Why eyelash tinting is the answer to a much easier beauty regime

If you're all about speed in the mornings, this is the treatment for you

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If you're all about speed in the mornings, this is the treatment for you

Eyelash tinting has long been a go-to treatment option for those who want naturally darker looking lashes.

But as with any treatment, you probably have questions. Is it safe? How long will the results last? And, most importantly, how much money will I be spending here? All valid queries, for which we have the answers.

Below Bridgette Softley, co-director at Nouveau Lashes, answers all your burning questions about eyelash tinting and lifting.

Flutter this way for, err, fluttery lashes, we guess.

What are the benefits of eyelash tinting?

The biggest benefit of lash tinting is that it saves you a lot of time in your personal grooming regimen. And if you go through tubes of your best mascara at the rate I do, it may even save you money in the long run.

'This is a fantastic option if you are all about maximum results, minimum effort, and want to look "done" first thing in the morning,' explains Bridgette.

'For busy, on-the-go individuals, a true beauty hack is worth its weight in gold – and lash tinting is just that!' Agreed.

How long do results last?

'Tints tend to last for up to four weeks, so you're able to completely ditch your mascara and curlers for the month without a second thought,' Bridgette explains. Pretty good value for money, then.

'The lash tint is a popular option for gym-goers and jet-setters, and the semi permanent colour means they no longer have to worry about mascara transfer after a swim or sweaty workout.

'[LVL results] last for up to 6-8 weeks and are great for every day, special occasions and holidays. LVL Lashes is a low maintenance treatment, meaning you don't need to return to the salon afterwards, but we recommend re-tinting lashes after four weeks to keep the colour at its best.'

What happens during an appointment?

'During revolutionary Nouveau Lashes LVL (length, volume and lift), the technician works to lift the natural lashes from the root, creating extra length and volume,' explains Bridgette.

'This is then followed by a tint applied to the lashes, which darkens their natural colour and enhances natural eyelash definition and length – perfect for opening up the appearance of your eyes.'

The treatment time is 40 minutes and pricing starts at £45 – and we're sure you'll agree, the before and after pictures below speak for themselves.

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Is lash tinting safe?

'When booking in you should ask your technician if they're officially trained in LVL and check the products used to be certain you're receiving an official treatment, advises Bridgette. 'All of Nouveau Lashes technicians are thoroughly trained and issued with certificates to prove their expertise, which can be shown on request. Always feel free to ask the question if you are unsure – never settle for second best.'

In short, never be afraid to ask questions, especially regarding your therapist's qualifications, and always adhere to all safety regulations. That way, you'll get the best results possible and no nasty side effects in the process.

'Nouveau Lashes' gentle product formulations are carefully manufactured and tested to prevent any damage to your natural lashes,' she continues. 'However, they take eye health very seriously and therefore require every client to undergo a patch test at least 48 hours before their treatment. This is to ensure there is no intolerance to the products used for the lift and tint.'

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.