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I actually have a tube of RevitaLash in my stash, although I haven’t used it yet. I’m planning to start the treatment in a few months, though, when I’d have less worries about overnight flights. :/

No; I have absolutely no desire to try *any* of those products. When I read/her the side effects of those lash-growth serums, it freaks me out a bit (can cause permanant darkening of the iris). Antything that can have adverse side effects is not going anywhere near my eyes.

As for lash extensions, again if I’m not 100% sure about a product, it stays s far from my eyes as possible. Besides, I don’t like anyone anywhere near my eyes unless absolutely necessary.

No thank you! My lashes are pretty thick and long as is, so I don’t need them, and I’m not in favor of taking any kind of medication for cosmetic reasons. (Exception for acne products; I have used Differin and a different topical for acne issues.)

I have not tried either but am considering Latisse. I’ve spoken with three friends who have had good results and no adverse reactions.

I was told that lash extensions can cause some lash fallout if you leave them in for too long. I ha e very sparse lashes to begin with so until I hear more, that is what’s keeping me away from them (and the upkeep both daily cleansing and having to go get them redone every 4-6 weeks).

No and I’ll probably never try either. Lash extensions scare me because I’ve read that they can cause your lashes to fall out. That’s not surprising since most people I know of who use lash extensions have puny lashes to begin with (which is the point of extensions really) and using those lashes to support extensions that are bigger and heavier… Not much math needed there. They can also look awful when they’re at the end of their lifespan and coming apart.

And here’s the weird thing: my eyelashes grow when I put normal mascara on them. It’s not abnormal growth or anything and it stops at a certain level but my eyelashes weren’t always so long. They’re also curly naturally so I never have to curl them but this is not always the best thing because when I put mascara on the lashes near the inner corner of my eye, those lashes grow and start poking me in the eye. I didn’t realise what was happening until I looked into a magnified mirror one day and saw these small, pale hairs growing. Needless to say, I was horrified and stopped putting mascara on for a while. So no, no lash growth products either. I’m happy with the lashes that I have. They’re not terribly long or lush but they suit my eyes and look pretty good with mascara on. πŸ™‚

One of my favs is the shu uemura lash builder
It’s not so much a lash serum; I like to call it a lash conditioner xD
It doesn’t provide huge results, but the result that you get is pretty good anyway. Not only do they grow longer, but they grow stronger! I had hardly any lash loss when I used it <3 I find that other lash serums dont really make your lashes stronger or fuller, just longer D:

I had the most horrendous experience with lash extensions. Clearly the woman doing them had cheap ones and didnt really know what she was doing. It was a salon and they weren’t cheap so I assumed, wrongly, that it was a proper professional service. Instead of using individual lashes she used ones that were several lashes together, the kind you can buy yourself, and the glue ended up being really clumped and actually quite painful if I screwed my eyes up. The lashes were really too heavy for my natural lashes so they drooped downwards and I could see them in my vision all the time which was annoying, and she used ones that were far too long for me too, they looked terrible.

I went back for her to remove them but whatever she was using didnt work, the glue would simply not dissolve. I ended up softening the glue myself with lots of oily eyemakeup remover and then pulled them off, which ended up taking my natural lashes with them until my eyes were basically bald. I had no lashes or little stumpy bits, it was hideous.

So I bought a lash serum to encourage new growth. The one I used was called RapidLash and it was really good. My new lashes grew fairly quickly and quite long which was great as my natural lashes have always been quite short. Obviously when you stop using the serum you stop getting any benefit but I stopped using it when my lashes were all back but I keep thinking I should use it again, my lashes looked so great.

I try a lash growth product, perhaps not the right on? At the beginning i thougt it works, but now, after a few weeks i canΒ΄t see a difference. I have friends they swear it works, but somehow not on me.

I was a licensed Optician/Contact Lens Technician with ABO & NCLE certs for 13 years, so yes, I do. As we get older, our eyebrows often get thinner… the lashes? Mine were just very blond, but rather long and thick already. I tried Bimatoprost (Latisse) a few years ago as an experiment, and it was a great experiment! My eyebrows grew back in with full color, and my lashes became incredible.

I’m not a fan of the price tag, though. I buy my Rx Bimatoprost off-label from an Indian Pharmacy–the product is called Careprost. I have naturally blue eyes, and have experienced no color change and no major side effects after approximately 2 years of use. I don’t put it on every night anymore, either. The worst side effect has been dry eyes in the morning, but otherwise, it’s great stuff! Not bad at all for $10 a bottle.

Incidentally, Latisse is just Allergan’s way of extending exclusivity on an old product called Lumigan. This was what we used to use for Glaucoma patients, and they often experienced longer, darker lashes. The risk of color change is very rare in those who use it for lashes–that comes from placing drops directly in the eyes twice a day. The color change can only occur in those who have specks of brown in their eyes already, too.

Love Bimatoprost; glad I’m not an Optician anymore, though! πŸ˜‰

I love Latisse too and had considered off label brimatopost too as it is much cheaper. I do order my Latisse for about $80.00 from a dr ofc in PA. Much better price than the $120.00 they charge around my home.

If you do select the off-label brand, I can tell you from experience that the ingredients are identical. That, and get a pre-paid Visa since the website that sells it the cheapest is known for leaking CC numbers and credit card fraud is common. It even happened to my mother and myself. I have 1 pre-paid Visa that does not have any monthly fees, and I use this solely for ordering this product.

Good luck with your decision! I am very happy, and many of my friends are, too, but it’s still a choice. I totally understand that $80 to $120 is insanely expensive! Bimatoprost products really work with most people, and have fabulous results. πŸ™‚

I was given some lash enhancer as a gift, but I noticed on the box it had a warning that it can permanently change your eye colour! A little research revealed that the active ingredient in this particular lash enhancer is the same thing used in glaucoma medication, and that is indeed a side effect. Particularly, it can turn blue or green eyes brown! Now, I actually really like brown eyes but my eyes are green and I’m very fond of them, so I’ve been way too paranoid to try it out. Longer lashes are not worth permanently changing my eye colour!

I’ve used Mavala lash serum for a dew months. It did make my lashes long but not any thicker. But when I stopped using it, my lashes went back to the normal length. Also, it didn’t make my lashes any stronger, one or two would fall out like they usually do.. Waste of time..,

I have only tried Talika Lipocils. It’s not the most effective out there, but I can definitely see a difference in my lashes. Most importantly it doesn’t contain any ingredient that is meant for treating glaucoma, so it won’t harm your eyes or make them change color. It basically just conditions your lashes to make them grow as long and healthy as they can get. I also see some new growth with it (more, longer and thicker lashes), but it’s not as hardcore as most of those other lash growth serums out there.

I don’t really like lash extensions because once they fall off some of my lashes fall off with them!

I’ve tried at least 5 different types of lash growing treatments and I think the one that has worked best on me is neulash. Rapidlash irritated my eyelids and gave me eczema!

I have used Mavala Double Lash only for a few days . I dont want to use products with parabens and this product had ..so finally i threw it away…for the little i have used it , it seemed to have results ,yet not significant .
We have to know that every three months eyelashes fall in order new ones to come out . Also ,genetics play a very important role here .

I used Latisse off and on for two years….but I never grew past the side affects (my eyes were bloodshot often and the skin around on my lids stayed red and itchy no matter how much I tried to power through it!). That said, it really does work and I loved how my lashes looked! In the end, comfort won over looks πŸ™‚

I started using Revitalash because waterproof mascara made my lashes break off. I’ve never had extensions. They are too expensive. My friend got extensions for a wedding. They ended up breaking her natural lashes.

I tried the one from Wet n Wild. I wasn’t expecting much, and that’s what I got, not much. It’s a two part system – a serum and a mascara. In the morning you put on both, in the evening, just the serum. The mascara actually isn’t bad. I asked my ophthalmologist about it. He said there was a drug, I think for glaucoma, that people found made hair grow around where it touched. That ingredient required a prescription. He thought the cosmetic stuff would be “good for you” things like vitamins, etc. Anyway, I noticed absolutely no difference in my lashes after using several weeks.

I tried lash extensions prior to my wedding to see if I wanted to use them, and they were supposed to last a few weeks but only lasted two! I think my lashes must just grow too fast. Plus, they were a little unrealistic – like some people I see using Latisse.

I’m so glad you said all that! I’ve used Latisse for two years with fantastic results. When I initially asked my dermatologist about the side effects, she said exactly what you did. I have pale blue eyes and naturally pale eyelashes. With Latisse my lashes look thick, dark, and wonderfully long. I recommend it to everyone!

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