How to Make Your Eyelashes Grow

If you're curious how to get longer, thicker eyelashes, you've come to the right place.

I've been obsessed with growing - and maintaining a lush fringe of lashes for the past few years and really, can you blame me?

Lashes are so underrated. But oh, so important. They are - without a doubt - one of the key beauty features on a woman's face. They seem like such little things, yet they make a massive difference in the way you look.

They instantly feminize your face, add a touch of sophistication, and make your eyes “pop” like nothing else can.

And it doesn't matter if you weren't born with a gorgeous set of lashes - thanks to the abundance of eyelash growth products (a few of which actually work), you can grow your own.

Here's a brief run-down of the top 3 eyelash growth products on the market right now. Keep in mind that although these products work, they can take their sweet time.

Eyelashes typically take around 45 days to grow, which is why it can take over a month for you to see results with eyelash growth products. Just be patient, apply daily and watch your lashes flourish.

The Best Eyelash Growth Serum for 2017

RevitaLash

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NutraLuxe MD

Idol Lash

RATING

CLINICAL RESULTS

  • Clinically Proven
  • Clinically Proven

SIDE EFFECTS

Can darken irises

Can darken irises

None

PRICE

$66 for 3.5mL

$56 for 4.5mL

As low as $24 for 5mL

HOW LONG IT LASTS

Over 2 months

2 months

Over 3 months

SHIPPING

FREE

FREE

FREE

As you know, there are about a bazillion eyelash growth products out there but the above are the best ones you can get, at least without a prescription. 

Here's a more detailed review of the top 3 lash serums...

RevitaLash Advanced

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RevitaLash Advanced, $66 for 3.5mL

This is our favorite non-prescription eyelash growth product for two reasons: it's not irritating and it actually works - expect your lashes to grow thicker, longer and a lot more plentiful in around two months.

What's its lash-growing secret? For starters, RevitaLash contains a proprietary Signature BioPeptin Complex™ to nourish and grow your lashes, as well as lash-health-boosting goodies like biotin and panax ginseng root extract.

But its real star ingredient - the one that's capable of providing the sort of lash growth and thickness comparable to prescription-only Latisse - is Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide, an impossible-to-pronounce yet highly effective synthetic prostaglandin analogue that's unique to Athena Cosmetics, the company behind RevitaLash.

​The result is a huge difference on the lashes - this is one lash serum capable of taking thin, sparse eyelash hairs into full, dark and luscious fringes. 

More good news? The ​RevitaLash Advanced lash serum used to be as pricey as Latisse but no longer - the prices have dropped, meaning it's now available for half the price of Latisse.


NutraLuxe Lash MD Review​

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latisse alternative

NutraLuxe Lash MD, $56 for 4.5mL

This is a great non-prescription eyelash growth serum for three reasons: it's not irritating, it's very affordably priced and it works - expect your lashes to grow thicker, longer and a lot more plentiful in around two months.

That's because it combines lash-conditioning ingredients like peptides, vitamins A, C, B3, B5 and E, and botanical extracts with a super-strength eyelash growing ingredient - Prostaglandin I.C., the active ingredient directly responsible for causing significant eyelash growth.

NutraLuxe also makes our list for the simple reason that it's the most affordably priced of the prostaglandin-containing lash serums - which is great news for those of us who want the va-va-voom lashes without paying top dollar :)​


Idol Lash Eyelash Enhancer

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Idol Lash Eyelash Enhancer, $24 ~ $40 for 5mL

If you're looking for an affordable, side-effect-free serum for longer, fuller lashes - Idol Lash is the way to go. 

It's a very gentle formulation that contains kelp, honey extract, nettle, chamomile extract and alfalfa extract to condition and nourish your lashes. It's been shown to increase eyelash density by up to 82% and length by 25%.

The only downside is that Idol Lash does take awhile to work. Some see results in as little as 28 days but in our experience, it'll take around a month and a half before you begin to see visibly dramatic difference in your lashes. 

For those of you on a budget - Idol Lash is hands down ​the most affordable yet effective eyelash growth serum. They offer free shipping and if you go for the 5-pack deal, which will last you at least six months, you get each bottle for just $24.