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?
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!
I think it can be dangerous, cause staining of the eyes and is not worth it, simply for the sake of vanity.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The wand that comes with the Dior Show works just fine though.
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.
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.
I have tryed many different kinds and have not found one that really works yet....
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!!!
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.
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'?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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