Tuesday, July 5, 2011


A few months ago I went to my dermatologist for a yearly skin check. Since I spent my teens and most of my 20's worshipping the sun I make sure to never miss an appointment. On this trip I did have one mole surgically removed because of "changing cells." Now I have a lovely one-inch scar on my leg. Use sunscreen! It's the best advice I could give other than eating your vegetables. Anyway, back to the topic. On the way out of my dermatologist's office I asked for a prescription for Latisse.  Latisse (by prescription only) is for eyelash growth. My eyelashes are really blonde and I liked the idea that not only does it make them grow but it makes them thicker and darker.

I went to my local pharmacy and picked up my prescription. It came to $116 for a one-month supply (not covered by most health insurances). I read the directions and started using it every night until it was gone. According to the directions, full eyelash growth happens after 16 weeks of use... that's four bottles of Latisse and a lot more money than I was planning to spend. I did use it for one month and was happy with the results. My lashes were thicker and longer. Unfortunately, according to the directions, once I stop using Latisse my eyelashes would return to the way they were before I started using the product. Months later, my eyelashes are back to normal and seem like they could be a little shorter. Maybe it's because I got use to my longer, fuller lashes. So, I will go back to using my MAC Zoom Lash and tinting my eyelashes every couple of months. I must say, it did look like I had lash extensions after using Latisse for a month along with my MAC Zoom Lash.


  • Makes eyelashes longer and fuller
  • It's fun to talk about


  • Costs $100 plus per month
  • Have to remember to do it every night before bed
  • Can cause eyelid discoloration (this did happen to me, but it did go away)
  • Once you stop using Latisse your eyelashes will go back to the way they were before you started using the product

Final Review: I loved the results but won't continue using it because of the cost.

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