What is it? An eyelash growth stimulator.

For people with: Sparse eyelashes, or who want longer, fuller lashes.

Recommended use: Apply once or twice a day to your upper lashes with the brush as you would a lituid eyeliner, close to the lash line.

TIA recommends for people in: their 30+ or those with lash growth issues.

Highlights: A total of 17 people from our consumer reviews say they were happy with the results of using Lilash.

Laura says: I bought my first tube of LiLash 5 months ago and have no negative side effects. My eyelashes are significantly longer and and I no longer have to curl them.

Roxanne says: I have been using LiLash for 5 weeks and have followed the directions exactly. I have short, thin, light lashes. I have not noticed any difference in 5 weeks from the day I started. I will use the product for the recommended 90 days with the hope that I will see some improvement.

Complaints: In our TIA consumer reviews, 23 people reported irritation. Most typically, the reaction has been red, swollen and itchy eyes. The extent varies, but for some people it is so severe that they give up using LiLash pretty quickly. However, there are many who report that the adverse reactions stop after a week or so and they continue use without any irritation.

Additionally, a total of seven people reported that ‘cheek hair’ started to grow as a result of using Lilash and there are specific reports of new hair sprouting up somewhere between the cheekbone and lower lashes. Less alarming, but nonetheless undesirable, is pigmentation. A total of seven Lilash users reported darkening skin or red lines where the product was being applied.

Lana says: I’ve been using LiLash for 4 months now, and it doesn’t really work. My lashes have grown a little bit but it’s barely visible. I did it every single night for 4 months, I’m really disappointed.

Tracie says: I used Lilash for exactly six days. Around day three I developed extreme light sensitivity and weird dark reddish-purple undereye circles. By day seven (after six nights of Lilash application) the dark circles were so bad that I stopped using the product. I have never experienced or seen anything like them.

Jenna says: I’ve been using LiLash for a year & a 1/2. The only thing I’ve noticed besides longer thicker lashes is if I stop using Lilash for a week or more, my lashes will fall out leaving me to start all over. There have been times my lashes have gotten so long I’ve had to actually cut them down but all in all, I’ve had no problems w/ this product.

Frostill says: I am on my 2nd bottle of LiLash (almost 2 years of use) and have dark discoloration (like bruising) around my eye area as a result. I also have noticed the hair around my cheek bones to my lower eyelashes are thicker and longer.

Patrice says: I tried the LiLash and experienced nothing significant other than a red/purplish hue above the lid.

Michelle says: My girlfriend gave me a tube of LiLash and told me that they advertise “no irritation” BUT I had immediate swelling of my eyelids that resulted in a red/puplish color. It took ice, advil and a week before they returned to normal. NO MORE PROSTAGLANDINS for me– they are not worth the risk!!!

Ingredients we love: n/a

Ingredients we don’t: Prostaglandin analogue. Prostaglandin is the drug used to treat glaucoma that – because it may change the color of your eyes or even impact sight – has made eyelash growth products controversial to say the least.

Lilash also contains (in addition to five parabens and phenoxyethanol) a rather unpleasant preservative called methylchloroisothiazalinone. In high concentrations it can cause chemical burns and it is a skin and membrane irritant and so it was largely removed from most cosmetic products except for those with only short duration skin contact such as rinse-offs.

Retail Price: $139.97 for a 5 month supply (or $88.37 on amazon.com below).

Available to purchase at: Amazon.com


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Bottom line: While we seem to have mixed reviews about if this product worked for people or not, the majority seems to have mostly negative complaints about the side effects of this product, including irritation and discolorations. Many of the same people preferred Revitalash over LiLash. While some have also reported irritation after a week, the ones who persevered were found to have more positive results.

Though, the inclusion of the controversial prostaglandin makes it seem overall one that you may be better off avoiding.

Purified water, Panthenol, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Seed Extract, Silica, Glycerin, Coloidal Silver, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, 9 Alpha, 11 Alpha, 15S-trihydroxy-17-Phenyl 18, 19, 20-Trinorprosta-5Z, 13E-Diene-1-oic acid, Isopropyl Ester, Hydroxyethylcellulose.