I experimented too much with my eyelashes, trying to enhance my appearance, it all started with using primer under mascara - the white stuff, makes eyelashes look longer and thicker, then I saw video on YouTube about using two mascara after primer.... then I added curler... each time it was a huge pain to remove all this stuff... so my eyelashes were getting even smaller, I guess because of all this product applied daily... then I started falsies...so I was wearing falsies for a year... imagine the cost of new falsies each time and how you are worried that by the end of day they will start falling. I had glue with me at all times. Eyelash clusters, then extensions... when I started latisse, my eyelashes barely existed....latisse saved me... I was so happy when on week 8? my eyelashes were visibly better... latisse really works! The only thing is a price and prescription ... I often just couldn't get to doctor's office.... I had to switch to Fysiko as a friend of mine recommended because of cost - fysiko is 6 months supply for $140 and because no prescription. It works the same, so why waste time and money? But if you have latisse covered by insurance - do get it without second thought- it works, all you need is to be patient and keep applying even if there are no results.... it works
It works...bottom line! I have been using Latisse for about 9 months now. I was very impatient at first, wondering when I would see the results. I honestly didn't see any results at all until week 13...so for those of you who are impatient like me, WAIT, the results WILL come.
At first, I did experience side effects such as eye redness, itchiness, and some burning. That went away about a month later. Now, I apply it once every 2-3 days to maintain my length. I have been asked on multiple occasions if I am wearing false eyelashes or some will just tell me that my eyes are pretty. I do still have to use mascara. Latisse has not made my eyelashes any thicker or darker...just longer. I don't have to use as much mascara as I used to though. When getting ready for work, I have to watch how much mascara I'm applying as they can look freakishly long if I'm applying too much. I've even had to trim a few in the outer corners.
To me, the cost is EXPENSIVE. I have only bought 2, 3ml bottles in 9 months (I am almost out now though)! This is how I do it. First, I went out and bought a very inexpensive eyeliner brush (around $4) from Ulta. Make sure it's soft! The brushes that come with Latisse are useless and use way more product (wastes your money). I use only 1 drop (yes, just one drop) for both lashes. Sometimes I have enough to apply to my lower lash line, sometimes I don't bother. I don't use these on my brows as my brows are already too thick. I would definitely buy again..don't think I could live without this stuff. Be aware, it's addictive to have long lashes and I've actually started noticing everyone's lashes. My friends joke with me and say I have an eyelash fetish.
I am going to try Careprost (spelling?) because it's much cheaper and I've heard great reviews. I just ordered it online before I wrote this review. So, Latisse, VERY HAPPY and gives GREAT RESULTS! It is expensive but much more affordable if you use an eyeliner brush and only 1 drop as opposed to 2.
Edit: I seen some posters who say they apply one drop to their eyeliner brush...DON'T do this as this can also waste the product by dropping some in the sink or applying too much to one eye and not enough to the other. Instead, apply one drop in the CAP. Dip your brush for one eye, and dip your brush again for the other. I know this may not be "sanitary" but I haven't had any problems yet. I wash my brush with anti-bacterial hand soap. You can also disperse the drop on a flat surface like a mirror, or on the TOP of the CAP where it dimples in a little.
I hate having to use something every day. But Latisse has really helped my lashes tremendously. I never had long lashes. It something that is expensive, but helps me to feel good about myself. I would rec. latisse.bz to others as well. its great to hear everyone elses views as well.
Latisse gave me great long lashes, then it gave me cysts all around the inner edges of my eyes. YUCK!
I have been using Latisse (which I purchased at my opthalmologist's office) on my lashes and brows for two weeks now. Maybe it's my imagination but I think I'm beginning to see a wee bit of added length on the lashes; my brows are getting darker, but no growth there yet.
I followed the suggestion of some reviewers to use an eye liner brush, but with my bad close-up vision I sometimes don't quite manage to get the drop onto the brush. Instead it falls into the sink. That's like dropping gold into the sink!! Back to the brushes that came with it.
Planning to post another review in about 6 weeks.
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 have not experienced any irritation and my green/golden hazel eyes are exactly the same color. 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% off (from an authorized distributor), so this is now an affordable solution, considering how well it works for me. 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!