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Is your lash serum not working? This could be why…


By Aisling Keenan
29th Jun 2019
Is your lash serum not working? This could be why…

There’s little to no point spending upwards of €50 on lash serum only for it not to work. Here’s the one thing I learned when trialling the best of them…


I’m in a very serious, committed and long-term relationship. With lash extensions. Sure, at times, it’s toxic. We don’t always get along. When it’s good, it’s GREAT. When it’s bad… Well. I sometimes have to look elsewhere for the support I need.

Why do children have amazing lashes?!

No matter how great you are at lash maintenance, be that natural lashes or lash extensions, unless you are genetically blessed with amazing lashes – nay, with the lashes ALL baby boys seem to get. And for what?! To blink at other tiny babies?! – you may at some point reach for a lash serum.

The first time I needed to try a lash serum, I was positively aghast at the price of them. None for less than €50 – I thought I was being Punk’d (if you’re too young to know what that is, hit Google up for the Justin Timberlake episode to see a grown man cry).

What am I doing wrong?

But I gave in, bought one, and found to my absolute dismay that it didn’t work. What was I doing wrong?!

Well. I have tried three in my days as a beauty editor. All three; Image Skincare Brow and Lash Enhancement Serum, iGlow and Mavala Double Lash; required me to do just one thing to make them work, which eventually they all did.

Mavala Double Lash, €18.60

Image Skincare Brow and Lash Enhancement Serum, €64

iGlow Long Lashes Serum, €59

The trick 

Yep, all of the above worked eventually (put it this way – the one for €64 was the best, worked the quickest and didn’t irritate my sensitive eyes, but the €18.60 worked too, it just took a good bit longer – if you have time, get the cheaper one. If you have €€€ get the spendy one).

But the trick to make them all work? One word: Consistency. You need to use them every night, on clean lashes, and never miss a night. If you do that for a month, two months, three months? You’ll see a difference, I’d bet my eyelashes on it


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