Review: Eylure Vegan DIY Lash Tint
Eylure is one of the most popular eye and lash brands in the UK. Even better, they’re a cruelty free brand and most of their lashes are synthetic now, and therefore vegan. They’ve stepped up their game recently with the launch of their ‘Lash Squad’ designs, making sure they have a range of lashes to suit everybody.
They revolutionised false lashes with the release of their Pro Magnetic Eyelashes and Eyeliner duo. Their patent-pending technology allows you to apply lashes without glue. Instead, they rely on the application of smudge-proof magnetic eyeliner. Without glue, this means you can re-use your lashes for three times longer than their other false lashes.
What’s less obvious on their website is that they also sell a range of tools, semi-permanent lashes and dye for your eyelashes and eyebrows.
I’d been experimenting with dying my own brows for a while when lockdown first started, but being unable to go to the salon was what convinced me to branch out into dying my own lashes, too.
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Eylure Lash Tint Review
The process of Eylure Lash Tint (Previously known as ‘Dylash’) at home wasn’t exactly what I expected. When you have it done at the salon, they just whack on some dye and leave it for ten minutes.
Eylure’s vegan permanent tint for lashes, instead, is a two-step process. The first step is the ‘activating gel’, which you leave on for two to eight minutes. I always leave both steps on for the maximum time allowed. You then have to remove the activating gel before you apply the ‘developer gel’, which you can leave on for one to four minutes. I have accidentally left this on a little longer before whilst doing my brows at the same time. Whilst I haven’t noticed any adverse side-effects, I also didn’t notice my lashes go any darker than usual. (Also, you should always follow the instructions and never listen to random people on the internet.)
I bought this Eylure set before I’d read the bad reviews online (rookie error, I know!). The first time I used it, I left it on for the minimum amount of time and was a little underwhelmed with the results. Now, leaving it on for longer (as long as s allowed by the instructions), I’m really happy with the way it leaves my lashes! Especially having built up over time (I re-apply this every two to three weeks), my lashes are darker than when I used to have them dyed professionally.
I dye my eyelashes and eyebrows at the same time, and the whole process takes me around half an hour. It’s much quicker and cheaper than going to the salon, and (especially with my brows) I love that I have total control over how the process goes. I don’t find it difficult to apply, either. The small brush that comes with the set allows you to apply both products just like you would mascara. I don’t even bother to protect the skin around my eyes with vaseline as the instructions suggest. (Again, don’t listen to me, especially if you’re doing it for the first time! Definitely protect your skin. My lack-of-vaseline is just supposed to be proof of how easy it is to apply!)
Eylure Lash Tint is the first tint I’ve tried, so for this review I can’t compare it with any other home dye kits. I can’t imagine purchasing any others in the future, though, because I’m totally happy with this one!
Top Tip: Instead of having to keep the tray it comes in, use the old lid of an empty eyeshadow or tester pot to apply the gel!
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Eylure Lash Tint Price & Range
I must have done around ten applications of this dye now, and I still have plenty of product left. To say the entire kit cost me around the same as one trip to the salon it is excellent value for money. Online at Superdrug at the moment it is £9.89, but I think I paid around £11-12 for it at Sainsbury’s.
‘Range’ doesn’t really apply to this product – there are only so many things you can do with eyelashes! Both their eyelash and eyebrow dyes come in ‘dark brown’ or ‘black’, so there doesn’t seem to be an option for fair-haired.
I wish I had taken a before-and-after specifically for this Eylure Lash Tint review, but now I always top-up before it’s completely faded! I use the shade ‘black’ – with dark brown hair, I don’t think ‘dark brown’ would cut it for me.
I’ll be buying this again for sure!