Tuesday, July 26, 2011

JennySue Makeup Product Review :: Cilea Eyelash Growth Stimulator

Long, lush, sultry, fat, look-at-me lashes are what most women strive for when they apply their mascara.  There is just something very feminine feeling about lengthy beautiful lashes!!  And there has been a slew of new mascaras and lash technology rolling out to the masses to try and give us all false-y looking lashes without the falsies.

Actual tube and wand applicator for Cilea Lash.  Love the shiny silver & pink tube!

So when I was sent a tube of the eyelash growth stimulator, Cilea, for consideration, I was thrilled.  Of course the first thing I thought was, "I hope this product ends up making my lashes look Kim Kardashian-like!" Which means I'd like for them to grow long enough to where they almost touch my eyebrows...insert lash inspiration Kim below.

This is a 2009 pic of Kim K, but the lashes still ring true in 2011.

No pressure there for this product huh??!  But as you all know from reading my blog, I'm pretty realistic when it comes to beauty products and I would put no such pressure on this product.

Ever since Latisse came out on the market (a prescription lash serum which makes lashes grow) I've been really intrigued with the idea of lash enhancement without the use of synthetic falsies and lash glue.

My BEFORE Cilea picture- on June 6th

Here was my chance to experience that lash enhancement :
1. without a prescription
2. with no hardcore side effects (I've heard horror stories about Latisse burning eyes, itching like crazy, etc)
3. and if I want to buy it for myself, it's only $69.95- which is 50% less than a Latisse prescription.

My AFTER Cilea pictures on July 6th- exactly 30 days later

My mascara applied (one coat) to my new natural lashes;-)

Here is what I experienced with this lash stimulator.

  • In a 30 day trial of using it every day (ok, maybe I skipped a couple days here and there, but was vigilant for the most part) I would give this stuff a 7 out of 10.  
  • I don't have any other lash growth serum to compare it to, but from what I experienced, YES, my lashes did become a bit darker, thicker, and the slightest bit longer.  
  • To be honest, I would have been a bit freaked out if they had started growing like mad, it just wouldn't seem right.  But I believe this stuff did boost the volume of my natural lashes more than anything.
  • I did feel slight itching every now and then around my eyes, but it wasn't unbearable and was fleeting.
  • It was easy to apply, just a swipe across the base of your lash line like you would apply a liquid liner, onto clean makeup free eyes.  I used it on the upper and lower lashes every night before hitting my pillow.
  • I feel it made more of an impact on my lower lashes than upper.
I am definitely going to keep up the use of this product.  Because like any other enhancement beauty product, the results will fade and go away if you don't continue using it!!

**FOR MY JENNYSUE MAKEUP FANS- You can get a 30% discount off the purchase of your very own tube of Cilea Lash.  Just visit www.cilealash.com and then at checkout, simply type in the word "JENNY" to receive your 30% discount. Offer expires on 8/1/2012 **

What are your thoughts on lash enhancing products- have you tried one or would you be willing to give one a try?? 

This product was sent to me for consideration by Cilea of PureSuasion, Inc. and I was not paid for this review.  All views are my own.


Anonymous said...

I started using Latisse about a year ago and I've been really pleased. The only side effect I've had is a bit of itching at the time of application. I have brown eyes so the side effect I'd worry about the most (darkening of the iris) isn't an issue. The results are fantastic. I even did those before and after pictures for the first 4 months and I couldn't believe the difference- it's dramatic. Latisse really isn't terribly expensive if you don't use their brushes (they're terrible) and only 1 drop a night. After the initial 16 weeks my derm recommended going to every other night for maintenance. I really do get comments all the time about my lashes. Good luck with the Cilea, but if you're not pleased with the results I would highly recommend Latisse:)

Larsen's said...

I use Latisse and have for over a year. I love it! No side affects...maybe a little itching once in awhile, but I can live with that! People have complimented me...me!?...on my lashes, which is crazy. I get "are those your real lashes?" all the time. I also figured out a better way to use it, and only use one drop a night (or other night). The bottle lasts about 2 1/2 months. It is nice to have pretty lashes...your's look great! :)

JennySue said...

Great feedback on the Latisse product. Sounds like you ladies have had great luck with it! If I come into a little extra cash-ola, maybe I'll give it a try!

katherine said...

I'm totally impressed with lattise. I'ts working. ! :)There were lots of eyelash growth products available nowadays. You should be wise in choosing brand names. :)

Ashley said...

With this eyelash growth products you'll never be sad because by this you can achieve longer lashes. Fortunately, an increasing number of lash growth products are launching in the market today.