Eyelash tinting is a process in which vegetable dye is painted onto the eyelashes. Women choose to have their eyelashes tinted to avoid wearing mascara. Eyelash tints typically take about 20 minutes to perform and last four to six weeks.
Women with very light lashes may find eyelash tinting helpful. Tinted eyelashes do not need maintenance, and they look natural without any running. However, some women have allergic reactions to the tints. Despite claims to be vegetable-based, some tints have been found to contain tar and coal. There is some danger of damage to the eye, and tints can stain the skin. While home kits are available for eyelash tinting, these are more dangerous than having the procedure done in a salon.