Friday, June 11, 2010

I need to put on some weight

Last makeover, the makeover artist mentioned that my eyelashes are blond and thin. She suggested that I try an eyelash growth stimulator to add some heft to my lashes.

I checked out the available products and was taken aback by their price especially in light of some of the articles I have read on the Web that suggest that these products are snake oil.

Perusing the latest Avon catalog last week, my wife mentioned that Avon now has an eyelash growth serum in their product line. Since I am an Avon rep, the rep discount price for the product was very attractive, so I ordered a tube.

This product comes in a three-part tube. There is a sub-tube of mascara on one end, a sub-tube of eyelash serum on the other end, and the applicators are in the middle sub-tube. For what it's worth, one reviewer claims that "The mascara is the best that AVON sells."

My order arrived yesterday and last night, I began the regimen of applying the serum in the AM and PM. I will let you know the results in a couple of weeks.


  1. I'm always on the lookout for mascara that makes my lashes look fuller than they are, but I'm leery of these eyelash growth products. The first one on the market, Latisse or whatever it's called, started its life as a treatment for cataracts, or was it glaucoma? They discovered it does feck-all for its intended use, but noticed thicker lashes on all of their test subjects. I'm all for happy accidents, but not when they involve my eyes. I'll pass.

  2. Jaye --- Thanks for the heads-up!

  3. I have been using Rapid Lash for about 4 weeks now. The differences are subtle, but my lashes are longer, thicker, and maybe even a little darker. So far no side effects. I did some research before buying this product ($40 I think) and it appeared to be safe. I purposely stayed away from Latisse, but I know a woman using it and she is happy with the results. One of the side effects was the possibility of changing the color of your iris, but she has brown eyes and wasn't too worried about it.