Brow Lamination / Brow Lift – the best beauty treatment for your brows

This treatment was gifted to me

Brow lamination is exactly the kind of beauty treatment I can get behind on. It’s all about making the best out of your natural features. You’re not actually adding anything – yet somehow you leave from your appointment as a total brow queen.

Beauty treatments that are semi permanent usually worry me a bit. I’m not that into microblading or eyelash extensions – or beauty treatments that change your appearance with a permanent-something. I have seen so many bad brows from either microblading or brow pigmentation, I’m just gonna steer clear from all that. Your face ages and moves and changes – that’s enough of a reason for me to not do anything too long-lasting.

But as soon as I heard about brow lamination or brow lift I was all on board. Mostly because I’m already a huge fan of Yumi Lash Lift and I knew the result would be somewhat natural, just more enhanced.

Brow Lamination – Yumi Brow Lift experience 

In brow lamination your brow hairs are brushed upwards and fixed so that they stay in the direction they’re put. Know those annoying brow hairs that always stick out? Brow lamination is perfect, because you can change the direction in which they grow. It’s the treatment for anyone with fluffy stubborn brows, but also for those with thin or sparse brows. I consider my brows quite thin, or normal, but this treatment gave me fluffy thick brows. The treatment also includes shaping and a tint.

The Yumi Brow Lift treatment steps:
1. LE LIFT, which changes the structure of the brow hairs, so that they can be shaped again.
2. LE FIX, which sets the brow hairs in the new direction in which they are put.
3. LE SERUM, which treats the brow hairs, so that they stay healthy.

I’m gonna be honest with you: I didn’t think the result would be as striking as it was. I thought my brows would probably look tidier and slightly enhanced after the lift, but I was quite shocked to see the result. I didn’t think my brows would look this good. Right after the appointment the effect is at its strongest, because the tint tends to stick to your skin as well. Don’t be alarmed if at first your brows look a bit crazy. You should avoid wetting your brush for 24-48 hours, after which you can wash them and apply makeup and see how they settle.

brow lamination treatment review

My brows before the brow lift and my brows a week after the treatment.
day after brow lamination
A day after brow lamination. Still had not washed the brows, only brushed through them a bit.

I waited about 30 hours before washing my brows and after that the result was even better. I learned that after you wash the brows, you can decide how strong you want the lifting effect. Meaning, you can kind of brush your brows upwards – or to the side. When your brows get wet they obviously don’t stay up, so you need to brush them after shower. But what’s magical is that once you brush them upwards (or whatever direction) they actually do stay like that. I have a video showing you that on my Instagram Highlights (Brow Lift). I will update my Insta Stories also on how this fades off.

The brow lift eventually fades off, as your brow hairs renew. The results are always personal, depending on how quickly your brow hairs grow, but all in all the brow lift lasts for about 4-6 weeks.

Before and after brow lamination / Yumi Brow Lift

When you look at my before photo, you can see some stubborn brow hairs sticking out and growing downwards. Annoying, I know. After this treatment they have received a lift and can be brushed upwards or to the side.

I’m already so hooked on this treatment! I haven’t been wearing much makeup on my brows, because I feel like they look good as they are. But applying makeup to them is also easy, since my brows have been shaped too. I can see myself going back to this treatment, definitely. It’s great for a holiday, for brides – or just to cheer you up on miserable in-between weather.

No brow makeup needed with brow lamination.
No brow makeup needed with brow lamination.

After treatment – Yumi Keratin Lash Lift Mascara

It’s important to take care of your brow hairs after the treatment, so that the result stays better. Perm obviously dries your hair a little, so a moisturising serum helps to keep your brows (and lashes) in good shape. This also helps the lift to stay longer in your brows and lashes. I actually went and got myself a lash lift as well, so I’ve been using this mascara in the evenings for my brows and lashes. My eyes are usually quite sensitive, but I haven’t got any reactions to this whatsoever. So I would say, good for sensitive eyes too.

Behind my brows and lashes is Viivi at Nätti Töölö. I also go to her for sugaring. A warm recommendation.

Viivin kauneushuone / Nätti Töölö
Topeliuksenkatu 7
00250 Helsinki

Yumi lash lift

yumi lash lift before after

Collaboration with cosmetologist Viivi

Lash lift is the perfect alternative for those, who don’t want lash extensions or can’t have them for some reason. Yumi lash lift boosts your own lashes with a lift and a tint, so that the result is always natural.

I’ve had lash extensions for six months, but a while back, I turned to this more natural option. And I’m happy that I did. Now that I got my lash extensions removed and got the lash lift instead – I feel whole. I think I missed my natural state a bit. Who knew, that having your lashes semi-permanently lifted made such a difference?

Well, actually I have straight lashes, so I absolutely knew that. But nevertheless – the results were even better than I expected!

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Yumi lash lift

I have naturally transparent and straight lashes, so if you saw me walking on the street without makeup, you might think, that I don’t own lashes. But it just so happens, that I own quite a nice set of lashes, if I say so myself. They are just hidden. And quite stubborn, when it comes to curling and applying mascara on them.

Having them lifted and tinted – has made a small, but a significant difference. When I’m not wearing makeup, you can still see some lashes. And when I’m wearing a mascara: VA-VOOM! I’ve always struggled with lash curlers and mascaras and not many of them seem to keep my lashes that curved. So now that I can just skip that part and apply my mascara – I’m dancing a victory dance. Besides, did I ever tell you about that time, I accidentally ripped the whole lash row off of my eye with a lash curler? Yup, that happened. So I’m quite happy to be leaving my lash curler alone.

Yumi lash lift is awesome, because it’s low-maintenance. You don’t need to take care of your lashes the same way you do of your lash extensions. I can just live my life normally. Wash my face and remove my eye makeup normally. I can go to shower and let the water pour down on my face and on my eyes. (Please tell me you can relate to that? With lash extensions I never went under the shower and I always washed the lashes separately carefully by the sink!)

Yumi lash lift treatment is quite quick, and painless. Your lashes are cleaned, lifted on the pad, glued on it, then there are two different pastes added to them and after that, the tint. The only thing you need to remember, is to not wet your lashes for 24 hours. After that, it’s normal (but a bit better, hah) life.

yumi lash lift procedure
Yumi lash lift: Before, during & after.

How long does the procedure take?
It depends on the professional, but it takes somewehere around 1 to 2 hours.

As a professional, I can reveal to you, that what takes the longest time is the glue. It’s important to get the lashes nicely in a neat row (like you see in the picture above, Viivi made a nice neat row!) and sometimes the lashes are stubborn and you need more glue and more time.
The time for the actual process (the perm substances & the tint) isn’t that long.

How long does Yumi Lash lift last?

Your lashes stay lifted for 8-12 weeks, depending on the natural cycle of your lashes. Your lashes will naturally renew – they fall one by one and new lashes are grown back. So here’s another reason, why it’s such a great alternative to lash extensions. When I had extensions I had to fix them every three weeks. Lash lift lasts for two months!

How Yumi lash lift differs from lash perm?

Lash perms are old news, and nowadays it’s all about lash lifts. The difference is in how it’s done. With lash perm, your lashes are curved on a round roll – and there’s the possibility of having curly lashes, yikes. I know this, because I’ve done perms to clients. Successfully, thankfully, but I still think the whole procedure is a hassle. With Yumi lash lift your lashes are simply turned upwards, on a curved soft pad, so they can’t get accidentally too curly. In my opinion, your lashes look longer with Yumi lash lift. And it’s just a safer and an easier procedure.

lash lift

I am so happy once again with my lashes. And I’m afraid, I’m already hooked on this new technique. Yumi lash lift, you’re my new favorite!

And I guess I’ll admit it: I enjoy boosting my so-called natural beauty, so that when I don’t wear makeup, I feel even more fabulous.

yumi lash lift

Yumi lash lift made by Viivi costs 89€ and it takes about 2 hours.

Book your appointment with Viivi:

Viivin kauneushuone

Nätti Töölö
Topeliuksenkatu 7
00250 Helsinki

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