RANKED: SEPHORA EMPLOYEES TOP PICKS TOP FIVE SERUMS FOR LONGER LASHES
From Healthiest to Most Effective to Overall AMAZING Here are the 5 Top Serums for Your Thin and Boring Lashes!
By Kimberly Webber
(COSMO) - From politics to diets to raising kids, it’s hard to find things we can all agree on. Here are a couple everyone is definitely on the same page about…
One: every woman wants longer, fuller eyelashes.
Two: EYELASH SERUMS SOMETIMES WORK. That’s right, that ambiguous statement is 100% true. A range of prices, guarantees, and promises all result in one thing: some eyelash serums working and others utterly failing. How do you know which lash serums will work and which are duds?
We thought who better to ask than the people who are surrounded by beauty products all day. So, we went to Sephoras around the country and asked their employees what they would recommend for healthier hair and effective lash growth. Their top recommendation for Lash Growth Serums.
Marianna Yang gave us our top recommendation, "Liaison has it all, a good value, safe ingredients, and (brace yourself) it works! We tried Liaison after our employees received the 50% discount code SECRET50. I gave it a six-week trial and found my eyelashes to have a fuller, longer look. The ingredients are natural and don’t cause irritation or burning, and the instructions are straight forward and simple. It’s really the best of everything packed into one product. Effectiveness, safety, and value all rolled into one."
By far, Liaison Lash Bond, is the safest and most effective eyelash growth serum EVER.
Overall Value: B+
Stephanie Brock told us about Latisse and its effects. "Latisse is probably the most well-known eyelash serum on the market. It’s definitely one of the most expensive. For its effectiveness, it certainly has a hefty price tag, especially with results often being mixed. Some women claim it works wonders for their eyelashes, while many are left with lackluster results."
Overall Value: B-
"WooLash has garnered some great press for its natural ingredients and claims to use healthier supplements to improve your eyelash and eyebrow growth," says Rachel Levine, "But does it work? Not so much. There’s about a 51% effectiveness rate, which means you’re flipping a coin on your lashes. At the very least, it won’t burn your eyes, you just won’t have eyelashes people like looking at."
Overall Value: C
The simplest lash serum? Easy. Yulia Q tells us, "Kate Blanc provides a well-concentrated castor oil (yes, that stuff you sometimes cook with). It’s all-natural ingredients make it safe, and there’s certainly no harm in using it. It can help keep lashes healthy, but I haven’t seen extremely great results. If you’re working on a budget, there’s no reason not to use castor oil, just don’t expect miracles."
We thought we'd give you one warning from Mary Wendall, "The terrible Amazon reviews might be a tip off, but if you took the risk you’d find unhealthy chemical ingredients, ineffective results, and a quarter-filled bottle that really makes you wonder what you’re paying for. BEWARE, it’s not worth it."
We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne on how Liaison Lash Bond worked for her. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of eyelash serums. There’s a lot of brands out there claiming they work, but most don’t. I’ve had too many friends tricked into buying serums just to find out it’s a waste of money. So I’ve avoided it at all costs.
But then my best friend, who I trust with my life, swore by Liaison’s Lash Bond. She said it worked within 6 weeks. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then she showed me her before and afters and I was stunned. Week by week, I could see her eyelashes getting healthier and longer. I begged her to let me borrow her Lash Bond. Instead, she gave me the secret Discount code for 50% off, SECRET50 (shhh... don't tell anyone) and I ordered two bottles immediately.
I received the package within two days and started using it that night. The application is very simple, a small amount across your eyelashes before you sleep. It feels like placing water on your eyelid. Of course, I woke up the next day expecting a miracle… but alas, it takes longer than that to see results.
So while I waited, I looked into the science of Liaison. I wanted to know how it worked, and what it was aiming to do with my lashes…
Step 1: When you apply Liaison, a fresh supply of oxygen and citric acid work away at lash waste, releasing it through your pores to be washed away and clearing the way for nutrients.
Step 2: Our specialized mixture, including purified water and hyaluronic acid, activates internal peptides and gains access to follicles to prepare for bold growth.
Step 3: Polypeptides travel deep into your roots, supplying follicles with essential proteins throughout your day and while you sleep.
Step 4: Refreshed lash follicles continue to receive the optimal oxygen, blood flow, and dose of nutrients needed to keep lashes healthy and strong.
After about 3 weeks is when I began to notice the color of my lashes getting darker. 4 weeks and I noticed I didn’t have to apply as much mascara. By week 6, it was as if I was a totally different woman.
Since then, I’ve continued to apply and my lashes have only grown thicker and healthier. The amount of money I save on mascara from having to use less product is now used for Lash Bond.
I’ve been converted into a lash serum believer, and hope you will, too.