Since sharing my experiences with these lash serums, I’ve had quite a few emails and queries about both these new eyelash serums that have just been launched in the Malaysian markets. I’ve also got quite a few requests asking me to compare them.
Actually, if you put my Talika Lipocils Expert review and the L’Oreal Renewal Lash Serum review side by side, you might realize that I just did compare them 🙂 One was tested on my right eye and one on my left. My thoughts in both reviews mirror each other.
If you ask me to pit them head to head, I’d say its like comparing an LV bag with a say, Bonia bag. They are both bags, they both hold your necessities and depending on your tastes, both look good enough. But one costs more than the other and its a matter of which you and your wallet prefer 🙂
In terms of the lash serums, I actually find that one works better than the other for me but results will vary from person to person.
I will say a little about each in terms of texture and efficacy below.
Texture of eyelash gel
I personally prefer the texture of Talika Lipocils Expert. It is light and watery and dries quickly. Applying mascara over it was also no problem. I find the L’Oreal Renewal Lash Serum a little heavy and silicone in texture and mascara did not do well for me over it. When dried, my lashes with Talika feel soft, but lashes with L’Oreal feel more stiff.
Effectiveness of growth serum
My existing lashes seemed to grow more with L’Oreal Renewal Lash Serum but the Talika Lipocils Expert seemed to encourage and speed up the growth of new lashes including on the lower lashline. New lash growth was stagnant with the L’Oreal serum. Which you prefer depends on your concerns and what you want for your lashes.
Condition of lashes
Both lash serums kept my lashes well conditioned and I believe makes them stronger. On some days, I could do without curling my lashes first before applying mascara. My lashes also appear stronger and less prone to dropping off when I clean my mascara off at night.
Ultimately, which lash serum you go for depends on your budget and what you want out of it. For me, I found that Talika Lipocils Expert was better for helping new lashes grow and I preferred the texture and how my lashes felt with it on. Remember that every product works differently for everyone so you might have to test it for yourself before you decide if its good or not. What I have is a rough guide of my experience – yours might be different.
Did I manage to confuse you? Good 😛
Do you have your experience to share on either lash serum mentioned? I know there are other lash serums out there but queries I’ve received have been limited to just either Talika or L’Oreal so lets keep it to these so they don’t get even more confused ok? 🙂
Talika Lipocils Expert retails for RM185 and the L’Oreal Renewal Lash Serum retails for RM49.90. Please read the complete individual reviews with pictures and availability for Talika Lipocils Expert and L’Oreal Renewal Lash Serum by following the links.
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I’ve tried the Talika one before, and i LOVED it! I was in a brow plucking frenzy craze and i almost always overpluck my eyebrows. This makes them grow out faster and thicker! This also works beautifully to lengthen and thicken those mini lashes on my lower lashline! 😀
Might give the loreal one a whirl sometime! 😀
Ooh great idea about using it for the brows 😛 I’m loving it for helping the little lashes grow too. Woe betide us without lovely lush lower lashes
As much as I wanna try both, I think I’ll wait until me A Levels have finished. ^.^ With my allergies, I’m afraid that my lashes would fall out after using them. T.T
(Actually, I’m just biding my time for more moolah, hahah)
Haha yep! I didn’t experience lash fall out but some people I know did so its wise to wait
I’m very tempted to try L’Oreal since it costs close to 1/4 of Talika. 😛 Saw it yesterday selling in Guardian 1Utama for an intro offer price of about RM45 – very nearly got it but had to rush off and no time to queue up and pay, so I abandoned it. Might go back this week and get it if its still on offer. Hehe. 😀
Ooh on offer! Hope you manage to snag it at offer price!
I’ve only tried the L’Oreal one and is currently using it still for more than a month now, it’s not dramatic change but I definitely see longer lashes and a bit of lash growth!!! I am loving it and worn with a good mascara, I have lashes !!!! and I want to report to you PB, I do have LASHES TODAY!!!! 😀
YAY! So happy that it worked to help you grow lashes! I did find that the L’oreal serum does help existing lashes grow longer. Do you feel that its stiff though?
I’ve been using the Lipocils Expert for about a month now since it was first launched and I’m getting fantastic results! I’m so surprised that it was actually my boyfriend who commented my eyelashes looked longer!!!! I mean usually guys will not notice anything new on you right? And I’m thrilled that a usually nonchalant GUY would notice it and give such compliments! I also notice my mascara goes on beautifully with my longer lashes now. Will definitely continue using this product and recommend it to friends.
That’s great to hear! Thanks for sharing
jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) says
very very very interesting post! i am scared of serum at the moment but at the same time, i am tempted to try more. and for lashes, i am not sure if there is any hope for me other than false lashes. lol
Haha these can’t give the look of false lashes but at least I now look like I have “some” lashes 😉
Jolin Park says
I have been using the talika lipocils expert for over 2 weeks and I’m seeing dramatic results. I’ve noticed longer and fuller lashes. I don’t have to wear false lashes anymore and applying mascara on longer lashes is so much easier. I’m looking forward to try loreal’s lash serum next.
Mike R says
I’ve been using the loreal renewal serum for monthes now and I haven’t noticed any changes in the condition or length of my lashes. Is the serum formula only affective on female lashes? I was doing some research about the talika lipocils expert gel and I’ve read a lot of good reviews by women who has tried that product. I’m going to get it at sephora next and try it.
ladies i assure you the talika lipocils expert works waaaaaayyyyy better than the loreal. i have tried pretty much all of the lash enhancing products out there from lattisse to loreal and i have found the new talika expert is uh-mazing!!! Plus there is no irritation or itching that is accompanied with the other lash products out there. $55.00 is a great price point for the results! I have been using the expert now for about 6 weeks and it just keeps getting better. I have also put this on my eyebrows and wow, much darker and thicker. My eyelashes I am extremely happy with. I recently had been using Rapilash which i thought could not be beat cost about the same as Talika lipocils expert and with it there was only mild itching and irritation. The only thing i didnt like was it seemed like it didnt help to strengthen my lashes like the expert. Bottom line my lashes and eyebrows are darker(and i already have dark lashes/brows), fuller, longer, and am seeing new lashes coming in!!! Couldnt Be happier!!!! Will use this product eternally!!!:)
I used Talika Liposils expert on my lashes for a month, on an on-off basis as I have minor irritation on lower lashes . I noticed the lower lashes are slightly longer than before. For upper lashes I am not sure as I can’t compare much and slightly difficult to view on my own. Will try on my eye brows in the future.
Maybe I can use Talika Lipocils in the morning and the L’oreal Lash Serum at night? Do you think that’d work?
How and where can i purchase this talika thingie?
Paris B says
The locations can be found here. I can’t remember where all the Talika counters are so the link will help.