by ZOE FOSTER
We’ve all had our lashes tinted at the hairdresser or salon for 10 bucks.
Some of us (the brave ones) have even had our lashes permed.
And I’d say a fair smack of us have tried lash extensions, which are essentially false lashes that are glued into place and which fall out with your natural lash cycle over 10-14 days. (I generally get lash extensions for holidays – you wake up looking far more attractive than one should in the morning and with zero effort whatsoever, and all you need is base, cheeks and lips and you’re out the door and off to ogle nude statues before you can say fig leaf.)
But has anyone tried lash coating yet?
Welcome to the latest fad in our perennial quest for bigger, curlier, longer, thicker lashes. Also known as ‘semi-permanent mascara’, lash coating is kind of like traditional lash tinting crossed with waterproof mascara, on Red Bull.
You get lovely darkened lashes, plus definition, thickness and curl, and it will not come off at the gym, running, swimming or while sobbing gently at Meg Ryan movies. Lash coating is excellent for making your eyes stand out, (even if/especially if you don’t wear makeup) and can be done on the top and bottom lashes, although in my opinion very few people can pull of bottom-lash mascara.