Well, that depends what you’re looking for in an eyelash tonic.
On the back of the box (sorry, I threw that away a LONG time ago, so I don’t have a picture of it) it says to use it as a primer.
Err…I’m not sure that’s such a good idea. That would be the equivalent of putting too much vaseline on your lashes before applying mascara.
Originally, I bought this to see if it would deliver healthier/longer (Yeah, I actually hoped a $6 tube would give me longer lashes) eyelashes. Also, my friend recommended I use Vaseline to condition my lashes at night. I tried that, and it stung like crazy (I ended up with bloodshot eyes and lashes that looked the same). I’ve been using this tonic as a nighttime lash treatment. I think it works pretty well for that. I’ve been using it consistently for 4-5 months now. It doesn’t sting my eyes (yay!), I think my eyelashes look healthier, and they don’t fall out at all (Before I used this, one or two lashes would fall out when I curled them or removed my mascara). There’s also been a tiny bit of growth (nothing extreme, but I think they look a little longer…hmm wishful thinking?).
The formula is halfway between a liquid and a gel, and you apply it with a standard mascara wand. Easy peasy.
Anyways, this is a pretty good tonic if you want something that will make your lashes healthier. If Vaseline irritates your eyes, you could try this. Don’t expect a lot in the growth department, though, and PLEASE do not try to use this as a primer.
Just a sidenote, the formula turns slightly murky after a month. I went on MakeupAlley to see if this was normal, and a lot of reviewers noted this happens. I’m not sure why it is, but it still works the same for me, and I haven’t had any irritation problems (the reviews basically all say that too).
My rating: B+