What Do You Think About Lash Lengthening Serums?

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  1. lindacee profile image88
    lindaceeposted 12 years ago

    There are many products on the market that promise super long eye lashes. Being a budget-minded shopper, I am currently using Lash Stiletto mascara by Maybelline. I pretty pleased with it, but am wondering if any of you have tried products like Latisse or Revitalash? Apparently Latisse (available by prescription) does work wonders, although it can change your iris color! and stops working once you discontinue use. Latisse is way too expensive and Revitalash is more than I would pay. Now it seems all the manufacturers have jumped into the eyelash lengthening/conditioning serum game. Being a late adopter, I have yet to try any of these types of products. I wanted to find out if you think they are worth it?

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      oh,  I think there are side effects, I don't need this as my eye lashes are pretty long. You can accentuate your eyes in natural ways..

  2. b. Malin profile image69
    b. Malinposted 12 years ago

    They make no sense to me...Eyelashes fall out...you'd ALWAYS be needing to use these re:Latisse or Revitalash products...and who knows the long term effect.  We already know they can change your Iris color...that's not good or cool.  I'd say stick to good old Mascara!

  3. 2besure profile image79
    2besureposted 12 years ago

    I think it can be dangerous, cause staining of the eyes and is not worth it, simply for the sake of vanity.

  4. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 12 years ago

    Most, if not all, of these products contain castor oil as a main ingredient, which is claimed to promote eyelash growth. Castor oil alone will work just as well, if at all: That castor oil affects eyelash growth has never been scientifically proved.

  5. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    I didn't know that, Camlo. Thanks!

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      But I should have mentioned I was talking about conditioners and not Latisse.

  6. Jaggedfrost profile image60
    Jaggedfrostposted 12 years ago

    Dior Show is the best Mascara I have ever seen and if you have the right applicator it takes it that much further and is more dramatic.  When I do my wife's make up, I delight in how well that product works but I used to get dramatic results from some of her other mascaras.  Sometimes stretching the effect may be a matter of having someone else do your make up verses you doing your make up.  The Eye is a obvious and rational place for someone to flinch.

  7. lindacee profile image88
    lindaceeposted 12 years ago

    Wow, I'm jumpy enough applying my own mascara! Have only had a department store makeover a couple of times in my life. Don't like anyone doing my eye makeup, especially mascara. I will give the Dior Show a try. What type of applicator should I use?

  8. Jaggedfrost profile image60
    Jaggedfrostposted 12 years ago

    lol The interesting thing about the applicator I find as best depends on what type of lashes you are working with.  The thinner the lashes the thicker the brush teeth.  I imagine trusting anyone else around your eyes, especially if you ware contacts wouldn't be easy.  She trusts me a lot.  I was talking about make up artists per say not punks in malls making their bones.

  9. Jaggedfrost profile image60
    Jaggedfrostposted 12 years ago

    The wand that comes with the Dior Show works just fine though.

  10. Jaggedfrost profile image60
    Jaggedfrostposted 12 years ago

    I am often amazed to the point of being very cautious in calling any woman's lashes thin.  Often if you get a fine wand you end up discovering a bunch of blond lashes that ordinarily disappear.

    1. lindacee profile image88
      lindaceeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's so true about the disappearing blonde lashes. But my hair is extremely thin and fine, so consequently, my eye lashes are thin and sparse as well. I will try the applicator that comes with the Dior Show.

  11. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image76
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 12 years ago

    I am sort of leary of using the lash lengenthers.  There has been a lot said about changing the color of your iris and staining of the skin.  For some it may be worth the tiny risk, for me it is not.

  12. kmackey32 profile image64
    kmackey32posted 12 years ago

    I have tryed many different kinds and have not found one that really works yet....

  13. profile image52
    Tell me anotherposted 12 years ago

    I've dicovered a fab new product from Avon.  As a rep for them I like to try the products before recommending them.  Once or twice the product didn't do what it said on the tin but this one does!!   It's a serum at one end and mascara at the other. The serum thickens and conditions the lashes and the mascara wand creates beautiful seperation and lashes appear full and long. Very impressive!!!

  14. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 12 years ago

    Lash "serums" are either a surface cosmetic which makes lashes appear longer by sticking to the eyelash and making it appear longer or thicker, or they are a rip-off as genetics is what makes body hair grow, not something applied to the lashes themselves.

  15. Rafini profile image70
    Rafiniposted 12 years ago

    lash lengthening serums are a waste of money - beauty is only skin deep ya know, lol, isn't there something much more important to do with money than buy something that 'supposedly' makes you more 'beautiful'?

  16. Ellarose92 profile image61
    Ellarose92posted 12 years ago

    my whole goal in life is to keep seeing everything around me therefore i dont mess with anything around the eyes, all of those products have atleast one side effect and for how clumsy i am its not worth the risk!

  17. profile image0
    SnowRoseposted 12 years ago

    I heard one of the side effects to using that product is brown spots. I think if you have sensitive eyes and skin, that is exactly what would happen - you would get brown spots. Not to mention I would be afraid of other effects such as loss of eyesight. The safeist thing to do is to just wear fake lashes.

  18. Lippylisious profile image59
    Lippylisiousposted 12 years ago

    I own my own beauty website and have tried every mascara out there. In the pricey range i would say YSL's mascara is definetly my favourite, this is definetly worth the money.

    I would agree that the maybelline stiletto is one of my favourites. That one is about £8 out of the shops so pretty reasonable price. My website is also doing these just now for £7 + free maybelline black eye pencil.

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    It definetly lengthens lashes without leaving clumps etc and is easy to remove. But have to say the loreal ones are my favourite.

    Mascaras that i definetly dont like are the maybelline XXL mascaras. They thicken but rip half your eyelashes off when removing.

    One last tip for you all. You should always change your mascara every 3-6 months. Bacteria begins to settle in and this can cause problems to your eyes.


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  19. Lippylisious profile image59
    Lippylisiousposted 12 years ago

    You need to use the correct ones. Maybelline XXL is a nightmare to get off.
    L'oreal serum ones are really good, these mascaras come of easily without pulling out your eyelashes.

    Stick with maybelline colossal or falsies they do a better job in half the time.

  20. mysisters profile image58
    mysistersposted 12 years ago

    I don't think I would ever try it. Not after hearing the possible side effects. I'd never fool around with anything near the eyes.

  21. backseat_driver profile image60
    backseat_driverposted 12 years ago

    I have to say, the first time I saw a commercial for this kind of product I was, well, disgusted. The risks seem to severely outweigh the benefits. Who really cares about eyelashes anyway? Between curlers, mascaras, and eyelash extensions you would think we have enough products. But I assume there is a market for it if there are that many products coming out. My final conclusion is that it is like any other cosmetic procedure. If you are really, truly bothered by your short eyelashes, then go for it. I won't hold it against you.


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