Lash Lift Aftercare 101

Lash Lifts are growing in popularity in the lash industry. The treatment works with your own natural lashes and provides little to no maintenance unlike its sister lash service of extensions. Eyelash Extensions can be a little more high maintenance in terms of their aftercare. Lash Lifts require very little in terms of aftercare, so if you’re a low maintenance type of gal this is the service for you. Just check out this before and after below! How gorgeous is that lash transformation?!

Our Lash Lift treatments take approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on whether or not you choose to add a tinting treatment. Once the treatment is completed you must keep the lashes dry for the next 24 hours. This is crucial because the treatment needs time to fully set into the lashes. Think of it as an old school perm, you weren’t allowed to get your hair wet for 24 hours so the curls would set. Same thing with a Lash Lift, we are curling your natural lashes up so the curl needs time to fully set. 

Serenity Beauty Bar offers a 48 hour satisfaction guarantee policy. If anything happens during the first 48 hours after your treatment such as the curl falls for your Lash Lift, we will redo the service complimentary. Due to this policy we ask our clients who receive a Lash Lift treatment to keep the lashes clean of any makeup for the first 48 hours so that we can determine if the curl fully set or if it didn’t set due to water or stubborn lashes. 

What I mean by stubborn lashes is that some lashes are naturally very thick or straight. Sometimes lashes like this need a double treatment for it to fully penetrate the lashes and keep them curled up. Its not common for people to have to return for a second treatment, however it is possible. This is why we provide the 48 hour satisfaction guarantee policy, to ensure the treatment takes and you love the way your lashes look. 

Once the first 48 hours is passed and you haven’t lost any curl to your lashes, your daily maintenance for your lashes is no different than what you were doing prior to the treatment. You don’t have to use any special cleansing products or aftercare treatments. Its your natural lashes so you can clean them as you normally would when  you wash your face morning and night. The only thing we recommend is using a Castor or Coconut Oil on your lashes before bed 2-3 times per week. If you forget its no big deal, you won’t loose your lashes or anything. We recommend this because it will help keep the lashes hydrated. Just like an old school perm, Lash Lifts can dry out the lashes slightly so by applying Castor or Coconut Oil 2-3 times a week will help boost the hydration levels in your lashes significantly giving you soft, healthy lashes. We will provide you with a mascara wand to take home with you so that you can apply the Castor or Coconut Oil with it or to brush through them to keep them straight.

We also get questions regarding makeup use after a Lash Lift. You can use any makeup you want after the 48 hour period is over. You can go back to wearing mascara, eyeshadow and/or eyeliner like you normally would. Most clients find they don’t need to wear any mascara for at least 2-3 weeks after the treatment, especially if they get their lashes tinted as well. 

Thats it! Simple isn’t it?! Lash Lifts are literally a no maintenance game so its perfect for those who are busy and always on the go, moms who don’t need to worry about aftercare or touch ups, or those low maintenance people who want a natural enhancement without any work. If you haven’t tried a Lash Lift yet, I highly recommend it! You won’t be disappointed!

You can check out the full list of our studio policies here.

https://www.serenitybeautybar.ca/studio-policies

Remember beauty babes, you are beautiful inside and out!

Summer 2019 Makeup Trends

Have you ever looked at your makeup haul and think to yourself, “I’m bored…” Well I’m here to add a little spice to your makeup routine and get you out of that rut! There are some new summer trends that have landed on the catwalk and they are super easy to replicate. Do you have your glass of wine ready?… Good now lets get inspired!

Bright Eyes


For this trend there is a focus on the eyes and adding pop to them. People have been using bright colours, neons or pastels to highlight the eyes and create a little drama. You can cover the entire eye area and blend it outwards or you can make it a little more subtle by highlighting the inner or outer corners of the eyes. Which ever way you want to take it this colour trend is definitely brightening things up this summer!

Bright Eyes Makeup Trend

Bright Eyes Makeup Trend

 
Bronzer Makeup Trend

Bronzer Makeup Trend

Bronzer


Have you ditched the bronzer because contouring is so last year? Well dust it off ladies because bronzer is back! But we aren’t using bronzer to contour with any more. We are taking the bronzer onto the cheekbones rather than underneath. This provides a nice sun kissed glow to the cheeks and really adds a soft natural colouring. Some looks have even brought a little bit of that bronzer onto the eyes to give a monochromatic look. Either way I’m happy to see bronzer back but in this beautiful sun kissed glow rather than a full on contour.

 

Virgin Brows


Ya you read that right! Brows are making a statement but not in an insta brow type of way. Brows are running wild and fuzzy, yet tamed. Seem confusing? Well you don’t need to be a makeup guru to master this brow look. All you need is some clear brow gel and fluff the brow hairs upwards. This creates fluffy, messy yet tamed brow look. For those who have sparse brows like myself you can use a coloured brow gel to add a little impact while still looking natural. This virgin brow look is fresh and simple yet provides a great frame for the face.

Virgin Brows Makeup Trend

Virgin Brows Makeup Trend

 
Graphic Glitters Makeup Trend

Graphic Glitters Makeup Trend

Graphic Glitters


Who is a huge fan of glitter? I know I am but not so much of the mess that comes with it. I will find glitter somewhere on my body months later, it just doesn’t go away. However, graphic glitter looks have made a splash and I’m actually contemplating digging my glitters out. Glitters can range from a chrome all the way up to actual crystals. Artists have created graphic liner or eyeshadow looks with these glitters to make a beautiful statement. These looks are amazing for any of you festival goers. For a work day maybe stick to a more subtle look before the boss thinks you’re walking the catwalk during lunch hour. 

 

No Makeup Makeup Look

This is always an all time favourite look for me. Its so simple and fresh and perfect for those hot summer days. The focus of this look is to create fresh, glowing skin while taking the focus away from the eyes. Eyes are either bare or have a minimal amount of mascara. I think the best products to use for this look to make life easy are a tinted moisturizer, balm blush, brow gel, lip tint and a setting spray. How easy is that?! If you’re one for those 10 step Korean glass skin care routines, you won’t even need any makeup!

No Makeup Makeup Trend

No Makeup Makeup Trend

 
Statement Lip Trend

Statement Lip Trend

Statement Lips


Have you ever wanted to wear a bold lip colour but thought it would be too much? Well worry no more because bold lips are in and they don’t have to be deep reds, burgundies or purples. These statement lip colours can be bright tones as well like a pink which is perfect for sunny summer days. I think throwing on a little mascara and a statement lip is a perfect and easy look that will rock all day from work to night out. 

 

Freckles

Who has freckles? Not me… Who wishes they had freckles? Ya I must admit I do wish I had a few freckles. Well whether you have freckles or not they are the it look on the catwalk and these ladies look fabulous and youthful. A fresh face with minimal eye and lip makeup to allow those freckles to shine is such an easy yet gorgeous look! Now if you’re like me and don’t have freckles you can always put some faux freckles on by using a stippling brush. A lot of beauty gurus who have jumped on the freckle look have used a range of different products to get that perfect freckle look. They’ve used brow gels, pomades, pencils or markers/pens, cream contour, henna, and some have even used root touch up sprays for your hair. No matter what you use freckles are super cute and a must makeup look this summer.

Freckles Trend

Freckles Trend

 

Those are the main makeup trends for summer 2019. I think all the looks are simple and easy to do yet gorgeous. I always believe less is more so when I saw these trends hitting the runways I was really happy to see that we are starting to step back and tone down the amount of makeup used. We are all different and all beautiful in our own ways and I think we need to start embracing our natural beauty more. So it doesn’t matter if you have bomb lips but sparse brows or gorgeous eyes and thin lips. Take your best feature and play it up and keep everything else simple. We aren’t perfect so why try to fit a mould of perfection that society has pushed on us for years? It isn’t realistic. 

Ok beauties my rant is over. I hope you enjoyed the post today, I always love to hear what you think so you can comment or even email me your thoughts. If you feel like you need a little help in the makeup department, Serenity Beauty Bar does offer makeup workshops that range from a single feature focus to a full face lesson. I would be happy to show you some tips and tricks on achieving these trending looks or anything else you’ve been wanting to try. I’ve linked our makeup services page below for you to explore the workshops we offer.

https://www.serenitybeautybar.ca/services/makeup

Remember beauty babes, you are beautiful inside and out!