My friends know how I feel about the hard-selling, Facebook message-stalking, desperate creepiness that seems to be the hallmark of pyramid-schemy companies like Nerium, Rodan & Fields, some oil companies, etc. (See my post from my other Questionable Parenting Blog, here.)
But after finding success using Young Living Essential Oils, as well as makeup and products from Beauty Counter (more on that soon), I feel less bitter towards these companies and some of their methods.
In particular, I found myself curious about Lash Boost from Rodan & Fields, the product whose before and after pictures seemed to litter my Facebook feed on a daily basis (from multiple sources, at that.) What is UP with this product? Does it really work? Does it really make your lashes THAT long?
Some backgrounder: Many of my friends have started going to salons to get their lashes “filled,” the process by which eyelash extensions are used to enhance the length, fullness and thickness of natural lashes. Prices for these lashes vary place to place. Here in town, a beauty salon charges $130 for a full set of lashes, and $50 for the “fill” every four weeks or so.
My lashes are already pretty long, but not super full anymore after years of accidently pulling them out when I put my contacts on and off. I wear tons of mascara, but what if I could make them even longer and fuller WITHOUT getting eyelash extensions?
Enter Lash Boost. Rodan & Fields claims Lash Boost gives you “the appearance of lush, longer-looking lashes in as little as four weeks…the nightly eyelash-conditioning serum features a unique proprietary formula that improves the appearance of lash volume for lashes that are 100% real, 100% yours. In weeks, you’ll be wondering if you need mascara at all.”
I doubted I would ever give up mascara, but okay, worth a try. So I contacted my nearest R & F representative, and she gave me the scoop.
Rodan & Fields sells Lash Boost for $150. Ouch! But what if it worked? Would it be worth it?
You are supposed to apply the serum to your lash line nightly (before any sort of eye moisturizer). That’s when the magic happens.
After a few weeks of diligently applying the serum, I noticed my lashes were…growing. They were longer…weren’t they?
After about six weeks, my lashes were noticeably longer. No one else commented on them, but I noticed. Check it out.
Yes I am wearing mascara in this picture, and no, I have no plans to give it up. But I also don’t have any plans to go the lash-implant route either. I would say I am pretty satisfied with the results!
(And no, I didn’t take any before pictures because I didn’t feel like it. Sorry.)
I will continue to use this product until it runs out, and yes, I might just buy some more. Although my lashes didn’t seem much fuller, they definitely seemed longer. And that works for me!
For more info, see the Rodan and Fields website, and if you don’t have a rep, reach out to my gal Allison Gibba Logan. She’ll give you any info you need to get started and won’t stalk you on Facebook, I promise. 🙂
Thanks for reading! And if you’ve tried this product and have any feedback, please share!