One of the many things that happen as you get older is your eyelashes get thinner, skimpier and shorter. As if sagging skin and gray hair weren’t enough? I hate to tell you, but it’s sadly true. And there’s nothing like having a daughter with long lush lashes to remind you of what you’re losing. Let’s face it, we are all a little bit vain and have one thing we like to think is our statement feature. Mine was my eyes that now sport crinkles and bags and skimpy lashes. If eyes are the windows to the soul, mine are saying, “Girl, you need a vacation.”
I’m not one to want to spend tons of money on eyelash extensions so I have been trying alternate solutions to find something that might bring back the old lashes I once had.
Drugstore.com touted Smartlash. It’s an inexpensive version of Latisse, which requires a prescription and has the potential to turn blue eyes brown. But the testimonials for Smartlash seemed authentic so I bought it and religiously applied it in the morning and at night according to the instructions. I thought I saw a difference, but not enough to have anyone notice.
And then I stumbled onto the Too-Faced mascara with it’s “better than false lashes” nylon lash extension system. There’s no way I could ever master false eyelashes so I decided to give it a whirl. It was easy enough to do. You put a base coat of mascara on followed by a coat of the nylon extension, followed by a final coat of mascara. Tada! Longer eyelashes in minutes! It actually worked as stated. And the fibers didn’t bother my contact lenses. The only thing you have to deal with is taking it off. You have to use eye makeup remover. To prove my point, I took before and after photos. Even a neighbor commented, “What did you do to your eyes? Your eye make up looks amazing.”