I’ve been wanting LVL Lashes for a while now, probably going on a year. With my wedding coming up next month I thought I would try them out with a view to if I liked them I would have them redone for the big day and (hopefully) honeymoon. I went to Laura Dossett in Norwich a couple of weeks ago so thought I’d do a little write up on my experience and let you know whether I would have the treatment done again. The appointment lasted about an hour from start to finish and the time went by quickly. Laura asked me to pop in ahead of my appointment so she could do a patch test and ensure I didn’t have any adverse reactions to the products she was going to be putting on my lashes. On the day, Laura had me fill out a form with my details, my doctors surgery and if I had any medical conditions, once that was out of the way the treatment started. I’d made sure to arrive at the salon sans makeup and Laura used a wipe to remove any excess products and oils around my eyes and lashes. A shield was placed on each closed eyelid and my lashes were brushed up onto it, ensuring they were all straight and pointing the the right direction. The lifting product was then applied to the base of my lashes and left on for around 10 minutes. After that, the solution was removed from my lashes with a tiny little tool – this is the only part that felt a little uncomfortable, but that was just down to me worrying Laura might poke me in the eye which, of course, she didn’t. None of the process was painful in the slightest though. Another solution was applied to my lashes and left on for around 5 minutes then removed before the tint was applied to both top and bottom lashes.
My immediate thoughts upon seeing my new lashes was that they weren’t as dramatic as I was hoping they would be. For some reason I thought the treatment was going to stretch out my lashes to make them longer but really it just lifts and tints them, which makes them appear longer naturally. The lashes were clumped together a little bit as they were still wet and I was told once they dried they would fan out more so I left in the hopes that I would love them more the following day after I was allowed to wash them (you’re not supposed to get them wet or wear mascara for the first 24 hours, so along with washing my face before the appointment I also washed my hair the night before so I didn’t have to worry about water running over my face and lashes).
The next morning it was nice waking up and actually looking more fresh faced and awake than normal thanks to the lashes, but applying mascara has bit made more difficult and messy. I think if I didn’t tend to wear mascara most days then I would maybe get LVL lashes again. My lashes are naturally relatively long and have a bit of a curl to them, and when I wear mascara I get a similar look to LVL but with a bit more volume and length. Going forward, I’d be interested to try just tinting them at home myself and going back to using Rapidlash to make them a little longer – I feel like that would work out a bit cheaper in the long run and perhaps give me more of the results I was hoping for, but I’ve heard bad things about lash tinting so I think I need to do a bit more research before I jump into that. Let me know if you’ve had any experience with that yourself and if you have any lash tinting products you can recommend I try out.
So bottom line, I’m glad I tried it out but I don’t think I’ll be having it redone. Maybe I’ll look into lash extensions next….