So I've been using this product since the begining of April, which is almost two months now and I feel i can write a proper review.
I'm not a fan of the eyeliner brush, its too long and I have trouble controlling it properly, so I actually chopped off the end to get more control in application.
Now for the product itself, paying AUD$170 for it , I must admit I was quite impatient to see results. And there is definite growth in my lashes, I would say 2-4mm (side lashes even more), but only in my right eye! My left eye has had very little growth and I'm not sure why. Also when I first started using it, I had to endure almost a month of really red eyes, so ridiculously red I had to put in allergy eyedrops almost every hour to clear them. But in the second month it has cleared up thankfully or I would've had to stop using it.
If I had had the same results in both eyes I would be ecstatic, I have bought a second tube just to concentrate on the left eye, hopefully it catches up soon! Btw with application I swipe it once over my lashes like I would to put on my eyeliner, but I also swipe some underneath the lashes to try to get it to the roots of the bottom lashes, I believe this is called tightlining when you use eyeliner.
Anyway will keep using it, do love the results on my right eye, will update if any great changes.
18th June - Just bought my second tube, I ran out rather quickly because I'm quite liberal with application I try to get as much as I can on the roots. The lashes on my left eye have not only caught up I think they are now longer then the lashes on the right eye! There are still some stubbier lashes on both eyes and I wish growth was abit more consistent over all my lashes but you can't have everything. I love this product it truly works. And with the occasional swipe over my lower lashes, combined with Talika every other night has left my bottom lashes slightly thicker, I can see new baby hairs lining my eyes.
Btw I hate the packaging purely because I can never see how much product I have left ..
UPDATE: July 16th , lashes on both sides have caught up, lashes are sooo much longer then they were before, so noticable especially the side ones which were soo short before. I love it I will buy Lilash forever!
UPDATE: 21st August, I've had several people asking me if I am wearing false lashes, even my MUM who never notices things like eyelashes, I've upgraded my rating to 5 stars, I will buy this FOREVER!! love love love
UPDATE: 3rd December - I've noticed that my bottom lashes have been getting abit sparse, especially with one corner of my eyes it looks like I've chopped off all the lashes! but they're filling back in, but still abit worrysome!
UPDATE IS IN: 7/6/09. I'm going all hog with 5 lippies because too many products out there are plain old fashioned scams. But this one - IT WORKS!!! Even tho I have dropped down to 1-2xweek. Excellent growth and the lashes have stayed nice full and long. I also notice people *looking* at my eyes ...must be wondering if the lashes are real. Keeper.
ORIGINAL REVIEW:Bought this from Lilash website. About 3 weeks of use, 5-6x wk, nighttime only. My product does not look like it will last 3 months with twice daily use.
Application has a cooling feel to it. No burning as others mentioned but I do get that feeling like I've had a good cry.
Eyelashes appear *tiny* bit longer. Definately not worth the $139usd yet - (*free* shipping. lol.)
Bottom line, this product works. I bought a tube off ebay for $100.00 about 8 weeks ago. My lashes are long, almost (dare I say it...) too long???
I use it nightly. It doesn't sting or burn, but I am careful not to get it in my eye. This is one product that is 100% worth the splurge!
Amazing. Brilliant. Here I am, a relatively old doll, with the eyelashes of a five year old bambi! After one month there was considerable difference. After three months (and a home eyelash dye kit) my eyelashes are FABULOUS.
I do ocassionally add a lash conditioner to thicken them, and sometimes curl. But even without all this, they are long and hugely thick!
I apply once a day about 5 days out of seven. And I use a home eyelash dye kit (aabout $10 on Ebay) because it means my lashes are a) dark and b) the dying thickens them a little bit further.
Lilash is might expensive. I buy it for around $100 on Ebay. But Oh My Gosh - this stuff works. And with careful use it will last over six months.
I had previously given 5 stars to Jan Marini lash conditioner. But I will be downgrading that to 4 stars. This stuff - on my lashes at least - is way more effective. And no sting ever.
ps. very useful also for filling in any sparse areas of the eyebrow.
My lashes had been coming out and breaking at an alarming rate recently, so I came to MUA to see what products were out there for lashes. After reading the reviews I coughed up the $119.00 for this product since it seemed to have the most solid feedback. The price was tough to swallow, but another look at my puny lashes made me pull out the Credit Card. It has been two weeks, and a few days ago I thought I was seeing a difference. I was not expecting it that early, so I did not pay too much attention, but by today, there was measurable and noticable improvement in my lash length. Enough that I am happy with the purchase, though I will have to see how long this tube lasts before I decide for sure if I will purchase again. My lashes were never sparse, just on the short side. I applied the product each evening after washing and drying my face. My eyes/lids got a little red (I have hooded eyes, so some of the product got on the lid itself) but not enough to deter me from using it. It is easy to apply, like liquid eyeliner but without having to worry about making a clean line since it is clear. It is expensive, but I feel it was worth it. If the tube lasts a couple of months, it will have been a good purchase as I would take a month off then start another tube. If it only makes it a month, I will be less happy with it. I will update with how long this tube lasted with nightly applications.
Update: I have been using the same tube I bought back in March, I used it every night for the first two months, then every 2-3 days after that to maintain the growth. I have had over 10 people ask me if I am wearing fake lashes! Strangers, friends....it has been crazy. As I previously said, this is the most expensive product I have bought (so far!) and I can tell you I will never be out of it. I had to trim a couple of lashes, they got so incredibly long! I got mine from Ebay, and now have a back up, though I am still on the first tube which from March to now is pretty impressive and makes it much more affordable. It does make my eyes red and ocassionaly itchy, but nothing extreme or unbearable and is soooooo worth it! I cannot recommend this product enough! My lashes are crazy long now (though I will admit it did not make them thicker, but now that they are longer, simply using a thickening mascara is magic!) I have blonde lashes, so I always have mascara on, but the lashes themselves have grown by an amazing amount. One suggestion for use: Apply it the same way to both eyes. Start from the outside inward as you apply. I was doing one eye from the inside out and one from the outside in, and the outside in applied side eyelashes got much longer at the edge of my eye, giving me a stunning flirty doe eye, the other (inside to out) was getting longer on the inside but did not have the same growth on the outside that the other eye did. I realized my mistake and corrected for it, and now both eyes match. More is deposited on the outer lashes when you start at the outer lashes (duh, I am a little slow sometimes!), so start there since you want those lashes to be the longest. BUY THIS PRODUCT!
So far so good. My eyeballs were burning in their sockets the first night I tried this - of course, I attribute most of this to the fact that I put in a 14 hour workday behind a computer monitor and was bug eyed anyway. The second and third days burned a little, but not as much as the first. I'm on my 8th day, and my eyes don't burn at all after application.
I understand that there's another product out there that's pretty good, too - Enormous Lash. If it's any cheaper, I may give it a whirl. The consensus on Revitalish is that the stuff burns all the time! The price of this wonderstuff is out of sight, and the manufacturer must be making a killing on sales. Jury is still out on Lilash, so I'll keep everyone posted and will dole out more lippies if I'm happy with it.
Update: Week 3, 4/8/09. Something is definitely going on here. My lashes seem darker, and when I look at them closely it appears that new ones are growing in. Haven't noticed much difference in length yet but do see something happening with new growth. Who wouldda thought an old dragon like me could grow a bumper crop of new eyelashes! Tune in for the next episode....
Week 4, 4/19/09. Since I don't usually wear mascara or curl my lashes, today I attended a special occasion and it was quite a shock after curling them and applying mascara. My lashes looked spectacular to the point of almost appearing false! I have baby-fine hair and lashes, so I didn't expect them to be thickened but oh my! There are more of them and yes, they are longer, and even darker. I'm finally giving that 5th lippie.
Third month, 6/20/09. Since I'm a fine-haired, fair-haired caucasian I feel as through my lashes have gone through a total transformation. Not especially thicker, but darker looooonger! I still use a little mascara and my lashes have gotten to the point of hitting my reading glasses. Even mascara didn't do much before I tried this potion. It's worked on my eyebrows, too, which are also fine (and light in color) and seems to have thickened and darkened them. Not sure how it's doing all this but would sure love to know because it's sure opening my eyes wide open. My lashes even curl on their own now - Ole!
All I have to say is WOW. I received this as a Christmas gift from my parents and I'm currently going on my 3rd month of this lash stimulator treatment. I'm going to be honest and say the first couple weeks I was using it, my eyes were a bit red and blood-shot looking, but that effect stopped. This stuff works wonders! I used to have the stereotypical Asian lashes - short and sparse, but now they are LONG! I noticed results within the 2nd month, and they just keep growing - slowly, but surely they are. I used to have use a lash curler and loads of mascara, but now I don't even have to! My lashes naturally curl on their own even when I don't use mascara. I get comments all the time on how they are so long and appear to look like false lashes I am truly impressed by Lilash and I would recommend to anyone who's tired of using falsies or anyone who simply wants longer, fuller looking lashes. This is one of the more expensive stimulators on the market, but it's definitely worth it. Besides they have a 90 day guarantee - if it doesn't work, return for a full refund (only on the official site)! Would definitely re-purchase again, or I might even try Enormous Lash cause of the crazy price. But other than that, I absolutely love it!
For all those contemplating buying this product, I would recommend reading one of the earlier reviews, I think it was by "devilangel", which I found to be a very accurate description of my experience with Lilash.
Bottom line: yes it made my eyelashes grow in length. But it did little or none to increase the volume of my lashes, nor did it cause noticeable new growth. I think when most people imagine a "false lashes" effect, they are thinking about the volume and thickness more than the length - that is what gives the wispy and flirty effect. Length by itself will probably be most helpful for those who already have pretty dense lashes. For some, added length itself may still justify the approx. $160 dollars that this products costs. I myself may buy another tube if I feel like splurging. But please be realistic in your expectations and know that it is not a "miracle cure" that will necessarily give the same effect as false lashes.
This product hasn't caused any allergic reactions for my eyes, except for the first nite I got it when I was a little overzealous and piled it on my lashline. The next day, my eyes were puffy and watery. I scaled it down to only one swipe per lashline and it hasn't irritated my eyes since. Also, I just wanted to point out for those that have bought this product that results vary by person. Give it two months before you give up, that is when I noticed the results.
ok i deleted my last review for this as i wanted to start again. ive been using this for about 2 months now, i used to have normal lashes not that short but not long. i got this off ebay as i wanted the long lash look. the first couple of weeks yes they got a little longer but not much but after using it for about 2 months they have blossomed into long gorgeous lashes and there thicker too, i got my first "you have long eyelashes" and "i want lashes like you" comments the other day so im chuffed. i def recommend this as im one of these people that stuff i buy never actually seems to work for me but im so surprised this has. great product the money is def worth it and ill be using this forever now.
I won't ramble on about this...I don't think there is much need! I have been using it for 6 weeks, my lashes have doubled in length and thickness! And are continuing to grow....:-)
No irritation, no stinging, and i'm starting to get the lashes i always wanted!