The biggest beauty struggle of all time for me? LONG LASHES. The only time they ever existed in my life were with MUFE’s Fashion Eyelashes during my Freshman year when I went out dancing with my girls on Friday nights. I always had to cross my fingers hoping that I would come back home with at least one of them still attached to my eye – or that I’d at least wake up with the other one randomly stuck to another part of my face. After realizing that it just wasn’t worth spending $16 on a fresh pair of lashes so frequently, I pretty much gave up on the idea of me having long eyelashes. In the meantime, Benefit has blessed me with They’re Real! Mascara - which has been my holy grail for the past two years (obv).
For the longest time, I’ve been meaning to head to the doctor for a prescription of Latisse, which is treatment for hyptrichosis, or having not enough lashes. Before doing so, LDiva offered me the opportunity to test RevitaLash for the site, and I was STOKED, especially since it saved me a trip to the Doc. Of course I was a bit skeptical at first, as I had never heard of the brand before, so I did some preliminary research.
The active ingredient in RevitaLash is known as dechloro dihydroxy difluoro ethylcloprostenolamide, which is a synthetic prostaglandin analogue that stimulates eyelash growth. On the other hand, Latisse contains bimatoprost, which is the most well-researched prostaglandin analogue, making it necessary to have a prescription in order to purchase Latisse. That being said, I became more skeptical about RevitaLash, but tons of reviews said it produced amazing results with no reported harm to the eyes – giving me the green light with the product.
Now all that was left was for me to actually try it myself.
RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner
The water-based, fragrance-free eyelash conditioner comes in two sizes – a 3.5ML tube that lasts for six months (the one I received), and a smaller version in 2.0ML that lasts for three months. As seen in the photo above, the applicator is a very thin, centimeter-sized paintbrush. According to instructions, you are supposed to “apply directly over your eyelashes, above the level of your skin”, so not necessarily brushing over all your lashes but at the root of them. This should be done every day at bedtime for as long as the tube lasts you.
I used RevitaLash for approximately one month. Here are my results:
Lash growth might be difficult to detect in the photos, but I for one can definitely tell you that this product worked like MAGIC on me – and it worked fast! I would normally think that eyelash treatments would take a few months or so to kick in – but not with RevitaLash. My lashes were not only noticeably longer, but also fuller, especially when I applied mascara in the morning. Using the product made me super excited to wake up every morning feeling different. I knew longer lashes were a true game-changer!!!
As a side note, I did experience some effects – however only for a week a little bit into my trial. Generally my eyes are sensitive, but they were extra tender and stung a bit about two weeks in. When I woke up on some mornings, they became really itchy and watery, but again the effects only lasted a week. Persevering through it all was totally worth it after seeing such instant results.
RevitaLash Volumizing Primer
UMMM indigo blue-colored primer?! This was totes unusual for me. I’m not one to go out of my way to purchase or use eyelash primer in general, but this one made me particularly stoked to use. Besides the electrifying color, what I really liked about this product was its lengthening abilities. It allowed for a no-clump and longer set of lashes before applying the top coat of mascara. That being said, I’d seriously just leave my lashes as is with the primer and skip the last step. #Bolddiva.
RevitaLash Volumizing Mascara
Like the primer, this mascara is all about length. Although I enjoy lashes that are thick and a bit clumpy (since mine are so thin to begin with), RevitaLash’s volumizing mascara made lashes look long and delicate versus a heavy, dense feel.
It’s important to note that this mascara is not waterproof, as with most of my own mascaras. That being said, it comes off SO easily, even without me having to touch my eyes in the shower. This makes it great for everyday use when you’re not looking to go dramatic on the eyes, but still want a natural, pretty lash lift.
Amazing. Because I’ve never used any kind of eyelash extension treatment before, I didn’t know what to expect. It was such a satisfying surprise to wake up with lashes that were so natural and my own, and I just love that RevitaLash was able to provide that for me in such a short amount of time!
Right now, the 2ML eyelash conditioner (three-months) stands at $98, while the 3.5ML one (six-months) is at $150. Latisse is similarly priced if not more, and you need a prescription to have it. I find this to be a hassle being that I’d have to head to my doctor AND the pharmacy, whereas I can just order RevitaLash right on their website. All in all, it’s a pricey product, but it’s effective and available, and when you love your lashes just as much as I do, it’s definitely worth it.
…and that wraps up my beauty success story!
Note: This post is not sponsored. Samples were provided for review. All thoughts are unbiased and my own.