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