11 Ways to Lengthen Your Lashes
Get longer, flirty eyelashes (without a prescription).
We’ve all heard about the miracle lash serum Latisse; It stimulates natural lash growth. What about its reported side effects? Among them are redness, itching, eyelid discoloration, darkened eye color, and a hefty price tag. Want fringe benefits without all that? Try these lash enhancers and multitasking mascaras instead.
A TREAT FOR YOUR LASHES
Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For
How It Works: Use this formula nightly, and you’ll see thicker, longer, fuller eyelashes in four to six weeks.
What It Does: The patent-pending potion stimulates lash growth, and vitamins A, C and E condition them. The downer? Once you stop applying the formula, it’s bye-bye big lashes, so be prepared to make a long-term commitment. ($125, peterthomasroth.com)
Talika Eyelash Lipocils
How It Works: Applied twice daily, this formula, which contains lecithin and plant extracts, has been clinically proven to boost the appearance and condition of lashes.
What It Does: Unlike Lashes To Die For, this is more like a clear mascara you wand onto your eyelashes before applying mascara. Even when worn alone, it gives your lashes a glossy effect. Although it’s budget-friendly, you won’t get the dramatic results pricier formulas offer. ($40, talika.com)
How It Works: Lashfood is spiked with biotin (the same vitamin responsible for hair and nail growth), and arginine, a natural amino acid.
What It Does: When used twice daily, Lashfood offers the quickest fix of the crew: you get noticeable results in two to four weeks; keep it up and you’ll see full results in two to three months. ($120, lashfood.com)
Mavala Eye-Lite Double Lash
How It Works: This Swiss lash enhancer claims to start working overnight to bond split lashes and restore thickness thanks to its protein-rich formula.
What It Does: It moisturizes, strengthens, lengthens, fattens, thickens and conditions within a matter of months — easily earning it the multitasker award. And it’s the least expensive of the bunch. ($16.50, folica.com)
How It Works: Get ready for numbers; This soy-based lash enhancer promises to boost length by 152 percent.
What It Does: This all-natural formula comes with serious digits in its corner. 100 percent of users saw softer, better-looking lashes, and a whopping 90 percent reported thicker lashes. ($65, tartecosmetics.com)