So first off, I’d like to mention that — unsolicited — I have had the length of my lashes commented on 4 separate times in the past week alone. “Are those your real lashes??” being the common question. No lie — this lash serum, though they don’t explicitly claim to it — has resulted in the longest lashes I have ever had, with virtually no effort (or side effects in my experience).
Revitalash isn’t cheap but hot damn is it ever worth it. I tried Lash Food. I tried castor oil, but I keep going back to the best lash serum I’ve EVER used. RevitaLash.
Ok, so first off, I don’t have a before photo. But I can assure you that is among my deepest regrets, along with not taking a vacation before March 2020 and never learning about stocks.
My foray back into lash serums came after a misguided present to myself in the form of lash extensions. An expensive, time consuming habit that quite literally leaves you with the option to a. Continue shelling out hundreds of dollars to have tiny lashes glued to your own every 4 weeks, or b. Allowing the aforementioned faux lashes to relinquish their tiny death grip on what can only be described as visually anemic lash stumps. I chose the latter.
Look, I don’t naturally have bambi-like lashes, but I also have never had an issue with their natural length. Before lash extensions that is. After the final faux lash bid adieu to now visually anemic home, I was left with quite literally, comically short lashes. Like, they stuck straight out, and if I had the guts to measure would have come out at a whopping 3-4mm in length. Not even the most luxurious mascaras could have compensated for my horrendously short lashes. It was bad.
Cue the original lash serum.
Note: In the above photos, I’ve been using one swipe of RevitaLash on the top and bottom lashes nightly since November 2020, but I found a significant difference in a month or two of use.
Now, I’d taken to the world of lash serums years prior for an article in now-defunct beauty site, xovain (RIP), and with my now stump like lashes I was ready to dive back into a serum routine.
Now, I’m going to give you a hot tip to avoid the chance of allowing your serum to become a festering home for bacteria — wash your lashes before you apply the serum. I go a step above and use a optometrist approved lash shampoo, Blephagel (about $20 bucks for a 3 month supply/tube). The last thing you want to deal with is some cross contamination or eye infection. Make sure your lashes are C-L-E-A-N before you apply your serum.
Apply the serum nightly (I’m one in a million and actually read instructions, so rest assured, one “dose” read: application, is more than enough. Applying this serum twice a day isn’t going to speed up the process, and you’re just going to run out of this prized serum faster than you need to).
You’ll probably notice a real difference in a few weeks – a month. Personally, I find my lashes get almost too long, which is a great problem to have. I’ve sincerely never come across a lash serum that has such an amazing result (though I never tried Latisse), but I can’t imagine I would need — or want — anything better than this.