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 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.
I’d been hearing a lot about Rodan and Fields Lash Boost and had seen some before and afters on Facebook that looked impressive. I decided to give it a try but if I’m 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 enhancement 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 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. I’d been told a lot of people notice a pop around eight weeks of use and that eyelash changes usually peak around twelve weeks so I had those dates in mind. Still, around four weeks of use I was inspecting my lashes in the mirror and felt kind of disappointed because I really hadn’t noticed anything at all. I thought there might be some change by then. I thought, “Oh well, I guess maybe it won’t really work for me,” but kept using it anyway with those eight-twelve week dates in mind.
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 almost 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 thrilled 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 a 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.
I decided to sign up for Rodan and Fields Preferred Customer (PC) program, which saves me 10% on every tube of Lash Boost, bringing the cost down from $150 to $135. This might seem a little steep, but the first tube lasted me more than four months. You can customize how long between deliveries so I set my Lash Boost delivery to arrive every four months. It costs $19.95 to sign up for the PC program but this is a one-time fee and it saves you 10% and offers free shipping on everything you order through Rodan + Fields forever. Just to break it down for you…if you do not sign up for the PC program you can still order Lash Boost, but it will cost $168.95 total ($150 + $6 tax + $12.95 shipping, possibly more as that is the lowest possible shipping cost). If you sign up to be a PC it will cost you $160.95 ($135 + $6 tax + $19.95 PC program signup fee). And after that first order the last boost will cost $141 every time ($135 = $6 tax). So honestly, it’s totally win-win to sign up for the PC program if you want to give Lash Boost a try. You can cancel your enrollment any time with no penalty.
I really love my R+F rep, she is so sweet and not at all pushy or salesy. She’s offered to send a free mini-facial to anyone who signs up as a PC with her through me. The mini-facial includes samples of a daily cleansing mask, night serum, and lip serum. I tried them all and my skin felt like butter after using the cleansing mask and night serum. I’m pretty dedicated to my current skincare routine but am thinking of reassessing when my products run out because there was a noticeable difference in the feel of my skin after just one use of those products. E-MAIL ME HERE and I’ll happily connect you with her so you can start growing longer lashes, and try out the other products I mentioned! (p.s. If the link is giving you trouble my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.