Lash Serums. What Works?

At some point in your 40’s you begin to notice that your lashes are getting skimpy. When I began to notice this I blamed every product in the world for making this happen to my once long, lush, natural lashes. Turns out it wasn’t any product it was just another “surprise” about aging. I set about to change my disappearing lash conundrum. I tried lash extensions– which I LOVED but eventually couldn’t wear anymore because I became allergic to the glue. I tried a lash lift and tint, which I also LOVED, but while it does make them so much more visible, it doesn’t add any actual volume or length to them. At least once a week, I wear false lashes or magnetic lashes and I am a hopeless mascara hoarder. The name of my blog is Fresh Air and False Lashes so….yeah……I guess I think lashes are a big deal.

About 6 months ago, I began trying different lash serums. I didn’t hold out much hope. I mean- seriously? The very idea that swiping a little liquid across my lash line each night to make them “grow” just SCREAMS “snake oil”, doesn’t it?

Well, guess what? It works. And you don’t have to spend a fortune on product. I *KNOW* sista!!! I didn’t want to believe it worked- but it DOES. At least it did for me.

Let’s discuss….

I tried RevitaLash first and really didn’t see any difference. I thought about trying Latisse, but it’s expensive, requires a prescription ,(Although I think you can get it from some overseas pharmacy’s) and there are some possible side effects so I decided I’d wait on that.

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For the past 3 months, I’ve been using the lash serum RapidLash. I place one swipe of the product on my lash line every night before bed, after I’ve done my skin care routine. It took about 3 weeks before I started noticing that it was actually working, and I seriously couldn’t believe it. I mean- I have NO idea how this works. There is absolutely no scientific evidence as to why RapidLash works. It does not contain the prescription ingredient that is found in Latisse (which is the only FDA approved serum to actually grow your lashes. FYI: Latisse requires a prescription in the US and does have some potential side effects, but is proven to work in growing your lashes.) 

Let’s take a look at the before and afters. I’m sorry about the lighting in these. Mostly it’s because I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to photography. But my skills are slowly improving.

These are before and after, side by side so that you can judge for yourself. Both photos are completely make-up free and my lashes aren’t curled in either one.

Lash Serum. What Works?


Since RapidLash doesn’t contain the prescription ingredient, there is also absolutely no danger of it changing your eye color. It is safe to use with contacts, is hypo-allergenic and not tested on animals. RapidLash does contain Biotin and Pumpkin seed extract (pumpkin seeds are high in iron) so maybe thats the key? I have no idea- All I know is that this stuff really seems to work!

I think it’s also possible that this serum may keep your lashes from shedding so often, so they stay fuller as the lash growth cycle is lengthened.

Here’s another:

Lash Serums. What Works?

A few side notes:

*I haven’t used it on my eyebrows yet, but women are reporting that you will get the same results on your brows.

*My bottom lashes are longer as well. I am guessing that the serum seeps onto the bottom lashes as I sleep at night. but they are definitely longer.

*I am getting some “stray” lashes that are appearing as well. On the very outer corner of my eyes I am now getting a “stray” lash there. I never had lashes that far into the corner of my eye before, so this is new. It’s kind of a wild lash so I’m not sure I like it, lol. (You can see them in the “after” pics).

*If you stop using it, your lashes will eventually go back to the way they were after one growth cycle is complete.

*You do have to apply it every night and be consistent.

*Will it give the same look as lash extensions? No way. (You can check out my lash extension post for comparison.)

You can buy RapidLash HERE from Amazon for $29.98. I’ve been using it for 3 months and I’m still on my first tube. Places like Walgreens, Walmart, Costco etc also carry RapidLash. For comparisons sake, Latisse is not covered by insurance and costs about $120 for about 1 month of application.

So there you have it chickens. For about $30 or less and a little consistent dedication- you can get some decent lashes back! My current plan is to use RapidLash a few more months and then go in for a lash Lift N’Tint again. I think that shall leave me quite pleased.

What about you? Anything you are loving for your over 40 lashes? Have you used RapidLash? Any idea why it works?  Let me know in the comments!

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Lash Serums. What works?


Until Next Time Lovelies!

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  1. Sarah
    September 7, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    I have already had this discussion one-on-one with Melissa, but for the benefit of the readers, I have also had amazing results, using the Rodan and Fields product, LashBoost. It is the best cosmetic product I have ever used for any purpose, I must say. However, I am not a user of the rest of the R&F line, and don’t plan to be, and as of late, the company is requiring that you buy their other products in order to get the LashBoost. Not. gonna. Also, even if you ARE able to finagle buying it by itself, it costs somewhere around $125, and the product Melissa is telling us about sounds like a MUCH better deal without the hassle. I’ll be switching straightaway.
    P.S. My husband is a physician who warns us all, “D NOT USE LATISSE!! You have more at stake than just changing the color of your eyes. Step away from the Latisse!! ” He has seen patients suffer so pretty significant vision and irritation issues, and he will not prescribe it. (he never has—those patients got it from other doctors) Please be safe!

    • melissa
      September 8, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Oh wow Sarah! Thanks so much for sharing this. Good to know about Latisse!You always hear so much about it good and bad- I just couldn’t commit to something like that. Makes me wonder what ingredient is in the R&F LashBoost. Thanks so much for the comment and for reading! Let me know how you get on with the RapidLash.
      ~Melissa xx

  2. September 8, 2017 / 12:59 am

    Looks good! I want to try it, also on my eyebrows! Hope to see you on the Fancy Friday linkup!

    • melissa
      September 8, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Thank you Nancy- I’ve been off my game on my link ups as of late- darn life just getting in the way, lol. I’m going to start using RapidLash on my brows as well. I honestly just didn’t want to believe this worked…….but I am super happy with it! Thanks so much for visiting my little space here!
      ~Melissa xx

  3. September 10, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    I used the LiLash growth serum last year, and my lashes grew dramatically. I did write a post over on my blog if you would like to see pictures x. The only thing that I didn’t like, was that every now and again they had a mass shed out, and my lashes went crazy and messy looking. I have stopped using it as it is hard to get here in the Uk, but it did make a huge difference.

    • melissa
      September 11, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      Kerry- SO interesting! I am definitely heading over to check this out. I forgot about Lilash. Thanks so much for reading and commenting- I’m going to head over to check out your lash serum post. Honestly- I’m still just amazed that it worked at all for me! šŸ˜€
      ~Melissa xx

  4. September 11, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    I used Latisse for a few years, got ridiculously expense. Finally started using another product, it works very well at 1/3 the price and I no longer have the darkening on my eyelids from the Latisse.

    • melissa
      September 11, 2017 / 2:50 pm

      Barbara- I am so glad that you found something that works for you! DO you mind sharing what the other product was? Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
      ~Melissa xx

  5. September 11, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I’ve been thinking of using an lashes serum for a bit now so enjoyed reading your research. I’m off to read Kerry’s as well now ?

    • melissa
      September 11, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Sharon- I’m headed over to read Kerry’s too. I am still just pretty amazed that it worked at all. I really felt like there was no way- but I’m super pleased and this girl will keep swiping this stuff on her lashes at night! Thanks for reading and commenting. šŸ™‚
      ~Melissa xx

  6. September 11, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I’ve been thinking of using a lashes serum for a bit now so enjoyed reading your research. I’m off to read Kerry’s as well now ?

  7. Jodie R Filogomo
    September 12, 2017 / 7:10 am

    Melissa…this is the best news ever!!
    I’ve been using R&D’s product and it has been working, but it’s so expensive….I’m going to switch for sure!!

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