Very very very effective...
I started using this when my stupid eyelash extensions almost literally made my lashes bald!
This made my lashes grow thick and very long that people comment and notice.
I removed one lippie coz' of the expensive price. But a bottle usually lasts me more than 2 mos. i never use the hard brush that comes with it. I use the ELF eyeliner brush nstead. I used this for more than a year without any side effects.
When i stopped using this(cost cutting), my lashes went back to it's original state. The results aren't permanent. Sad:( i miss my lng beautiful lashes so bad...sigh
I use the generic version of this (bimatopost) and it is brilliant, does exactly what it says. It took a couple of months until I could really see results but now my lashes are much longer and darker. Recently I seem to be forgetting to use this at least a couple of times a week and it doesn't seem to have hurt too much, but being diligent about it is definitely better, especially at the start.
My rating for price is because latisse is killer expensive. The stuff I use only costs £11 a bottle.
I've used Latisse for over a year with great results. However, I stopped middle of last year because I couldn't justify spending over 100 a month. I started using the generic version careprost a few months later and the results are identical. Took some time but I found a good legit source with a facebook and have been ordering from lifetime lashes ever since. $30 shipped, saving money and maintaining my sexy lashes! Love love love Careprost!!!
This works! I already had longer lashes from using RapidLash, but my lashes were still nearly transparent at the tips and very light brown at the base. They were also a little patchy in places. This is taking care of all those issues. I emphatically echo what others have said about the brushes that come with this. Toss them immediately and get yourself a high quality thin eyeliner brush. I use a size 0 sable watercolor brush. I put one drop of solution in the cap, dip my eyeliner brush in that drop, and I always have plenty to do several passes over each upper lash line. I wash the cap and eyeliner brush with antibacterial soap, and Im good. I also got the 5ml size with 25% (from an authorized distributor) off, so this is now an affordable solution. The website required me to fill out a medical history questionnaire, and the next day I got an email from the site's medical team letting me know that my request to purchase Latisse had been approved. Latisse has allowed me to use mascaras that previously did nothing for my lashes. I don't need a lengthening formula anymore, though when I use DiorShow Maximizer with Fiberwig mascara, I truly look like I have a very nice set of false lashes on. Really great product!
I was very excited about trying this out. I have dark brown eyes and wear contacts.
I will make this short and sweet. Several problems. The first and least is the brushes that are sold with the drops. They are USELESS. Get a small liner brush, use that, and wash with antibacterial soap. You shouldn't get an eye infection unless one eye is infected and you use the brush on both, or a random stranger with an eye infection comes along and rubs your brush IN their eyeballs.
The main problem is that this stuff is evil. It is TRUE that people have had a change in the color of their light eyes.
If I had beautiful blue/green eyes, I wouldn't take a chance to have overpriced longer lashes that will eventually fall out.
Lastly, I tried using this in all sorts of different ways to avoid irritation. Regardless of technique or method, I would wake up with swollen, itchy, dry, red eyes. But that's not what stopped me. I also, within several days of using it, began to have dark redness around my eyes. You can see it in other people's pictures. And they admit to it, yet they are okay with it because latisse works "great"! Just because your lashes are long doesn't mean you look any less terrifying with red rimmed eyes.
I stopped using it and threw it in the trash (those brushes are a waste and a travesty to our landfills) when I began to notice DARK CIRCLES under my eyes. At first I thought it was a coincidence or I was seeing things, but my fiance and mom noticed it too. I want to get rid of any circles under my eyes, not make it worse. It has gone away, but I only used latisse off and on for a short period of time. Listen to your eyes! You can't ever replace them.
Tomorrow is my 8th week mark for using Latisse. The package said full results in 16 weeks, so I'm almost half way there. Results so far? Yes, my lashes did get longer. Yes, my eye-lids did get a bit darker. Yes, now I have a slightly black rim on my brown pupil. No, it didn't irritate my eyes at all.
For all the lash-growth products I have tried so far, I give Latisse a 5 out of 5. One word of advice, don't waste the product on the enclosed applicators. They soaked up the product like a sponge.
I was using the Stimulash and found that product worked really well but it is no longer sold anywhere locally anymore. So I figured I would try Latisse since it's been so well reviewed and I don't think I will ever stop using it. I LOVE how crazy long my lashes are now. I HAD short and sparse asian lashes and now I look like I'm wearing falsies. I used to use Shu Uemura fake lashes but now I don't need to. The quantity in the bottle lasts longer than the month-long supply of brushes so I just use the same brush for obht eyes (very carefully) and then I apply the remaining amount on the brush on my brows.
used this for 3 weeks and DID see growth, quite amazing! i started growing baby lashes all over the place and it made me straight asian lashes curly too!
---> unfortunately i also saw black raccoon eyes, my eyeballs started BULGING and my vision was distorted! can you say SCARY? i got the dreaded dark eyelids (both upper and lower, looked like someone punched me in the eyes everyday) and then the 3rd week in the vision problems started. i got so scared i stopped it altogether and it took about 4 days for my eyeballs to stop feeling like they were going to POP right out of my head! so bottom line-it WORKS but it can also have scary side effects, its a drug after all! be careful & monitor your eye pressure!! continued >>
I save product by applying with my clean fingertip instead of a brush.
This is an expensive product, but I rated it a 3 for cost because it is possible to use it in a way that your actual cost as used becomes quite low. I've been able to stretch out a bottle to last 6 months, maybe longer, bringing the monthly cost down to around $12 per month (for a 3ml bottle costing $89).
Besides cutting back on the application to about 3x/week for maintenance, after I lost my eyeliner brush, I also found that skipping the applicator completely saves a lot of product.
I wash my hands well, and apply a small drop to the tip of my pinky finger. I then touch my other pinky tip to the drop, so that I have a mini-drop on each pinky finger tip, one for each eye. This amount is sufficient to wet the lashline without running, wasting nothing, and I have maintained my results well this way.
There are increased risks of contamination using this method of course. First, you are applying with your finger which you have cleaned but is not sterile. And second, when you apply the drop to your finger, there's a risk of introducing bacteria back into the bottle, where in theory it could reproduce. (Same problem if you're using a re-usable brush, as many users do.)
If you're making your bottle last several months, it's probably a good idea to keep the bottle in the fridge to minimize any baterial growth that might occur. I don't, though. You could also reduce the risk by swabbing your fingers with alcohol and airdrying before applying.
I started out with lashes that were short and thin to begin with, and now have very decent lashes. Nothing spectacular, but I'm pleased considering what I started out with.
It didn't darken my lashes as I'd hoped, but tinting or mascara enhance greatly.
For some reason, the lashes on one side always grow a little longer than the other. It bothered me at first, but since I couldn't get it to even out, I gave up and just got used to it. It's probably not that noticeable to other people.
Latisse causes a little bit of tan discoloration along my upper and lower lashlines (even though I only use it on the upper) but it's subtle and does not look bad to my eye. I have noticed no change to my eye color and don't expect to as long as I'm using miniscule amounts and careful to keep it on my skin and out of my eyes.