Sunday, May 20, 2012

Have you ever thought of eyelash perming?

Hi lovelies,

As some of you know, I'm always after the next best thing that promises great lashes, be it new mascara or a great lash curler (which may be why I found 6 open mascaras and 4 lash curlers in my drawer)!! While my own lashes are reasonably long and relatively thick, they're extremely straight and resistant to curling. A week ago, I decided to give my eyelash curler a break and indulge in an eyelash perming session to shave precious minutes off my make up/cleansing routine. 

I've had lash perming done before, but thought I'd share my experience here, in case some of you have ever wondered about the process. While I’ve considered getting lash extensions, I've always hesitated as I've heard it can be quite damaging to your natural lashes, so perming is a good alternative.

The process involves lying down while your lashes are wrapped around a thin, sticky roller by the aesthetician. A solution is applied to open the lash cuticle and 'bind' it in the shape of the roller. After about ten minutes, the solution is rinsed off and a neutraliser/conditioning solution is then applied to your lashes to close and ‘hold’ the cuticle in the new, curled shape. After another ten minutes or so, the solution is gently wiped off, your lashes are removed from the roller, and you're all set to go! The whole process generally takes about 45 minutes from start to finish.

I find that my eyes look larger and brighter with permed lashes. The perm should last up to 6 weeks (although I’ve had it last as long as 2 months), as your lashes fall out and are replaced by new, straighter lashes. I've included a photo of my eyes, without mascara, showing the natural curl that my lashes now hold.  

- Shaves lots of time off your daily make up and cleansing routines.
- Your eyes always appear bigger and brighter, even straight out of the shower or while exercising.
- You can skip the mascara altogether if your lashes are dark.
- Your lashes may actually appear longer/thicker due to the curl!
- It really opens up small or round eye shapes.

- A little costly at about $60 per session.
- This may not be a good option if you have extremely sensitive eyes, due to the solutions used (I actually had my lenses in while doing this, but my eyes are not too sensitive).
- Results may vary, depending on your natural lash growth.
- May be damaging in the long term so I wouldn’t recommend doing it too frequently.

Would you ever consider doing eyelash perming?

Much love,


  1. I didn't even know you could do this:) I think it looks fab but I will stick with my L'Oreal mascara because it is super easy to remove at night anyways X

    1. You can indeed! It's been around for a few years now!
      I agree with you, but my lashes are so stubborn, I needed a break from my curler!

  2. I have considered this, but have always been too scared of potential damage! X

    1. It's really much safer than getting lash extensions! I've done it a few times now, even with lenses in during the process! :)

  3. Sounds like a great idea! I would love to try this :)

    1. You really should give it a go, I'd love to see what you think! :)

      Thanks for visiting and commenting! :)

  4. The perming looks great on you!

    My lashes are pretty good at being curly but once I had them tinted and got solution in my eye. It stung so bad! I think with these sorts of things, it'd probably best to go to a place that someone has recommended to you.

    1. Thank you so much, V!

      Oh dear, that sounds so painful. :(
      I agree with you on that, and can recommend a great place if you'd like to try it! :)

  5. I've had them tinted and extensions put on but I've never had my lashes permed, def want to try this!
    Congrats on being shortlisted in the Beauty Heaven Blogstar Awards! :)

    1. Never tried extensions as I've been terrified of my lashes falling out! Plus I can't be bothered treating them like gold to prolong their life. I'm always touching my eyes. :P

      Thank you!

  6. You can semi-permanently curl your lashes for up to 2 months , making it more visible and plumper.. but I feel placing perming solution near the eyes is dangerous.
    Jon Nelson

  7. Hi there...could u pl recommend a place in Melbourne for eyelash perming.

    1. Hi Rube/

      I went to Bridge to Beauty.

  8. lashes are looking very good on you.
    what a great opportunity :)


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