I have tried almost everything out there in my quest for long and natural looking lashes. Lash extensions– loved it until it took a chunk of my lashes with it, fake lashes, individual lashes, trimming the lashes (old wive’s tale– not recommended), and various lash conditioners. There are so many products out there and now with the announcement of “Latisse” from Allergen; I felt it was time to do a review of the lash conditioners I’ve used in the last 3 years. Read on and choose for yourself! Let me know if you have another brand that you love!
Dea Bella Lash Conditioner:
Effectiveness: 4– This is my current obsession, after a short 3 weeks half of my lashes look noticeably longer. It’s strange that not all of the lashes responded to this.
Stinging: 3– This does not sting like some of the others.
Side Effects: 4– NONE! I have not noticed any darkening of eye area or iris of eyes.
Applicator: 4- This is by far the most functional applicator, it’s thicker and holds more products so you’re not digging around the tube.
Cost: $150 at Dea bella.com and so worth it!
Jan Marini (old formulation)
Effectiveness: 4– my lashes grew and grew to the point that my husband asked why I was wearing fake lashes to the airport!
Stinging: 1– If applied too close to the eye, it stung like crazy!
Side Effects: 2– I got dark circles.
Applicator: 2– Thin and sparse applicator made the product dribble off, so I had to re-apply more often.
Jan Marini (new formulation $160 – purchase here)
Effectiveness: 1– Sadly this did not work half as well as the old formulation.
Stinging: 2- Did not sting but did not work either.
Side Effects: 0- I didn’t get any dark circles
Applicator: 2 same applicator as above.
Effectiveness: 2– This worked pretty well with the first tube but effectiveness wears off.
Stinging: 1– Be careful as this will sting.
Side Effects: 2- a bit of darkening around the upper eyelid
Applicator: 2– Again, too thin.
This was the first I’ve ever tried. It didn’t make my lashes longer but they didn’t fall out as often.
Stinging: 3- Very minimal
Side Effects: 4 — None
Applicator: 3– It is a mascara like wand, easy application.