Wanting to have lengthy and thick eyelashes is a trend that’s not ever going to go out of style that’s why there are a lot of eyelash lengthening products available out there. I mean Egyptian women from centuries ago did everything to make their their eyelashes appear thick and long so their eyes stand out. And I’m sure it wasn’t just the Egyptians then, almost all women all over the world wanted (and still want) to possess the tantalizing set of long and thick lashed eyes. Some of us though (myself included), haven’t heard of eyelash lengthening products because we’re too happy with our regular mascara tubes. We didn’t know that there’s a chance to get our eyelashes to grow thicker and longer like we were born with the genes to have them.
So I’m making myself and the rest of the women who don’t know anything about eyelash lengthening products yet a favor. Please read on.
What are the two types of the current eyelash lengthening products?
There are two types of eyelash growth products available in the market today: eyelash lengthening serums and eyelash growth enhancing mascaras. Wait, what? Did you just read eyelash growth enhancing mascara? Yes, you actually read right. Gone are the days when mascaras are just for making your eyes seemingly darker, thicker and longer. There are mascaras now that can aid in the growth of your lashes. They are formulated differently than the eyelash growth serums, of course. But many users can attest that they do work.
What are the common or popular brands of eyelash lengthening products?
I’m going to give you the popular lengthening serum brands first. There a several of them but the ones I’ve read so much about are Latisse, Li Lash Eyelash Conditioner, RevitaLash Eyelash Conditioner, Rimmel Lash Accelerator Serum, Rapid Lash, Smart Lash, Marini Lash and L’oreal Lash Boosting Serum. What’s common about them is that they use prostaglandin analog element for the growth of the eyelashes and also some vitamins and minerals to help condition your them.
Other eyelash lengthening products are the eyelash growth enhancing mascaras that come in brands like Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara, Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara and Cargo Eyelash Growth Enhancing Mascara. They work as mascaras and eyelash lengthening products in one because they are fused with ingredients that complements the natural growth of your lashes and the elements in your good, ‘ol plain mascara. The good thing about them is that you can directly apply them to your lashes unlike the eyelash growth serums which must only be applied on your upper lids if you don’t want the area around your eyes to get irritated.
How much do these eyelash lengthening products cost?
If you guessed that the eyelash growth serums cost higher than the eyelash growth enhancer mascaras, then you guessed right. If you take a look at these prices here: Li Lash on Ebay and Amazon, Rimmel Lash on Ebay and Amazon, Rapid Lash on Ebay and Amazon, you’ll find out that the average cost of these products are between $60 and $140. The eyelash growth emhancing mascaras however, cost between $8 and $36. They’re much more affordable.
How long do these eyelash lengthening products take effect?
Well, the effectiveness period depends on a few factors: how you follow instructions when you apply them, how “regularly” you use them and how your skin respond to these eyelash lengthening products. If you follow their application instructions religiously, apply them everyday as directed and if you don’t have any allergic reactions (if you have then you’d better stop using them), you’ll most likely see the results after 4 to 6 weeks. If it’s been over that and your eyelashes stubbornly remain at the same length and thickness, then it means that the particular eyelash lengthening product’s brand you’re using is not for you.
Personally, I’d be a bit hesitant in trying eyelash lengthening products unless it’s approved by my doctor (Latisse is FDA approved so most doctors might prescribe it) but I may get my hands on any eyelash growth enhancing mascara. I love mascaras so much and the idea that one may actually help my so short and so thin lashes grow long and thick is just awesome. How about you? Now that you’ve known about these eyelash lengthening products, are you ready to try one on your lashes?