One of the many menopause symptoms that can affect our self-esteem is hair loss. This is due to the female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone reducing. This, of course, continues into older age as we don’t get those hormones back. These hormones keep your hair healthy, and keep your hair in place – and not falling out. This includes hair loss on our head and also our eyelashes. Ironically we can also get increased chin and upper lip hair – more hair where we don’t want it and less where we do!
18 months ago I stopped having eyelash extensions leaving me with short eyelashes which was to be expected. This has happened in the past when I stopped having extensions but they had always grown back. 18 months on my lashes are still really short which is really frustrating (and makes me want to go back to extensions). I have tried serums but as I also struggle with dry eye (yep another menopause symptom) I really wanted a mascara that would make my lashes look longer and fuller. Plus importantly, one that would not irritate my eyes which some serums have in the past.
Prime Prometics PrimeLash mascara is designed for us mature women whose eyelashes are getting thinner and shorter. They sent me three to try; navy, brown and black. I started with navy, a colour I haven’t really used before and immediately I could see it made my lashes look longer. It was a bit too subtle for me so I moved onto the black. Firstly, it was easy to apply – no lumps and clogging – and gave me a dramatic look. I don’t tend to wear eye makeup other than mascara so it is important to me that it works. It is also worth noting that it made my bottom lashes look loads longer!
A more natural navy mascara
What I really love is that it has a dual formula meaning the mascara itself is nourishing my lashes while I wear it. It lasts really well too! They’ve got a serum and also makeup for brows and lipsticks too. And what is REALLY refreshing is their desire to create a beauty line that doesn’t have the objective of making us look younger. But to celebrate our age and skin and look – something I am really passionate about.
What else can we do to look after our lashes especially when we age?
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