Review: Eyelash lengthening serums (EyEnvy, Peter Thomas Roth, etc)
Lately, the rage has been eyelash lengthening serums in stores. Maybe I only just started noticing this stuff because I’ve been using it, having been tipped off by Adina about this stuff that works, but.. MAN…
IT IS WORTH IT (at the end. With one disclaimer).
Here is my review of the EyEnvy, but for actual photos (no joke), check out Adina‘s post.
Long story short?
MY EYELASHES ARE LONGER & LUSHER
Yes it took about 4-6 weeks (ish), of daily use (not including that week where I basically irritated my eyes so much by putting on too much serum that I looked like a vampire).
They really are longer. I see a few millimeters of difference and once I saw them grow to my desired length, I have been cutting back to twice a week as stated on the tube.
I didn’t want this though, I don’t like it when it is wayyy too fake:
I was aiming for this, “normal” length eyelashes that don’t look too fake that I could never have achieved without this serum in a billion years:
BE CAREFUL WITH THIS STUFF
I am talking from idiotic experience. BE CAREFUL.
This is the week where I put on way too much then made it worse with Visine for Red Eyes.
When you put on this serum, it has to be SO DRY that it looks like just a tiny, half-dried swipe of a tiny, TINY TINY BIT. MORE IS NOT BETTER.
MORE. IS. NOT. BETTER.
It only needs a tiny bit, and it seeps into the roots of your eyelashes, and they DO grow longer/more lashes grow in between as well.
On my eyebrows, I just went crazy, because it wasn’t near my eyebrow.
IT TAKES TIME
I wanted results immediately.
I only saw them starting in week 4, and even my manager noticed them, saying my eyes were like a doe’s (like Bambi)… LOL
All I could think was: I have “normal” eyelashes now. The NORMAL length to be able to curl them and not rip them out of my eyelids from over curling (you know, how you try to get to the root of the lashes to get as much length as possible)?
I USED IT ON MY BROWS AND NOW THEY’RE MUCH BETTER
I have been dutifully brushing a full wand worth (I don’t remove the serum against the sides, I do a FULL dip with the wand) across my sparse, sad, eyebrows, and they now look better. Much thicker, fuller, not like Cara Delevigne or Brook Shield’s both of whom have caterpillar eyebrows, but better than before, for sure.
THE BOTTLE IS STILL HALF FULL
Even with using it on my brows, the bottle is still half full. I suspect I will not run out until spring or so?
WHERE TO BUY EYENVY IN CANADA
The one I use is EyEnvy, and the other serums all cost about $100 CAD.
I have not tried the other ones I saw on Amazon that look cheaper, because I don’t know if they would work, or are the same things or not.
…but I have seen in Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix some brand that does eyelash serums for around $100, and in stores I saw Peter Thomas Roth has a version out as well.
DON’T HAVE THE MONEY / ARE SCARED?
Buy ANY mascara instead from this brand Essence. It is PHENOMENAL for only $5.
I took the Essence Mascara Lash Princess (shown SOLD OUT below), and I love it.
One coat, and you’re a believer.