Eyelashes are HUGE right now.
Everyone is trying to get thicker, darker, longer lashes. And there are various ways of achieving this - fake lashes, lash extensions, mascara, and creams/liquids. There are pros and cons to each. Some, more than others.
Pros: They provide instant results and can be applied at home. They don't have to be used every day. They come in dozens of different shades, styles, and lengths.
Cons: They can get kind of pricey when you replace them a lot. The glue can be irritating to eyelids. The glue can start coming off during the middle of the day. The glue has to be applied very precisely.
Pros: They only have to applied every 4-6 weeks. They are dramatic and gorgeous.
Cons: They are extremely expensive. They make you look ridiculous as they start falling out. You have to be very careful and delicate with them - you can't even rub your eyes, and you're not supposed to sleep on your face. The application process can take awhile.
Pros: It provides instant results. It comes in different shades and colors. It is relatively inexpensive. You can use it as often as you would like.
Cons: It dries out and damages your lashes. It can cause excessive damage during the removal process. It can cause irritation and infection along the lash line. It can flake and leave residue on the skin and in the eye.
Lash Growth Serums
Pros: They can be applied at home by yourself. You don't have to be super precise. They make your natural lash grow and you never have to take it off. It isn't too expensive.
Cons: You have to wait for your lashes to grow. It has to be applied on a regular basis. It has to be applied on bare skin.
Out of all of these options I prefer to use serums. I recently tried a serum made by Lash IQ. I wasn't sure about it since I had never tried one before. I actually quite liked it. It was easy to apply, didn't leave a residue, and gave noticeable results.
The bottle arrived in a cute, secure, little box. The bottle itself was the size of a bottle of mascara. The applicator came attached to the inside of the lid. The applicator was a small, thin, soft brush. The serum was a clear liquid that dried quickly.
The serum went on evenly and generously. It was clear and you couldn't even tell I had anything on. It dried very quickly. I did not notice any immediate results, which you shouldn't expect to. My eyelids never got irritated from the serum. I never experienced any dryness, itching, or redness. It only took about 30 seconds to apply the serum to both lids. The only complaint I had was that it had to be applied to bare lids. You could not have any lotion, makeup, or other serums on. I have very dry skin and I could not apply lotion immediately because I had to apply my serum first. It's not that big of a deal though.
I was only able to use it for a few weeks because I was dealing with eczema the first week. I did notice an increase in my lashes however. It was more of a thickening rather than a lengthening though. It's not going to produce insane eyelashes, but you will experience some natural-looking growth. But your natural growth cycle is about 4-6 weeks long and so you shouldn't expect results any sooner than this.
Lash IQ uses ingredients such as Biotin, Pumpkin Seed Extract, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin B6, Pomegranate Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, and White Tea Extract. These ingredients help to nourish and strengthen the lashes and skin around the follicles. You cannot turn damaged hairs into healthy ones. You must create healthy hairs from the beginning. That is why serums work. They deliver nutrients to the cells and penetrate deep into the roots. Lash IQ actually contains 15 effective ingredients in each bottle.
I love Lash IQ because it does not contain sulfates, parabens, or chemical preservatives. It can be used on any skin color or type. Men and women can both use the serum. You can apply it to your brows to help create a fuller look. And it can increase eyelash density up to 82% in as little as four weeks. I enjoyed using Lash IQ's Natural Eyelash Enhancing Serum and plan on continuing usage. I expect to see more results as I continue to use the serum. I am very excited to see how they look in two months!
If you would like too try Lash IQ for yourself you can find it on Amazon HERE.
And if you don't like it, you can return it. They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 90 day return policy. If for any reason you are unsatisfied they will return every penny, even shipping costs. That is one of the BEST return policies that I have come across.
I was given this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I did not and will not receive any compensation for this. These are my personal thoughts and opinions along with a few facts stated on their packaging and website.