Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Review: Urban Decay Lush Lash System

I never really think about whether my eyelashes are too short, too thin, or too patchy.  They're sort of normal - not particularly long, not particularly thick.  I mostly just cover them with as much mascara as possible to make them look long, dramatic, and voluminous.  So, when I was confronted with Urban Decay's Lush Lash System, I immediately began wondering whether it would help me achieve lashes as long and thick as my husband's (why is it that men generally have such amazing eyelashes?  Blatantly not fair).

The Lush Lash System is a dual ended tube made up of a serum, which you apply nightly with the thin eyeliner style brush, and a conditioning mask, which you apply with the mascara style wand.  It's a simple combination: the serum makes the lashes grow, and the conditioning mask keeps the lashes well nourished and minimises breakages.  Urban Decay make some pretty hefty claims for this system - used nightly, they say, you'll see a 25% improvement in length and thickness after two weeks, followed by a 40% improvement after four weeks, and after six weeks, your lashes should be a whopping 63% longer and thicker.

I've now been using the system for two months - so my lashes should definitely be at the 63% improvement stage.  Want to see some photos to see how much longer and thicker they are?


after 4 weeks

after eight weeks

Now, I'm not particularly great at maths - but I don't see a 63% improvement in length or thickness.  Between the before and eight week pictures, I can see maybe a millimetre or so of extra length, but the results are certainly not as dramatic as Urban Decay promises.  My lashes do feel soft and healthy, but they weren't exactly unhealthy before, and overall, I'm left feeling disappointed that I've not seen more of a result.

If you'd like to try the Lush Lash System for yourself, you'll find it at, where it will cost £28.  Hopefully you'll get a better result than I did!  What do you think?  Lash growth serums changed your life, or all a load of bull?  Tried this one?  Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. Damn, that's disappointing. Thanks for the honest review though! And 63% is such a random number :S

  2. Yeah I agree, I've been using the lush lash system for over 6 weeks but I wouldn't say I've seen a 63% increase, although I've definitely seen an increase altogether, so much so that someone asked me if I was wearing false lashes the other day!
    I noticed the length comes first, then the thickness, so if you're trying it you have to religiously follow it every night to see results.

  3. Hmm. I've seen another review like this, it really doesn't seem to have done much at all!

  4. I guess it works differently for different people, and 63% is the average. Shame I didn't really get much of an increase at all!


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