Our Top 10 Lash Lift Tips and Tricks

Whether you’ve just completed your training or have been qualified for a while, sometimes lash lifting can just be tricky! Are the lashes just not taking? Or is the curl not quite right? Sometimes the lash lift doesn’t take, the shields move around, or the lashes don’t stick! But don’t worry we are here to help!

Here are our top 10 tips and tricks to help you get the best lift possible every time:

1. Clean The Skin Thoroughly
Oily skin? Dirt or make-up? All these elements will affect the Lifted. products working! In addition to this, if there's any dirt/residue on the eyelids, this will result in the shield not adhering in the correct place. Make sure to remove all makeup/residue prior to the treatment with Protein Remover Pads. Ensure the lashes are dry by patting them with a tissue.

2. Cut Your Shield
Sometimes the shield can be too big for the client's eye. To resolve this, simply trim the outer edge of the shield to fit. If the shield is too small the lashes will curl over too much, if it is too large you won't get much curl. Think about the look you want to create, the best curl you can achieve and how long the natural lashes are. Why not try Our Lifted L Curl Shields provide a more dramatic looking lift and are perfect for clients with downward facing lashes.
Watch the video below to see how we do this:
3. Shield Positioning
Shield positioning can make or break a lash lift! If you get it wrong, you run the risk of not achieving a perfect lift. Get it right and the lashes will give a desirable, beautiful lift.
Before applying the lash lift shield, lightly tape down the client's lashes to the eye pad. This will give a clear view of the lash line. By doing this you can position the shield as close to the lash line as possible. It will also keep lashes from getting stuck under the shield.
Watch the video below to see how we do this:

4. Taping the Lid
Apply some de-tacked tape, such as Micropore Tape to the eyelid and place the shield on top. This prevents too much adhesive going onto the client’s skin and dislodging the shield. Shields adhere better to tape, meaning the shield won’t move during treatment! It will also save you time when you finish, as you will not need to clean the lash lift adhesive off the eyelid, as it comes away with the tape. This is such a quick and easy tip which saves some time! 
Watch the video below to see how we do this:
5. Lifting the Eyelids
If you have a client with loose skin on their eyelids, then this hack is for you. Using Micropore tape, simply press one end down, close to the lash line, and pull the tape up slightly. This will help lift the lid up and increase the visibility of the lash line.

We have a video below which will help demonstrate:

6. Give The Lashes the Correct Time to Process

Before you start the lash lift treatment, you’ll need to carefully assess the eyelashes. We recommend following the timings stated in our lash lift guidelines above. However, if the client’s eyelashes are coarse/damaged, you may need to adjust the timings to improve the lift.

Lifted guidelines are

Step 1: 10 – 15 minutes depending on the condition of the natural lashes, for example if the lashes are fine, 10, and if they are coarse, 15. 
Step 2:  7 – 10 minutes.
Step 3: should be left on for 12 hours.

Full guidelines for Lash Lift and Brow Lamination here: Lifted Guideline

7. Product Placement
Avoid applying
Step 1 & 2 to the upper part of the lash, you do not want to curl the tips or over process them. Applying the product halfway down the lashes is enough to achieve great results.  

8. Apply The Minimum Amount of Adhesive  
Adhesive is required to adhere the lashes to the shields, however if you use too much you can clump the lashes together, or it can create a barrier preventing the product to work deep into the lashes. Apply a little and lift the lashes onto the shield, then work in small sections, using a small amount of adhesive. 

9. Use Warmth to Help the Product Process
You can use cling film during the treatment, to lock in heat and help the product to work through.

Remember saran wrap will speed up the process and shouldn’t be used if the lashes are damaged.

We’ve made this super quick and easy with our  Lifted Lifting & Lamination Wrap. It is already cut to size and easy to use! Use a piece of lamination wrap for Step 1, then get a new piece for Step 2 to prevent a cross contamination of products.

You can also use our Lash Lift Eye Mask, by placing this over the top to add a bit of luxury to your treatment! 

10. Aftercare
As with any treatment, good client aftercare is vital. It’s important to make sure your clients understand the steps they need to follow to ensure their lashes stay lifted and long. A lash lift should last up to 8 weeks depending on how the lashes are cared for. Here are our aftercare tips you can share with your clients:
  • Not getting the lashes wet for 24 hours (no showers, hot baths, swimming, and saunas.)
  • No rubbing or pulling the lashes 
  • No eye make up for 24 hours 
  • No saunas, steam rooms or hot tubs for 24 hours 
  • Avoid waterproof mascaras 

Lash Lift Didn’t Take?  

Sometimes the clients' lashes just don’t lift. This can be frustrating, however there are several reasons a lash lift doesn’t take.

 Here are a few:

  • Too much adhesive
  • Not cleansing properly
  • Storage of solutions
  • Placement
  • Timings
  • Shield Size

If you would like to know more about what you can do to avoid this happening, we have a blog with more details here.


If you want to see the full lash lift process, you can watch our tutorial here: