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Spend Or Skip: Rodan + Fields Lash Boost (12 weeks)

Spend Or Skip: Rodan + Fields Lash Boost (12 weeks)

I just passed the twelve-week mark, and have seriously l-o-n-g lashes, corner to corner. As I noted at the eight-week mark, I was hoping another month of Lash Boost use would bring improved density.

My lashes are a bit thicker than they were last month—but I’m still hoping for even more fullness. Because some of my lashes are uber-long, any sparsity at the roots leaves the longest lashes looking spider-leg like when I apply mascara. Thus, I’ve found myself pinching mascara off the tips of some of these long outliers to minimize this effect.

Another thing I’m going to try for the next four weeks is applying Lash Boost to just the outer third of my lashline, rather than across my entire top lid. I don’t love having long-long lashes in my inner corners; on my eye shape (big, round—someone once compared me to Tweetie Bird), it’s too much. I prefer shorter, thick lashes in the inner corners, then a gradual increase in length as you move to the outer corners. The goal: doe-like.

I have also noticed some increased dryness in my eyes. Any other testers found this as well? Lash Boost contains a synthetic prostaglandin which could, conceivably, cause the same side effects as a natural prostaglandin—namely, dryness. It’s worth noting we are also suffering through a brutal allergy season in Ann Arbor, so that may be causing dryness as well. Time will tell (my allergies usually disappear in June), but I’m on Claritin and just started using Zatador to see if that helps.

Would love to hear how fellow Lash Boost users are faring. Please email me at genevieve@mediumblonde.com or leave a comment below. To read my Rodan + Fields Lash Boost progression from the beginning, start here. And please look out for my 16-week post next month!

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