I’m not sure what frustrates me more: short eyelashes or clumpy, raccoon eyelashes. Since the ripe age of 14, I have been battling with my lashes, and nothing has changed (until now)!
I started with Revlon (as most girls do), and tried my best to get those “magazine lashes.” Regardless of the attempts, I have been unsuccessful. Over the years, I have: mix and matched mascaras, prayed, picked and prodded with toothpicks, and even contemplated road tar (just kidding about the tar). Now, thanks to people thinking out of the box, I use but am not thrilled with a moisturizer for my lashes and two (yes, two) different mascaras: one for length, and one for thickness. My “butterflies” were ok for a while, but I want more! I want longer, thicker, sexy lashes!
Now I use a “lash enhancer” to help my beauties flutter. Is it possible you don’t know what a “lash enhancer” is? I’m sure most of you do, and for those who don’t, a lash enhancer does what it is called and enhances the lashes (gives them thickness and lengthens them) with vitamins, peptides and natural ingredients (in some). When most people think of lash enhancers, they think of Latisse, but I use RapidLash.I purchase it at Bed Bath and Beyond (for $50.00) and it works! I have received countless compliments on my lashes and feel confident knowing that the pigment of my skin will not darken, nor the color of my iris (which is known to happen with some brands).
Ingredients in some lash enhancers:
RapidLash (polypeptides combined with proteins and vitamins to strengthen and protect your lashes against damage or breakage and allow you to naturally grow stronger and more voluminous lashes on your own).
Jan Marini (Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-12Lash Conditioning Agents: Horse Chestnut Extract, Cinnamon Bark Extract, Panthenol, Biotin, Copper Ferment).
Latisse ( bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% as a novel treatment for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes).
Lash Food (natural eyelash stimulant with herb extracts to provide you with longer, thicker and darker lashes. The breakthrough formula of Biotin (essential vitamins) and Arginine (Natural Amino Acids) and Iris extract (Natural Oriental Medicine Complex Extracts) promotes the natural growth of healthy lashes).
You can spend anywhere from $50.00 to over $100.00. You will probably not see results for 3 to 4 weeks and you should use it every night after you wash your face, but before you add eye cream, and night moisturizer (I hope all of you ladies are washing your face every night)! When buying a lash enhancer, read the ingredients and if you have had eye surgery or wear contacts, please consult your physician first.
As always, let me be brutally honest with you, be careful what you put on your face! Everybody’s body reacts differently to products, whether it’s lash enhancers or breast implants. Just because one person had a positive or adverse reaction doesn’t mean you will, so keep a close eye on what you’re using and never, I mean never, share your products with anyone! We love our friends (for the most part), but we will not love their germs.
If the eyes are the window to our soul, let’s keep the window wide open and beautiful to look at (and into).
Take care of yourself…