My eyelashes have always been a sore spot for me. While they’re nothing on Elizabeth Taylor’s famous duo, with a few coats of mascara, I can spruce up my lashes with the best of them all. Then the source of my insecurities really had nothing to do with their length – it was all about their color.
I was born with chimeric eyelashes and eyebrows, meaning the left side of my face is yellow and the right part is brown. It was never entirely clear whether this asymmetry was the result of some strange genetic mutation or was it merely a symptom of my vitiligo, but as long as I can remember, I basically look like a collage of two different people. And the worst part was that the blond hair was so blonde that even my lashes couldn’t be seen from more than a foot or two away.
The only thing that finally gave me some consolation was mascara, which I started using in my teenage years and vowed never to stop. However, when the pandemic hit a few years ago, I discovered the joy of going once in a while (or a week) without makeup. In fact, I love it so much that even when the world starts to reopen and I find myself interacting with someone other than my dog, I’m in no hurry to go back to seven-day mascara. a week.
At the same time, I didn’t want my golden lashes to completely disappear without the help of a thick coat of black paint, so I started thinking of alternatives and a beauty enthusiast. introduced an eyelash serum.
While I’m no stranger to this category – my work as a beauty editor ensures I’m always on the lookout for the best and latest in eyelash extensions – I’ve never actually done it. I thought they might support my action of losing small lashes. I think it’s worth trying and officially starting the search for the best serum. There is one option that has lasted longer than any other and has consistently achieved great results, but it requires a prescription, which I decided would be too much of a hassle for me to use long-term. Then, as if the lash gods had smiled at me, I was invited to try a brand new, recently released lash serum that was claimed to deliver the same results as the one advertised. Prescription but available over-the-counter: Obagi Nu-Cil Eyelash Enhancement Serum ($120).
I’ve heard through the beauty net that this new serum is indeed something to behold, but as always, I’m still skeptical. I’ve looked through every inch of clinical trials and have to admit I’m impressed. However, I know the real test of Nu-Cil’s abilities will only come from trying it on my own eyelashes. And after a month of applying it nightly, I understood the hype.
Nu-Cil is designed to stimulate the growth phase of the eyelash cycle and improve the overall look of lashes—but its dramatic results are thanks to Obagi’s exclusive NouriPlex technology, which targets five aging signs of eyelashes (quantity, density, pigmentation, length). and condition). The formula contains a blend of four ingredients: biotin, known to support keratin production, to help thicken and lengthen lashes; dehydrolatanaprost, which targets the anagen phase of the eyelash cycle; sodium hyaluronate to nourish and moisturize lashes and increase thickness; and panthenol to increase shine and soften lashes. Obagi says it’s this combination of ingredients that allows the serum to not only lengthen lashes, but increase their fullness and density while also improving their pigmentation — a mission I’m looking to accomplish with own lashes.
I’ve now been using the Nu-Cil Eyebrow Boosting Serum (and its counterpart, the Nu-Cil Eyebrow Boosting Serum, for my beloved golden brows) for about two years, and it gives me a lot of results. bold, long, dense and most beautiful eyelashes. important, easy to see lashes that I’ve always dreamed of. And what’s more, the serum has given me the confidence I’ve long needed to ditch my mascara every now and then (without even brushing on my lashes).
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