L’Oreal Renewal Lash Serum – A drugstore lash serum

by Paris B on · 23 comments

in Eyes,Product Reviews

We’re on a lash serum roll LOL… Last week you saw my right eye and its new longer lashes. Today, you’ll see my left eye instead.

L’Oreal has taken the lash serum drugstore with the new L’Oreal Renewal Lash Serum for, you guessed it, longer lashes. The applicator bears mention because its a little different from the other lash serums in the market. Here’s what I mean.

Its a soft curved plastic piece with a pointed tip. You first use the tip to apply the serum close to your lashes at the root. Then, you flip the applicator so the inner curve faces your eye and then, apply the serum to your lashes, pretty much the same way you’d apply mascara.

L'Oreal Renewal Lash Serum applicator

It take a bit of getting used to because I was never very sure if I was over or under doing it. The L’Oreal serum is quite thick you see with a slight silicone texture to it. So, if you apply too much, you’d get this rubbery layer on your lashes.

I started out using this day and night. Halfway through the first week, I switched to just using it in the night. The reason was because although I’d let the serum dry on my lashes, my mascara did not sit well over it and my lashes felt heavy. Used at night, there were no problems.

I experienced no eye irritation nor any untoward incidents when using the Renewal Lash Serum. I also applied it on my lower lashes, because I do want some lower lashes to grow too. Here’s the deal. This is a Lash Renewal Serum. It will not help you grow new hairs – if it did, they’d have marketed it for people going bald, not just for lashes 😛

What it does is to condition your lashes, to make them stronger and perhaps even help boost lash growth a little. So I know what you’re thinking. Enough of the talk! Let’s see some pictures! Again, beware large scary eye closeup pictures.

Here is my left eye before Lash Renewal Serum on the left, and on the right, after 1 month of daily use.

You can see in the top picture that my lashes are a teeny bit longer and a little more lush. From the side, there doesn’t seem to be much difference. From taking these pictures I realized that my lashes aren’t as short as I always thought them to be 😀

I will not claim to have super long fan like lashes because I don’t and I probably never will. But its nice to be able to wear just volumizing mascara instead of lengthening mascara now.

The lower lash line however is a different story. Whatever few sparse lashes I had refused to succumb to the lash renewal serum and grow. Also I spotted no new lashes :( The other thing I noticed when I first started using was that I had quite a few lashes fall out. But this stopped after the first week so I’m not sure if its attributable to this serum or not.

After applying the Renewal Lash Serum, my lashes do feel a little thick and it feels a bit tacky as it dries. Nothing much to complain about though. The 7.5ml tube costs RM49.90 and will be available at all L’Oreal counters from April 2010 if you’d want to get into the action.

Pros: Helps lashes grow longer and more lush, Affordable for the masses

Cons: Silicone texture messes with my mascara, Did not help lower lashes grow, I prefer a brush applicator

So, are you about to try this one? Or have you already tried it (its been launched overseas for a few months now) and have a story, good or bad, to share with us?

Paris B

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Hanny
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April 5, 2010 at 9:25 am

Hmmm…. I have rather short lashes… maybe I will give this baby a whirl!! ^.^

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ParisB April 5, 2010 at 9:46 am

Just don’t expect a miracle!

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Dora April 5, 2010 at 9:28 am

hehe.. I was about to asked u about this product as I just saw it at Watson’s last night… it does looks like it’s working? I’ll probably get one next time. BTW, what’s the difference between Maybeline’s Sheer Coverage and Full Coverage powder?

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ParisB April 5, 2010 at 9:47 am

It works to a small degree for me. I think my lashes are maxed out or something – this is about as long as it gets. As for the powders, the difference is in their coverage – one is sheer where you can use as a pressed powder for touch ups and one is fuller coverage that you can use as foundation.

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Jyoan April 5, 2010 at 9:29 am

wow, every product always seem to work so well on you. Very convincing.

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ParisB April 5, 2010 at 9:48 am

Haha just lucky? Actually this one didn’t work quite as well as the other which I found more convincing. This didn’t help my bald spot grow lashes 😛

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Lulonn April 5, 2010 at 9:46 am

Hi Paris,

This is my first time commenting though i read your blog everyday. Hehe.

If you love a longer and thicker lashes, why don’t you try DIY. Me, i use Buah Keras/ Candlenut oil to put on my lashes, and they are long and thick after use.

Buah keras is pretty cheap as well, i think it’s widely available in grocery stores and is usually ready pack and sold for RM1. What you do is you take a lighter and burn the Buah Keras. After a short while you can see some oil coming out of it. Take the oil and spread them on your lashes. But take care, the oil is pretty hot. Be very careful. Anyway, I’ve been using this treatmant for quite some time and I love the result, it’s also one of Malay Petua for Homemade Beauty. Heheh.

Good luck.

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ParisB April 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

Hi Lulonn, thanks for the tips! Some day I’ll give it a shot. I usually just use Buah Keras in my sambal LOL…

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rinnah
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April 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

Hmm… I want to try this out! Because I don’t want to use mascara (lazy to remove it at night) so if I can get fuller, thicker lashes the natural way I guess that would make me a pretty happy kitty!

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ParisB April 5, 2010 at 11:27 am

I must say this one helped me quite marginally as the pictures show. Nothing quite dramatic but then as with everything, your mileage may vary! If you do try it, do let us know how it worked for you

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Jenn
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April 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

I saw this in Bangkok! 😀 Didn’t know that it’s here already! But it looks good! Me wants to trys!! 😀

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ParisB April 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

Bangkok always gets the good stuff before we do! 😉 Can’t wait to see what you hauled back 😉

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nikki April 5, 2010 at 11:29 am

I am still using this, you’re right, not vavavoom lashes but I’ve seen growth too I just can’t reach out to my lower lashes but I wanted my lower lashes to grow, I should give it another try 😀

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ParisB April 5, 2010 at 11:31 am

After a month, still no sign of lower lashes so I’ve given up and am now using Talika to see if it’ll help the lower lashes grow 😉

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Jin April 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

i tried it since 2 weeks past and i only apply once a day. it seems work on me. originally my lashes arent short and it’s curl. my lashes look even more thicker and blackie now. this serum works well on my lower lash too. the lower lashes are longer. great review. =D

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ParisB April 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Hey awesome to know it works for you! My lower lashes are quite resilient to growth though. Lucky you!

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Connie
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April 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm

you know how I feel…

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ParisB April 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

Haha! I want you to tell us! 😛

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June Loo April 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I tried etude house lash serum, the cheaper version. It is good and effective too and nice smelling. I find that loreal lash serum has a rubbery smell!

etude house has another more expensive version too…day and night lash serum.

i bought mine during the big sales and it was 50% off! the cheaper one…

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ParisB April 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

Glad to know that worked for you!

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beetrice April 9, 2010 at 11:39 am

trying this out as well at the moment…so far mine are doing okay – although I haven’t quite compared it to the day one pics yet! 😀

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yuri August 11, 2010 at 1:33 am

hi, i’ve been looking for this product all over the place.
but none of the stores i look at have this…
where did u get urs?
i live in the US.

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Shina February 16, 2011 at 1:09 am

I’ve been using the lash renewal thing for 3 months already, and indeed, they did grow close to my desired length, days later, a few of my inner lashes fell out and I look kinda like an idiot now with half lashes and I’m thinking it’s cause they’re really fragile cause im rough when removing my eye make up(I wear lotsa lengthening,volumizing mascara) so I’m guessing they are like babies? So yeah, don’t be too rough on them else you’ll look like a half lash like me!

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