Eyelash extensions, fake lashes, expensive mascaras — if you were born with short lashes, there are so many products and services you can try to get the ~Bambi eyes~ you might desire. As someone who was born with poker-straight lashes, I will test any lash extending-product or service under the sun that might make my eyes look as close to doll-like as possible. I’ve tried eyelash extensions (and loved them!), learned how to master falsies, bought expensive lash curlers, and always, always have my holy trinity of go-to mascaras (Too Faced Better Than Sex, Smith & Cult Lash Dance, and Benefit Roller Lash) within arm’s reach. However, I am always on the search for the latest thing, especially if it has minimal aftercare.
Enter: the lash lift.
SugarlashPRO, a Canada-based company that specializes in lash services, was in LA recently and offered me the chance to try out their new CurlPerfect lash lift for free. Described as a “push-up bra for your lashes,” SugarlashPRO’s process involves a temporary perming method that enhances the look of your natural lashes by simply lifting them to the heavens. As a result, eyelashes look longer and more full, and even better? The process is super simple.
I made sure that I had absolutely no eye makeup on before I got to the appointment. The lash artist placed shields onto my eyelids, then applied solutions and nourishing oils to my lashes as they curled against the shields. The process is so relaxing, I almost fell asleep, but then I’d get paranoid about snoring so I remained awake. Some people also get their lashes tinted, but the lash artist said it wasn’t necessary for mine. After about 30 to 45 minutes, I was done. I opened my eyes and was SHOCKED at how beautifully curled they were. And I couldn’t believe how LONG they looked. These were my real lashes, people!
If my eyelashes could sing a hallelujah, they would.
Here’s my lashes before:
GLORIOUS! Look at me, world!
As for aftercare? All I had to do was comb my lashes with a mascara spoolie daily. That was it, so easy. I was sold. And if you want to wear mascara, you totally can, even though you probably don’t even need to.
The curl lasts about 6 to 8 weeks, and can cost between $50 to $150, depending on where you go. Watch the video of me getting a lash lift below.