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on 6/9/2011 6:35:00 AM
More reviews by Fielding
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I got a free bottle of Latisse from my dermatologist and noticed lash growth within the first week. I loved it. Within a month I had lashes and no longer needed to use an eyelash curler. There was some hyerpigmentation on my upper lids, but it was like I had eye shadow on and it was a positive. After about 2 months, pollen season starting, and suddenly I had swollen eyes and it looked like I had a black eye on the right eye. I thought it was due to the pollen and started taking antihistimines, pills and drops, stopped using the Latisse. The problem SLOWLY resolved, was almost gone and I thought I would try the Latisse again. ONE night and I'm back where I was. I don't believe it had to do with the pollen and I have become allergic to the Latisse. I'm very sad because it was wonderful to have lashes and could get up in the morning with no makeup and look much better. Now I have to try to heal up again. I rated it a 1 because of my reaction to it, would love to give it a 5, because that was what it was until this happened.
9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
on 5/27/2011 10:07:00 AM
More reviews by dollchild
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I've always had average lashes with blonde tips. It'd take me coats and coats of mascara each morning to get the look I wanted. So of course I tried Latisse. At first, I had some minor irritation -- some itching on the eyelid and some eye redness in the morning. But this went away after the first few weeks and was alleviated by eye drops. For the first month, nothing much happened. Around week 5, I noticed the length changing. Each morning for the next several weeks, I'd have new, darker lashes cropping up. Some of them would stick around, and some of them would be gone the next day. They were constantly changing. But one thing was sure -- they were getting longer, thicker, and darker. I had the most impressive results around week 12 or 13. And even though I'm on week 20 or so as I write this, I'm still using it just about every night, and my lashes continue to change -- mostly they're getting thicker. Check my profile for a before/after shot with NO mascara. (And please forgive my photography and Photoshop skills!) I love Latisse and plan on using it for as long as I can afford it. I have hazel eyes and haven't had any eye change color, nor have any darkening of the eyelid. I love my spidery lashes! Thanks, Allergan.
on 5/21/2011 2:18:00 PM
More reviews by 30somethingAsian
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
HAD a side effect they don't really tell you about. My eyelids started getting much thinner after 5 weeks of use. If you Google "Orbital Fat Loss" Wikepedia says it can be a side effect of Latisse. If you are in your twenties or have plenty of fat on your face, I highly recommend the product. It really does what it says it will do. The applicators are FAR too large so it would be wasteful to use. I bought a tiny eyeliner brush specifically to make the most out of my pricey Latisse. If you only apply at night, a bottle will last you a good two months if you use a small applicator.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/18/2011 11:01:00 PM
More reviews by Animimi
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I'm using the Bimatoprost from All Day Chemist. I've been using it for 31 days, and the results are amazing. I've always had reasonably long lashes but lacked some fullness, and they were never as long or lush as I wanted. I usually use half-demi falsies for evening, just to make them pop.But now? Ohhhh my gosh. I've changed mascaras because length is no longer an issue, so now I seek volume. But I can see that in addition to the mad length, I have new growth that is going to also make them fuller as they finish coming in. Already, I'm nearly at the point where I only need tint to make them stand out. And with a real high-impact lengthening mascara? Well that's just ridiculous now.All in all, I couldn't be happier with the way this has worked for me. Some of my new lashes are coming in blonde or white, but who cares? They look fantastic!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/4/2011 3:25:00 AM
More reviews by Varuca
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
OMG --I'M 39 & I CAN SEE MY EYEBROWS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.Seriously, I have nice enough lashes, but I have invisible, sparse brows that require dye and makeup to fill in the spaces. I've only been using this stuff 1 week! I'm using it on my lashes too, just to see how crazy they can get, and I am also seeing those thicken up since my hair grows very fast. I'm absolutely thrilled with the results in the brows, which is an off-label use, but a very effective use.FTR: I will be buying Careprost in the future. I didn't do enough research beyond "it works" before jumping on the BOGO for Latisse. I got 4 bottles for $198 in April. Careprost sells for $10 @ one site, $14.90 @ another, and about $20.30 @ a 3rd site. All of these prices are much more reasonably priced than Latisse. There is no logical reason to need a brand new brush for every stroke if you are hygienic, and I spent 10+ years as an ABO NCLE Optician/Contact Lens Technician, so I am familiar with Lumigan, the original drops that Allergan marketed for years as a prescription treatment for Glaucoma. One of the known side effects was patients' eyelashes would grow. When Allergan's license ran out for their 10 year exclusivity on the formula, they got the FDA to approve it as Latisse for "hypotrichosis of the eyelashes"; in other words, they found a way to re-market the same drug with another 10 year exclusivity license. Since Lumigan can be made into a generic form, Careprost has simply done something... slippery. They are marketing the generic Glaucoma drops as off-label eyelash growth drops. It's a legitimate generic variety of the exact same formulation, just being sold for the 2nd FDA approved use. If I had done a little more homework before buying Latisse, I would have just bought the generic instead. I could have gotten 12 bottles for $120! At least the generic will make the maintenance much easier. ;)6.30.2011 ~ 8 week update: RE: my lashes--by the 4th week, I had a few weird lashes that were growing above the lash-line by approx. 1mm, & by "weird" I mean "extremely long, straight-as-a-board, pointing downward against the curl, and non-responsive to heated lash curlers." These lashes interfered with applying mascara or eyeliner, and they looked bizarre. I yanked those out with tweezers; in the last 8 weeks I have had to remove a total of 6 of these "weird" hairs--2 on my L eye, 4 on my R. Aside from the freaks, my lashes were starting to grow long enough to reach my brows by week 4. Now in week 8, ALL my lashes on the R are reaching into my brows (freakishly long--husband says they look "fake" when I wear mascara), & lashes on L are also reaching ridiculous lengths, but not evenly. L appears mangy compared to R. I can see new lashes growing on L under and within lash-line, & I am seeing the shorter lashes grow longer each day. I expect them to match R within a few weeks. Latisse is VERY clear that it takes 16 weeks for full effect, so I'm only halfway there. Because I use 4 drops a night (1 for each lash line & 1 for each brow) I have just opened my 3rd bottle a few days ago (1 bottle lasts exactly 4 weeks/30 days). RE: Brows: They have grown in thicker and darker with time (baseline = invisible blond & sparse w/ missing sections), & they are becoming ridiculously long. I may need to trim them! I used to have about 3 or 4 hairs from arch to outer-eye portion of brows, now I have a fully connected brow, even with tweezing/shaping maintenance. Currently @ 8 weeks the brows are clearly strawberry blond & complete w/ some colorless-blond hairs mixed about.My mother bought Careprost from All Day Chemist and a week later had to file a police report due to many fraudulent CC charges made immediately after purchase (I warned her about the fraud reports in MUA); beware of ADC for Careprost generic! I will be spending $14.90 per bottle with another Careprost supplier~will update w/ info on that transaction when it comes.
15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.
on 4/20/2011 3:34:00 PM
More reviews by adollzone
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
Love it! My 2nd "bout" with Latisse. Used it last year, 2-3 tubes, worked wonderfully with only side-effect being lash line darkened a bit. No biggie. Quit for a year+, lost effectiveness of course, and just started again about 2 mos ago and lashes are sooooo long again. Posting this to tell everyone you can GET BUY ONE GET ONE FREE if you join LATESSE LASHPERKS at Latisse.com. I have my form coming for sure to take advantage of this offer!
on 4/18/2011 5:32:00 PM
More reviews by oneladygaga
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Latisse really works. Used it for 4 months every night and I had long, dark eyelashes that I wish I was born with. They were so long that they touched the inside of my sunglasses. Real proud of them! Unfortunately, it reverted back to my old lashes after a few months - a Cinderella sort of effect! Also experienced some darkness under my eyes, but not too bad - worth it for the results. Please make something that it is permanent!!
on 4/10/2011 9:47:00 AM
More reviews by Rhonlynn
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I started using Latisse last night. I had PTR Lashes to Die For, which I liked (for a week), but returned it. My lashes are 1/4 inch now. Immediately, I noticed a slight itching,but it quickly went away. No itching this morning. My allergies and the pollen count are wreaking havoc, so I can't tell if my eyes were slightly red from the Latisse or the pollen. I'm going to make this ongoing. I apply it by placing one drop of Latisse onto the sterile cap, and using my sterilized Stimulash brush, (which is tiny, like Lashes to Die For), and dipping it into the drop. One drop was plenty for both eyes. :)This will be the third night. I've found irritation, slightly, so I applied it last night around 7, and it dried for about 3 hours. I then felt irritation, around 1:00, got up, used Opcon A eye drops, and when I woke, my eyes looked great. No redness on the outside or inside. There maybe something to that, letting it completely dry, before laying down. I'll try it again tonight.Began using a Sonia eye liner brush from Target. It takes one drop, no irritation...life is good.04/15: I absolutely love Latisse. Not having a break between lash formulas, I already have curl to my lashes I never had, and it's only been a week. My eyelashes make me feel pretty. I've never felt pretty, but I do now. Thankyou, Latisse!04/27: Wow, definite growth. So happy.06/07: My lashes are long, and look almost like false eyelashes. no side effects!
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 4/4/2011 2:53:00 PM
More reviews by Honeywell66
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Latisse is like MAGIC SUGAR FAIRY UNICORN CHOCOLATE LOVE. I used the Jane Iredale stuff a few years ago, back when it had the same active ingredient as Latisse, and it worked well. I didn't feel like paying for Latisse, so I tried RevitaLash for a few months. It worked, too, though not as much. It seemed to condition my lashes which helped them grow.I've been using Latisse for about 2.5 weeks, and my lashes are noticeably LONGER, and I can see they are getting thicker and darker at the base. I can't wait to see how they'll look in a few weeks. My SO even noticed how luscious my lashes look. He didn't use the word "luscious," but when he pointed at my eyes, grunted and said, "Cool," I totally knew that's what he meant. The brushes that come with the kit are big, fat cheap ones—made from the same brush fibers as the brushes in kids' watercolor sets. Hard, plastic and not pliable. Yuck. Eww. And wasteful. One brush for each eye every night? That's crazy. The brushes also absorb SO MUCH product. I swear they do this sh** on purpose so we'll have to buy more sooner. I bought an eyeliner brush at Sephora and I use that. I clean it with antibacterial soap every night. No problems.I only need one drop for both eyes, and end up with a little left to put on the outer tail of my brows, which is thinner than I'd like. Those areas are starting to get little hairs now. Now if I could only find the perfect soft, fluffy thickening mascara, my eyelash world would be complete.EDIT: I stopped using this after a few months because my mom uses the same solution in drop form in one of her eyes for glaucoma. That eye looks much droopier than the other. I thought "maybe" this is just part of the glaucoma, still I got nervous. And TODAY (3/21/12) there are posts all over the boards about Latisse causing drooping and loss of facial fat!!!!! Aaaarrrgh! So scary. Dodged a bullet!!!
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 4/2/2011 4:49:00 AM
More reviews by becomingshadows
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
My mom got this for me as an early birthday present. I cannot imagine spending so much money on a monthly treatment, but it is exactly that...a treat! I've used it a week and the results are so shocking! My lashes already look twice their normal length, but they have also been very red and somewhat painful. I have not taken my contacts out in FOREVER so it could be a side effect of either or both! Regardless, this works like magic.
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