If you have been following my blog then you may have picked up the fact that I have a beauty obsession…. eyelashes. Why the obsession you may ask? Well, I just find Asian eyelashes are a bit rubbish because they tend to sit straight and down. By straight, I mean they are dead straight. Using an eyelash curler to curl them but is just hard to get it right or maybe I just never got the hang of it. I am always very jealous of my husband’s eyelashes because they have got a slight curl to them and I am so hoping our baby will inherit his lashes instead of mine. I love getting eyelash extensions and I got them done for my wedding but the problem is they do get expensive and it is quite hard to wear glasses with them because they are long and bash against the lenses. So in this blog post I want to share with you some of my eyelash beauty findings.
So, back in September one of my friends actually suggested to me why don’t I try eyelash perming. I never thought I could get my lashes permed because they doesn’t seem long enough but apparently not. There are 3 different sizes of rollers depending on your lash length. So, I gave it a go and it worked! I had some very natural looking curled lashes and they last up to 6 weeks. It is also perfectly safe to do during pregnancy and because they are still my own eyelashes wearing glasses was not an issue at all.
Last week I had them redone but there is a new technique in town called LVL. The beautician reassured me it is better than perming and my lashes will somehow look fuller and I thought ok, sounds great, let’s give it a go. This procedure is fine for pregnant women as long as you do the patch test 24 hours before and are not allergic to any of the chemicals because if you are pregnant you cannot take allergy tablets. I was fine and had the LVL done but I have to say I was rather disappointed with the result because it did not curl my lashes at all! It just lifted them up at an angle which I thought looked rather silly (see the photo above) . However, wearing glasses seems like a good distraction from them.
The beautician wasn’t happy with the result either and she said she never had this problem with other clients but I asked her have she had any Asian/ Chinese client because our lashes are different and her answer was no. After doing some research LVL is not popular at all over in Asia but something called 4D perming is! LVL actually relies on your natural curl lash to really lift and curl them up further but with my naturally straight lashes that was clearly not going to happen. In the future I am definitely sticking to perming and when I am next in Hong Kong I want to try 4D perming. According to my beautician if you have medium length lashes like me then it is the ideal length to perm them and still be ok to wear glasses without them bashing against the lenses.