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Before I shell out my hard-earned wonga on that eye-lash growing stuff...

(57 Posts)
JohnCheese Tue 29-Mar-16 13:46:51

Does it work??

Recently my left bottom lashes are breaking or not growing properly or bloody something - I'm getting gaps - so y'know, emergency measures are called for.

Is Rivitalash the best? Any other recommendations? Or save my money and suck up the lack of eyelashes?

LuckySantangelo1 Tue 29-Mar-16 13:53:35

Rapid lash works on me.

tharsheblows Tue 29-Mar-16 14:04:37

I had a fairly involved discussion about this once in a pharmacy with a woman who said she had to stop using hers (she was using a high street brand) because her lashes were getting so long it was weird! (I was in a place where chatting to random people in a shop is completely normal. 😄 )

Anyway, a high street brand worked for her, I forget which one but got the impression that any would work. I use eye makeup remover which says it does the same thing and it works for me although not as well (it takes off my eye makeup excellently which is why I bought it!) so I think, yes, go for it. I generally check things out on MakeupAlley too.

MentalLentil Tue 29-Mar-16 14:17:25

I'm getting some good results with castor oil applied at night. I've been doing it for about two weeks, and mostly forgetting every other night so not even using it really regularly.

JohnCheese Tue 29-Mar-16 14:18:32

Thank you both.

Clearly worth a (ahem) lash so. (I am on FIRE today).

JohnCheese Tue 29-Mar-16 14:35:46

Thanks Mental. I don't have castor oil but I do have a ginormous bucket of coconut oil. Sitting all unloved on a shelf. I wonder would that do?

MentalLentil Wed 30-Mar-16 09:40:15

Hmm I'm not sure, I've only ever heard of castor oil making hair grow thicker/darker/etc. I can't imagine it would hurt to try the coconut oil, so you could see what happens.

JackandDiane Wed 30-Mar-16 09:55:12

i have had mixed results. In fact if you google the revitalash thing you get a link to a thread on here where I used it. First time was amazing - really long, lasses bumping, but it does take weeks to work. Second time not so good, someone said the formula had changed in the mean time which wouldn't surprise me

JohnCheese Wed 30-Mar-16 10:33:07

Thanks Jackand. <there's my earworm for the day>.
That's a useful (cough) ditty.

Will have a look, maybe one of the cheaper ones will do.

Cakescakescakes Wed 30-Mar-16 10:36:27

My sister used it after chemo and it really helped her lashes and eyebrows to grow back really well. Revitalash I think.

Awholelottanosy Wed 30-Mar-16 11:29:07

There was a recent thread about this. There's a product that is actually for glaucoma but it really does make your eyelashes grow! However one of the side effects is that it can change the colour of your eyesshock

I have pale blue eyes so decided against it but may be worth checking out. Sorry I can't remember what it was called...

Awholelottanosy Wed 30-Mar-16 11:31:55

Here's a link about castor oil

Tate15 Wed 30-Mar-16 18:31:07

I use Vaseline. It's brilliant.

bigfatfeet Wed 30-Mar-16 19:01:43

My sister uses Revitalash and has had good results - if you buy it from QVC you get a 30 day money back guarantee so can return it if it's crap.

febel Thu 31-Mar-16 18:36:56

I used Revitalash and didn't think much of it.....

VilootShesCute Thu 31-Mar-16 18:38:37

I heard it makes them grow wonderfully then they fall out. I don't want to risk that

Chocwocdoodah Thu 31-Mar-16 23:03:12

I've used a few and Rapidlash is the only one that works. Takes a few weeks but so worth it. I am constantly asked if I'm wearing falsies. BTW it doesn't actually make lashes grow, it conditions them so they don't break and therefore grow to their full length 'potential'.

Chocwocdoodah Thu 31-Mar-16 23:14:06

...and I promise I don't work for them! !!

missapples Thu 31-Mar-16 23:22:19

The stuff for glaucoma is called Lumigan, I've been using it for years and constantly asked where I get my lashes done. Works fan, light blue eyes, colour never changed. I'm just careful to put it into my lashes and not in my eye

Talisin Thu 31-Mar-16 23:23:26

Latisse is the only one that actually makes your lashes grow and you're looking at around £100 and that's if you can get it in the UK. All any of the others can do is condition your lashes, as Choc said, so don't bother with the pricier ones.

JohnCheese Fri 01-Apr-16 14:49:29

Interesting about Latisse. Sounds like great results. While I would love thick long lashes (as I peer through my fair, fine, short ones), I'm not sure about going down a medication route.

No side effects, missapples?

missapples Fri 01-Apr-16 16:16:17

Talusin, no it isn't. lumigan is a prescription only medicine that is proven to make the lashes grow. And j purchase for £45 and lasts me abit 3/4 months.

missapples Fri 01-Apr-16 16:17:38

And no johncheese, I've had no side effects and been using for about 2 years now smile

SquareDolphin Fri 01-Apr-16 16:22:48

Lumigan = Latisse = 0.03% (or something like that) bimatoprost. Latisse is the brand name, lumigan is generic...identical.

SquareDolphin Fri 01-Apr-16 16:24:03

Lumigan is not prescription everywhere. I get it with no script for about 7 pounds GBP.

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