What’s a Lash Tint?

What’s a Lash Tint?Lashify

We’d be lying if we said we weren’t just a little lash-obsessed. We want fuller, darker, more voluminous lashes than the ones we’ve been given, and we’ll go to practically any “lengths” to get them. 

If you’ve been considering one of the many available lash boosting options available, you might have come across the lash tinting process. Lash tinting is a method of darkening the natural lashes to be more noticeable on the eyeline. 

We’ll talk about what a lash tint is, how it works, and how long it will last. We’ll also cover some side effects you should know about if you decide to use a lash tint kit at home or have a lash tint done professionally. 

Lastly, we’ll give you an easy DIY hack for getting great lashes without ever leaving your house or dying any hair.

Lash Tint 101

A lash tint is essentially hair dye for your eyelashes. Just like dying your hair, you’ll apply a dye to your natural lashes, changing their color and making them appear darker and more noticeable. This can replace the need for mascara in some cases, which many people find appealing. 

Lash tints are often used in combination with lash lifts, which are like “perms” for your eyelashes. A lash lift curls the lash upward and holds it in this lifted position semi-permanently. 

When you combine a lash tint and lash lift, the result is lashes that appear curled and darker, which may create a more open eye.

How Do Lash Tints Work?

You can have a lash tint done by a professional in a salon, or you can get a lash tint done at home with a kit. It usually takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete the entire process, and the process at the salon is pretty much the same as at home.

  • Prep the lashes. Before a lash tint, your lashes will be thoroughly cleansed, and any makeup, dirt, and oil will be cleansed away from your lashes. 
  • Next, you’ll apply a shield beneath your lower lash line to prevent any dye from getting onto your skin.
  • A roller is then laid against the upper lash line, behind your lashes, against your eyelid. Your natural lashes will rest against this silicone roller while the dye is applied to them. 
  • Dye will be applied with a small brush to your upper lashes only. While it is applied and you wait for it to cure, you’ll need to keep your eyes closed. If you’re tinting your own lashes, you’ll also need to make sure you mix the tint solution before you begin.
  • Rinse. Like hair dye, the tinting solution must be rinsed from your lashes. You can do this with a cotton pad saturated in warm water. 

Once you’re done, you’ll have darker lashes that will last for about four to six weeks or until each tinted lash naturally falls out on its own. You can redo your lash tint every four to six weeks.

Are Lash Tints Safe?

Lash tints are generally safe, although the FDA has not formally approved any dye or color additives for tinting eyelashes and brows. That does not, however, mean that you can’t buy them online or have a lash tint done in a salon if your state government approves it. 

Lash tints do come with risks of side effects and may not work for some people. Risks include:

  • Eye injuries and blindness from certain types of dyes and tints.
  • Skin irritation
  • Damage to natural lashes

Even if you have success with a lash tint, it’s important to understand that repeated lash tints can make your lashes weak and brittle. You should use a hydrating lash serum while you are using your lash tint, and avoid wearing lash products (like mascara) that can further dry out your lashes or cause them to break.

What Are the Alternatives?

Even if you get a lash tint, you might not get the exact results you want. If your goal is longer, thicker lashes, a lash tint will likely leave you feeling a bit underwhelmed. Instead, you can opt for lash extensions. 

Lash extensions can be pricey, ranging anywhere from $200 to $500 for the initial set and about $150-$200 for each fill. They’re also time-consuming. The initial visit may take several hours to apply and fills can take up to an hour, depending on the style of lashes you want. 

The worst part about salon lash extensions is that they can damage your natural lashes. Salon lash extensions are applied with lash glue, which typically contains cyanoacrylates and formaldehyde (the same ingredients found in super glue). 

These ingredients cause your lashes to harden, become brittle, and break, taking those pricey lash extensions with them. Thankfully, you’ve got an alternative. 

Lashify®: Lashes That Last

The Lashify DIY Lash Extension™ System lets you get salon-quality lashes in the comfort and convenience of your own home. You’ll get the same high-quality, on-trend lash looks for a fraction of the cost and time, and in an application method that won’t ever damage your natural lashes. 

Gossamer® Lashes

Our Gossamer lashes are 100% cruelty-free and crafted from Korean PBT silk. They’re designed to resemble a cross between a classic strip lash and a cluster lash, with each Gossamer containing multiple lash fibers attached to a lightweight Spine base that measures just a few millimeters in length. 

Gossamers are applied using Underlash Technology™. This means you’ll adhere your Gossamer lash extensions underneath your natural lash line, close to your water line, for a fit that is more comfortable and an application that is very forgiving. 


Forget the glue and get a Bond! Bonds are formulated like lash serums with biotin and lavender. They support your natural lashes while you wear Gossamer lash extensions, but they also give your Gossamers serious staying power. 

Bonds never fully cure, which means they won’t cause your natural lashes to harden and break. Micro-Flex™ technology allows Lashify Bonds to hold your Gossamer lashes in place, bending and moving with your natural lashes.


You can apply your Gossamer lashes in about 10 minutes once you know the how-tos of application. The first few times you apply, we recommend giving yourself about 30 minutes to get the job done.

Gossamer lashes can be worn for up to 10 days with proper care and even overnight. Although Gossamers were designed to be worn once, our customers have hacked the system and typically re-wear their Gossamer lashes again and again. 

Getting started with Lashify is easy. Just head over here and grab your fully customizable Control Kit™.

The Control You Want

The power of more dramatic lashes is in your hands, and you can enhance your lashes safely and easily with the Lashify Control Kit.

Each kit contains:

  • Two sets of Gossamer lashes. Choose two sets of Gossamer lashes from the Curl, Amplify, or Bold collections to begin your lash wardrobe. 
  • Fuse Control® Wand. Placing your Gossamers perfectly on your lashes is easy with our ergonomically designed Wand. For smaller hands and faces, the Petit Curve Wand is the best option. 
  • One set of Wandoms®. Don’t be a fool, protect your tool. Your Fuse Control Wand gets the glove for more love with Wandoms. Wandoms protect the ends of the Fuse Control Wand so that your Gossamer lashes don’t stick to the ends during application. 
  • Whisper Light Bond™. This dual-sided Bond is one of our most popular. It’s easy to apply, works great for touch-ups, and never leaves behind a sticky or filmy residue.
  • Glass Finishing Coat. Gossamers do not have to be sealed, but if you’d like to extend their wear as long as possible, Glass Finishing Coat will seal the deal. 
  • Samples. We’ll stick a few freebies into your first order so you can try out some of our other products, like Melt Away and Pre Cleanse. If you love them, come back and grab full sizes here.

Everything comes wrapped up in a protective hard case with a mirror to help you apply your lashes like a pro. 

No Hint of Tint

Lash tinting might address some of the lash enhancements you want, but it probably won’t cover all the bases. For lashes that last and look darker, longer, and fuller, you’ll want extensions. 

Now, you can get those great-looking lashes at home with the power of Lashify. In just a few minutes, you can get leveled-up lashes that check all the boxes with no weird dyes or tints necessary. 


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