I am super excited about today’s review and have been diligently testing this product for a month and half. As you can tell from the post’s title, today’s magical little product is meant to help eyebrow and eyelash growth.
My struggle with short, sparse and stick straight eyelashes is well documented throughout this blog. I’ve spent the most of my money on mascaras, desperately trying to discover a magical gem that would instantly transform my eyelashes so they could reach my brows…which unfortunately are also sparse. And I easily spend 20 minutes filling in my brows every day so whenever my husband and I are heading out, he’ll make sure that I start getting ready two hours before.
Yes, I’ve transformed into that woman…much to my husband’s dismay. “Just give me 5 more minutes darling….” and 30 minutes later he’ll walk in and I’m still painstakingly painting my eyebrows hair by hair….
I am not a stranger to lash serum though, I have used RapidLash on and off back in Malaysia but the price is crazy expensive there. So when the opportunity came knocking for me to test Plume Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum*, this mama jumped on it like a hungry man on a Christmas ham. Bonus? Plume is a Canadian-based cosmetics company, what’s not to like?
ORGANIC ALOE VERA Rich in vitamins and minerals, aloe vera has long been recognized for its moisturizing, healing, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
ORGANIC CASTOR OIL Nourishes hair follicles with omega fatty acids, vitamin E and proteins. Castor oil is known to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties thus protecting the area around your eyes from harmful micro-organisms and potential infection.
VITAMIN E A potent anti-oxidant and effective moisturizer.
HONEY EXTRACT A powerful humectant, hair follicles treated with honey extract retain more moisture. Also known for its anti-irritant and anti-microbial characteristics.
WATERCRESS (Nasturtium officinale) and INDIAN CRESS (Tropaeolum majus) have been rigorously studied to show that these extracts can help hair produce keratin, a key factor in the strength, and ultimately length, of your hair.
COLTSFOOT FLOWER (Tussilago farfara), YARROW FLOWER (Achillea millefolium), and PERUVIAN BARK EXTRACT
SUCROSE LAURATE Emulsifier, naturally obtained from hydrogenation and esterification of sugar cane and vegetable oil.
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE A natural, food grade, emulsifier derived from stearic acid (plant-derived) and the sodium salt of lactic acid.
FREE FROM Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Hormones and Prostaglandins, Artificial fragrances, Artificial dyes, Gluten, toxic ingredients of any kind.
Initially I used this on eyebrows and eyelashes both day and night as instructed however I found it to interfere with my liquid liner and mascara application. I find a couple of my liquid liners don’t last as long on my lids and a few mascaras don’t apply as nicely at the roots. So after two weeks of twice daily applications, I stuck to only in the evenings.
Let’s talk about the good, the ingredients are natural so it can be used by contact lens wearers, anyone with sensitive eyes and women who are pregnant or nursing. I have no problems applying this on my lower lash line, something that I am wary of with Rapidlash as there have been reports of irritation.
Does it work? 100% yes but the results are much slower and very subtle and I believe this has lots to do with the all natural ingredients. It took me 5 weeks to finally notice my lashes are fuller, slightly longer and the most obvious result is the fact I have lower lashes now. Previously I had none, like nada…lower lashes? What lower lashes? They don’t exist in my dictionary. On my eyebrows, there are some fullness but again, the results are minimal.
Now to the not so good, the price. Yes it does come in a 5mL tube but it’s pricey at USD$95.00 and you need to use it within 3 months. So if you forget or only use it in the evenings like me, you will not finish the tube within 3 months and then you’re..well, pretty much screwed unless you’re brave or foolish and continue to use it on your lash line. I highly suggest NOT to continue using after 3 months as your lash line, actually your eye in general are very sensitive areas and you don’t want any irritation or inflammation. The good news is Plume provides their Canadian customers a currency exchange rate discount. Canadians only have to apply code ‘CDN‘ at checkout in order to receive the discount. If you have always wanted to try a lash serum but are worried of the potential side effects then I highly suggest trying Plume. To find out more or for purchase Plume Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum, click here. *I received this product for free but my thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased, honest and my own. There is no place for any sort of BS here.