I naturally have quite fair colouring (not a natural brunette, in case you hadn’t seen my hair-care posts), and my eyelashes, despite being quite long and thick (thankfully!), are almost invisible without several coats of mascara – which can be a nightmare on days where I’m just lounging around the house/studying, and don’t want to waste an hour putting on my ‘face’. So, tinting my eyelashes has been a regular feature in my beauty routine for a good few years, and Eylure 45 day mascara has been my product of choice since I first tried it, all those years ago.
It’s also a great solution for anyone who swims regularly or is heading on holiday, as it’s far more reliable than most waterproof mascaras, and is totally smudge-free!
I love the Eylure 45 day mascara kit because you get pretty much everything you need, in one box; the pigment, activating solution, applicator, ‘spatula’ and tray for mixing, and paper-guards to place under your eyes and protect the sensitive under-eye area, and the only thing you’ll need to add to the equation is some Vaseline to stop the dye from spreading, and a little warm water on a cotton pad to remove it when you’re done.
Place 2cms’ worth of the pigment into the mixing tray provided, alongside 5 drops of the activation fluid, then mix together with the spatula until it reaches the above consistency (and yes, it’s supposed to look slightly purple-y, don’t worry!); then you simply dampen your eye guards, placing them under your eyes, and coat your upper eyelid with Vaseline. Grab your applicator, which looks just like a mascara wand, coat it in the dye, and apply as you would mascara. I do both my upper and lower lashes, and like to make sure I use all of the dye, just to be sure. Once the tinting fluid’s been left on for 5-10 minutes (I always leave mine on for 10, but if your lashes are quite dark, you might not need it on for as long), simply dampen a cotton wall pad with warm water, and slowly wipe the dye away from your closed eyes…and you’re done!
Eylure Dylash 45 Day Mascara is available from Boots, and retails for £7.50.
Have you ever tinted your eyelashes or brows? Would you be tempted to?
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