I was sent a trial by lookfantastic to try the new Urban Decay ‘Lush Lash System’ which claims to give you up to 63% longer, thicker lashes in six weeks. Who wouldn’t want longer, thicker lashes, right? So I set to the task of giving this dual-ended potion a whirl, applying daily and praying to the goddess of lashes to make mine grow.
“Urban Decay Lush Lash System boasts 2 products enriched with stimulating peptides that work to lengthen, thicken and fortify your lashes for a wide-eyed gorgeous look. Get up to 63% longer lashes in 6 weeks with the Urban Decay Lush Lash System. This clear, gel-like serum accelerates the growth of your lashes while wrapping your lashes in high potency ingredients like panthenol and vitamin E leaving them super conditioned and able to resist loss and breakage. Incredible lash magnification here we come!”
This is a big list of technical-sounding ingredients and big claims, so I had high expectations. After applying this at night for a few days my eyes did start to go a bit puffy, but once I tamed back the amount I was applying and used every other night, this stopped. I think the formula was just a little bit strong on my super-sensitive eyes. The two step process is really easy to do – it’s like applying liner and mascara before bed – and the tube is small and discreet enough to be mistaken for a simple mascara. The gel liner has quite a nice citrus fragrance, but the mask smells quite chemically so don’t get it too close to your nose!
I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks now and although I haven’t noticed a dramatic increase in the length of my lashes, I do think I’ve had a couple pop up to increase the volume. What I have really paid attention to though is the fact that I haven’t lost a single lash since I’ve started using this – considering I used to lose one practically every day this is a big gain. This may also be why I think I’ve got more volume in my lashes, purely because they’re not falling out all over the shop. My lashes do feel generally stronger and I’m hoping that over the next month they continue to get better. C’mon goddess of lashes… grant my wish. Or is that answer my prayers?