I always felt like I had long lashes. Between that and using a lash curler and a selection of curling and lengthening mascaras every day, I felt like my lashes were perfectly fine—no further assistance necessary. I very rarely wore falsies and never tried extensions; I just didn’t feel like I needed extra help. But as is the nature of being a beauty editor, I was curious about RevitaLash's eyelash growth serum. Its growing power is hinged on the BioPeptin Complex, a mix of peptides and botanicals that helps to strengthen lashes and aid growth over time. It's become a cult favourite for beauty lovers around the world, and I began to wonder if its claims of achieving longer, stronger lashes really hold up.
RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner isn’t new by any means. (Although, the brand is launching a new brow-and-lash masque in November 2021.) In fact, the brand celebrated its 15th anniversary this year, and it's sold 10 million tubes worldwide. But as more beauty editors I knew dabbled with brow and lash growth serums, I figured, what’s the harm in trying it? If my lashes were already at their max length, then it's fine. At least I gave it a try.
Before using RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner.
To say I was humbled is an understatement. With consistent use, my lashes are longer than I could have imagined. When I look up and shift my eyes from left to right, I can feel my lashes tickle my brow. When I add mascara into the mix, they look like I’ve added in individuals. I feel like it’s given my coy eyelash batting a new lease on life, especially in the era of the face mask.
I have to put emphasis on the need for consistency, though. You do need to be disciplined. Every night before I go to bed, I swipe the brush across my top lash line and allow the ingredients to sink in to encourage growth. I use it at night because the body repairs itself at night, so I figure that is the best time for aiding growth. However, if you prefer, the morning is fine too. Whatever time you use it, just make sure you allow it to sink in before you put anything else on your lashes.
After using RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner for four months.
I started using it in mid-July, and by late August, I noticed a difference in my lash length sans mascara. By September, people had begun to comment on them. Whenever someone asks, “What mascara do you use?” I always direct them to RevitaLash now. It’s not inexpensive, but the 3.5-millilitre tube lasts over six months and costs the equivalent of a full set of lash extensions in London.
So far, I haven’t had any drama with using this lash serum, but I’m wary that, just like with hair growth, lash cycles run their course at a certain point. I'm just hoping that the strength of the serum will keep them as fluttery as they look now.
Best Lengthening Mascaras
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The bristles on this wand coat every strand to lengthen and give subtle volume. It gives the vibe of false lashes without the fuss.
Who doesn't love options? With this mascara, you have the option of lengthening or volumising or both. I opt for length with a swipe of volume, and the drama is real.
The shape of this wand is interesting but for good reason. I use the flat side to swipe on the mascara and the comb-like wand to brush it through. The tiny bristles at the tip coat the smallest baby lashes.
The hourglass shape of the bristles means that no lash goes uncoated and the formula gives the best of lengthening and volumising without smudging or transferring.