photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

Every morning before I head to work, I spend at least an hour and a half doing my makeup. Even though I love all that me time, I'm also in a rush 24/7. 

Aside from saving time spent drawing on eyebrows, since mine are naturally light and sparse, I also want to find a solution to the 15 to 20 minutes I spend on my lashes alone. 

I have considered many options. Everyone recommended lash extensions, but I wear a lot of eyeliner and glitter on my lids, both of which can interfere with extensions. I heard about lash lifts and decided to give it a try. 

**Scroll all the way down to watch a video of my lash lift**

Before I show you the before and after of my lash lift, let me explain why I decided to do this.

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

These are my lashes without any product or enhancement.

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

They don't have a natural curl and they are extremely short. 

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photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

Not many lash curlers fit them, so I often feel like I'm pushing the curler into my eye to reach even the tip of my lashes. 

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

This is why I ALWAYS use a lash curler. 

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photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

I applied mascara to both eyes but only the left eye is curled. See that huge difference? Having short lashes affects the type of mascara I can use: If it isn't waterproof, my lashes drop even after being curled. 

For my lash lift, I took a recommendation from a fellow blogger and scheduled an appointment at She Winks, where a lash lift costs $140. 

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photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

Once I arrived, a technician explained the process step by step. She told me the results would last for about nine weeks. 

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photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

The first step was to protect the bottom lashes from being curled. She placed a silicone pad over them. 

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photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

She then placed a thicker silicone pad over my lid and taped it down. 

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

Using a tiny comb, she brushed and glued my lashes upward against the silicone pad.

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

This pink gel is a perm solution that's applied and left to cure for 15 minutes. 

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler
This was painless with no tingling or sensation at all.

Next, a blue setting gel goes on for another 15 minutes. 

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photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

Again, totally painless. 

My lashes were then dried with a fan and brushed in place. 

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

Before the big reveal, she tinted my lashes to make them darker and more prominent. 

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

Honestly, I was shook when I saw the results.  

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

My lashes were actually touching my lids and they seemed so much longer. Where have you been all my life?

I noticed a slight tint of blue on my lash line, and a couple of strands that managed to escape. 

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

I had to wait 24 hours before getting them wet or putting on makeup. 

For the first time ever, I'm able to wear a non-waterproof mascara. 

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photo: Revelist/ Brittany Fowler

My lashes are so long!

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