The Good Old Days
There was a time in my life when I had these long, voluminous lashes. I remember vividly, how my hubby used to say “Your eyes are the mirror to your soul, Linda, and your lashes make them pop wonderfully!”
He was right back then, but now things have changed.
I have never really given up on wearing mascara. I'm 62 years old and I still have 6 or 7 bottles opened in my drawer.
It used to be my thing before work every morning. Cappuccino on the bathroom sink countertop and my simple yet effective make-up routine finished with a few gentle coats of mascara. It always felt so nice and got me ready to go.
My favs used to be Marc Jacobs and Estee Lauder. A bit pricier than the regular drugstore mascaras, but they got the job done perfectly.
Now it's a completely different story and there are two aspects that change the game for me. My lashes have gotten sparse and very thin. Nothing compared to what they were 20 years ago. Or even 5 years ago. After menopause, my estrogen levels dropped and my hair started growing much slower than before.
The other thing is eye sensitivity. Very rarely did I use mascara because it causes irritation to my eyes. Even the very expensive ones...
Over the last few years, I have spent significant sums of money in my quest to find the right mascara and have always been somewhat disappointed.
Most of the formulations just slip off my lashes producing the awful panda look. In other cases, my eyelashes look all squished together and unnatural. At my age, I'm not looking for volume or thickness. I just want to have natural-looking lashes again.
I'm not sure why I kept on searching for the right one. Maybe it was because I loved my make-up ritual so much and did not want to let it go. Maybe I was too ashamed of my pitiful, almost non-existent lashes that I had to find a fix.
I even tried eyelash extensions, but honestly, they did more damage than good. Due to thinning eyelashes, I had basically stopped using mascara as it was getting too difficult to apply and I had not found a mascara for years that would do anything for my bottom lashes.
Ask and It Is Given
A couple of months ago I was scrolling through Facebook and saw an advert that seemed to be targeted specifically to me.
A simple, 2-step routine for mature, thinning eyelashes from Rumi Cosmetiques called Lash Duo Set. A brand that claimed to design their products for women my age.
I was skeptical in the beginning, of course. So many of these Facebook ads promise you the world and deliver absolute dog sh*t (pardon my language). I have had several orders that go from USPS straight to my bin.
The idea behind Lash Duo Set is simple: for women after 50 with thinning eyelashes, "just a mascara" isn't enough anymore (maybe that's why I couldn't find the one after so many tries).
You need to supply your body with extra active ingredients that help your lashes to grow (again, totally makes sense).
Also the benefits of these 2 products included in the Lash Duo Set seemed too good not to give it a try.
You see, Lash Duo Set consists of VolumeCare+ Mascara & LashCare+ Serum.
Both of them are loaded with active ingredients that make sure your eyelashes get conditioned and nourished every time you apply anything to them.
But it doesn't end there.
Not only VolumeCare+ Mascara has the active ingredients that improve the look of your eyelashes but it also will be the best mascara you've tried.
It doesn't clump, flake nor smear.
It's super easy to use and takes seconds to apply on even the most sensitive eyes.
It's long-lasting, silky-smooth formula will withstand rain, sweat & tears while still will be easy to remove at night to not damage your eyelashes.
But when it comes to improving the appearance of your natural eyelashes over time, LashCare+ Serum with its powerful amino blend will do the heavy lifting every night.
All of this got me super excited.
It seemed super easy & it promised the results I was after.
I wanted to try but was still a little bit sceptical.
But after I saw that if I did not like the Lash Duo Set they would return all my money back. I had nothing to lose and maybe, just maybe beautiful lashes to gain.