Stella Kim Artistry is thrilled to offer lash enhancement permanent makeup to our clients. All appointments are scheduled with our experienced, board-certified permanent makeup artist, Stella Kim.
What is lash enhancement?
Lash enhancement, or invisible eyeliner as it’s also called, involves tattooing an ultra-thin black line along the top lash line to create the illusion of fuller, darker, thicker lashes for a natural, youthful, eye-opening effect. Depending on your preference, the bottom lash line can also be subtly tattooed.
How is lash enhancement done?
The device used to deposit pigment is entirely different from the manual tool used for microblading. The Nouveau Contour Intelligent device delicately applies pigment to the skin for natural-looking results. It’s the world's first computerized pigmentation tool that perfects the look of soft, lush lashes.
What does it feel like?
First, we apply a strong numbing cream to the treatment area to alleviate discomfort. Many clients describe the sensation as a "tickle" on the lash line. Your eyes will be closed and the practitioner will gently smooth your lids to ensure a perfect line during the treatment.
How long does a lash enhancement treatment take?
Plan to set aside 90 minutes to two hours for your lash enhancement treatment. (This includes time for the numbing cream to kick in.) Every procedure is fully customized to produce the best results based on each client's individual features and needs.
How long do the results last?
Post-touch-up results can last up to five years—much longer than microblading. (Just think of all the cash you'll save on lash extensions, eyeliner and maybe even mascara too!)
Who is it for?
Lash enhancement can be a great solution for anyone who wants thicker, darker, healthier-looking lashes, including people with naturally sparse lashes or medical conditions that cause their lashes to fall out (e.g. alopecia). Those with Graves' Disease and glaucoma may not be good candidates. You’ll also want to hold off if you’ve recently had eye surgery or plan to have surgery in the near future.
What should I bring (or not bring) to my appointment?
Avoid using Latisse on the day of your treatment and remove any lash extensions. Also opt for glasses if you wear contacts.
What can I expect afterward?
You’ll likely have some swelling for up to a few days after your lash enhancement treatment. You can apply Ice and black tea bags soaked in cold water to your eyelids to help reduce swelling a few times a day for 5-10 minutes. The first week, it's important to keep the area super clean and dry and to avoid wearing eye makeup.
How will the results look?
Similar to microblading, the liner color will typically appear much darker for the first 10 days. A touch-up is recommended four to six weeks after your initial appointment to ensure the pigment is evenly applied for beautiful, long-lasting results.