Sunday, March 7, 2010
Ahh, one week of slicking serum on your lashes twice a day. Fun? Not fun? Better question: if it comes with the chance at longer lashes, do we even care? (Hint: the answer rhymes with “nrobably pot”. Because nrobably is totally a word.)
Anyhow — I didn’t expect to see results this early, and just as predicted, I didn’t. However, I’m seizing the moment to tell you all about the product itself!
Application: You pull out the cute little curved applicator and apply the serum to your lashes – not that hard. You then take the soft, spongey end, and apply to your lashline. Also not hard. However, the folks at L’Oreal are worried that you won’t have enough product, so there’s a well on the backside of the wand to ensure you have “enough” serum.
I would like to ask nicely that they remove said well, because it often results in Rae getting wayyyy too much serum all over her lashes! Gobs of the stuff, honestly. Which a) is not attractive, and b) totally takes the curl out of my lash.
Wear: This serum makes your lashes feel stiffer, though not crunchy or hard. While I’ve never actually tried a clear mascara, I imagine it would be quite similar, as it makes my lashes a little more visible and can clump a few of them together. The downside is that the serum takes the curl out of your lashes, especially if you accidentally put on too much product, so I overcurl my lashes before applying. (In other words, I get them curled as heck so that when they droop, they droop down to a normal-looking curl.)
Layering: I forgot to take photos of this, because I suck. But I promise I’ll take some for next week, or point them out in a FOTD! Because you apply this twice a day, alone at night and under your mascara in the day, I was a little worried that it would make my lashes look awful. Thankfully, it seems to be quite the contrary! At least with my Fiberwig, my lashes actually look better with the serum underneath; slighty more voluminous. I’ll definitely try the serum under a non-tubing mascara as well over the next seven days and report back.