This post was sponsored by RapidLash and RapidBrow as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I have big brows and I cannot lie.
It was a fact I tried to deny.
Ya when I look back at my itty bitty brows
And too much makeup on my face
I just wince.
If ever there was a time I welcomed a beauty trend with open arms, it was when fashion magazines started announcing that full, thick eyebrows were in. Having spent two decades and tons of money trying to tame the furry friends above my eyes, I was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief and concentrate solely on preventing Thing 1 and Thing 2 from joining hands across my forehead to form a unibrow.
Just for fun, let’s look at the glorious natural brows I was blessed with:
Little Lindsay could give eyebrow trend-setting Lily Collins a run for her money! It was in Grade 7 that my mom first let me use tweezers, and what followed was twenty years of misguided and maladroit tweezing, waxing and depilating. Here, I made you a collage!
I remember getting my eyebrows shaped professionally for the first time in my early twenties and being scolded for my overplucking. I received strict instructions to let certain patches grow back. Some patches never really did!
I know that I can fill in my eyebrows with a pencil, and I know that they make some pretty fancy mascaras these days that will visibly plump and lengthen my lashes … but I hate wearing makeup. I have neither the time nor the desire to spend extra time in front of the mirror in the morning.
That’s why I was very curious to try RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum and RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum. I have pretty thick eyebrows already, now that I’ve finally let them grow in, but they are patchy in sections from years of overplucking. I certainly don’t worry that my eyelashes are too sparse, but I was willing to try something that might enhance my look with zero effort on my part.
RapidBrow serum is applied morning and night with what looks like a mascara wand. RapidLash is applied with a tiny brush to the base of your eyelashes at night only. Both serums are clear. The most challenging part of using these products for nine weeks was remembering to do so! (And I am proud to announce that while I have been forgetting to do my pelvic floor physiotherapy exercises, I have been very consistent with my daily applications of RapidBrow and RapidLash!)
Since I don’t want to edit my photos in any way, please excuse the pimples and scabs on my face … and since I’m apologizing, sorry to the ex-boyfriends whom I cropped out of my eyebrow retrospective collage.
Near the end of my nine-week trial period, I actually had a couple of women compliment me on my eyebrows. This has never happened before! When I was a teenager, my Popo would gesticulate in my direction and I’d hear my name dropped into a slew of critical-sounding Chinese addressed to my mother. This would be my grandmother admonishing my mother for letting me mess up my eyebrows. (My mom took a lot of flak from her mom for stuff I did … it’s the Chinese way.) I’m sure my grandma also had some thoughts about my coloured-mascara phase … I had green and purple, if I recall correctly!
Now that I’ve been using the products for nine weeks, my eyelashes definitely look fluffier and my eyebrows look fuller!
RapidLash and RapidBrow serums are dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and contain no fragrances or parabens. Their ingredients act together to naturally add volume and shine to brows and lashes.
I ran out of RapidBrow serum part-way through my trial because I was applying it a bit too generously. Luckily, RapidLash can be used on eyebrows too. I continued my trial applying the RapidLash serum to both my eyelashes and to my brows, targeting the bald spots on each brow that were bothering me most.
Because my brows were already pretty ample to begin with, definitely take a look at some before and after pictures from other uses here. I feel like my brows look fuller at the arch and at the start of each brow (nearest my nose).
I definitely think my eyebrows look more like they did when I was a tweezer virgin, which is ironic because it was that look that I spent so many years trying to avoid. Keeping my brows natural is so much less work that trying to make them pencil thin, and RapidBrow has helped me achieve the fuller look I was hoping for.
While I will never have the eyelashes for days that my son and daughter have (I swear, you can feel a breeze when those two blink!), I’m happy with the little bit of added oomph provided by RapidLash, since I’m not planning on buying any mascara any time soon!
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