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Eyelash tinting

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I usually get my eyelashes tinted before a long trip. It’s safe and makes you look like you are wearing mascara all the time. Saves you the time to put it on and from packing mascara and eye makeup remover and from getting runny mascara when you go swimming. And you can still look good!

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wow thank you for that!! i am a mascara wearer and this tip was awesome!!
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I read in a women’s magazine a while ago that this was unsafe. Is there a new method to it now that makes it safer? I’m not sure I want people coming near my eyes with hair dye…

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Kayling just to let you know im a beauty therapist and i can asure u that eyelash tinting is perfectly safe I do it to people all the time and as for coming near you eyes with hair dye they wouldn’t be its a special product developed specifficly for tinting eyelashes and eyebrows. If on the rare occassion the tint gets in your eye it will just sting a bit and needs to be flushed out with water i swear by tinting even when im not travelling hope this helps SmileSmile

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Does anyone have any experience getting lash tints in other countries? I will get one before I leave (have to, I’m a red head and my eyelashes are blonde!) but topping up once I’m on the road???

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i forgot to ask how much does eyelash tinting cost??
i like not having to take mascara but i would still take my handy dandy eyelash curler…also do u have any advice on how much makeup to take??? i am an everyday full face makeup wearer…i dont want to go all out in europe but i still want to look good…any suggestions??

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for makeup my suggestion is a foundation powder with an spf and a bronzer with mixed colours in it to double as a eyeshadow

Dont forget to take makeup remover nothing worse then getting bad skin while traveling if it does happen use toothpaste on your pimples over night

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this helps so much…thanks a lot….this is what i was planning to take in my makeup bag over there:
a foundation compact
an eyelash curler (probably those small ones)
a 4×4 inch eyeshadow palette that has several different colors 35 to be exact
chap stick which can double as a base for eyeshadow
a brow shadow and wax to fill in my eyebrows ( i have to bring that)
a black pencil eyeliner
a black liquid liner
one nude lipgloss…which i want to buy in london
and if i dont get my lashes tinted a mascara.

that for me is packing light when it comes to makeup.
i still want to look good even though im traveling.
do you think this is way too much for an everday makeup wearer?? like i dont leave the house without foundation, my brows, and some lipgloss…and those days are when im sick. thanks so much your advice is so helpful!!!

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thats not too bad i guess my only suggestions are the amount of eyeshadows u need. 4 colours should be suffiecient (and smaller!) if u can make one of those colours pink and it can double as a blush
if your bring your mascara u shouldnt need an eyelash curler or vice verser
and id bring either liquid or a pencil eyeliner
remember if you decide u really need u can always purchase it over there i dont think there is any reason y your makeup bag shound be any bigger than 4× 3 inch
dont forget mini makeup brushes ! Smile

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I think it cost around $20-$30 for tinting? I can’t remember. It wasn’t crazy expensive though.

I agree with Ashleigh. I would make sure to take the stuff that is specific to you and your skin (ie foundation). Then take very basic amounts of everything else. You can get a 4 eyeshadow compact with enough range for day to night. One type of eyeliner is probably good. You can get chapstick that is tinted to double as lipstick. Eyeshadow, liner, lip gloss is easily available and if you find you need it, you can always pick it up on the road.

However, travel is all about you and your needs. If you are going to be uncomfortable without your usual regime, then it might be worth the peace of mind to take it all with you. Perhaps you could take a week over xmas break if you aren’t planning to go out and try making it work with a minimal amount of stuff and see how it goes.

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hey thanks everyone….i agree it is a lot of things but i mean it will take up less than the room of a shirt and yeah i will feel very very uncomfortable not taking the things i wear normally, i do want to buy some makeup in europe but it will all take up very little room its not like an extra pair of shoes or anything. and yes i did forget mini brushes….i already have that and its really really tiny lol
thanks everyone…please dont think im a superficial girl, its just thats my regime and thats what i feel comfy going out with i would be so uncomfortable without it and i would be too busy feeling shaky about how i look rather than enjoying myself.

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It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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lol, this is so funny to read about. I hardly wear makeup at home, so I would probably not wear much if any when traveling. It’s just a big hassle to me. Usually I just put some face lotion on, dust some powder so I’m not shiny, dab on concealer if under my eyes is a little dark, and put on chapstick. Maybe some eyeliner if I’ve got extra time that day.
The only time I ever “do” my makeup beyond that is a special occasion like a dressy or costume party. Then I wear mascara and lip gloss, too.

I don’t need mascara on a daily basis anyway, because I have dark lashes naturally. I think the only time I have worn mascara in the past two months was when I dressed up as Lady Gaga for a party haha. I think it’s kinda silly to cover up your natural look… guys don’t do it so why should we??

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this is a reply to the above comment.

Im a makeup artist as a trade and personaly i dont wear any makeup during the day apart from at work where its required. I however would never going travelling with out my basics my makeup case is the size of a very small pencil case but still contains the essentials to makeup to create the most extravegant makeup or the simplest of looks. I think to say that wat the other girls are feeling is funny is a bit small minded and rude. Girls have all sorts of confidence levels welldone to u that u dont feel as tho u need the makeup but that might not be the case for everyone. im sure u can agree with me that there would be some essentials on your list that wouldnt nesserially be top priority for every one else i no i def have a couple

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I wasn’t trying to say their feelings are funny or wrong, just that I think it’s a bit silly us girls (in general, as a gender) feel the need to wear makeup all the time…even on vacation! Yet guys rarely ever wear it, unless they’re like on stage or in a film.

Your job is a bit different, since you do makeup stuff for a living, but I just don’t think most people really need to wear all that stuff… You don’t need to look flawless to backpack around Europe.

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Awesome tips everyone. I’ll definitely be getting my eye lashes tinted as I have a habit of over packing and anything I can do to get a lighter backpack is awesome!