This post is in partnership with RapidLash who very kindly sent me both of these products to test out a few months ago in exchange for an honest review. I’m so glad I accepted their offer because had I seen this product in the store, I would have been very curious to try it out given my lash issues from PCOS, but I would have talked myself out of purchasing it expecting it to be a gimmick. I think I always put the lash enhancement category of beauty products in the same spot as cellulite creams and boob enhancing products. Things we all wish would work but aren’t worth the money or hype. I’m really glad to share that this product worked really well for me. Turns out the ingredients are polypeptides which protect against breakage and vitamins and moisturizers which help strengthen. Breakage is the issue I was having with my lashes, so that is why this product worked so well for me. This product won’t give you the effect of lash extensions or cartoon eyelashes, but if you are like me and have had a declining lash volume or a change in lash texture due to hormones or illness, this is a safe and effective option worth considering.
You’ve probably seen me mention a few times that I have PCOS and rosacea. Becuase of PCOS, I’ve been steadily losing lash volume over the past few years. It seems that after having my kids, my lashes went really light and fluffy and stick straight after years of enjoying long dark lashes. I remember noticing my lashes a few months after having my youngest, and thinking they were such an odd light color. The weird lash texture lasted a few years and then they started falling out really easily whenever I wore mascara or rubbed makeup off with makeup remover, or just rubbed my eyes. I first noticed hair falling out around my hairline, and then I noticed the outer edges of my eyebrows were also getting lighter and thinner. I have Rosacea which affects my eyes occasionally and when I had a particularly bad episode on my skin, I lost a section of lashes right in the center bottom, and they never grew back. My lashes didn’t look terrible, but to me, it was a huge difference from what they where pre-kids, pre PCOS and pre-rosacea. I was so self-conscious about it that I considered getting lash extensions. I have friends that do lash extensions regularly and they look amazing but there are some horror stories out there and because my lash line seems to be really sensitive, I was too scared to try it.
I started using the RapidLash for the prescribed 6 weeks with the expectation that it would be total rubbish, and that I’d get bored of using it after a few days of not seeing results and then give up. A few days in, my lashes were getting darker and thicker. This was enough to keep me going with my nightly bedtime routine. The brows took a bit longer to see any difference but because I was seeing subtle changes with my lashes and it’s all part of the same routine I kept at it. I didn’t see any new growth in my eyelash gap until about four weeks in, but even before that new growth came in my friend noticed my eyelashes looked longer and darker. At the end of six weeks, the gap is now fully grown in. My eyebrow didn’t grow a lot thicker but they grew a lot faster to the point that I’ve had to trim them a few times between eyebrow threading. One odd thing is that in certain areas where my eyelashes grew especially long, I had weird bends and crimps in some lashes. I also now have an unruly eyebrow hair that I have to tame with gel.
I am now running low on the eyelash serum and I definitely plan on purchasing. I will get it at either Costco or Shoppers Drug Mart. I think it’s slightly cheapest at Costco but if you collect shoppers optimum points you can get 5x the points if you purchase between May 20 – 26.
By the way, it is so hard to get a good eyelash selfie. The angle has to be just right so you can properly see the length of the lashes. This is zero makeup so please forgive the haggard look.
* For Canadian shoppers, RapidLash and RapidBrow is available at Shoppers Drug Mart. If you purchase between May 20 -May 26 you get will receive 5x the loyalty points
You can buy RapidLash and RapidBrow several locations in both US and Canada. In Canada, I’ve seen it at Shoppers Drug Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond and you can order it from Ulta. In the US you can find it at Ulta, Walgreens, CVS. Here is the store locator link.
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Cristina founded The Sweat Edit in 2010. She lives with her husband, two daughters and two boston terrier fur daughters in Vancouver, BC. Cristina dabbles in many creative hobbies such as drawing, painting, and jewelry design which sometimes makes it's way here on the blog. Cristina enjoys various sweaty pursuits such as Peloton spin, olympic weightlifting and running.