It seems like every brand is coming out with lash growth serums and lash growth mascaras. I would love to try Latisse, but my pocketbook says otherwise. And the possible side effects - I could do without. Another more affordable option is RapidLash. See their website here: https://www.rapidlash.com/ This product retails for about $50 at drugstores. I found this product on clearance at Walgreens for $25, but because my basket was already filled with $20 worth of products, I put RapidLash back on the shelf. I wanted to do some more research before I go back and commit to buying.
Instead I found this product for much cheaper: Wet n' Wild MegaLash Clinical Mascara for $3.50 on clearance. This product originally retailed for $6.99 and the packaging says limited edition, so I'm not sure if this is still available on shelves. It came with a coupon for $1 off any MegaLash Clinical Serum or Mascara inside it, but that coupon expired on 4/30/11. This box was the last one on the shelf.
This product claims results in just four weeks with daily use. I have really short, stick straight Asian lashes that I can do nothing with, so I really hope this product delivers! What I want to try to do is update this particular entry every day with pictures to capture any results. Wish me luck!
4/28 Day 1 of use:
Directions on back of packaging say:
Step 1: Apply MegaLash Clinical Serum AM to bare lashes
Step 2: Gently sweep MegaLash Clinical Mascara brush through lashes from root to tip. Repeat action. Do not let dry between coats for a more dramatic look..
Step 3: Apply Megalash Clinical Serum PM to clean lashes before bed.
Huh??? I checked the contents again. Yep, only one tube of Clinical Serum. Was there supposed to be a PM and AM tube??? whaaaaattt??
Needless to say- directions were very confusing. But alas, I concluded that I needed to apply the serum once in the morning and once before bed. So- I guess I have to take a break from my Lash Stiletto mascara in my daily makeup routine.
The serum applicator is a brush, which doesn't really make sense to me. If I'm supposed to apply it to my lashes, wouldn't it make more sense to have a mascara wand?
This brush will make the procedure difficult. Gotta practice. Anyways, I applied the serum to my lash line as well because, well...what could it hurt? I want thicker and longer lashes.
I noticed a tingly sensation right away when I placed it on my lash line.
...Does that mean it's working? :/4/29 Day 2 of use:
Used the serum again this morning. It takes forever to dry when I place it on my lash line, so I must remember to apply only to lashes when I'm doing my morning routine. I must say though that this mascara does nothing for my lashes. :(
My eyes were unusually rather dry today. I don't know if it was because I was wearing my colored contacts or because of the serum so tomorrow I will wear my regular contacts to see if there is a difference.
4/30 Day 3 of use:
I did wear my regular contacts today but fell asleep with them in for 3 hours so my experiment was faulty. Better luck tomorrow.
5/1 Day 4 of use:
Different lighting today. I didn't wear the mascara today. Just applied the serum again in the morning. Eyes seemed fine today- no abnormal dryness.
5/2 Day 5 of use:
Con: Some of the serum sometimes gets flicked into my eye when I'm applying and it stings like a mutha.
5/4 Day 7 of use:
I gave up on the mascara. I don't like the formula and it does nothing for my lashes. Just applying the serum. I think this serum is just nourishing my lashes. No growth. Disappointing.
5/9 Day 10 of use:
I skipped a couple of days because I was out of town and forgot to pack the serum. Still no noticeable difference yet. :(
5/12 Day 13 of use:
See any difference yet?
5/13 Day 14 of use:
I thought I saw new baby lashes growing under these when I was trying to apply mascara. Or maybe it's the placebo effect. I hope it's not the latter.
5/18 Day 19 of use:
I think that at the end of this week I am going to discontinue using this product. I really haven't noticed an immediate difference and because this product is limited edition, I can't buy another vial to continue using even if I liked the results I got. Truthfully, I haven't been using it consistently twice a day like the directions say. I also gave up on the mascara that came with the set because I just hated the formula. Until then, I will keep taking pictures.
5/22 Day 23 of use:
5/25 Day 26 of use:
Final thoughts on this product? I think it needs more work. I really disliked the mascara formula because it was so wet and clumpy. It also did nothing for my lashes. I didn't have any problem with the lash serum but it was a pain to put it on twice a day. The serum does take a while to dry in the mornings so maybe put it on and then brush your teeth and then do your morning routine. I really had high hopes for this product because I really do like (and use!) Wet 'n Wild products on a daily basis. But the reality is, I really did not see any difference in my lashes and I did not experience any real results. I give this product a 2 thumbs down.
Update: I went over to Walgreens today and Wet 'n Wild now has the MegaLash clinical mascara and lash serum on their display for sale. These are packaged separately and were around $4 each.