Colorsport 30 Day Mascara: At home lash tinting

One of the things I love to do before a holiday is go to a salon and get a few beauty treatments done, one that is both fast and affordable is getting my eyelashes tinted. As I have blonde hair, my lashes are naturally fair and without mascara I can look somewhat like a mole-rat.
OK, maybe not quite that bad (my teeth aren’t quite as big I don’t have whiskers). But you get the idea.
This year though I decided to try out the at-home version – the 30 day mascara from Colorsport. I have looked at these packs many a time before, but have never been brave enough to try them. There’s something about the whole hair-dye near my eyes that worried me a bit. But I decided to take the plunge.
Of course the kits can be used for eyebrows too, I actually have a brown one that I plan to use to tiny my eyebrows a bit darker – but since I’m just back from hols and they have been bleached by the sun I’m going to wait until it’s not such a dramatic change.
Anyway, back to the eyelash tinting…

The kit comes with complete instructions and all the kit you need. That being said, the one thing that would really help with application is a mascara style wand. I used to have a few spare wands but couldn’t find them – I’d definitely recommend making sure you have one of these.

The kit doubles up as the mixing bowl, so nothing else is needed. It’s plastic so can be wiped clean after use.

Full instructions – including pictures giving a clear guide how to use. The main thing I think is worth stressing is using an oil free cleanser to remove eye-makeup. Anything oil based will create a block for the dye to absorb and prevent the lashes from taking on the colour. First time I used the kit I made this mistake.

So here are the results:

These are my lashes with the product applied. With a mascara wand the cream will apply a little less clumpy/heavy that would be slightly more comfortable whilst waiting for it to develop.

There really isn’t a dramatic difference in this picture, the one further below is much clearer where you can see my lashes are darker than before. Of course it’s just a dye so doesn’t add any volume or length in the way that mascara does, but it does add some definition for paler lashes.

The kit when mixed and ready to use.
Bare lashes (no mascara) just the tint.

Overall this kit is good value, with a in-salon lash tint costing around £10-15, this kit will give multiple applications for just over £5. My two main tips when using this kit are:
– Definitely make sure you eye make-up remover is oil free.
– Get a spare mascara wand (or clean off an old one) to help with application of the solution.
All in all, it’s a straightforward kit to use. Obviously, using dye this close to your eye does mean you have to be very careful but there are lots of very clear instructions to help. You could always get a friend to help so you can keep your eye’s closed for the whole process.
I’m looking forward to trying out the brown one on my eyebrows now – will report back how it goes. If you have tried this kit or similar I’d love to know what you thought – comment below!
30 Day Coloursport Mascara is currently available from Boots for £5.44

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6 Comments

  1. July 15, 2011 / 8:51 am

    I’ve often thought about trying this but have never been brave enough to give it a a go. You’ve inspired me to try it out now!

  2. Beth
    July 15, 2011 / 10:17 am

    Eyelash tinting is great, it is always worth it to get a set of eyelash extensions done too, as the glue is black as well as the lash extension. They are perfect for holiday as you can swim, sleep, run, cry do everything you normally would and they last for up to 6-8 weeks dependant on aftercare. http://www.thelondondolls.com do some great ones and have a special summer offer on for £50 a set.

  3. July 15, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I’ve tried that Colorsport 30 day mascara a few times and it’s really good, I also use an old mascara wand to put it on, good value for money considering how much it would be at a salon, very easy to do, however I would like to ask you, what’s the best black waterproof eyeliner for the inner rim of the eyes, find it really difficult to find one that doesnt eventually cause panda eyes… Any recommendations… Thanks xx

    • Anonymous
      August 23, 2015 / 10:09 pm

      Le meilleur mascara waterproof est celui de Bourgeois

  4. Anonymous
    September 18, 2012 / 12:39 am

    Take care with waterproof mascara, may cause a drying effect on lashes. I stopped using these formulas 15 years ago when my lashes became brittle and started to fall out. Maybe formulas have improved since then, though. I found Korres mascara to be smudge free, so that is what I use on my thin, short lashes. I also used Rapid lash for a couple of months without much improvement, then moved onto using Smart lash. after about 2 wks.
    lashes were visibly thicker and long enough to hit my glasses.

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