*Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Avon*
Although I don’t wear make up every day, when I do the first question you ladies ask me is “Are your eyelashes real?!”. Talk about a confidence booster! I’ve always had decently long eyelashes which made me hesitant to try lash extensions or any sort of lash boost serum because I didn’t want to risk damaging my natural lashes. But with bold eyelashes having such a moment right now, my moto quickly became the longer and more voluminous looking, the better! So I set out in hunt of a natural remedy to get my eyelashes to visibly grow.
I looked into several lash serums but the price tag would quickly talk me out of it. It wasn’t until I found Avon’s Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash and Brow Activating Serum that I decided to take the plunge. Normally $60, currently on sale for $40, it was the best price I had seen so I figured if it didn’t work I was only out $40 instead of $100+ like all of the others I had seen. Although not sold together, I also recently started using Avon True Color Love at 1st Lash True Color Mascara and to say that the lash serum and mascara are a “perfect pair” is all too true!
Let’s Talk Lash Serum
WHAT IS A LASH BOOST SERUM?
Think of it as a daily vitamin for your eyelashes! Just like your body should be getting daily vitamins to grow big and strong, your eyelashes can be too. Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash and Brow Activating Serum is made with a blend of the peptide technology Capixyl, which promotes thicker, fuller, healthier-looking lashes. Not to mention, it’s Paraben, Sulfate, and Phthalate free plus it is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested!
HOW DO YOU APPLY IT?
I apply it every night after I have washed my make up off and cleansed my face. Just swipe it on your eyelids at the base of the lash line where you would put liquid eyeliner. I just use one dip for both lash applications.
DOES IT IRRITATE YOUR EYES?
Personally, I never had any itching, redness or burning from the serum although I have read that can be a side effect. If you look at the reviews on this product, you will see that there are very few people that have had any of those side effects either:)
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
Patience is key which is so hard! I have been using the serum (almost) every night for about 5 weeks now and I would say I just started seeing noticeable results last week (week 4). For best results, you are encouraged to use it for 12 weeks. I plan on using the whole tube and will keep you gals updated!
Let’s Talk Mascara
WHY USE THIS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SERUM?
For me personally it was important for me to use a quality mascara so as to take the best care of my lashes during my lash transformation. The Avon True Color Love at 1st Lash True Color Mascara is great because it contains vitamins A, C and E to condition your lashes, and olive oil & Lycopene to strengthen your lashes.
WHAT MAKES THIS MASCARA STAND OUT?
For one the price tag, which is always a selling factor for me. But more than that, I love it because it is thick without clumping. Other mascaras that I have used required upwards of 5-6 applications before seeing the desired effects. On fast days I only need one swipe of this one and on days I want a little extra “oomph”, I still only need 2-3 applications. It does not transfer onto my eyelids at all throughout the day and it is very easy to take off at the end of the day. I hate mascaras that refuse to come off when I want them to!
WHAT IS THE PRICE?
$12 but it’s on sale right now for just $9! If you buy it with the serum, it qualifies for free shipping too!
WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
You can find both the Avon True Color Love at 1st Lash True Color Mascara and Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash and Brow Activating Serum on Avon’s website.
HOW DO YOU APPLY IT?
The same you would any mascara! There are short and long bristles on the applicator brush making it very easy to comb through your lashes. I usually do one swipe on the top of my lashes (side closest to my lid) and then 2-3 on the underside always making sure to evenly spread out my lashes from the base all the way to the ends. I usually do one application all over and then the after that I will work from the inside of my eye to the outside. Just like a pair of false eyelashes, you want the outside (furthest away from your eye) to look the longest and fullest!
*Left Photo: Left eye has one application of mascara, right has none. Right photo: one application of mascara on each.*
Left eye has one application of mascara and the right has none. This is the length after 5 weeks of use.
Lashes with one application of mascara.
General Lash Questions
HAVE YOU HAD LASH EXTENSIONS?
I’ve worn false lashes but I’ve never had lash extensions. I usually wear false lashes for big events and photo shoots. Even with longer lashes, I will probably always do this just because it makes them stand out more for photos. I’ve heard way too many horror stories from friends about lash extensions ruining your natural lashes so I haven’t tried them. I’ve heard once you start you really can’t stop because it makes your natural lashes shorter and more sparse.
HAVE YOU HAD A LASH LIFT?
No but I want to! Lash Lifts will give the illusion of longer lashes without actually addressing the “problem”. Just like lash extensions, it is a temporary fix and a bit of an investment. For me personally, I wanted to try out a more natural remedy before investing in something like this. I’ve done some research and Lash Lifts are upwards of $150 and usually last about 6-8 weeks.
HOW DO YOU WEAR EXTENSIONS AND WASH YOUR FACE?
Since I only wear false lashes, I remove them before washing my face. For lash extensions, since you technically aren’t supposed to wear mascara, I’ve heard you wash your face the same way you would without extensions, just be extra careful around your eyes as not to rub, scrub or wash too intensely. I would recommend hitting up your good friend YouTube for this one:)
Photos by: BanAvenue
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*Thank you Avon for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*