Are you planning to revamp your image or get those picture perfect long and thick lashes by using an eyelash enhancer? Do you want to get those younger-self-extraordinarily-long-and-dense eyelashes back, the very lashes which for some unfortunate reasons like aging and potent treatments have started falling off? Do you want to get into the holiday cheer by saying goodbye to the complicated way of putting on false eyelashes everytime you want to have your eyes emphasized?
Do I sound like a lame eyelash enhancer ad yet? I think so too. But I’m not trying to have you buy a certain eyelash enhancer brand here. What I’m trying to do is help you (I hope) look for the important points in choosing the best eyelash enhancer. Because let’s admit it, if you love yourself then you want nothing more than to give it the best product, in this case, the eyelash enhancer your eyes deserve. So where shall I start?
Cost of the Eyelash Enhancer
Cost should always be first on the list not because I’m thinking you’re a cheapskate but because I think you should know what to expect when you’ve finally decided to enhance those lashes. The eyelash growth serums that have been having a buzz lately are Li Lash Eyelash Conditioner, RevitaLash Eyelash Conditioner, Marini Lash, Latisse, SmartLash, RapidLash and Rimmel Lash. There are a lot more of them out there, believe me, so it’s possible that I may have not covered all the good ones. But the average price of an eyelash enhancer lies between 80 to 140 dollars except for Rimmel Lash which is pretty cheap (in a good way).
Formulation and Effectiveness of the Eyelash Enhancer
Now that you have an idea of an eyelash enhancer’s cost (and have saved for it), let’s take a look at the most important factors: ingredients and it’s capability to make your lashes long and thick. I have to put these factors together because they can’t live without the other. I mean the effectiveness of any product or cosmetic depends on the elements present on it, right? Right, so cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies that manufacture eyelash enhancer has made it possible to mix components that are efficient and safe for your lashes and the area around your eyes. Li Lash is known for using ingredients that are natural like the lupinos albus (white lupin) beans extract, prunos amygdalos (almond) while Marini Lash uses non-prostaglandin substances. When eyelash enhancers first surfaced, the key ingredients has always been bimatoprost -a prostaglandin(hormone-like substance). After a few studies though, FDA has issued warning that excess amount of bimatoprost in a product may lower its effectiveness and that there might be side-effects like blurred vision, redness and burning sensation which may lead to blindness. So leading eyelash enhancer brands like SmartLash and RevitaLash got rid of the prostaglandin elements in their products. There are information about the common eyelash enhancers like Li Lash, Rimmel Lash, SmartLash, RevitaLash and RapidLash scattered in this site. You might want to take a look.
Ease of Application and Effectiveness Period of the Eyelash Enhancer
For any beauty and cosmetics tricks or treatments I uphold this motto: “If it’s too complicated to use, leave it to the professionals or never use it at all.” If you choose an eyelash enhancer, at least make sure that you can apply it on your own, at the comforts of your home. It’s not practical if you need to see a doctor everytime you put it on. So consider these things:
- Apply product once/twice a day
- Has its own applicator
- No need for a fan to dry it
- Can use mascara over it
Also, the period of effectiveness should just be between 4 to 6 weeks. If it’s longer then it’s not doing a good job and imagine how much money you get to spend to actually see some good results. It’s not a good deal at all.
Now that you’ve considered these factors, have you chosen which eyelash enhancer to use? I hope you’ll be satisfied with it. Let me know, I’ll be happy to hear your eyelash enhancer story.