For some reason, I had the sudden urge to attempt to dye my own eyelashes last night. Don’t ask me why – I genuinely couldn’t tell you. I’ve never had my lashes tinted before, nor have I ever had extensions – however, I’ve always had fairly long eyelashes.
I decided to buy the eyelure dyelash kit in black which retails for just under £10. This pack includes two small tubes of product (colour and developer) and a spoolie. The instructions for this were also really quite awful but I decided to go ahead with it anyway.
The below photo is my eyelashes before any product. I’ve placed a white cotton pad under them to make it clearer to see. Please excuse my really messy unplucked/threaded eyebrows, they’re horrific right now.
Step 1… Applying the colour.
This step honestly wasn’t too bad. According to the instructions you’re supposed to apply 1cm of colour cream to your lashes and leave for a couple of minutes. Of course, I completely ignored that. 1cm of product was nowhere near enough to cover my lashes! Instead, I eyeballed it (literally) and just used however much I needed to cover my lashes.
As you can see from the above image, this made me look like I had some sort of disease. This photo has also proven how shockingly bad I am at applying this stuff – I’ve literally missed half of my lashes. Fml.
Luckily this step didn’t hurt, I was able to keep my eyes open the whole time and not be uncomfortable.
Step 2… Applying the Developer.
Once the 2 minutes are up, a cotton pad is used to remove the colour cream previously applied. This makes room for you to apply the literal spawn of satan to your lashes. I’m not even exaggerating.
This cream burns like hell, and gets everywhere. The whole minute or two I had this on my eyes I literally couldn’t see and my eyes were streaming – it was pure pain.
Thankfully, as soon as you remove the product with a cotton pad, you remove the pain that comes along with it.
Below is a photo of the finished product…
In all honesty, it wasn’t worth the pain. Yes, my eyelashes are now darker on the parts that I actually managed to cover, but the difference isn’t significant enough to warrant feeling like you’re being stabbed in the eye for a solid minute.
I’d thoroughly advise going to a beautician and getting an LVL or extensions rather than being dumb and thinking you own your own little salon like I did.
Now please excuse me while I continue to rub ice all over my eyes to make myself feel better.
Would I recommend this to a friend? No way!!
Would I purchase it again? If I ever wanted to hate myself then maybe.