Review of Unlisted Brand Careprost (Generic Brand Latisse) by felgoj
I love this stuff! I have never used the brand Latisse but I use another brand (Lumigan eye drops by Allergan, by MD prescription) of the identical generic ingredient (bimatoprost 0.03% ophthalmic solution in benzalkonium chloride aqueous base). I have medical ins that covers this Rx so it only costs me a $35 copay per bottle (each of which lasts me at least 4 months of continuous lash use, either nightly for growth or every other night or two for maintenance). Latisse is an out-of-pocket expense that is insanely priced IMO.
After using this nightly for 2-3 months I am now using it on a maintenance basis only once or maybe twice a wk. I was confident in using this right off the bat b/c prior to this I used to use the original Enormous Lash growth serum ($100 online) before the formula was changed due to regulations in the non-prescription use of prostaglandins which are responsible for the accelerated lash growth. The outlaw was what started the whole Latisse insanity.
This liquid comes in a rigid eye dropper bottle that's difficult to squeeze, so I empty out the contents into a clean liquid eyeliner container & that makes it easy to apply a good amount of product without oversaturating & wasting product. This way it's so much more similar to my old Enormous Lash serum, & because the bottle is clear I can see how much I have left as time goes on.Now I always see how much product I have left.
I get lots of compliments on my long lashes now, especially when I wear mascara (which puts all the growth on glorious & mystifying display). I'm a girly girl & feel far more feminine in my skin w/longer lashes.
I especially love using this in the winter when I'm feeling blah (winter blues are the bane of y existence). I used to stop & start, but now I just make sure to maintain weekly at the very least, which is basically effortless (what's not to LOVE about something effortless?) - just have to remember not to forget!
Nowadays when I see girls w/monster lashes that are insanely long & apparently not falsies, I KNOW they're using the same kind of "secret weapon" I am. :) These lashes grow unnaturally long (possibly up to eyebrow level) but look mesmerizingly amazing. What a difference a bit of extra lash makes!