So, I’ve been pretty interested in this product since the commercial caught my eye a few weeks ago. I have to say, I’d seen this product in drugstores, mainly Wal-mart, b/c they had a big display of it about a week ago in the store near my house. However, I didn’t really pay attention to it, I take it I though it was just another product from the “Lash Extension” L’Oreal line. I already have Double Extends, which I really like, but could do without the two-step process. Its a great mascara, but due to the fact that I am always on the go and that I have to be up, dressed, and out of the house in mornings in no time, doesn’t leave much time for a two-step mascara application process. Anyhow, I saw the commercial with supermodel Linda Evangelista and actually thought to myself, “I wonder if that does work?”. I’ve seen commercials and reviews for the Lilash and Latisse eyelash growth/thickening products, but didn’t feel that I really had a need for them. They are geared more towards those who actually have trouble growing and maintaining eyelashes for what ever reason. For me, I actually like my eyelashes, but who doesn’t want thicker, fuller, more glamorous ones?
For some reason a commercial/drugstore version of a product like this appeals to me, and seems more trustworthy. Latisse requires an actual prescription from an Md, I’m not big on Dr’s, nor do I think the mere cosmetic want to have eyelashes is enough to get a prescription for such a product. The other eyelash growth products I’ve heard of are extremely pricey, which is yet another thing I’m not willing to do. If I had severe issues in which my eyelashes did not grow or started falling out, I would definitely consider these products, mainly b/c your eyelashes are there for more than just making your eyes look pretty. They are actually attached to your eyes, b/c they keep debris out of your eyes and help them stay clean, so basically they are there to protect your eyes and in that case they serve an extremely important purpose.
L’Oreal Lash Boosting Serum claims to result in the multiplication of lashes with daily use. It is supposed to be applied under mascara and on bare lashes at night. According to L’orealParis.com, 71% of users claimed to have had more lashes, 75% said their lashes appeared thicker, 78% said they loss less lashes during makeup removal, and 81% said their lashes seemed in better condition. Those are some pretty staggering numbers, all well over 50%. Now I’m not sure how large of a focus group they used for their study, but it seems that overall, the participants have favorable results of the product.
It is available at drugstores and large retailers, with a price range of $12-$15 (of course you can probably find it cheaper, plus I’ve seen a few coupons floating around for it.) I actually do plan on picking this product up very soon, helps that I have a $2 off coupon for it as will. If you go to L’OrealParisUSA.com there is a link you can click on you get the $2 off, which let’s my know that they are really pushing this product, so they must really stand behind it. The thing I’m interested to know the potential negatives of the product. I know with other lash serums they said eyelid redness and permanent brown irish pigmentation can occur. Well, I definitely don’t need for my eyelids to be red and look all sickley and my eyes are already brown, yet i don’t think I’m comfortable with the eye that a product could make them darker, or any other color than what I was born with for that matter. So far, from what my research says, it does not contain any ingredients that result in negative side affects, which is that much for comforting to me.
This will definitely be an experiment for me…so stay tuned!