From one flutter lover to another.

By Kaitlyn Yarborough
February 13, 2020
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Let’s get real: We don’t use mascara because we love how it feels all brittle and stiff to the touch and flakes off so charmingly onto our cheeks. We use it because we want long, fluttery, Twiggy-level lashes. 

The one possible loophole here? If you can make your natural lashes long enough to go au naturale when you don't feel like going all-in on traffic-stopping mascara. That’s what spurred me to search for the best lash serum on the market, at the tender hour of 11:30 p.m. on a Sunday night, in the harsh glow of my laptop—prime racoon-eye time, baby. I was a month out of a big event, and Mama wanted longer, thicker lashes. Stat.

After a deep dive, I settled on GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum. It wasn’t the very first to pop up on search (which invariably will be most popular, just by sheer laziness of the average searcher); it boasted over 3,000 reviews, of which 1,500 were five-star; and the before-after user images were undeniable. I had that tube Amazon Primed to my house in two days. (You can shop it here.)

After a month-plus of continual use, my lashes had grown and grown something fierce. They were full and long when left totally bare, super defined when I finally tinted them at-home, and could pick up a stiff wind when coated in my favorite Lancome Monsieur Big mascara. So whenever my friends ask how I got my lashes so long, I promptly send the link. Twiggy lashes for all! 

There is but one caveat: You actually have to use it religiously for about four weeks to see results. In six weeks, you’ll be blown away (by the aforementioned stiff wind picking up your lashes). But this is only if you don’t skip a night—barring a slip or two or three. I’ve had friends that order it, use it sporadically, and claim it doesn’t work. More often than not, it’s not the serum. It’s that you only used it ten times total, Becky. 

This isn’t my first rodeo with lash-growth serums. I’ve used the cult-favorite Rodan + Fields one, and it also worked wonders on my lashes. But at double the price of this $65 Amazon dupe, I couldn’t maintain the expensive habit. Despite the fact that a tube will typically last you months, I’m still more comfortable staying below $100. Luckily for my wallet, I ended up searching Amazon at quarter ‘til midnight on a Sunday. 

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It’s time to seize the day, start a lash serum, and reap the fluttery rewards in a short month. Deal?