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.
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.
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!
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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