Face Files: Lash lift, worth it?


Does this remind you of the scene in Brazil (1985), where an old woman is getting the latest in beauty treatments? Don’t know what I mean…click here. To think that the film was predicting what the 21st century would look like, haha. And yet, here. we. are. Look at me! All taped up and laying there practically motionless for an hour and a half. For what? To experience fuss-free eyelashes. The eyelash tech, at the Downtown Merle Norman, in Lethbridge, swore that I wouldn’t even need to wear mascara once the procedure was complete. I was skeptical. I love mascara AND…I actually really need it since my eyelashes may be long but they are pretty thin.

The Procedure:

You go through a couple steps to get your lashes lifted…a.k.a…permed. You firstly need to arrive with a clean face. Hence why you can see EVERY SINGLE PORE on my face in the photo above (#realLife there was not a lick of makeup on). The technician still makes sure there is nothing on there and does a once over on your eyes with makeup remover. She then asks you to lay down and proceeds to tape you up with what you see there. There was actually a little more tape on but she removed it so the picture wouldn’t look so drastic.

She then applies the solution that perms your lashes. She went with a medium curl which gave a natural look to the lashes. The procedure was painless and lasted 45 minutes. All I did was lay there, almost fell asleep.

After the solution was removed she then added conditioning agent that also tinted the eyelashes a little darker. That procedure was also painless and lasted 15 minutes. In total, you’re laying down with your eyes taped shut for about an hour and a half.

The Outcome:

I got the procedure at introductory rate of $75 and upkeep will cost about $50. I got the procedure in mid-July, it is now September and my eye lashes are still lifted! Here is a picture of me with my makeup done and not having used my eyelash curler juuuuust yet! I still do use my eyelash curler because I like a tighter looking curl. I do believe that if we would’ve used the smaller curl to perm them, then the eyelash curler would’ve collected dust all summer long. So, check out my Instagram @Criavolver to see what the smaller curl looks like since I am hoping to get in by end of week before I set-off to Berlin!


Let me know if you’ve ever had a lash perm!


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