WHAT IS MICROSHADING?
Posted: September 25, 2019
Microshading is ideal for sparse, light-colored brows on oily or sensitive skin. This gentle semi-permanent brow inking technique tweaks the microblading process and uses an electronic device resembling a mini-tattoo machine to create the full brow look.
Seriously Neat, Thick Brows
While microblading strokes mimic the look of fine, natural lash hair, the signature dot/gradient of microshading makes your brows look as if they were perfectly-applied with powder. This glamorous style is often referred to as “ombré brows” or “powder fill brows”.
A Long Lasting Option For Easy, Beautiful Eyebrows
Microshading just like microblading is not painful because a topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. It also gives you picture perfect Instagram brows for 12 to 18 months. You can achieve long lasting results with microshading through a proper maintenance routine and touch-ups.
The minimal side effects of microshading are only noticeable immediately after the treatment. The smaller incisions of microshading, compared to those of microblading, redues skin irritation. Top professional brow stylists will normally recommend cleansers and aftercare creams to help brows properly heal and prevent infection after treatment.
Individuals who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have keloids/hypertrophic scarring history, severe acne, eyebrow rashes, allergies to inks or excessively oily/sensitive skin are not good candidates for microshading. Take the first step towards beautiful microshaded brows today by contacting us for a consultation or to book your appointment.
Get Fuller, Long Lasting Eyebrows with Microshading
A Lash Lift and Tint Perfects the Look for Prom
Posted: March 10, 2019
Prom night is right around the corner. You’re all set with your dress, the shoes and the perfect date but don’t forget the lash lift to look your best on what is one of the biggest nights of your life. Getting a lash lift and tint will bring out your natural beauty and make you look spectacular from the time you pose for pics to the last dance of the night.
Here are a few things to know before getting your lash lift and tint:
Your Lashes Only Better
A lash lift adds curl and texture to your own lashes. Think of it as a modern version of a lash perm without the rods.
Get Your Lash Lift a Week Before Prom Night
This gives you enough time for your lash lift to set. The procedure takes 40 – 50 minutes with results lasting anywhere between 5 to 8 weeks.
Prep for Your Appointment
Do not consume caffeine beforehand as it can cause your eyes to flutter during your treatment. Be sure to remove all eye makeup ahead of time including concealer, mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, etc. and leave out the contacts. Also, don’t use a lash curler for 24 hours before your appointment.
After Your Treatment
Avoid wetting your lashes for 24 hours after getting a lash lift and tint. Do not sleep facedown on the pillow again for 24 hours as lashes are prone to kinks immediately after the procedure. After waiting a full day, you can wear mascara but use a non-waterproof version which is gentler. You may also find that a lifting and tinting makes your lashes lush enough without it.
A lash lift and tint is a simple procedure and provides the finishing touch to look your best on prom night. Call us at 267-386-6681 to schedule an appointment or book online now.
A Lash Lift and Tint Perfects the Look for Prom 2019
How to Clean Your Lash Extensions
Posted: March 1, 2019
The key to lush lashes is to keep them clean. Everyday impurities such as chlorine, sweat, mascara residue, dirt, dead skin cells, and oil weaken the bond between the lash adhesive and your natural lash which can result in extensions falling off prematurely.
But you want to take a careful approach to your cleaning routine. Cleansing water and makeup removers consisting of oils, glycols, and emollients can do more harm than good and cause lashes to fall off. You also want to be cautious when using sponges, face cloths, cotton or makeup pads near your lash extensions as they can damage or cause premature lash loss.
Here are a few tips from our experts on the best way to clean your lash extensions:
Always wait 24-hours after your lash application before your first cleanse. Cleansing 2-3 times a week is recommended. If you have oily skin or regularly wear makeup, cleansing every night is best.
Before bed, lightly work a lash extension foaming cleanser into your lash line with your fingertips or soft lash brush. Rinse and allow the lashes to dry naturally. When dry, gently groom them with a mascara wand.
Regular cleaning with the right technique and tools will give you longer lasting lashes.
Enjoy Healthy, Long-Lasting Lashes
It’s a fact that eyelash extensions last longer when cleansed. Clients who regularly clean their lashes have 50% or more of their lashes when returning for refill appointments compared to clients who don’t.
Regular cleansing prevents skin irritations, infections, lash mites, and poor lash growth or health. If you previously had these conditions, regular cleaning helps strengthen your lashes and prevent such issues from getting worse.
- LASH BATH SPECIAL FOR MARCH -
To ensure proper care and long-lasting wear with your lash extensions, Deneen Marcel Lashes will be offering complimentary lash baths with your refill appointment during the month of March. First, we will cleanse lashes of all makeup, sweat and environmental build up. Then using a soft lash brush and cleansing foam, we will clean the lashes from the base of your lashes to the tip followed by a thorough rinse. These small steps will ensure good adhesion with your lash extensions.
Microblading – The Long-Lasting Solution To Perfect Brows
Posted: January 27, 2019
What is Microblading?
If you’re like most people, you have probably spent many hours trying to achieve the perfect eyebrows through penciling, shaping and striving for precise symmetry. Microblading is a semi-permanent solution giving you full, natural looking eyebrows without the hassle.
Microblading simulates natural brow hair without having to get your eyebrows tattooed. It is a manual process that uses a microblade with 10 to 12 needles to delicately scratch a medical grade pigment onto the surface of the skin resulting in fine, realistic hair strokes.
Microblading is a Semi-Permanent Solution to Fuller Eyebrows
What to Expect with Microblading?
A numbing ointment is applied in advance making the process pain free. Some clients claim they do not like the small scratching sound of the microblading but for most it is not an issue especially when considering the end results are perfect brows.
An allergic reaction to the pigments used in the process is very rare however, a scratch test is always done in advance as a precaution.
Microbladed brows will last 12 to 18 months with no scarring or discoloration occurring when brows start to fade. That’s almost 2 years of waking up to eye arches with A+ brows. Whether or not you had thick or thin eyebrows before, microblading gives you a future of fantastic, long-lasting brows.
Schedule an appointment at Deneen Marcel Lashes by contacting us at 267-386-6681 or book online now.
Newbie Lash Extension Guide
Posted: October 13, 2018
Are you excited to skip the mascara and eye makeup?
Here are answers to questions frequently asked by my new clients.
Before Your Appointment
Show up to your appointment completely bare-faced with uncurled lashes.
Please, no waterproof eye makeup, mascara, oil-based eye moisturizer or eye cream either.
You will need to lie very still, so it is best to skip caffeinated beverages if you get twitchy eyes.
During Your Appointment
Both eyelash extensions application and refill appointments can take up to 2 hours. 70-150 lash extensions are applied to EACH eye during the original application process. The exact number depends on how many natural lashes you have at the time of the appointment. This is because extensions are attached to the base of your natural lashes. During the refill process lashes need to be cleaned and damaged ones removed before applying a new set.
Lash by Lash Eyelash Extension Application
After Your Appointment
The first 24-48 hours after your eyelash appointment are crucial. Ensure that you keep exposure to humidity and water at a minimum.
The less makeup applied on or around your extensions, the longer they will last. And when you do wear makeup use oil-free wipes or makeup remover.
Purchase disposable mascara wands and a lash extension cleanser for daily lash cleansing.
When you go to bed sleep on your back to keep your face safely away from the pillow.
NEVER pick or tear off your extensions. Get a professional removal or left them fall off naturally.
Ready to get lashed? Call us at 267-386-6681 to schedule an appointment or book online now.
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