Alright, let’s talk lashes today! I – like many people – love the look of lash extensions but I also really don’t want to spend the money on the upkeep. Plus, I love the satisfying feeling of being able to rub my eyes with nothing holding me back. I’m okay with using falsies but I had been looking into trying a lash serum as a happy medium.
Sooo, I was SO excited to get a chance to review this for L’oreal – this product hasn’t even been in stores yet here in the US that is, until today! I was asked to do a 4-week challenge and report my findings, so here I am.
First, I ‘d like to talk about the packaging… If I can be honest, I don’t like it. The pen is nice and easy to handle, it makes it easy to apply as well since it is very similar to applying eyeliner. However, the serum is clear and the bristles to the brush are white so it was very difficult to see the product itself.
The first time I went to use it, I had to twist the bottom many, many times to even see it at all. I don’t think I wasted too much product but it was a concern of mine. I also think about the product drying to the bristles and making it harder for me to brush it on. I appreciate the cap but I don’t know how well it really does to keep the product from drying out. Perhaps a little dipping pot or a brush wand like lipglosses would’ve worked better?
As for the serum itself, I do feel like I saw a difference in my eyelashes! I’m so sorry – I feel so bad I didn’t get a before picture but, mom life. So all I’m using here is my eyelash curler so you could actually see what my natural lashes look like when they’re “done”.
However, I felt that it made my eyes super watery… It was really just so annoying. I suppose I could have possibly gotten it into my eyes but I didn’t notice it burn or anything like that so I can’t be 110% sure.
I also noticed that you have to be really light handed otherwise the serum tends to clump and stick your eyelashes together… It’s a little tacky almost like eyelash glue, but not quite. I also noticed that there is some color to it… It does turn a little white on your eyelashes if you use too much. I only saw this after I had applied it and went about my day with no mascara on.
Only time will tell if I will be purchasing this for myself. I will keep using it until I run out but I am afraid that if I were to stop using this, that my eyelashes will either return to their normal state, or worse – become even less than what I had before.
I also want to point out that while I did notice a difference in my eyelashes, the main purpose of this serum is to strengthen and reduce fall out. Your eyelashes will only appear fuller and longer if they are healthy and strong enough to withstand your daily makeup routine and actually grow.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to strengthen and grow your lashes, I think this is a good option. Just take into consideration that anything around your eyes should be applied with a careful hand and cease use immediately if it causes any irritation!
I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. For more information please see my disclosure here.