Does Lengthening Mascara Work?

Looking to give your eyes that bolder, open look but you’re not quite sure how to do it? One of the best things you can ever do for your eyes and your eye lashes is to invest in a great lash lengthening mascara! If you choose the right one for you, you

will quickly discover that a lash lengthening mascara can give your lashes that long, thick, dark look that you have always wanted.

Lash lengthening mascara is also often referred to as “extension mascara”. A lot of companies claim that their lash lengthening mascaras will even condition your lashes to the point where the growth rate of your eye lashes as well as the length will improve significantly, usually within 4 to 8 weeks time.

While a lash lengthening mascara can be a very powerful conditioner, unless you buy one that has been tested scientifically by professionals (yes, this means there will be a higher price tag) then you may as well spend your money elsewhere.

What About Mascaras that promise to Enhance the “Appearance” of my Eyelash Length?

Most of the less expensive mascara brands will offer different sort of mascara and eye lash lengthening products that will give the impression that your eyelashes are longer, but they will not actually lengthen your eyelashes. If this is what you are looking for, then there are a number of different brands and types of mascaras out there that will serve the purpose.

A lot of eyelash lengthening products of this type will actually offer a “dual system”, one being an eyelash primer and the other being a colored “coat” that you then sweep on top of the primer. This has proven to give your eyelashes a thicker, fuller, and longer look than if you were to just use a basic black mascara.

What are the Best Lash Lengthening Mascaras?

Many women have sworn by the following products when trying to extend the length of their lashes:

  • Talika
  • RevitaLash
  • Mavala Double Lash
  • Jan Marini Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner

There are, however, a couple of things that you must bear in mind: eyelash length is genetic. If you are born with short eyelashes, your eyelashes will probably be short even with the use of lash lengthening mascara. Your diet also plays a very important role in just how long your eyelashes will grow, so really look at just what it is you consume on a daily basis and ensure that you are obtaining a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals.

Are there Any Other Options than Lash Lengthening Mascara?

Yes! If you do not feel comfortable using a lash lengthening mascara, you can consider gluing fake eyelashes to your eyes on those special nights out (you would be surprised just how natural they really do look) or, if you would like a more permanent solution, you can opt for eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions are usually hair implants that are taken from the back of your neck. The only downside is that they do need to be trimmed regularly as they will grow just as the hair on your head does.