Happy Saturday, friends!! If you read the title of this post and were a bit confused, I get it. You're probably thinking "Anna has eyes? We rarely see her eyes on the blog because they're always hidden behind her giant Karen Walker sunnies." If you thought that, you'd be right. They are. Typically. However, I've recently (as in the last 4 months) have been using the Rodan + Fields Lash Boost to attempt to lengthen my eyelashes and I wanted to share my results with you.
Now, before we begin, I need to clear up a couple of things...
- I'm not the biggest Rodan + Fields fan. If you're a close friend or have been following me for awhile, then you already know this. I actually sold R+F for about a year while using the product myself. I actually did not see any results with the facial products. I should say that I am probably a minority in this because I really have seen images and heard stories of so many women who benefit in big ways from using R+F facial products. However, I pride myself on being as authentic as possible, and because I didn't see any results, I stopped selling R+F products. I mean, how could I promote something that wasn't working for me?
- My eyelashes are so incredibly short. I wouldn't say it's been one of those features on my body that I'm embarrassed about, but I'm definitely aware that they're short and that my eyelash curler doesn't do very much for me.
- Yes, I have tried eyelash extensions and they actually don't work for me. I tried them about 2 years ago and had a massive reaction to the glue (I think) and my eyes swelled up, turned red, and were so incredibly irritated. It wasn't pretty and since then I haven't even attempted to try again.
Okay, so now that you know where I'm coming from, you can probably imagine what my initial reaction was when my long-time friend, Kristin, asked me to try Lash Boost. No way. It was not something I wanted to do and especially with a product I hadn't seen any results with. But, because of our relationship and because of her non-pushy type of persistence, I decided to give it a go with the caveat that I would be giving my honest opinion.
So, I started using Lash Boost in about mid-January and decided to give it a good ole college try. I mean, there wasn't a true downside. As directed, I put the lash boost on my eyelashes each night before bed. Yes, I did miss some nights, but for the most part I put it on every single night. I was told I would see results in 2-3 months. When the 3 month mark hit, I told Kristen that I could maybe see some results, but nothing of significance. Kristin informed me that sometimes it can take more like 4 months.
I kept going. I was committed to see if it worked. Well, about 3.5 months into using Lash Boost I started to see results. When it first hit me was when I attended a blogger conference here in Dallas. The first night I glued on fake lashes, but after dealing with a night of discomfort, I realized I didn't actually need to use them for the rest of the weekend because I was comfortable and confident with how my natural lashes looked.
After this I started to pay attention. It was true, my eyelashes were getting longer, especially near the outside edges of my eyes. Now, I'm not saying they were as long as they would be with eyelash extensions, but they were (and are) legit longer. I was shocked if I'm being honest. I expected it not to work, but it did. It may have taken me almost 4 months, but it actually did work!
Questions you may be asking yourself:
- How does it work? After washing all of your eye make-up off, you apply a thin layer of the gel on the root of your upper eye lashes.
- Does it hurt? It's not supposed to, but the tube says there may be some irritation. I felt the irritation a good bit in the beginning, but I think that my eye are just sensitive to anything being put on them (serum, gel, glue, etc.)
- How much is it? The retail price is $150 + shipping. However, the preferred client price is $135 + no shipping. Being a preferred client (PC) is actually the best way to get R+ F products because you get 10% off your orders + free shipping.
- Are there other products that do the same thing? This was one of the questions I asked because I have several friends that use other products that seem to work. Kristin informed me however that this product is superior because it is created by a team of dermatologists. Lash Boost is also one of the reasons R+F achieved the #1 skincare brand across all channels. Additionally, this product doesn't make your eye color change, like similar products do. It is full of keratin and biotin that moisturize and nourish your lashes. And possibly one of the biggest selling points for me is that the tube will last about 4 months (I've had mine for 4 months now and am still using it) because this makes it worth the extra bucks.
- How can I get some? You can order some here via my friend Kristin, and she's offered to send each person a bottle of sunless tanner with your purchase!
Okay, so the picture above is a little grainy, but this is legit what my eyelashes look like now. It may not seem crazy long to you, but it is for me. 🙂 My eyelashes never really showed above my eyeliner before using Lash Boost, even when I used an eyelash curler. Now, they actually leave tiny little dots of mascara on my eyelids after I curl them (big achievement for this girl!).
Please let me know if you have any questions!!!
This post was created in collaboration with Kristin Shepelwich. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those brands that support Fleurdille.