Health & Beauty
7 Semi-Permanent Beauty Treatments Worth Paying For
Some semi-permanent treatments are so good they're recession-proof -- and others don't live up to the hype. Find out which ones can change your beauty routine for the better
Lasts: 2 months
Who should do it: Anyone with hard-to-curl lashes.
Why you should get it: I recommend this treatment to anybody who, like me, dreads curling their lashes every day. The Japanese eyelash curl is like a perm for your eyelashes -- you'll never have to pinch your eyelids with a curler ever again! (Or at least for two months.) This is also a cost-effective beauty treatment, and shaves precious minutes off your morning get-ready routine.
What you won't like: Since your lashes are always curled, they can get in the way when you're applying eyeliner -- but I got used to it. A similar semi-perm treatment that I do not recommend is the LashDip, which curls your lashes and gives you the look of wearing mascara for weeks.
"While it's supposed to be wash-and-go, you can't actually wash your face," says Lola Gonzalez Marra, senior designer at Total Beauty. "You have to avoid your eye area so that the lashes don't stick together and clump." Plus, Lola's upper and lower lashes repeatedly got stuck together, which required her to physically peel her eyes open. No matter the beauty benefit, temporary blindness isn't worth it.
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