Decoding the myths and facts about eyelash serum.
The best thing about having stick-straight and short lashes is that you’ve got endless options to enhance the. Between lifts, falsies, extensions, and mascaras you’re mostly guaranteed to find a lash product that can swear by. But if you’re hoping to find something that’ll ~permanently~ volumize and lengthen your eyelashes, you must have definitely considered investing in an eyelash serum (aka a transparent mascara that gives your lashes a boost with hydrating and conditioning ingredients, leaving them looking fuller and thicker over time).
That’s why I took it upon myself to find out everything you should (and shouldn’t) expect when it comes to serums, along with the very best eyelash serums to shop right TF now. But first, let me answer a few questions that were on top of my head when I started my research on serums.
DOES IT REALLY WORK?
K, here’s the thing: Even though eyelash serums (which usually contain moisturizing ingredients like castor oil or Vitamin E) can help hydrate and strengthen your lashes, they can’t actually make it grow. That said, if you’re looking to grow your lashes, you can still catalyze the natural process by investing in a good eyelash serum that’ll help cut down on shedding and breakage. Lash conditioners may help strengthen lashes, prevent them from breaking, or lightly swell them, so they look a little thicker.
ARE EYELASH SERUMS SAFE?
Just like any other product you put on your face—or near your eyeballs—it’s always smart to check in with your doctor before trying it. Pay attention to how your eyes and skin react to the formula—if you notice any redness or irritation, stop using it and consult a physician (you’ve only got one set of eyes, after all).
Stay tuned to know the 7 best eyelash serums on the market right now, including a cheap (but effective!) drugstore option, and more. Alternatively, click on the link to chat with our beauty expert to know the best available lash serums.