limited to what products you can use on your lashes; risk of allergic reactions.
Pros: create dramatic effect similar to lash extensions; easy to apply (like mascara); one-off application; natural ingredients; affordable; and do it yourself.
Cons: Must remove & re-apply everyday (like mascara); can clump lashes if applied incorrectly.
Pros: come in different sizes, colours and prices; you can apply the false lashes yourself, can be applied and removed anytime; and look fuller and longer.
Cons: they may come off too easily; and they may look fake.