How to Tint Your Own Eyelashes for $17


If there’s one hang-up in our morning makeup routines—one task that takes twice as long as all the others—it’s applying mascara. Foundation, tinted moisturizer, BB cream—these can all be smoothed on and blended in well under a minute. The same goes for concealer. Blush and lip color are most likely done in 10 seconds flat. But mascara is really what’s holding us back from mastering the under-five-minute face. The problem is, like many women out there, we wouldn’t dream of braving the day without mascara. Enter eyelash tinting. While for most it’s not a mascara replacement, it is an effective solution for taking barely-there lashes and turning them into lush, dark, glossy eyelashes. However, tacking on a monthly professional lash tint can be an undue addition to an already tight beauty budget. Enter at-home eyelash tinting, with all the benefits of salon job but from the comfort of your own powder room.

So if the thought of going mascara-less terrifies you, or you just won’t settle for anything less than the darkest lashes possible, keep reading for a full breakdown of the process!

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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