I've been using Rimmel's Lash Accelerator for just over two weeks now, and I have to say, I'm rather impressed. My lashes don't quite look like the ones above, but I've noticed increased length, softness and retention, which is exactly what the product promises. Normally, I'd see a lash on my cheek every few days, or one would fall out when I rubbed my eyes, but I realised this morning that I haven't seen one for at least a week. Coincidence? I don't think so
Lash 'growth' products work by conditioning and nourishing lashes to promote natural growth, thus allowing the lash follicle to retain the hair for longer, rather than containing some miracle ingredient that causes hair to grow faster and longer (if that had been invested, you can bet I'd be brushing it onto my hair every morning!) I've read that lots of people use flaxseed and other oils as a conditioner that provides similar results, but for me, the convenience of having similarly nourishing ingredients incorporated into a core part of my beauty routine is something I'm very happy to invest in. I love a product that multi-tasks, and Lash Accelerator definitely falls into that category.
But this isn't just about lash growth: it's about how good a mascara it is. If it was on performance alone, I'd still prefer Maybelline's The Falsies, but as this has the added bonus of moisturising the lashes, I will definitely be repurchasing. It was a little wet when I first started using it, but has improved as it's dried in the same way that so many mascaras do. The wand looks a little thin and flimsy, but it provides great coverage, coating even the tiniest lashes. Lashes are glossy and well defined, with no clumping at all. It is incredibly lengthening (that's before your lashes have grown!), and so it works much better when you've curled your lashes beforehand.
I'll post some more photos after a month's use, but all in all, this gets a big thumbs up from me. Have you taken the plunge with a lash growth product?