You know, there are times when I could just KICK myself. This is one of them.
I forgot to take a picture of my lashes before use. Sigh… So what I do have to show you is a picture of my lashes after about 1 month of using LashMantra.
I’ve got the usual stick straight, short sparse lashes quite common among those of Chinese stock. Previously, I’d tried using the Mavala Double Lash serum which worked to lengthen and thicken my lashes somewhat, but when I stopped, they too stopped and went back to their puny skinny selves faster than you can say “Get on a diet!” I was disillusioned to say the least.
So when Leon of Lash Mantra offered to let me try her lash growth serum, I was a little sceptical. But try it I did, and yes, it works to lengthen and thicken my puny lashes, but not only that, the effect lasts even after I stop using it! This is the clincher for me!
According to the website, “LashMantra is a 100% Natural Eyelash Growth Serum which is made with Eighteen 100% Pure Cold Pressed Oils and Vitamin E Oil (Antioxidants and Natural Preservative). LashMantra is free from Artificial Fragrance, Artificial Colorant, Parabens, Synthetic Preservatives and Chemicals, just perfect for your delicate eyes.”
What this translates to for us is that its a natural lash growth serum. It comes in a serviceable looking bottle with dropper, a wand-brush all in a jute drawstring bag.
There are 2 ways of using this:-
Apply LashMantra with your fingers – I drop 2 drops using the dropper into my left palm and lightly spread the serum between my index finger and thumb of my right hand and then apply on my eye lashes. You only need very little as its very liquid. If you’re impatient you could get some of the oil into your eyes. It won’t sting or burn but it will make your vision blurry which can be scary. Fortunately, its all natural oils and things were ok in a while.
Apply LashMantra with the wand-brush – A tube that looks like mascara is included but instead of a mascara wand, its a brush. Drop the serum into your palm then dip the brush into the serum and brush onto your lashes and the base. I tried this but prefer using my fingers because I get better control. Using the brush, I ended up with oily eyes most times.
Results are expected after 2-4 weeks use. I can report slightly longer thicker looking lashes after about 1 month. Its imperceptible but I am used to paying attention to my lashes as I use mascara most days of the week. And what happened is that my lashes seemed to need less mascara and look longer after just one coat. Also, some new baby lashes seem to be growing in the sparse bits especially on the lower lash line where I had pretty much no lashes before.
After about 1 month of use, I stopped using the LashMantra on purpose. I wanted to see what would happen to my lashes. Well, nothing happened. They stayed the same length and thickness and did not go all anorexic on me. Yay!
So now that I’ve gone past the 1 month use, I’m using LashMantra sparingly since I reckon I’m just maintaining lash length and volume and growth. Since I use a curler and mascara most days, I’m using this as a lash conditioner too. I saw that it can also be used for eyebrows so I might let my sister try it – She had the no-brow look before Givenchy even thought about it! 😛 I wonder if it works for those with hair problems… hmm… 😀
A 15ml bottle costs US$48 (inclusive of shipping) and Leon ships internationally. After 1 month, I’ve hardly seen any dip in the bottle so my guess is this serum can last you a long long time. LashMantra says it should last up to 6 months. I say with usage every other day, it can take you up to a year, no problems.
I reckon that US$48 is affordable if you are living in the USA or anywhere with a strong exchange rate to the USD. For us here in Malaysia, it can be considered a little pricey. However, when you consider that Mavala Double Lash costs about RM35 and the effects don’t last if you stop using it, then LashMantra might just be more worth it in the long run. Lash Mantra is available at www.lashmantra.com (not affiliated. Please purchase at your own discretion)
Pros: Longer, Stronger thicker lashes with regular use, Lashes stay long and thick even after stopping, Natural oils do not irritate eyes
Cons: Pricey by Malaysian standards, Vision can get blurry if you get oils in eyes
What are your eyelash concerns?
Despite all my efforts to grow them, my lashes will be nothing but stick straight and point right down. No natural curl here hence the use of the trusty lash curler before mascara.The bonus is that now after Lash Mantra I have slightly thicker and longer looking lashes, so any curl is emphasized and they seem to hold mascara better.
What are your eye lash concerns if any?
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I have a decent amount of of lashes, thanks to the lucky genes. Though ‘fraid my brows would probably match that of your sister’s!
I shall wait to see if it’d work on your sis. 😛
I’ve passed the serum over and will update later!
i’m been eyeing for this product for longest time but it’s really pricey to me. I’m using Mavala too and i have to agreed with you on once stop using it the lashes will return to its normal length. I don’t see much thickening lashes effects but I would prefer to use it as a pre mascara step to prevent direct contact between lashes n mascara.
I gave up on Mavala – it was a real rip off for me 😛
I’ve been using a China made Korean licensed lashes growth liquid which is very effective too. The ingredients are natural, it’s licensed by a Korean company.
Apply as an eyeliner along where your lashes start growing for few times a day, and you’ll see new lashes growing out within a week! Can be used on eyebrows too..
One bad thing about it is you must be very careful when applying it because wherever it goes, the hair will grow out.. My experience was I have a lot of “soft baby lashes” on my under lashes..= =”
Anyway, if you stop using for a while (like a months or so on), the lashes will “get old” and drop out, so you dun need to worry about the scary “extra hair” will exist forever…
The price is cheap, only RM35. (I still have a few stock left if anyone interested.)
I’m interested — what brand is it? I have a bald patch around my lower lash line and I really want to cure it. I’m in Singapore BTW. My lashes are long but sparse.
The brand is “raisis”.
I hope Paris don’t mind I post a link here: http://purple-wardrobe.blogspot.com/2008/07/raisis-eyelash-eyebrow-growth-liquid.html
That’s a page from my blog-shop. You can find my email on that site.
Paris, If you mind, you can delete this reply.^^
I have not tried it but would be happy to buy a few, would love to hear from u only problem is I am in Australia. Regards
Lash Mantra ships internationally. Please visit http://www.lashmantra.com to make your purchase. I don’t sell anything 🙂
Sherren Tan says
I m interest, not sure u still using and left few stock with you. Can let me know what brand is it, where to buy in Malaysia.. I m Malaysian too..
Eyelash concern #1 :
I don’t like how some makeup removers remove your eyelashes as well even with minimal or no rubbing. I feel bad when I see them come out. I also feel bad when I see my fallen strands of long hair all over the bathroom counter ^^;;
Ooh I know what you mean. I use the L’oreal makeup remover and only swipe it very gently on my lashes – so far soo good!
Shanghainese Dumpling says
Thanks for reviewing this, out of everything in my beauty obsession Eye Lash Lengthening is one of my biggest, I have those short, normal length, grows straight type of Asian eye lashes too, but I’ve been using Lilash, it really worked for me my eye lashes are long and curly after 4 weeks of using but for it to cost over $300 Australian I felt it was too much to pay and I’ve stopped using Lilash for 2 months now just want to see what would happen, my eyelashes gone back the really long ones fall off 🙁 i feel soo sad.
Thanks show us this one I’ll look into it, I’ve done a Lilash review on my blog too over the course of 4 weeks if you’re interested as well 🙂 it’s under Most Popular – Lilash experience.
Hi Shanghainese Dumpling
You’re welcome. I liked how this one did not cause my lashes to get all skinny again. Tells me its not just coating my lashes but actually encouraging growth.
i too have sad, stick straight lash 🙁 and short, and also sparse.
i have heard that castor oil works as good, i have it but i just can’t seem to remember to use it faithfully. and i think it is also one of the reasons why those products never work magic on me
Yep regular use is key. I’d also heard of olive oil but I prefer not to let regular oils near my eyes 🙂 Give castor oil a shot – with regular use it may work!
I think I need to look into this! I seriously need some growth for my lashes! lol thanks for the review!
I saw this funny looking lengthening mascara selling at Robinson last Friday, as the SA applied on her lashes it grew longer and longer like a magic wand! It is in powdery form stick to the original lashes and it is soft to the touch. Selling for RM79, I dare not buy as I have heard some not so good comment on Fibre Wig. I tried to google it by the name “Mircoz” (if my memory does not fail me), but unable to get any result. Suppose to be a US product. Maybe you can dropby Robinson to chck it out, their booth were near to Laura Mercier.
Thanks for the tip! What I actually liked about Lash Mantra is that it does not contain fibres that stick to the lashes to give an illusion of length. Instead it actually encourages hair growth. I guess that’s why some other lash lengtheners fail – they just add fibres.
Jenn Wan says
Thanks for the review. My problem is not only short and barely there lashes, but extremely sparse eyebrows, too! I used Kji & Co and it worked for me – I used it both on my lashes and brows, lol.. Have you tried it?
But perhaps I’ll give Lash Mantra a try, too!
I saw Kji & Co in a mag but I was not so keen to try. I believe its quite pricey?
Jenn Wan says
I would really want to try this. But do u know if they ship outside US?
Yes they do!
Did anyone try Lilash? I read a great review (eyelashesgrowth.com)but I want to hear from you first
I have tried multiple lash products and this product did not make much of a difference to my lashes. I switched to Revitalash because a girlfriend of mine had been using it and I could totally notice a major difference. It has been only a few weeks and I already notice more lashes… I’m so excited to see what I look like in a couple months!!
Hi, I have been using Raisis eyelash growth here in Australia, I got it from ebay, used it twice a day, now just once a day after a month…amazing stuff, my lashes are long..thick, and look great, never had such good lashes before.
They have grown at least 25% longer. Will continue to use..VERY HAPPY.
Bottom lashes have gown in a lot too..lots more of them now. XXXX Sandra.Australia.
How does it work at the bottom if they say only put the product at the top?
Im getting it soon in the mail. exicted 🙂
hey i just ordered eyelash growth liquid by raisis from china, 9.95$ i waas wondering if anybody knew anything about it and if the price difference between that and lashmantra is worth it?