I started using Careprost and took about 2 months before I saw some great results. I had a phase early on where I lost few eyelashes due to heavy mascara,so when I started using Careprost they grew longer and darker and now my lashes are better than before! I use Careprost every other day and I have found this as effective as daily use. It also works on brows to thicken them up, and some hairs grow really long, but i haven't been able to fill out a couple of overplucked areas - only a few sparse hairs have come in so i haven't thrown out my eyebrow pencils just yet. I haven't had any staining or irritation of my eyelids and my eyes are still the same color blue. I only put the product on my upper lashes / eyelids but my lower lashes have thickened and lengthened as well, which is just great because they'd look pretty unbalanced otherwise. All in all I'm very pleased with Careprost. I buy mine from a local company called CrystalBeauty101.com, awesome customer support with free fast shipping. Referred my friends and family to them and they provided them great customer service as well! They also have a generic version of Retin-A which is such a bargain for $20 instead of about $100 from a doctor.
I have tried both latisse and careprost and both the products are good for growing eyelashes. i have got careprost for less at Universalonlinepharmacy.com but whereas latisse is very expensive . i recommend careprost as it is very cheaper and also gives the same results.
I was so happy to find a generic version of Latisse as it is so expensive plus in Canada you have to go through the hassle of going to a doctor and having a prescription written first....pleaasee! The generic brand of the Bimatoprost called Careprost is a much more reasonable price. Hey not cheap, less expensive and this stuff actually works! I am fortunate in that I have quite naturally long lashes, but with hot curling them and waterproof mascara and lash extensions, well, they have suffered, so I thought I would give up the extensions and see what I can grow on my own. I ordered my Careprost from lifetimelashes as well as MyLashes4Less as I am in Canada and delivery from any United States based site takes longer, I wanted to ensure I got them quickly after finally finding it was available so much cheaper then Latisse! I have to say, both products were delivered within a week (thankyou!), to Canada, that is good clearing customs and all! I have been using the product nightly for three weeks now and I am delighted that I can see some new growth (I think it is important not to miss a day for the first 16 weeks as they advise) and they are already getting longer, thicker and darker (also using it on eyebrows as I over plucked and waxed in the past and they are already improving!) yet they say some see results in 4 weeks, well, I am already seeing results, I cannot wait to see how great they will look after the full sixteen weeks! I will continue to update as my "new" lashes grow!
Earlier this year, my friends recommended to use Careprost due to the price since it has the same ingredients as Latisse. I don't have a lot of lashes due to chemo so I was desperate to grow it back. When I stopped my chemo and started using Careprost, my lashes grew longer and darker. I was really flabbergasted with the results although it made my upper eyelids pinkish, but heck, at least I have my eyelashes back and longer. I am done with the initial 4-month period so I'm only using it now every 2 days to maintain it. I recently started applying it on my eyebrows, I'm on my third week so I will keep you guys posted if it really works on eyebrows too. I get mine from lifetimelashes.com, their customer support is outstanding and every time I have inquiries, they respond like they are always in front of the computer to answer all my questions which is freakishly amazing! My friends and I buy together so we get per bottle for $26 with free shipping which we normally receive in 3-4 days. They also included brush-like applicators similar to Latisse and information brochure for starters. In a nutshell, the promise of Careprost in achieving longer eyelashes is 100% true, just make sure you use it correctly. I don't know how to post pictures here but you can see my "before and after" pictures that they posted on facebook, I think you can find them by typing careprost lifetimelashes (I think) on Facebook. My name is Rustie Holt, you will see my pictures they posted there as a living-proof that Careprost works! I am hooked with this product for the rest of my life!
After a lot of online research, I decided to finally bite the bullet and give careprost a try. I am a past Latisse user and I loved it! Although, I didn't love the price!!!
I bought two bottles of Careprost thru mylashesforless.com , three days ago- and I just received them today. The cost was around 57.00 for the two bottles and shipping was free!and I really liked that I could pay thru paypal and not have to give my credit card info! Anyway, this review is just for where I bought my Careprost, so I will update it when I can give a good product review!
OMG sooo many reviews and options! I've been so hesitant to put anything on my eyes, but I've been blessed with Asian lashes! I'm worried about the redness as a side effect. Has anyone experienced prolonged redness? Anyways I decided on lifetimelashes and literally got it the next day and didn't even get the faster shipping. So excited to have longer lashes!!
I hardly ever write reviews because I believe a lot of things are YMMV, especially when it comes to cosmetics and skincare.
This is a product, though, that I believe will work for anyone regardless of your skintype or whatever else.
I ordered a few bottles from growlovelylashes.com about 6 weeks ago...did not want to fool around with an international order, and growlovelylashes accepted Paypal so I felt pretty safe ordering from them. Got the package quick, etc etc
Anyway, thought I would share my results so far as well as few side effects I experienced the first week or so.
*After a few days, my eyes were a little red and kind of dry. This subsided after about a week.
*My eyelids darkened a little. Not a lot, not so much that anyone else would notice but me.
Results (so far):
I think I started noticing the beginnings of growth at the 4-5 week mark. Something was definitely going on. Before after I took my eye makeup off for the day I could not see my eyelashes anymore and now they are just barely visible. Which is great! I cant wait to see what the growth will look like at the 12 week mark! :D
Will keep this updated...
Hi ehvance, I have also ordered many times from lifetime lashes and have never used the cap as a method for applying the liquid to the applicator. I believe they provided instructions on the pamphlet and on their website on how to apply the solution directly to the applicator to avoid contamination to the solution. It sounds like what you are experiencing is due to putting the solution in the cap prior to use which you shouldn’t be doing.
I have personally had great results from my use and will continue to use Careprost. I suggest simply contacting them to inquire about the use of putting the solution in the cap as that is probably the problem.
UPDATE: Hi guys, so my original comment is below. Yes, after inquiring with lifetimelashes.com I found out that using the cap method for application could contaminate my solution with dirt and anything left in the cap (which would explain the slight color change). Im just relieved to find an answer! lifetimelashes.com was fab with their customer support. Their response was speedy and super helpful. I'm starting over with a fresh bottle and will definitely be following the instructions for application this time haha. Will reorder with them again :)
I have been using careprost for about 2 weeks now. I bought it from lifetimelashes.com. I received my order within a couple of days so that was great. I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed the color of the actual careprost liquid? Mine appears to be kind of dark, but a translucent dark. I put a drop of liquid into the cap and then dip a brush into it to apply. It comes out of the dropper clear but I have noticed some residue on the dropper and in the cap that is kind of grayish/black.
Is this normal? Does this mean my product is expired/ineffective? I haven't really noticed much change on my lash growth/thickness but it's still early. Any advice on this? I really hope this is normal and I dont have to re-order from somewhere else and start the whole process all over again. I really want this to work!
I will continue to re-review and update this as the weeks go by.
Right now I reached 2 weeks today, and I swear my eyelashes are a tiny bit darker and ive seen 2 or 4 new hairs growing along the waterline.
I've not had any red marks where i've put the product, and i put it on the bottom and top water lines.
So far the problem I've had is my under eye circle as getting crazy dark, I used to have very faint blue circles and now I have dark blue circles they are getting so bad I look like i've been punched in my eyes!
If it gets any worse I might have to discontinue :(
Edit: Today is monday and I will have used careprost for 3 weeks tomorrow, and i am already experiencing longer lashes, particularly on my right eye - they just about touch my eyebrow! (I naturally have very short straight lashes) how exciting when i still have 13 weeks to go! im pretty sure i'll be someone with camel lashes if they keep going at this rate!! However the growth seems uneven as my left eye has had a few lashes grow longer but not as many and not as long hmm..
Another observation though I'd read a few people have orbital fat loss, an asian girl with heavy lidded eyes had less puffy lids and i think im noticing my actual eyelid is thinner, which actually doesn't look that nice, i used to have lovely round almond shaped eyes. My eyelashes are getting pretty close to black in colour.
For people fussing over application you have to remember this is not a serum which will only work on the place you've put it, as you know it is a liquid like water, what it does is ABSORB into the skin and into the capillaries, this is why people who only apply it to the top waterlines will experience growth to their bottom lashes, and also eyebrows. Don't fuss about getting it into/between every lash, most likely it will get into your eye and cause redness and irratation. You sweep it above your top waterline and your SKIN absorbs it, not the eyelashes, and with your bottom eyelashes you sweep it below, on the SKIN - for ABSORPTION. It's silly reading reviews of people complaing of irratated eyes because they're applying drops for GLUCOMA in/on the waterlines which obviously will get into your eye and cause irratation.
Don't get complacent with application, yes it looks harmless like water but it is a drug. I personally use 1 drop per eye, which is more than what most people use, but already I am getting results. I apply once every 24 hours in the morning.
4 week update: there is a lot of new eyelashes growing in places they never have before, possible like 7 or 8 for each eye, i dont feel like my eyelashes have gotten any longer not like the really fast sprout they did at first, and my right eye has way longer eyelashes than my left.
5 week update: my undereye circles are definitely very dark, now getting worse. Eyelashes seem to have hit a plateau, but my bottom eyelashes are definitely longer.