Unless you are one of the lucky few who somehow hit the genetic lottery and were born with a long, thick, curly, dark fringe around your eyes, you probably long for better eyelashes. We spend an enormous amount of time, energy and money on various mascaras that promise to lengthen, thicken and darken our peepers, and for good reason. Good lashes can do wonders for adding drama and definition to your eyes and complete your look. They open the eye and make it look larger. I know in my case, my "desert island" makeup bag would have at least one formula of mascara in it (notice I said bag, not item...I mean, who are we kidding here?) However, what if you could find a product that, rather than coating your lashes to make them look better, could actually make the lashes themselves improve in length and thickness? How awesome would that be? Well, in the past few years they've started to develop products that can do just that, and RapidLash is one of them.
I decided to try RapidLash about 4 weeks ago when it was on sale at Ulta. I'd been looking at it for a while but didn't want to make the $49 plunge, so I had, for once in my life, abstained. However, when it went on sale for only $39, I figured it was a sign from the heavens that it was my turn to give it a shot and I jumped on it. I've been really pleased with the results.
To use RapidLash, you simply apply it as if it was a liquid eyeliner, right along the upper lash line, every night before bed. I haven't had any irritation from the product at all. It was easy to apply and caused me no side effects whatsoever. The hardest part of using RapidLash was remembering to apply it every night!
The product comes in a bullet-shaped pen with a brush applicator:
RapidLash is formulated with advanced polypeptides that help moisturize, strengthen, and fortify the lashes. Essentially, it conditions the lashes so they don't fall out, allowing them to grow longer and to increase in thickness as new lashes grow in when older ones aren't falling out. It's ophthalmologist tested as safe for eyes.
Here's a list of ingredients:
To be honest, I wasn't all that impressed with the ingredient list at first because the polypeptides are so low on the list. However, Biotin, Panthenol, and Pantethine are all listed higher, so I decided to give it a shot.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take "before" pictures sans mascara. This really turned out to be just as well since the tips of my lashes are blonde and you probably couldn't have seen them in photos anyway. Regardless, I had to rely on mascara'd pictures in said. In both the "before" and the "after" photos, I'm wearing 2 coats of DiorShow Iconic Mascara.
What you are hopefully seeing in these photos is how much thicker, fuller, and curlier my lashes are after using RapidLash for a month. I included the bottom two pictures to show you how long they've gotten as well, even though I don't have a comparison shot to prove it. I can say that my lashes now hit my sunglasses, though!
Bottom Line: I'm not completely sure which ingredient is making RapidLash so effective or if it's just the combination of everything they throw in there, but it works. My lashes have gotten fuller, thicker, longer and curlier after a month of use. I haven't had any negative side effects at all. I will continue using this for the foreseeable future, and highly recommend it.