Want to know the secret of how to grow eyelashes super long? I’ve got it. This eyelash serum gives you the look of extensions without the upkeep or the damage! Plus I’m sharing my favorite mascara and primer.
Want to know how to grow eyelashes long and ditch your extensions?
Eyelash extensions are so popular right now, but after trying them myself a few years ago and having them ruin my natural eyelashes, I realized that a great mascara and a lash serum could give me the extension look without the upkeep and the damage. Let me show you how to grow eyelashes with an easy product.
The two eyelash serums I’ve used and loved
For me, the secret for how to grow eyelashes is a growth serum. There are lots of different ones out there, and some even swear by straight castor oil on the eyelids. I tried this and it didn’t work for me.
Here are two serums I used that had no negative side effects and worked really well to help me grow my lashes super long.
Both of them are fairly pricey for the size of the bottle and for a beauty product, BUT if you’re currently paying for lash extensions, it’ll save you a ton of money in the long run.
What is a lash boost serum?
Lash serum is basically like vitamins for your eyelashes. They’re full of biotin, peptides, essential B vitamins, Sodium hyaluronate, and other nutrients that hydrate your lashes and help them grow faster.
Why I tried an eyelash serum
I only did eyelash extensions once, back in 2016, and after six weeks they had completely ruined my lashes. The day I took them off, I had ten stubby eyelashes on each lid and I cried. So I immediately purchased Neulash to help grown them back in.
Within 3 months, my lashes were the longest and healthiest they’d ever been!
How do I apply it?
Every night before bed, swipe it onto your eyelids, just like liquid eyeliner. It comes in a tube with a tiny applicator brush, and one dip into the vial gives you enough serum for both lash lines. Don’t put it on your lower lashes, and don’t rub your eyes after application.
Does it bother your eyes?
No! With both of the serums I used, my eyelids felt a little itchy right after application for the first week. Kind of like that feeling when you put lotion on really dry skin. But after that initial week, it never bothered me again.
I’ve seen some eyelash serums that make your eyes red — neither of these ever did that to me.
How long does it take to see results?
The hardest part is being patient, and sticking with it every night until you see results. Within 6-8 weeks you start to see longer, thicker, fuller-looking lashes.
How long should I use this serum?
After purchasing my first bottle of Neulash, I put it on every night for about six months. At that point, my lashes had reached their longest and fullest, and I began applying it three times a week, and then once a week a few months after that. That first bottle lasted me nine months, I think.
Do your lashes stop growing once you stop using the serum?
For me, yes. I stopped using Neulash after I ran out of the first bottle, and after a few months my lashes went back to more of a normal length. Still long, but not crazy long and thick like they were while I was using the serum.
In 2018, I tried Avon lash activating serum, and saw very similar results to my first run with Neulash. In about 4 weeks, I saw growth, and in 6-8 weeks they were as long as my original results.
Since 2018, I have continued to apply a swipe of serum (alternating between Neulash and Avon) every week or two, and my lashes have maintained their super long length!
So there’s very little upkeep, but you do need to continue to use it semi-frequently to see long-term results.
Now let’s talk about mascara
Even with super long eyelashes, you still need mascara to really show off the length. I have two products that I’ve used for years that I really love.
This mascara primer goes underneath your mascara and helps your lashes look fuller, helps your mascara stay on all day (no drooping lashes), and also keeps your mascara from flaking off. Hallelujah.
I’ve been using this mascara for 2 years and it’s amazing. It makes my lashes look thicker, longer, darker, and fuller. Plus, it’s waterproof, but it comes off easily when I wash my face at night.
BEFORE + AFTER photos of my eyelashes using this eyelash growth serum
Just so you can see the difference, here’s a little before and after of my lashes. This was 2018, when I’d already done Neulash two years before, and hadn’t done extensions at all since before Neulash. My lashes had gone back to a normal length. You can see after 6 weeks the difference in length.
These photos are both WITHOUT mascara.
Then you can see the real difference of my lashes WITH mascara.
If you have any other lash questions, leave a comment here or on my morning instagram post!
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Photos by Priscilla Frey