I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I’m obsessed with testing at-home quick beauty fixes. Last time it was a Korean Foot Peeling Mask (You can read the post here) and this week it’s the Eylure Dyelash Dye Kit. I have actually had my eyelashes dyed professionally before and I loved it. As I am not naturally blessed with dark eyelashes, it was nice to not have to wear mascara all the time.
So when my mum suggested I use an at home eyelash dying kit, I was predictably, extremely excited.
About the Product
I was first surprised at the price of this eyelash dying kit. I got mine from boots and it was £9.49. Which from my point of view is quite expensive. But, if you consider that you can actually use the kit up to 4 times, the price is justified.
However, if you look on the Boots website, the reviews for this product are awful! Which after using it, I don’t think is fair. But then, not every product is right for everyone. Although this dulled my enthusiasm slightly, I tried to use the product with an open mind.
How it Works
Make sure you have thoroughly removed all your makeup from you lashes with a non-oily remover. To avoid getting the dye on your eyelids, it’s a good idea to put some vaseline (or any petroleum jelly) on your upper and lower lids. Be careful when doing this that you don’t actually get any on your lashes, because this could act as a barrier between the dye and your lashes.
First, you apply the colour cream to your lashes with the wand provided. It’s basically just like applying mascara. You can leave the colour cream on for up to 8 minutes depending on how dark you want your lashes to be. When the time is up, remove the residue from your lashes with a clean, dry cotton pad. It’s easiest to do this by folded the cotton pad in half and gently pulling on your lashes.
Give the mascara wand a quick clean and then repeat the process with the developer gel. It’s at this stage that you will really notice your lashes starting to get darker. You can leave this gel on for up to 4 minutes before it should be removed. To remove, repeat the same process with a cotton pad.
This is definitely going to be a staple in my beauty routine from now on. I thought it was very effective, especially on my lower lashes and the ends of my upper lashes, which are naturally very blonde.
When the dye fades, it’s extremely natural so you don’t even notice it. But I was actually really surprised with how long the dye lasted. I could still see the difference up to a month after first applying it.
The one thing I didn’t like about this product was the application wand. I found it quite difficult to actually get the product evenly over the wand, and when I did, it was very difficult to get to the root of the lashes. But once you got the hang of it, you could get the gels on all of your lashes, it just took some time.
Overall, I think dying my lashes made them look longer and fuller, and generally looked very natural. But this was mainly because of how my lashes look naturally. It was really great to not have to put mascara on my lower lashes all the time. If you already have darker eyelashes, then there would really be no point in dying them.
Has anyone else tried an eyelash dye kit? If so, how did you find it? Let me know down in the comments! 🙂
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