By now, most of you know my struggles with my eyebrows. I’ve written about semi-permanent tints, microblading and the products I use on a daily basis. But my eyelashes are just as blonde and sparse as my brows. I’ve tried all sorts of mascaras, from drugstore to high-end, and have even had them tinted once or twice. But nothing was ever a real solution – mascaras clumped, looked spidery or didn’t do anything at all and darkening the lashes only lasted a few weeks at best. So I set out to find a serum that wouldn’t cost a ridiculous amount of money and would actually work. Enter: GrandeLASH MD Lash Enhancing Serum.
GrandeLASH MD promises longer, thicker-looking lashes in just three months. The formula includes amino acids, hyaluronic acid, botanical extracts and glycosaminoglycans for strengthening and conditioning. But does it work? Read on to find out how I fared with GrandeLASH MD Lash Enhancing Serum!
Does it work?
To answer the most important question first: yes, it works! At least, it worked for me. I’m kicking myself because I totally forgot to take before photos, but take my word for it.
When I first started using the serum back in May, my lashes were short, brittle and sparse after using heavy false lashes too often. GrandeLASH MD promises results in three months, but I started seeing longer, fuller lashes in about 1.5 months. (This has a lot to do with age, since younger people tend to have shorter lash growth cycles). After the full three months of use, my lashes are super long – they touch my eyebrows ! Obviously the formula doesn’t darken lashes at all, so I still apply mascara everyday, but now with just one coat I have incredibly long, thick lashes.
Is it easy to use?
A beauty product can work great, but if it’s difficult to use, I know I’m immediately turned off by it. However, this serum is super easy to apply. After cleansing, I apply one swipe of the serum to my upper lash line (just on the eyelids, not the lashes themselves!) as I would apply a liquid liner. I dip the brush in again and repeat on the other eye. That’s it!
Like anything that you put on or near your eyes, you might experience some tingling or itchiness. I only experienced tingling and watery eyes if the serum actually got in my eyes – and this only happened when I didn’t allow it to dry for 1-2 minutes before laying down.
Also, like many Rx and OTC lash serums, GrandeLASH MD can cause some skin discoloration. I noticed that after about 4 weeks of application, my eyelid was slighter darker and more pink just above the lash line than everywhere else. For some, this side effect might be a deal breaker, but I’ve found that since I usually have makeup on my eyelid anyway it didn’t matter much.
Is it cost effective?
You can get a three-month supply of GrandeLASH MD at Sephora or grandelash.com for $65. Compared to Rx products like Latisse (which I have no experience with), GrandeLASH MD is half the price. However, if you stop using the serum, your eyelashes will return to their natural state, so you’re still looking at spending about $250 on the serum in a year. To me, however, it’s well worth it. GrandeLASH MD is way cheaper than getting lash extensions and provides a similar effect (not kidding, I’ve been asked if my lashes are real). And, now that it’s been more than three months, I’ve cut down to using the serum about every day other just as a conditioner and haven’t seen any loss in length or fullness.
If you’re looking for a lash growth serum, I highly recommend GrandeLASH MD. I’ve had a great experience with it and have seen dramatic improvement to my eyelashes. Let me know if you’ve had success with it, too!