Make It Lash: PREVAGE Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum.

In my quest for bigger and better lashes, I just put Elizabeth Arden's PREVAGE Clinical Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum to the test. The newest addition to the PREVAGE family, this serum treats lash (and brow) breakage and brittleness.

PREVAGE Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum supports and enhances the look of lashes at all three stages of their life cycle. It provides key ingredients and conditioners to help maintain the healthiest looking lashes. Not only that, this serum actually helps to shield lashes from future damage.

Developed in partnership with the world renowned Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute, this serum is clinically proven and both dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. It is fragrance and colorant free, so it does not irritate even the most sensitive of eyes.

To say I am surprised by this serum is an understatement. I'm surprised, because I didn't expect to give it a review for another few weeks, at least. I have only been using this serum for just over two weeks. As I have been using lash enhancing products on the regular too, I wasn't even sure if I would notice that much of a difference. But I did. And fast. I am not sure if I just happen to be in the cycle of my lashes where they are at their strongest, but my lashes are more full and longer than they have been. I have also been using it on my thinning and ever so weird brows, and I am seeing better looking brows already too. They are thicker for sure, and softer, which is great, as I have certainly noticed my brow hairs thicker and wiry lately.

PREVAGE Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum sells for $98.00 and is available at Elizabeth Arden counters and online at

Make It Lash: CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel Mascara.

CHANEL's Le Volume de Chanel Mascara is not only luxurious, it is simply wondrous.

Le Volume de Chanel Mascara

Le Volume de Chanel Mascara

The mascara is very thick and very black. The formula plumps the lashes super full and thick so lashes seem to almost multiply as it is applied. Lashes are lengthened as they take on a new life with the carbon black color.

The brush is like the best mix of a traditional feeling brush and the newer rubber tipped brushes. The bristles are shorter than normal mixed with some longer bristles, yet overall fuller than normal mascara brushes. It almost feels flocked. What it does do is make sure that each lash is coated with the wondrous formula.

Le Volume de Chanel Mascara

Le Volume de Chanel Mascara

Le Volume de Chanel Mascara is available at all Chanel counters and specialty stores now. It retails for $30.00.

Make It Lash: Cargo LashActivator Primer™.


I want my lashes longer and thicker. Naturally. Meaning, I'd like them to look better before applying mascara. This is where lash conditioners and enhancers come in. Yes, I've used them before, but not as regularly or continually as I should. You see, the thing about eyelash conditioners is that I forget to put i on at night. That's what makes Cargo LashActivator Primer™ good from the get go; you apply this before you apply your mascara in the morning. Just like a foundation or shadow primer. Could it be any easier to remember?

Cargo LashActivator Primer

What makes it even better is that LashActivator™ actually improves the condition of the lashes. In clinical trials, it was shown "to offer the optimal environment for healthy lash growth and reduced lash loss."

Cargo LashActivator Primer

It is simple to use. I apply it like a mascara, being careful to start at the base, or root, of my lashes and then brush it up through the tip. It is colored black so you know where you have applied it. Think of it as a base coat. I have been using it on both my upper and lower lashes. It takes a few minutes to dry, so keep that in mind. After only using this for a few days, I am not noticing my usual stray shredded lashes on my makeup removing pad - so that's a good thing. It's working already.

Cargo LashActivator Primer™ sells for $35.00 at Cargo Cosmetics and ULTA.