What is a lash lift? What is LVL? 
In short a lash lift is like a good old 1980's perm but for your eye lashes. It gives them a beautyiful upward curl. A lash lift won't improve the volume of your lashes but if you combine a lash lift with a lash tint your lashes can appear longer and fuller. Generally after a lash lift and lash tint I find it not necessary to wear mascara on a day to day basis, however if I'm heading out and want a bit more impact it's absolutely find to wear mascara too. (Leave 48 hours after treatment before wearing mascara) 
 
A patch test is needed before a lash lift and a last tint. I wouldn't perform these treatments here at Novy without a patch test even if you've had them done somewhere else before and had no problems. Working around the eye area with these products is a delicate process and can cause a number of problems, so we always test first just like you would for a hair colour! The treatment itself takes around 45 minutes, 1 hour if you have your lashes tinted as well. The treatment last for 6 - 8 weeks but does vary from person to person. Most people have them redone every 2 months.  
 
They can damage your lashes if you don't look after them and not having to remove mascara every night is a bonus. (Less rubbing around the gentle eye area.) Using a good eye make-up remover is essential. I use the Oil Free Eye Make-up Remover followed by the Cooling Eye Gel both from BeautyLab. The eye make-up remover is gentle yet strong so no rubbing is usually required and the cooling eye gel is very soothing and helps to reduce any irritation or puffiness. (Both available by clicking here). It is also important to note that you should not use a sauna (lucky you if you have that as an option!) or hot water on your newly lifted lashes for at least 24 hours. 
 
So what is LVL? LVL stands for Length-volume-lift. It is purely a brand of lash lift products that are available. It's like Shellac - people have heard of it, but its only a brand name for a treatment. So if you ask me for a shellac manicure I'll let you know that we use other products and if you ask me for LVL I will let you know that again we use other products. I have always tested on me all the products used here at Novy. I won't use them with you if they aren't up to scratch! Only the best for you!! (and me) 
 
If you would like any more info on Lash Lifts or Lash Tints leave me a comment below and I'll get back to you 
 
Joanne xx 
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