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      05.08.2012 12:08
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      I recommend this product for anyone who wants darker lashes without the hassle of applying mascara

      After a lot of hesitation, thinking it might be too problematic to try dying my own eyelashes at home, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I bought the Eylure Dylash in Black.

      I have fair skin and light-coloured eyelashes, and before using this product I wore mascara every day. I find the Dylash has made a difference, and while it won't make the lashes thicker in the same way that applying layers of mascara would, it does darken them quite effectively and for me, having blonde eyelashes, the difference is noticeable.

      You will need to buy some Vaseline, or other barrier cream, to protect your face from accidental splashes or drips. (You don't want to be dying your skin as well..!) and I have found it easier to apply the mixture with a good-quality artists paintbrush, rather than the stick or the mascara wand they supply with the product. A magnifying mirror is also really helpful.

      Be sure to 1) be as accurate as possible when measuring the amounts of dye and activating solution, and 2) mix the two really well.

      I personally have found that the papers they supply were not much use, and that Vaseline is enough to protect the skin.

      How often you need to re-dye your lashes will vary from person to person. Because my lashes are so light I re-do them every two to three weeks.

      While it is probably not quite as professional-looking as getting your lashes tinted at a salon, this product is still well worth it, in my opinion, and given that you get several applications (I'd guess maybe about ten, - the packet says 12) out of one packet, it is a cost-effective way of darkening your eyelashes.

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      26.07.2012 12:12
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      A eyelash dye that will make you question the cost of beauty.

      I have own one of these eylure dylash kits for well over 2 years now. I tend to use it maybe 3 - 5 times a year depending on whether there are any special occasions or not.

      The kit is essentially a step by step guide on how to tint your own eyelashes. I used to work in a beauty salon where I could get treatments free or relatively cheaply and having my eyelashes tinted was one of my favourites. It means you can get away without wearing mascara but still have really dark black luscious lashes. I especially liked to have it done before I went on holiday so that I could give my face a break from constant make up wear.

      After I left the job I found one of these kits in my local boots store and thought I would give it a go myself to save some money. I think I paid roughly £7-£9 for this kit and have been using it on and off for the last couple of years now.

      The kit comes in a cardboard box, inside there is a plastic tray and the chemicals you need. You have a tube of black dye which is then mixed with droplets of an activating liquid and mixed with an empty mascara brush. Once you have mixed the dye you apply vaseline over the skin around your eye. There are also little crescent shaped pieces of paper to put under each eye to prevent the dye from colouring your face. I tend to not bother with these are they just get in the way, but vaseline is a must. You then apply the dye to your lashes and leave it for 10-15 minutes to take.

      The mascara brush provided is relatively small and thin, allowing you to reach all the lashes which is really handy. The dye once mixed is still relatively thick so it coats your lashes easily. No vaseline is provided so you have to have your own for application. Generally, apart from the smell of dye being a little chemical the process is relatively trouble free - that is until you've applied it...

      You are meant to put the dye on and lie back and relax for long enough for it to take. This simply isn't a possibility when the dye seeps into your eyes and burns your retinas. I have experienced the same problem with professional eyelash tinting before but not to the same extent that I have with this kit. I think for the most part it is relatively unavoidable, as your eyes water from the fumes of the dye the dye is then more likely to get into your eyes and irritate them.

      The whole experience is thoroughly uncomfortable. But, they say you have to suffer for beauty and I suppose I believe in that ethos because I still use the kit every now and then. I find the irritation in my eyes alleviates about 30 minutes after the dye has been removed. On balance I tend to think the results are worth this pain because I do think my lashes look nice once they have been dyed. I would, however, suggest that if you have a low pain threshold then probably don't opt for this product as it will burn your eyes.

      Overall, if I have to money to have them done professionally I will - otherwise I'll have to continue suffering for beauty.

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      20.07.2012 01:54

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      I bought this product, I done the skin test first, nothing happened so I went ahead and died my eyebrows.I really wish I didn't. Both my eyes are very swollen and extremely sore, my left eye is closed because of the swelling. I am in a lot of pain. I've been to the doctors and I got antibiotics and antihistamines but 2 days later there was no change, so I went back to the doctors and got very strong steroids, I have to take 6 tablets once daily, I also have to take antihistamines every 4 hours. I would definitely NOT recommend this product to anyone. Use with great caution.

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      23.06.2011 12:12

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      I think it was a waste of money, and time.

      I bought this '45 Day Mascara' a while ago, I was away on holiday, and wanted a product which would make my eyes look nice and as a replacement to mascara for when I was in the pool.
      I noticed a slight change to the darkness of my eyelashes on the first day of applying it, however after that, you couldn't notice a change in my eyelashes at all.
      The volume and length of my eyelashes stayed exactly the same, which are the main reasons I apply mascara, to improve their length.
      I think the naming of this product is a little misleading, as it is not a '45 day mascara', it is more of a temporary black dye which is suitable for the use on your eyelashes.
      The product was also very hard to apply, and you had to mix it yourself, and mine came out very gloopy. Then you are given a very thin white plastic stick, which as you can imagine, makes the product very difficult to apply.

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      09.05.2011 18:27
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      Great find

      I have always had very light eyebrows compared to the natural colour of my hair, in fact until you get close you can barely see them. Last year I had them tinted for the first time. I was very impressed with the results, after initially been concerned it would appear I had two caterpillars on my forehead. Although I loved my new eyebrows, money is tight, and I just could not afford to have them done by a beautician regularly. That is when I came across this product, Eylure Dylash 45 day mascara.

      The Product

      Eylure's Dylash comes in a plain looking white box. Packaging differs slightly depending on which colour mascara you opt for. Inside the box you will find the following:

      * Activating Solution
      * Cream Colour Dye
      * Mascara Wand
      * Mixing Dish
      * Skin Protecting Pads
      * Instructions
      * Applicator

      Eylure's Dylash 45 day mascara is available in dark brown, blue/black and black. It can be used on both the eyelashes and brows. The product promises long last colour and up to 12 applications per pack.

      The product is widely available in stores such as Boots and Amazon, and price varies from £4.99 to over £7.

      My Experience

      I began by reading the instructions carefully. Normally, I am not one to bother with instructions, but as this product involves the eye area I feel its better to be safe than sorry.

      The first step is to cleanse the eye area. I did this using my normal cleanser. I also used a toner to make sure no residue remained.

      I then squeezed approximately 2cm of the dye into the mixing dish, along with 5 drops of the activating solution before mixing them together. I was expecting the dye to have a strong smell, similar to hair dye, which can often be overpowering, but this was not the case. I found mixing a little difficult, as however much I mixed the two solutions didn't seem to blend together all that well. I ended up giving up on the mixing, and just using the liquid as best as I could.

      The next step was to apply the mixture to my eyebrows using the mascara wand. This was relatively simple, and using the wand made application much easier as I was able to comb the dye through each hair without missing any.

      Having applied the solution to my eyebrows, I was surprised at how much remained in the mixing dish. Despite ensuring all the hairs on my eyebrows were covered, I had hardly used any of the dye. I ended up using the remaining mixture on my eyelashes, which did not require dying as they are dark already, but even then I still had some of the solution left. I would use only half recommended amounts of both the dye and activating solution in the future so I do not have any left over as it does seem a bit of a waste.

      The instructions say to leave the dye on for a maximum of two minutes for eyebrows, and between 5 and 10 minutes for eyelashes.

      Once the time was up, I removed the dye using a damp ball of cotton wool. It was very easy to remove, and did not stain the skin underneath my eyebrows.

      I was impressed with the results. The colour of my eyebrows had changed notably, without been too dark. There was no skin irritation, and application was easy.

      The colour lasted around 4 weeks, which is less than the 45 days Eylure say the product lasts. However, I do cleanse, tone and moisturise my face twice daily, which I am told does slowly remove the dye. In addition, this is around the same length of time the colour would last when I had my eyebrows tinted professionally.

      Overall, I have been very impressed with the Eylure set, and would definitely recommend it. If I was to buy the set again I think I would perhaps go for the Black rather than Dark Brown as I would prefer my eyebrows slightly darker, but this is just personal preference.

      For the price you cannot go wrong, and I the results were just as good as those achieved by the beautician. Yes it is a little faffy, mixing the solutions together, but this set cost me less than the beautician charges for each session. If this pack does last the 12 applications it promises I will have saved a small fortune.

      Try it for yourselves!

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      07.05.2011 00:12
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      Great kit for a fiver but do not expect too much

      I have very pale stumpy eye lashes so to compensate I like to wear a lashing of mascara to make these look darker and full. Before going on my summer holiday last year, I thought it would a real treat to have my eye lashes dyed at a salon. After a very painful eye watering £15.00 session at my local beauty therapist I came home with luscious black long eye lashes. I went on holiday and didn't have to contend with any panda eyes as the heat melted my mascara or drips as I got splashed from the pool. On an evening I used a quick coat of clear mascara and voilà; I was ready to hit the town. 

      After a few weeks this dye faded but I wanted to recreate this look. I started looking round for home dye kits. I found the Eylure one and purchased it for £5.00. The kit advises that it will do 12 applications that last 45 days! I was impressed by this ostentatious statement and looking forward to giving it a try. 

      The pack contains: A 5 ml tube of dye, I chose blue black as this was the colour the salon had used and was told it provided a much darker fuller colour.
      A 10 ml bottle of activation liquid.
      A mixing stick.
      An application brush
      8 under the eye strips
      A little hollow in the packaging to use as a bowl. 

      The mixture is hard to mix in the little hollow so I had to use a small tupperware box. I squirted two cm of the dye and a splash of the activation liquid and using the pathetic stick included tried to get the mixture to blend together. This does not seem to want to mix but I used it nevertheless. The kit does not include Vaseline but this an essential! The strips provided are pointless so I just used vaseline on my top and bottom eye lid to prevent any dye from staining my skin. The brush, as rudimentary as it looks makes the dye quite easy to apply. I managed to get all the lashes even the little ones on the bottom in the corner. I was quite surprised that the concoction did not sting but I suppose they can not make home dye kits as strong. After the recommended time of ten minutes, using a cotton wool pad I gently wiped off the liquid. The result was darker lashes but they did not gain any thickness or length. I was pleased with the results however. The dye is not a mascara and will only colour the lashes, I guess it's good not to expect too much. A nice subtle for day to day wear. 

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      20.02.2011 01:45

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      Handy to have in the house super value for money

      Save your self time and Money BUY this product!! And trips to the local beauty salon for tinting will be things of the pass!!! Excellent value for money roughly £5 from salon services,boots,superdrug and sallys!! What you get for that is a bottel of developer and a tube of die with a little mixer and a mascara type brush, the packet inside doubles up as a mixing dish to so no need for any mess! All you do is put a fine layer if vasaline around your eye area (so you don't get die on your skin) mix a bit of the blue black die about 2cm with 10 drops of developer then put on to your lashes with the brush provide and leave for about 10-15 minuets (the longer you leave it the darker it goes) remove xcess product with cotton wool pads and your left with shiny black lashes!!

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      17.02.2011 15:05

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      obviously self dye lashes are still rubbish from 30 years ago

      I really do not know how the above reviews on this product can give it full stars
      I'm hitting 50 now and i used an eye dye product in my late teens
      (with the same disappointing results)
      I thought, that as products must improve as time goes on, that dyes like this, surley after 30 years of trials, would improve? and of course the fact that this product had good reviews - it must have!
      But sadly not
      I tried one eye as the instructions said, and also i wanted to 'compare' with the other eye after the 10 minute wait
      ( I'm not sure how anyone can keep one eye closed for 10 minutes as instructed - probably best to just shut both eyes for that time)
      But what an utter waste of money, after messing with the brush and mix (i must admit a little improvement from 30 years ago with the brush) the colour after application was more a blue grey than the black lush it claimed
      My right 'done' eye was very much like my left 'undone' eye with a slight tint on the edges afterwards,
      certainly not noticeable unless you press your nose to the mirror quite close
      When i use mascara, i do not laden it on, but i do have long eyelashes, it's just that the ends are very light, i thought that the ends would at least be darker but i was obvioulsy mistaken
      waste of money

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      15.02.2011 13:40
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      won't buy it again

      I picked this up in Claires accessories the other week. I had popped in as my friend was working there and she said I could have a discount, so I decided I may as well buy something! I chose this because I liked the idea of having dyed lashes, so that I would not need to use mascara so much. It cost me £5 which I think is very reasonable as it is a bit like mascara, and mascaras are normally a bit more expensive than this.
      I was also drawn to this because of the pretty purple packaging, shown in the image provided. Purple is my favourite colour so I think this is one of the things that made me want to buy the product!

      This was tricky to apply but I think I could have got better at using it the more practice I got, I won't be getting any more practise though as I'm not going to be using this again, you'll find out why after finishing reading this review. The instructions given with this were really helpful and I can't think of any complaints to have about them, maybe the small text? But thats just being picky.

      This says on it that it will last you 45 days - yeah right! I don't know what it is, maybe its my lashes, as other people have given this 5 stars and don't seem to have had the same problem, but this didn't last even 5 days on my lashes. Maybe it faded when I washed my face but it seemed to all fade off really quickly and by the next week the tips of my lashes were back to being their normal shade - the bottoms of my lashes nearest my eyes have always been naturally pretty dark anyway.

      Overall I can not be bothered to use this again as it was so tricky to apply and was not worth the effort. Maybe it will work better for you but it didn't work very well for me at all.

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        28.10.2010 16:12
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        well worth using when there is not time for mascara

        This eyelash dye has to be the darkest colour of all lash dyes I have ever used.

        I always dye my eyelashes every few weeks as it eliminates the need for mascara everyday if I am only popping to the shops etc. However, I still want to look good and I find this really intensifies my blue eyes and thickens the lashes up too, well at least gives the illusion of thickness.

        It says it is a 45 day mascara, but I will say it lasts UP TO 45 days in some cases. As with your hair, if you dye it, it all depends on how porus your lashes are. I'd say 4-5 weeks.

        It is tricky to apply, you need a pair of rubber surgical gloves on, and smear a light coating of vaseline around your eyes and as close to the lash line as possible, because if you get any of the dye on your skin or nails, it stains immediately and is very hard to remove. I doesn't come off nails, so be warned. The vaseline coating catches any dye and stops any staining.

        The end results are great though. Well worth 20 minutes of concentration.

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        09.10.2010 11:27

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        worth spending a few quid on

        I have used this for some years for eyebrows only as I get stinging eyes if I do my eyelashes, but that is down to me not the product. A friend of mine was using mascara for her eyebrows which dried clumpy and had never heard of eyelash dye. Now she uses it all the time.

        I usually buy it when its on offer at Boots although at around £7 its not expensive anyway. it never lasts 45 days on me no matter what I do and I find it better to use every 3 - 4 weeks on brows. I have a black and a brown as the brown doesnt seem dark enough but the black too intense so I mix them together. This product lasts for months. Its easy to apply and doesnt make you look 'dyed' when its on. Id prefer to be able to have semi permanent makeup as my brows are a bit thinner than I'd like but this is the next best thing. I would fully recommend this to anyone who has to use eye pencils on their brows and for holiday periods for eyelashes althought to me if you are going to use mascara why bother to dye them anyway.

        Would really miss it if it wasnt available.

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        06.10.2010 22:53
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        a much better alternative to waterproof mascara

        I used to have lovely dark eyelashes but from the age of around 25 they started to go a lot lighter and grey.

        I of course used mascara whenever I wanted to go out but then I booked a pool holiday and realised that I would have to get a waterproof mascara. I looked around and found that most brands offered one waterproof mascara, with prices starting from around £5. I thought that was fairly reasonable so just chose the cheapest because I knew I would only be using it for the holiday.

        Well, long story short I used the waterproof mascara and found it terrible. It didnt come straight off in the pool but it was a nightmare to get off at night.

        When I came back I knew I would have this issue again as I decided to take up swimming and needed a mascara that would work better for me.

        So, back to the chemist I went on the search for another waterproof mascara. It was only when I was looking for a compact mirror that I came across this product.

        Basically the product is an eyelash dye. In the pack you get dye, accelerator, wand mixing tray and instructions. You must do a patch test 48 hours before applying the dye, as with all hair dyes. If you dont have a reaction then you are fine to continue.

        To use the product you simply mix a small amount (about 1cm's worth) of the dye and then add drops from the accelerator bottle. You have to careful to only add one at a time or the mixture can become too sloppy and then wont work. Once you have found the right consistency you simply use the wand, which is a bit like a small plastic stick, to apply the mixture to the lashes. It is fairly easy, you just need to take your time and be careful as it does sting if you get it in the eyes. Just use the wand to brush the mixture over the lashes and then leave it on for 10 minutes.

        After 10 minutes you simply remove the dye with cotton wool, sweeping it away from the eyes.

        I have used this for a while now and find it is really good. It dyes my eyelashes black and it only has to be re-done roughly once a month as the eyelashes start to grow out.

        I would never use a waterproof mascara now and absolutely love this product. It works out very cheap as a pack contains easily enough for a years supply if using once a month and a pack only costs around £6 to £7.

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          29.08.2010 22:52
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          I love this product it works brilliantly and is so easy and quick to use!

          I first came across this a few weeks before going on holiday. A friend had told me about getting her eyelashes dyed so that when she was on holiday she did not have to worry about makeup in the day but still looked half decent. She had had it done professionally but I didn't have time for that so I had a look around for a Do it yourself kit I could use at home when I did have the time and I came across this.
          This was the only one I could find so it was an easy buy because I was in a rush and had nothing to compare it to but I was encouraged to read that it lasted for 45days! Brilliant I thought I can do it before holiday and if needs be get it corrected but if it goes well it will last! Its very easy to do and the instructions were very easy to follow.
          In the box you get a tube of dye, a small bottle of activating solution, a pair of gloves, a mixing bowl, mascara wand, and protective pads for your eye lid and under the eye to avoid stains etc.
          All you do is gently rub some petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) around the eyelids and then place a protective pad under and on the eyelid. You then mix the solution together and apply to the eye lashes and if desired eyebrows evenly. You leave on for 5-10minutes (1-2minutes only for eyebrows) and remove using warm water and that's it, simple as that!
          They look amazing they look like they do when I have mascara on only slightly more natural! I love them so much that even after my holiday I did it again and often don't bother with mascara unless I am going out! It makes you look and feel so much nicer without makeup and with so little hassle!
          I bought this at boots it cost £6.99 but can also be purchased at most supermarkets and chemists. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone either going on holiday or just for less hassle in the morning it takes no longer than 15minutes and I am so glad I tried it!
          (Please make sure you do the 48hour skin test it is not worth the risk)

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      • Product Details

        45 day mascara / eyelash and brow dye kit Beautiful eyes without mascara Up to 12 applications If the constant clumping and smudging of mascara is a daily nightmare, perhaps it's time for a change? Dylash eyelash and brow dye is the perfect answer for those who find mascara a trial but cannot go without / Darkening your lashes will immediately give your eyes a whole different dimension / Shiny, healthy looking lashes for up to 6 weeks / Also use on brows for a more defined brow line / especially for toning in with your hair colour / Product Weight : 128g