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Although the “all natural” formula is a plus, I can’t say that I’m completely pleased with Lashem. It’s very pricey for what it is. I’ve been applying a layer to my upper eyelid and eyebrows every night before bed, and the results are on par with using regular Vaseline, which can be purchased for $1 almost anywhere. At a price point around $45 per tube… I just can’t officially recommend it. If no cheaper option proves effective for you, it’s worth a try! Otherwise… try one of the much more cost-effective tips below.
1. Apply Vaseline every night for conditioning. I also apply a thing layer in the morning, too, before putting on makeup. It provides moisture for dry and brittle lashes, while helping newer ones grow thicker, and in most cases, longer.
2. Stop wearing too much mascara… nothing plucks out lashes faster than over-caking it on, especially when using waterproof//long-lasting formulas.
3. Curl your lashes before applying mascara.
4. Oil your lashes with a coat of olive or caster oil. With time, these oils (including petroleum) will measurably increase the volume, length, and curvature of your lashes.
5. If natural alternatives prove ineffective, look into certain eyelash enhancing drugs, specifically Latisse. Latisse is currently the only FDA-approved product to grow longer, darker, and fuller lashes.
6. For one night of volume, I highly recommend false eyelashes (beauty queen necessity!). Ardell Fashion Lashes are cheap, found literally everywhere, and work like magic. If you’re willing to pay the money//unwilling to use temporary false lashes, eyelash extensions work wonders, too.
7. Test other eyelash enhancers, similar to LASHEM. Other options are OBAGI ELASTIlash Eyelash Solution, JAN MARINI Marini Lash, and SMARTLASH Eyelash Enhancer. These products were ranked the Top 3 Eyelash Enhancers by a leading dermatological website and have surprisingly positive reviews from consumers. However, small tubes range from $30-125 per tube. So… yeah. No.