LVL Lash Treatment works by straightening your lashes at the root and tinting them. This works to give the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. LVL stands for Length, Volumize and Lift. Using a serum, the 45 minute procedure is done by an expert technician and can last between 6 – 8 weeks.
Cleanse – Your eyelashes will be cleansed to remove any eye makeup or general build up, such as oils. This is to ensure they are perfectly clean.
Lower Lash Protection – To prevent any serum from touching your lower lashes sticky pads are placed over them. This pad sits right up to your water line. It isn’t painful but it is not particularly comfortable either.
Curl – Your lashes are pressed around a curled shield. This shield is what creates the curl, you can choose a more natural curl or go all out drama. The larger the curl, the more subtle the lift, think of it in the same way you would a hair curling rod, if you want a looser curl you choose a larger wand.
Bonding Gel – Once the shield in in place the bonding gel is applied. Your technician will use a tool to press the eyelashes back into the gel and ensure they stay in their natural line.
Lifting Serum – Once all your lashes are bonded in place the lifting serum is used. This breaks down the natural bond in your lash hair so that the shape can later be redetermined.
Volumizing – After leaving the lifting serum to sit for some time the volumizing cream is now applied. This repairs the bonds in the lashes, fixing them into their new shape.
Tinting – The final step is the tinting of your lashes, deepening their colour. This is a common process that you can get done without the LVL Lash Treatment if you simply want to darken your lashes without changing their shape.
Moisturising – To ease your lashes of the shield a moisturising serum is applied to ease the bonding gel. This step also helps re-nourish your lashes. After this the shield can finally be removed. I find that in the last 10 minutes or so the sheild becomes a bit unbearable, I think it mostly to do with knowing you can’t open your eyes that begins to make you a bit irritable.
Not following the aftercare instructions will result in your lashes dropping prematurely.
- Avoid contact with water for 48 hours. Steam is also to be avoided, such as hot tubs, boiling kettles etc. This is because the high temperature can cause your lashes to drop.
- Do not rub your eyes… well try not to.
- Try to sleep in a way that protects your lashes that first night, ideally not face first into the pillow.
- Do not use eyelash curlers for 48 hours.
- Do not apply eye makeup for 48 hours.
My Final Thoughts On LVL Lash Treatment
Before LVL Lash Treatment
After LVL Lash Treatment
(Ignore skin tone difference, the lightening changed.)
I do personally notice a difference, it might be slight but it is there. And whilst I did like the result, would I pay to get it done regularly? No. It might be a nice treat before going away on holiday but, for me personally, I don’t think there is enough of an improvement for the price, which was £35 for me, and the amount it time it lasts. I would definitely consider dying my eyelashes frequently as I did really like the difference that made.
I’m not saying I’d never get it done again, it is just not something I would regularly put my money into.
What do you think of the LVL Lash Treatment? Have you had it done before and if not would you consider getting it done?
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