I hesitate to say such a phrase on this blog, BUT this product really changed my life. I already bought a backup, hahahaha. This legendary product is none but a lash conditioning and growth serum called Lipocils Expert from a French brand TALIKA.
I've scooted to various Sasa stores and looked at its range, there's a Lipocils eyelash serum by TALIKA and is decidedly different than Lipocils Expert. The regular Lipocils is for lengthening, thickening of sparse lashes, and repairing weak/damaged lashes. Lipocils Expert is for growth, strengthening of lashes, and enhancing their curl. It also makes your lashes restore its pigmentation (aka more visible).
The product has 10ml and is enough to last for a few months, depending on how diligent you are. I've tested this for 3 months and have positive results already standing at 1-month interval. The results had me so excited that I almost wanted to scream OMG at the bathroom mirror.
The application wand is a fusion between a mascara wand + concealer wand. The foam-tip is used for precise application of the lash serum at the bases/roots of the lashes where it encourages growth. The mascara-like bristles is to spread the serum evenly across every part and every strand of lashes. You can use on both upper and lower lashes.
The product can be used both day or night after your skincare regimen. I treat this more of a skincare item than makeup since it promotes lash growth. If you wish to apply makeup, use this lash serum before anything, unless you want your makeup bits to contaminate the insides of the lash serum tube!
I've used it for 3 months already on my upper lashes (at night only since I"m lazy can you tell), at just after 1 month's interval I already seen longer lashes. I still have the odd lash falling off here and there but it's definitely less frequent than before. This product gets a thumbs-up from me. The only down side? A bit pricey. Priced at HK$370, the product could last you at least 6 months, you should consume this product within 12 months of opening. I can't wait until mine is finished and I already bought a backup, because it is THAT awesome.
I've also looked into the lash serum market and found a few produced by other brands, if the sales come through I'll be trying those next. However I"m skeptical if other brands' lash serum really do anything since this one by TALIKA has been shown by lab researches that lashes really lengthen and become darker in color (more visible). In fact the "before and after usage" images are shown in the product box/leaflet (not shown above).
If I ended up trying other lash serums in future I'd be sure to make a comparison of them! But for now, I must say I'm darn impressed by this lash serum.
(The blog name in the photos appear different because part of the photos were taken and processed prior the change to a new laptop...)