Eyelash extensions as well as eyebrow microblading, lash lifts, brow embroidery and similar treatments have become more advanced. They make a huge difference to your everyday look, you can jump out of bed half ready to go! If you’re trying to decide on the best salons for semi-permanent make up or eyelash extensions in Singapore read on for our reviews!
The Lash Company – Eyelash extensions in Singapore
“I’ve always been hesitant about giving eyelash extensions a go. For some reason, the idea of someone else touching my peepers has always freaked me out. But I’m pleased to say any reservations I had completely disappeared when I met my lash artist, Penny from The Lash Company. Friendly yet professional, Penny asked me what I was after with this treatment, and what results I was hoping for. She confirmed that the Full Classic ($108) eyelash extensions was the way to go, as it would add length and curve without looking over the top.
After settling me on the treatment bed, Penny cleaned my lashes using a foaming cleanser and a saline solution. This is to remove any mascara build-up. She then placed a slightly damp pad on my bottom lashes to make sure they wouldn’t get in the way, and some tape on my top lid to turn my lash line up slightly so it’s easier to add the extensions. Penny used tweezers to pick up the individual false lashes, dipped them in glue and stuck them to one of my real lashes. In between adding lashes, she would occasionally brush them with spoolie to keep them neat and tidy. The whole procedure lasted just over an hour, and it was super relaxing, so much so that I actually fell asleep.
Once Penny was done, I checked out my new look in the mirror and couldn’t have been happier. She had managed to achieve what mascara promises but never accomplishes – thick, fluttery and perfectly curled lashes. I think it’s safe to say this usually low-maintenance beauty girl has become an unlikely lash extension addict.”
– Gracie Stewart
Psst… As part of the studio’s efforts to minimise physical contact during this period, all forms are made available online. Book your eyelash extensions appointment through their website!
The Lash Company
Holland Village – 27B Lorong Liput | 9144 0377
Katong – 101 East Coast Road | 9113 7675
Gergert Beauty Academy – Powdery brows and eyebrow tint
The team at Gergert Beauty know everything about eyebrows and they’ll find your favourite treatment to brighten your appearance – Ola is very detailed and a perfectionist with both shape and colour!
The salon is now in a gorgeous loft near Clarke Quay with great views and amazing light. Ola suggested powdery brows for me; it’s a similar technique to eyebrow microblading, but involving small dots rather than strokes, and it gives a more natural and softer look for fairer people. With a tracing pencil, a facial-symmetry apparatus and steady hands, she drew an outline to confirm the shape with me. We discussed colour; I was keen to go darker, and we settled somewhere in between.
The entire process took 90 minutes, including getting a topical anaesthetic cream to relieve the pain. It does get a little sensitive after a while, but it’s never sore. Ola’s precision and handywork is amazing.
Afterwards, you can’t get the area wet or sweaty for a few days, and you mustn’t pick the little scabs that come up in the first week – even if they’re itchy! You’ll get a lovely brow-care kit with wipes, honey healing ointment and brow brush.
I love my fuller, more defined eyebrows. I definitely think good semi-permanent brows can make you look younger and more put-together. I’m not great at makeup, so this really helps on a daily basis! I will need a tint every six months or so just to keep them as dark as I like, because the new growth of blonde (and grey) will show through.
When I went for my touch-up two months later, I met a British lady who’d had her eyebrows, smoky eyeliner and lips done at Gergert. She looked amazing – very natural, but it still highlighted her features. She said waking up and not having to worry about the basics was life-changing – especially being a mother of four!
My daughter has the henna tint and wax for her eyebrows at Gergert on a regular basis, she’s really happy with them too!
– Rebecca Bisset
The Salon by VIVA – Eyebrow tinting
Very few are blessed with perfect eyebrows – most of us can use a little treatment or enhancement. If you’re in limbo making the decision for something permanent, or you simply don’t want the same look for the rest of your life, I reckon tinting is the answer!
I had mine done by Bom at The Salon by VIVA at Keppel Bay. First-time clients will start by getting a quick assessment. (I was pleased to learn that I do have eyebrows, but they’re on the light side.) Then, it’s about choosing the best tone that meets the occasion, your preference or your hair colour.
A well-chosen shade and shape can create wonders and it’s best to leave it to the professionals. I could tell how detailed and precise Bom was during the whole process, which took about 45 minutes including waxing, eyebrows and eyelash tinting. The Salon uses products from Australia, and there is no skin irritation at all; plus, the result was obvious: fuller and darker brows and lashes that last for one to two weeks. One tip: the colour really settles in the next day, so if you’re planning to have these done for an occasion, it’s best to book your appointment for the day before.
The feeling of waking up with perfect eyebrows explains why so many are obsessed with tinting – and having them done in one of the best set environments in Singapore is a bonus! Eyebrow tinting is priced at $29 but do check out the VIVA Pamper-Me Package to enjoy extra credits.
– Judit Gál
Jo Artysan Brows – Eyebrow microblading
I never thought too much about my eyebrows, beyond the occasional tweeze. Then COVID hit. Over 12 months of Zoom calls, I came to realise how wonky my brows are! So I headed off to Jo Artysan to get some professionals onto the situation.
Microblading involves tiny fine-point needles that scratch and deposit pigment simultaneously under your skin. The result? Fine, realistic-looking eyebrow hair strokes that don’t wash off. Previously, the thought of tattooing anything on my body seemed crazy, but Jo, the director at Jo Artysan, calmly talked me through the process, putting me at ease. And the experience was entirely pain-free!
There are different styles of microblading; I wanted something natural that kept with my existing brow shape, but I also wanted the unevenness corrected. We agreed on the Artysan Signature Brows ($890 for Artist, $1,600 for Director, with a complimentary touch-up).
After determining my ideal brow shape using special measuring tools and the “golden ratio”, Jo pencilled in the suggested shape for me to see. Once I was happy, we started the process. In all, it took just over 90 minutes, including application of a numbing cream. I wasn’t bothered by the microblading process at all.
There’s a natural healing process that takes around a month from your initial appointment, but you can barely notice this happening except for a slight itching over the first week or so. Jo provides a fab aftercare pack with things to help, including a lotion to speed recovery.
Jo Artysan has saved me time in the morning from all the “self-brow wizardry” I used to apply – pencils, gels and more. I’m thrilled with the results and highly recommend Jo and her patient, caring crew.
– Melissa Hill
Jo Artysan also offers eyelash extensions and lash lifts!
111 Somerset Road, TripleOne Somerset
#02-44 to #02-48
An eyelash growth serum to try!
“This Australian-made product is vegan, cruelty-, hormone- and paraben-free. The tube looks like a mascara but when opened it has a fine brush on the end, which you use to “paint” a line along the top of your lashes where they meet the upper eyelid. Peptides, antioxidants and grape seed extracts help to moisturise, condition and strengthen the lashes at the roots.
I hate having things inside or close to my eyeballs, but this did not run into my eyes, or sting at all. Before you apply any other products or makeup around it, it has to be left to dry, which for me took only 10 minutes or so (I used a folding fan in the bathroom to speed up the process).
I used this daily for six weeks, and almost immediately noticed I had less lashes dropping. I didn’t notice a lot of lengthening, but it seemed to “fill in the gaps” so my uneven lashes looked thicker. Hydroxipropyl Guar, a plant-based ingredient, helps to separate, define and slightly coat the lashes. So when I put mascara on, my lashes definitely looked longer. As your eyes are such a focus at the moment above a mask, that is a bonus!”
– Danielle Rossetti
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