LVL // Length-Volume-Lift
This post is probably going to be a little on the lengthy side but that is because I am going to be talking all about my LVL lash lift experience!
It has been about 2 weeks since I got my lift done and let me tell you that I am in LOVE with the results. The game has been changed because of it and I am so excited to be talking about it today on SB.
I found out about lash lifts when I was thinking about getting lash extensions in June. (Obviously didn’t get them and wow I didn’t know how life changing they are. Literally you have to change your lifestyle for them.) So a lash lift was intriguing to me and I found a day to get it done and booked the appointment a month later. To improve my lash growth I decided to keep it pretty simple and on the cheaper side and put castor oil into an emptied out Maybelline clear mascara bottle and religiously applied it to my eyebrows (which got done the day before my lashes) and my lashes EVERY NIGHT.
Also a precaution I took during this month of prep was to not curl my eyelashes at all. I was too paranoid that I would become one of those girls filming herself who chopped off all her lashes with a lash curler.
I noticed a HUGE difference before and after the castor oil.
Now lets get into the procedure itself…
I had a 10:00 am appointment and arrived about 5 minutes before just to be courteous. (Just trying to set the scene.) At pretty much 10:00 am the esthetician, Kris Koby of Kris Koby Esthetics, invited me in and we went right back to start on the procedure. I laid down on a table and she asked me if I had any questions. I didn’t since I did a ton of research on it beforehand but just asked her to explain all of the steps. (This video really helped me know what step we were on and what was happening. It really put my mind at ease and let me relax during the lift process.)
Now I don’t know all of the specific terminology but I will do my best. First off what she did was remove all the makeup and oils from my eyelashes and around my eyes to prep them for the lift. Second she glued/stuck a silicone mold onto my eyelid so that the lashes would have something to get laid to keep the form of a lift. This definitely was an interesting feeling because she was essentially laying and pulling my eyelashes into place on the silicone mold with a tool going from root to tip of each lash laying it down precisely. After getting each lash where she wanted them to lay (so they laid nicely) she started applying the perm solution which gives them the curl.
Side note: I used to get my hair permed straight when I was younger (because my hair had a mind of its own) so the perm took out some of the bulk BUT let me say that the perm smell was not missed.
After she applied the perm solution I laid there with it developing for about 15 minutes. After she removed the perm solution, she then applied the developer (or the last step) of the lifting process and let it sit on my lashes for about 5-7 minutes.
Really none of this process was painful or long, just semi uncomfortable but that is to be expected when you have fumes near your eyes for decent periods of time.
Then we moved onto the tint, after the developer was removed, the tint was only on for what felt like a minute.
The only other step to this process was to not get my eyelashes wet for at least 24-32 hours after the procedure and that was pretty easy!
And for the first time for about 45 minutes I was able to open my eyes and see the results!
I am honestly OBSESSED with this procedure and plan on having it redone when I go home for a week in October!
Honestly I feel comfortable to the point where I don’t need mascara on ever because my lashes already look great. I only put it on to really compliment my gorgeous new lashes.
If you have any other questions about the process, the lift, the results, whatever, comment down below and I will answer them!