My name is Britt and I have a dermatologist addiction.
Perhaps I have guinea pig in my blood. Or maybe I’m just curious? But when Vore and I got engaged, it all got ramped up a notch. I went on a self-betterment campaign, mostly involving my face. In the past year, I have tried a chemical peel (horrific pain, scary peeling), Retina A (massive skin irritation), microdermabrasion (like this, but no major results) and IPL photo facials (love!)
Beyond that bridal glow, I had it in my head that lush lashes were a must for the wedding day. Enter Latisse.
I’ve never had much in the way of eyelashes. Naturally, they are semi-thick and dark, but short. I started using Latisse a year ago, with the intention of cutting it off after the wedding. The stuff is pricey, but man did it work! After three months, I had to drop back to every other day because my lashes were too long. And now I’m addicted. Stopping after the wedding just didn’t happen.
Commonly asked questions:
Does it change your eye color? My dermatologist did warn me about this possibility. I have light blue eyes and I’ve been using it for a year. No difference.
Does it irritate your eyes? My eyes did get a little red and itchy for the first couple of weeks, but beyond that, no biggie.
How long does it take to work? It was about a month before I saw any change. At three months I had monster lashes and had to scale back to three doses per week. That maintains the length without them growing past my eyebrows, which I consider scary.
How long does a tube last? With daily use, mine lasted about 2 months. But that’s because I squandered the stuff. More on that in the section below. After a year, I’m on my 4th tube.
- Never pay full price for Latisse. I certainly haven’t–it’s $120 for a teeny tiny bottle! We have several local spas operated by dermatologists who will gladly write your prescription.They often have buy one, get one free deals. Call around, then stock up.
- The pack comes with two brushes for each day. Hogwash! Use only one brush per day. Do you honestly think you will cross contaminate your own eyes?
- Don’t drench the brush with the drops. Just a dab will do you. You don’t have to soak your lash line, just dampen it.
- Spread leftovers on your eyebrows. Latisse will thicken them too!
Have you tried Latisse? Were your results as magical as mine?