Alrighty now…before we get to my Rodan and Fields Lash Boost review I want to say that I have not signed on as a consultant for Rodan and Fields nor am I considering becoming a consultant for Rodan and Fields. And I’m not saying that to knock being a consultant for Rodan and Fields at all, but because I think sometimes it’s hard to take reviews from someone directly selling a product and fully believe that they are really totally and completely authentic and true. I tried this product as a customer because I really wanted to see if it worked and today I’m sharing my results and my 100% honest Rodan and Fields Lash Boost review. Get ready for some realllllll up close and personal shots of my eyeballs. And can I just tell you how ridiculously hard it is to take up close and personal shots of your eyeballs without going crosseyed or looking super duper crazy??? Go ahead. Try it. I’ll wait.
Long and/or thick and/or dark eyelashes have been my Holy Grail of beauty pursuits. For as long as I’ve been aware of eyelash length being an actual thing (high school maybe?) I have been aware that my eyelashes are very short, very thin, very straight, and very blond at the tips. And, for the record, none of the photos in this post have been retouched in any way.
Eyelashes are basically my obsession, I notice them on other people right away, I can’t help it. So you might think I would have tried something before now, right? Ohhhhhhh, I have. I’ve used an eyelash curler since at least high school. Then I learned that if you warm your eyelash curler with a hairdryer it holds the curl even better. Then I tried giving my freshly mascaraed lashes a little shot with the hairdryer to set the curl further. Yep. I tried getting eyelash extensions for a few months, and while I loved them the day I got them done, I hated that I needed to go every two weeks to really keep them looking their best. I had to change the way I washed my face, I was worried about sleeping on them wrong and creasing them, I accidentally frizzled them once getting something out of the oven, and just generally felt like they were too high maintenance. Plus expensive. Too much for me to justify ongoing for my own vanity. And yes, I even tried eyelash growth serums. I never tried a prescription one (I was too worried about my eye color changing, which can be a side effect) but tried an over the counter one called Smart Lash with very minor, possibly nonexistent results.
So when I connected with a sweet woman named Emily, who is a Rodan and Fields consultant, and she offered me the opportunity to try Lash Boost and write a Rodan and Fields Lash Boost review, I jumped at the chance. But if I am being honest, I didn’t totally expect it to work. Having tried the other serum, I thought most likely my eyelashes just weren’t the kind that would work with eyelash growth serums. Still, I was up for trying. I started applying the Lash Boost on March 13th before bed. It looks like a mascara tube that has a small, soft brush at the end. When you pull the brush out, you wipe off excess serum on the edge of the tube (so it goes back into the tube, don’t waste it!) and then brush it along your upper lash line. You should always apply it to a clean face – no lotions or makeup on. I always did it after washing my face at night. You let the Lash Boost dry/soak in for about 90 seconds before applying any other lotion or product around your eyes. I noticed some mild redness on my eyelids after a few days but I had no itching, soreness, or other discomfort. I made sure I wiped off a little more of the excess product before applying (you really only need the tiniest bit) and the redness went away. Other than that at the very beginning of my use of the product, I haven’t had any side effects.
So even though I wasn’t so sure it would work for me, I dutifully applied it every night before bed and waited and hoped. Emily had told me that a lot of people notice a pop of growth around eight weeks of use and that eyelash growth usually peaks around twelve weeks of use so I had those dates in mind. She emailed me on April 3rd, when I was approaching four weeks of use and asked if I was seeing anything yet and I felt kind of disappointed because I really hadn’t noticed anything. And I thought, “Oh well, I guess maybe it won’t really work for me.” Emily said not to be discouraged but I still kind of was.
Fast forward a few more weeks. I was staying at my parents’ house for my girls’ spring break and I was putting mascara on one morning and thought, “Huh. Are they?? They might be…” And within about a week of that, right around the eight week mark, I could tell beyond a shadow of a doubt that my eyelashes were definitely longer. And now, here I am at twelve weeks of use and while I don’t have a ruler measurement to share with you, I would estimate my eyelashes are about twice as long as they were before. They’re still blond at the tips but they appear darker probably because there’s more of them. It’s hard for me to tell if they’re actually thicker but they look thicker. That could be an illusion because there is now more dark lash compared to the blond tips.
Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words (and I may have just written more than a thousand words…) so here are before and after pictures. Realllll up close and personal, just like I promised.
I took all of these photos in front of the same window, with my iPhone, and I used the exact same makeup both times so there wouldn’t be any difference in the look caused by makeup.
I’m sure for some (a lot?) of you, my new eyelashes are like your starter eyelashes. But for me, my new eyelashes are amazing. For the first time ever, I am totally and completely trilled with the eyelashes growing out of my very own eyelids. I love them excessively and unnaturally. My parents were visiting us a couple weeks ago and I was talking to my mom and she was staring at my face and she said, “Oh, did you get those fake eyelashes again?” Meaning eyelash extensions. So that’s pretty good testament to the difference.
So my Rodan and Fields Lash Boost review is, it works. 100%. If you would like longer eyelashes, you should buy this. The cost savings compared to eyelash extensions is tremendous – based on eyelash extension prices around me, it’s over a $1000 less a year to use Lash Boost than to get extensions, and there’s no travel to have it done, no high-maintenance extensions to baby. Having done both, I prefer the Lash Boost in every way.
Now let’s get to even more goodness, besides the fact that Lash Boost really does work. One tube of Lash Boost costs $150, which may seem steep, but remember, it works, and the one tube is estimated to last 3-4 months. I’ve been using mine for three months so far and it’s showing no signs of drying up. Emily, the woman who first contacted me about trying it and writing a Rodan and Fields Lash Boost review, is offering a $20 credit to anyone who orders Lash Boost and signs up to become a Preferred Customer (the Preferred Customer program usually costs $19.95 to sign up, so she’s waiving the fee). As a Preferred Customer, you get 10% off all orders, which means the Lash Boost would actually cost $135. Emily sent me the tube of Lash Boost I’ve been using at no charge but I will continue to buy it from her going forward.
In addition to the $20 credit, Emily is also running an awesome giveaway for anyone who signs up to become a Preferred Customer between now and June 30, 2017. The winner will receive a full-size tube of Rodan and Fields SPF 30 Body Sunscreen and this Kate Spade wallet. Not going to lie…I’m wishing I could enter this giveaway, how gorgeous is that wallet?!
The Preferred Customer program gives you 10% off but it is a subscription service, meaning items you order will be automatically delivered to you on a schedule. You can delay your automatic shipment 30 days or 60 days if you find the products last you awhile, so you don’t start building up a mass backlog of items! And you can cancel at any time with no strings attached, so if you decide you don’t like a product you’ve tried, you can cancel your Preferred Customer enrollment. It’s an exceptionally flexible program and Emily is willing to work with you to fit your needs. Since she’s waiving the sign-up fee, you have nothing to lose by trying the Preferred Customer program (and $15 to save on Lash Boost plus free shipping!).
Like I said before, I will continue to use this and will pay for it out of pocket going forward. My plan is to sign up for the Preferred Customer program and have my Lash Boost delivered every 120 days (every four months). I honestly don’t think I’ve ever used a beauty product that lived up to its promises as well as the Lash Boost has and I am thrilled to be able to write this review and share with you that it really works.