Author: Lauren Hunsberger | Posted In: Reflections | June 2022
Take the stress out of your daily maintenance with treatments that keep your confidence up and your makeup minimal for weeks on end. Traveling a lot? Spending time at the beach? Just want to simplify your beauty routine and use fewer products? Bellevue Club master aesthetician Karissa Trople shares her favorite ways to feel your best.
How it works: The founder of Revitalash Cosmetics created two medical-grade products—Revitalash Advanced and Revitabrow Advanced—for his wife who suffered from hair loss as a result of her battle with breast cancer. The serums are designed for those with patchy or short brows and lashes, using the same active ingredient that other prescription-only products use to stimulate hair growth. The keratin treatments (see below) are great for building up strength, and this line also works well for in-between treatments, providing measurable length.
Insider Tip: “Apply Revitalash at the base of the lashes, so the product seeps deep into the roots. For Revitabrow, don’t be scared to slather it on. Be generous with the application.”
Xtreme Lash Extensions
Lasts two to three weeks
How it works: Individual lashes are applied to existing lashes to provide volume without the use of mascara or other products. They require a little more maintenance and some daily upkeep, but they provide the most dramatic result of all the lash treatments. These are the perfect option for a special vacation or event.
Insider Tip: “Avoid cleansers, makeup and other products that have oil in them because oil degrades the glue.”
Lasts up to 6 weeks
How it works: This cutting-edge keratin procedure straightens, relaxes, sets and strengthens your brows, making them effortlessly stylish from the moment you wake up. It was created for unruly or curly brows that tend to go in every direction and need a little taming. Get the lamination alone or, for best results, pair it with a shape and tint. The lamination lasts six weeks, but the tint tends to fade after three. Aestheticians recommend getting a touch-up tint halfway through.
Insider Tip: “Come in showered because you can’t get them wet for 48 hours.”
Keratin Lash Lift
Lasts up to 6 weeks
How it works: This 75-minute treatment lifts, curls and tints the eyelashes, while infusing them with keratin for strength and fullness. Lash lifts guarantee up to 40 percent more volume, which makes it look like you used a lash curler and mascara but without the daily fuss or instruments. Looking for a subtle, natural pop for your eyes? This is your best bet.
Insider Tip: “The lift lasts up to six weeks, but the tint begins to fade after three. I recommend getting a touch-up tint halfway through.”