Friday, 12 February 2010

Eylure Dylash - The 45 Day Mascara

Firstly, I would like to say a great big THANKS to everyone. I've now passed 200 followers and I'm so grateful to you all for reading and commenting. Mwah!

Now on to a review of a product I recently discovered which I LOVE!

Dylash by Eylure - 45 Day Mascara

The product claims:

"Long lasting colour for dark, glossy lashes and brows. Easy and safe to use. Up to 12 applications."

I think the term 'mascara' is a little misleading as this product is actually a permanent dye for your eyelashes (and brows) which is supposed to last for up to six weeks.

I have naturally dark hair but very pale (but long) eyelashes and the roots of my eyelashes are blonde so without mascara my lashes are practically invisible. So I googled for information about eyelash tinting at Salons and found that it is typically around £10 for just one visit. I've never had this done before but I felt it could get expensive as your eyelashes fall out and replenish themselves within a 2-3 month cycle so I googled to see if there was any D.I.Y. Eyelash tinting kits and came across DYLASH. I also came across 'Colorsport 30 Day Mascara' but all the reviews I've read seemed to say that DYLASH was better.

I chose the colour BLUE/BLACK as it is supposed to give a more intense and glossy colour than just 'Black', which gives a matte black finish.

Here's the contents:

Included in the kit are:
  • 10ml bottle of Activating Solution
  • 5ml tube of Cream Colour (in Blue/Black)
  • 1 white mixing stick
  • 1 applicator brush wand
  • 8 paper strips (to place under eyes).
  • A bowl shaped indent in the package to use as a mixing place.
Two other things which aren't included but you will NEED are Vaseline to spread around your eyes to prevent the skin from dyeing and gentle face wipes to wipe drips or product out of eyes etc.

So here is a picture of my eyelashes before I dyed them.


I was SO excited to try Dylash that I didn't want to waste time taking many photos but you can see the blonde roots of my lashes and how pale they are.

My experiences to note:

I left mine on for 20 mins, instead of the 10 advised as I wanted to give it chance to go dark and I was worried my tears would have diluted it lol!

I applied it on the underside if my eyelashes like normal mascara and also brushed it on the top of my eyelashes and left plenty on the roots. I think I made way too much of the dye though.

You are advised to close your eyes for the 10 minutes while the Dye is on but in my experience this was a big mistake as I had loaded the underside of my eyelashes with too much dye and when I closed my eyes I got a lot of stinging and watering like so:


If this happens then take your time and wipe the dye out of your eyes gently with a face/eye wipe. I think it's better to leave your eyes open but it's up to you.

Also, I found the applicator wand to be too small so I would advise just using and old, clean, mascara wand and brushing the dye on like a normal mascara as it will be much less likely to get in your eyes that way.

Use an old tray or towel to do this on as I did this on a white bedspread and dropped the wand with dye all over it, oopsie! Similarly, wear an old t-shirt or something just in case.

The skin on my face was not left with ANY dye on at all afterwards so that's good, just remember to use Vaseline.

Finally, it is very important that you NEVER attempt to dye your eyelashes with regular hair dye as they may contain ammonia etc which should not be put anywhere near your eyes! A sensitivity test is advised to be carried out 48 hours before you dye your eyelashes also.

So anyway, the process was a bit sore but will get easier with practice and now for the results pictures without a scrap of mascara on (I've used eyelash curlers though).

Dylash, where have you been all my life?!

I'm SO SO SO happy with the results! Remember, this is a dye, not a mascara so it doesn't actually lengthen or thicken. Though in the process of darkening your pale lashes, I guess it does actually give the appearance of lengthening and thickening and even wearing a bit of eyeliner, if you see what I mean. They look really natural too!

My new-found dark eyelashes won't mean that I'm never wearing mascara again of course, but I will go without it more often like when just popping to the shops whereas previously I would NEVER leave the house without mascara. I feel much happier about the way I look without mascara now which is great! I'll still be layering on the mascara for important occasions obviously though hehe. But, in the mean time I'm so happy to have found something which has made me feel better and more confident and is a real time saver too!

Dylash is also ideal for those with pale lashes who may swim or go to the gym a lot and find that water-proof mascara just doesn't cut it.

Summing Up
 Visit their website here for more info

Price I paid: £6.99 from Boots (Amazing Price considering it could last you a year!).


Pros: Gives a permanent (while your lashes last!) glossy colour. It really works!

Cons: Can sting if you get it in your eyes.

Would I buy again? YES! I intend to use this FOREVER lol.

If you are already blessed with dark eyelashes then this product may not be for you but if you have pale lashes (or roots) then this could be your new best friend!

L. xXx

P.S. I bought some new cutesy cake fabric to replace my Zebra background, cute huh? I will also be re-naming my blog and having a new blog header in the near future so look out for that :)
P.P.S. I have tags to catch up on but I will do them, thanks girls.
P.P.P.S. What does P.S. mean?