Fancy some flutter? - by Arielle Tsoukatos
Achieving longer, fuller lashes without eyelash extensions or falsies may seem like a pipe dream, but with a good lash growth serum by your side, lengthier lashes that are the real deal are possible.
But before you start your search for the best one to stimulate growth, you should know that you have to commit in order to see results. We're talking daily applications, and for some formulas, even morning and night.
In addition to the best serums, another tried and true DIY method is applying castor oil. "Castor oil is most commonly used as a natural treatment for thin or sparse eyelashes," Dr Joshua Zeichner told InStyle.
"It is rich [in] fatty acids and helps [to] coat [the] hair shaft themselves to enhance shine and make the hair itself look thicker. In addition, castor oil has antimicrobial properties. By reducing levels of [yeast] along the hair follicles, it can help reduce inflammation and subsequently allow hair follicles to function optimally."
To apply, soak a q-tip in the oil and carefully apply it to your lash line, leaving it on for at least 15 minutes if not overnight.
An eyelash growth serum can be used to complement such DIY methods, or used solo. Eyelash enhancing serums tend to be the more popular pick because they’re pretty simple to apply; some even come with a mascara-like applicator.
On the hunt for one but not sure what to look for? The best growth-boosting formulas are packed with conditioning peptides and fatty acids to stimulate and lash length.
Here, we've rounded up the best serums that will help you get the long lashes of your dreams.