Health & Beauty: Over-plumped lips are so yesterday! This year, it's all about the eyelashes. What woman doesn't want thick, long eyelashes that make a statement unto themselves? But, those genetically challenged in this department often go to "great lengths" to achieve the eyelash look they so desperately desire.
From uncomfortable false eyelashes to eyelash extensions that require upkeep to clumpy mascaras that can actually make your ocular locks dry, brittle and generally unsightly (raccoon, anyone?), one wonders if it's worth the effort.
Happily, eyelash technology has come a long way, baby! There are a number of great products on the market to make your natural eyelashes and brows thick, long and healthy in the blink of an eye. Here are two great options:
Created by Skin Research Laboratories and approved by dermatologists and ophthalmologists, neuLash ($150) actually improves the overall appearance of natural eyelashes and eyebrows in as little as two weeks. A serum comprised "bioengineered polypeptides" rich in amino and fatty acids, neuLash naturally protects and strengthens lash and brow hair, making them longer, fuller, shinier and generally healthier.
The chemical compounds used in neuLash have been independently tested to assure its safety and efficacy. And, anyone can use this lash and brow savior-it's safe for both women and men, those with eyelash extensions already in place, and even people who wear contact lenses.
While this product is most definitely high-tech, it certainly doesn't take a rocket scientist to use it. Simply apply once daily in the evening before bedtime to the base of the upper eyelash on a clean, dry area, starting from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner, as well as the lower lash line. Two to four weeks later - viola! Lovely lashes others will envy.
Another fab find that will produce the sultry, come hither lashes you've always wanted is JB Cosmetics' LashFood ($129). This ground-breaking, all-natural eyelash conditioning stimulant promises to give you thicker, stronger, darker, and longer lashes and brows also in as little as 2 weeks.
LashFood's breakthrough cocktail of natural ingredients, including Biotin (an essential vitamin), Arginine (a natural amino acid), and root and herbal extracts, conditions, repairs and restores eyelashes and eyebrows. LashFood, which may also be used in conjunction with mascara or eyelash extensions, will continue to prove results over time if used on a consistent basis.
Feeding your lashes and brows couldn't be easier. The applicator is very similar to that for liquid eyeliner. Just apply the stimulating serum nightly along the root of the lashes or brows. For faster results, apply LashFood in the morning as well. One tube lasts for upwards of five months!
Eyelash Styling Tips!
Once your lashes are as long and lovely as you want them to be, here are some styling tips for you compliments of the experts at neuLash:
The Luxe List product review editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury goods marketplace for new and innovative must haves. Product submissions accepted via e-mail at Merilee@JustLuxe.com.
- Merilee Kern
JustLuxé.com's "The Luxe List" Product Review Editor