Mar 08 2015

Kate Somerville True Lash Eye Makeup Remover (Before & After)


Skincare Sunday! Some of you may recall when I hauled this last December. My eye lashes could use a little help. So when I happened upon the Kate Somerville True Lash Lash Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover while browsing online, I thought – why not? I needed a new eye makeup remover anyway and one that promised to help my lashes look more full? Even Better.


Kate Somerville True Lash Lash Enhancing Serum and Eye Makeup Remover 2


According to the company, *Kate Somerville True Lash, which retails for $36.00 USD, is a multi-tasking formula which promises to remove makeup while revitalizing the look of lashes. It contains a Lash Enhancing Peptide which claims to “enhance natural lashes and promote volume, creating visibly fuller lashes. Luxurious botanicals are designed to reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines, while nourishing Extracts help condition and contour the entire eye area. Powerful Sodium Hyaluronate is intended to hydrate deeply in order to smooth out the appearance of crow’s feet and wrinkles. Rosehip, Evening Primrose, and Avocado are combined in an effort to firm the appearance of sagging skin.”



Before I get into whether or not this product actually effected the length and thickness of my lashes, I want to talk about it purely as a makeup remover. After all, that is one of its functions. It has a lotion-like consistency, which you can conveniently pump out. I love the ability to have such control over the amount used. I used about one pump for each eye. Working this gently into the eye area removes all traces of makeup in seconds without stinging or irritating my eyes. It is supremely comfortable. Usually, I rinse it off but you could certainly use a cotton round to remove as well. Price and all other claims aside, this is an absolutely amazing eye makeup remover.


Kate Somerville True Lash Lash Enhancing Serum and Eye Makeup Remover 3


Now, moving on to its promise to “enhance natural lashes and promote volume”. When I first purchased the True Lash, I did not use it on a regular basis (maybe once a week). However, after having such positive experiences using the product as an eye makeup remover, I decided to give it a proper trial. To test the lash enhancing claims, I started using it every evening as part of my cleansing routine. Between using the Kate Somerville True Lash intermittently for the two months I owned it, and properly for the 6 weeks of the trial, I’ve nearly used it up! Actually, this brings me to another noteworthy observation: the pump mechanism on this tube is one of the best I’ve ever encountered. As you near the end, it gets every bit of the product out.


Kate Somerville True Lash Review


I should note that after removing my makeup, I cleanse my face in the shower which sort of put in me a quandary as I wasn’t sure if I was washing away the benefits of the product. But it didn’t make sense for me to remove my eye makeup after a shower, so I went with it – hoping that the ingredients were able to penetrate as intended. These are the results after 6 weeks:


Kate Somerville True Lash: Before and After (6 weeks)


Kate Somerville True Lash Lash Before and After

Kate Somerville True Lash: Before (Left) and After 6 Weeks of Use (Right)

Kate Somerville True Lash Review Before and After

Kate Somerville True Lash: Before (Left) and After 6 Weeks of Use (Right)


Can you see any difference? I definitely noticed a slight difference in length and the lashes toward the center of the eye do look a little fuller. I appear to have a few more bottom lashes as well. Just to be sure I wasn’t this making it up in my head, I asked Mr. Bear to compare the two photos as well.  He had no idea I’d been using a lash anything and generally doesn’t pay attention to my skincare routine, making him a fairly neutral observer. Plus, I wasn’t specific in my request (I didn’t mention lashes – just asked him to tell me what was different). After staring at the pictures of my bare eyes, clearly wondering how he got wrangled into this, he declared that my lashes were longer in the second photo (the one on the right).

It is also worth mentioning that I noticed my eye brow hairs growing back like nobody’s business during this trial. Usually, I pluck the strays once a week but I found myself having to do it every third day!


Final Thoughts: As a makeup remover, this is one of the best I’ve used. As a lash enhancing product, it is also seems to work if you are realistic about your expectations. Listen, we’re not talking Latisse results here (which I’ve never tried but which I understand works miracles). This isn’t going to make your lashes grow inches over night. How weird would that be? But it doesn’t really claim to do that. 

It is likely that because the makeup removal process is so gentle with this product you end up not rubbing your eyes excessively, which guards against lash fallout. I, for one, can definitely say I’ve noticed less of my lashes falling out. The conditioning and hydrating properties present can’t hurt either. In other words, this creates optimal conditions for your lashes to grow healthfully. Can you achieve the same thing with oils and other products that contain great skincare ingredients? Maybe. But I’m a huge a of the *Kate Somerville True Lash for all the reasons outlined here (packaging, effectiveness, convenience) and will absolutely be repurchasing. 🙂

*Receive a FULL SIZE True Lash Lash-Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover with any $75 purchase with code GENIUS. Valid 4/13 ONLY




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  1. I still haven’t made up my mind about all ‘lash-lengthening’ products… but yeah, as a cleanser it sounds fab!

    1. I hear ya. I’ve actually not tried any others besides a sample of something (I can’t remember the brand) that I got as a GWP a few years ago. When I purchased True Lash, it was more of a “I need a good eye makeup remover..let’s try this and if it does anything for my lashes, then it’s a bonus”. So, I’m happy with this product. xo

  2. Sounds fab! Its so hard to find a good makeup remover, which will be gentle to the lashes and the eye area. x

    1. Preach, girl. I’ve tried many and some are really good, but this is one of the best in recent memory. I also like the Ole Henriksen Melting cleanser for all over makeup removal. It’s also pretty gentle on the eye area. x

  3. You can definitely see a difference in your lashes! Pity it’s so expensive, but it certainly seems worth it! xx

    1. It is an investment, but if it’s in your budget, I highly recommend!

  4. I think it makes your eyes look more youthful! I can’t tell much of a difference in your lashes, but your eyes do look more youthful and brighter! Totally checking this stuff out. I use my Lancome makeup remover, but I’ve been wanting to try something different.

    1. Thank you, Lisa. More youthful is always good as well. If you regularly purchase the Lancome remover, which is a pricier item as well, then I say give this a go and see what happens. 🙂

  5. I’ve heard so much about lash extension products and I see the difference it has made on you! Looks great Kimmy 🙂

    Serene xoxo

    1. Thank you, Serene! I don’t have much experience with lash enhancing products but I love this dual purpose product. 🙂

  6. I can see the difference.. would totally love to try this product out..I love long lashes

    1. If it’s in your budget, give it a shot. I’m really pleased with my experience.

  7. OH HEY, THIS ACTUALLY WORKS! Who would have thought??? I definitely see a difference as well. Glad to hear it works great as a makeup remover! Now I might just have to hunt it down!

    1. I know, right? I wasn’t expecting much to be honest but it really surprised me. I look at it this way…I love it as an eye makeup remover…and if it has the added benefit of helping out my lashes, even just a little, then it’s done its job. 🙂

  8. A makeup remove PLUS lash enhancer? The concept itself sounds great and I can really spot a difference in your before and after images! I agree that it’s best to have realistic expectations about products like this, but yay that there’s a difference! 🙂


    1. Agreed, it is a great concept because hey…most people need an eye makeup remover, right? It’s a treatment that doesn’t feel like an extra step which I think is so smart!

    • Jaa on March 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm
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    Interesting! As I read down the post, I thought for sure it wasn’t going to make any differences in lash length but it obviously did huh?! I see some lash improvements on the right photo as well. Thanks for introducing this product to us. I had no idea it existed! Now I’m curious to try!

    1. I’m so happy that others seem to be able to tell as well. I know that people are skeptical about products like this so I’m glad I was able to share some subtle yet positive results. xo

  9. It looks incredible! It’s a good makeup remover and strengthens the lashes as well… It’s not a miracle worker, yes, but they look stronger! 🙂 xx
    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    1. Thank you Gyudy. I definitely think it’s worth it! I’m happy with my results. 🙂

  10. I deff see a slight difference in the length! And with lashes any slight extra length is always awesome!

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