Review of MAC Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum by CarlaN
I've only been using this for about a week, so it's too early to form any solid conclusions about this lash serum's effectiveness, but so far my opinion is favorable.
My natural lashes aren't *terrible;* they're just not as long or thick as I want. Because I've been using Revitalash consistently for the past two or three years, my lashes were already fairly long and thick when I started using Future Length in place of Revitalash. I was mainly concerned that they might "revert" once I stopped the Revitalash, but so far, they haven't. In fact, they may even be a teeeny bit longer. You apply Future Length directly to your lashlines, using the thin brush applicator that is attached to the tube's cap. Application is quick and easy, and I've experienced no irritation or discoloration of either skin or eyes.
The only drawback about Future Length is that you're supposed to apply it twice a day, compared to once a day, for Revitalash. That's really not a problem for me, since I don't wear makeup every day. It might work fine under makeup; I just haven't tried it.
I'll update this review as time goes on. If Future Length continues to work well, it will probably become my lash serum of choice, since at $30.00 USD, it costs considerably less than many lash growth serums, and is easy to obtain. I'm assuming that it's a permanent addition to MAC's Prep + Prime line.
GOOD NEWS: An online MAC artist told me that Future Length *is* permanent. I'll keep using, and update this review, as matters progress.
Week 2: My lashes are still nice and long and thick, and they “fan” out in a pleasing way.
I continue to experience no irritation or discoloration. I’m going to start using Future Length on my brows, which are already fairly thick, just to see what, if anything, happens.
Week 3: My lashes are *definitely* longer! I think they're a bit thicker, too.They’re starting to look like a child’s lashes, long, dark, and full. I can’t tell that my brows have changed, but it’s probably too early, and they’re not the reason I bought this, anyhow.
Week 4: I’ve stopped using Future Length on my brows; I saw absolutely no change after two weeks of consistent use, and my brows are okay, anyhow.
My lashes continue to be long, dark, and full. Nobody has asked if I’m wearing false lashes, but when my lashes are curled, with mascara on them, they touch my brows. In fact, even when they’re *not* curled, they come pretty close!
Week 5: Still looking good! My lashes are still not quite as long as I'd like them to be, but they're longer than they were, and are curlier than before. I'm hoping for more good things to come!
Week 6: My lashes are still long and full, and I've experienced no negative side effects. As VintageDisaster observed, this serum seems to somehow make the lashes on the outer corners of eyes (I use it on upper lid only) grow way long, and I love that look. I can hardly wait to see how my lashes look after the full 12 weeks of use. MAC has a winner, here!
Week 7: My lashes continue to look good, but at this point, changes are ocurring so gradually that I think I'll wait until I've reached the 12-week mark to do additional updates.
WEEK 12: Yesterday, I reached the 12-week mark, and my lashes look great! They're still not "Oh-my-are-those-real?" spectacular, but they're longer, thicker, and possibly a bit darker than they would be "unaided." I curl my lashes, use a lash primer, and one coat of mascara (MAC Optimum Black), and I have a pretty "fluttery" look that really brings out my eyes.
I haven't touched Revitalash for these past 12 weeks; I think Future Length is officially my new lash serum. I love that it's inexpensive, easy to obtain, and made by a cruelty-free company. I'm sold!
UPDATE: I just ordered my third tube of Future Length; I love this stuff!
SAD NOTE: As of March 2012, all Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Estee Lauder, MAC, and Prescriptives items are “will not repurchase” for me, no matter how much I like them. This regrettable situation is the result of the Estee Lauder company’s decision to abandon its ban on animal tests, and contract for such tests in China. As an animal lover/respecter, I will no longer do business with this company’s brands, no matter how otherwise appealing their products are to me.