I’ve always had a bit of a complex about my eyes. A deep-seated hang up, woven into the fabric of my subconscious, each stitch an ill-thought-out comment from a friend or relative.
There was the time my nana, staring at a photo of me, remarked how “small” my eyes were, with the same deadpan tone she uses to discuss a pair of too-snug trousers or the weather. Or the throw-away comment from a friend many years ago who – a few glasses of carton wine deep – innocently observed, out loud, how “flat” my lashes were, quickly cotton-wrapped in the warm suggestion I should use an eye lash curler.
Now, since that particular day eight years ago, I’ve curled my lashes each morning with all the sanctity of a priest. Not to mention my 20’s have been spent Googling, investigating and trialling anything promising wider, perkier Amanda Seyfried-ish looking peepers. It’s a full-time job.
Of course, there’s only so much one can do with the genes one is given, sure I could blow-dry my curlers to a bearable heat (I do), slather my under eye in white eyeliner and my top in dark (I do) but the line seems to be drawn at defying gravity. And so sadly, most traces of my curling efforts are gone within the hour (weather dependent).
That is, until I discovered the world of Lash Lifts, specifically an Amy Jean Keratin Lash Elevate. In the world of beauty, Amy Jean is the Oprah of Lashes, the Go-to Brow Queen, the ‘Arch Angel’ to the stars. So I figure if anyone can help me, it’s her. And reader, she really did: my lashes now curl upwards (not pointy-downy) and exaggerate my eyes to a degree that would make my critics’ eyes water.
So, I asked Lash Oprah herself a few common questions about the treatment:
How long does a lash lift usually last?
“Amy Jean’s Keratin Lash Elevate lasts 8 to 10 weeks, with no maintenance required in between regular treatments,” she says.
Who would you recommend this treatment for?
“I would recommend Keratin Lash Elevate for busy women on the go, ocean lovers and globetrotters. The lashes are lifted, curled and tinted, creating a bright-eyed result with ultra-high lashes. The keratin infused treatment provides optimum strength for the lashes, making it a must have treatment for women of all lifestyles.”
What’s the advantage of a lash lift over extensions?
Lash-lifts are a low-maintenance, stress-free alternative to Lash Extensions. Lash Lifts are far more gentle on the lashes which maintains strength and doesn’t jeopardise the health of the lashes long term. It’s the holy grail of lash treatments: lusciously lifted and curled, but totally low maintenance.
Amy Jean’s Keratin Lash Elevate is $130 (including tint). Amy Jean Brow Agencies are located Australia-wide Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane.