Initially, I wasn’t convinced Latisse, the prescription drug that promises to grow fuller, longer, and darker lashes, would be effective because Brooke Shields had really long and thick lashes to begin with. Plus, those warnings of darkened irises and eyelids really scared me. And then The New York Times featured that woman who used Latisse without a prescription and now suffers from discolored eyelids the shade of a black eye. I decided L’Oreal’s Lash Boosting Serum was a safer way to maintain my lashes. But I’m really impressed by the results Latisse’s new spokesperson, Claire Danes, experienced. Her eyelashes went from meager and wispy to long and naturally full-looking, the kind of results you’d expect from lash extensions. There’s something a little more trust-worthy about Claire, who admitted to experiencing some redness within the first few weeks of use. It’s true Latisse is paying Claire, but her results speak for themselves. Now, I’m actually considering trying this product. Would you? [Fashionista] Keep reading »
First there was the initial application. That cost $400. Then the touch-ups every three weeks at $100 each.
Yes, I’m aware it sounds like a coke addict’s tally after a heavy binge. But I’m talking about eyelash extensions. I blew $700 on my eyelashes in two months. I know, it sounds crazy, but those two months were the most glorious eight weeks of my cosmetic life. And I’d do it again if I could scrounge up the cash. Read more … Keep reading »
Fake eyelashes are generally a problematic beauty product. They’re either too costumey and should be reserved for Halloween and theme parties or they’re a nice idea in principle but never work in reality. When we first saw these fake eyelashes by Paperself, we thought “crazy!” To be more accurate, they’re not lashes, bur rather super-detailed paper cuttings. The styles, which feature designs like zebras, vines, and flowers, are all linked to Chinese symbolism. Looking closer, we realized they’re actually quite beautiful and artistic (assuming there’s no risk of getting paper cuts near your eyes, which would really suck). Only question is—where to wear them? We’re thinking they may be a wee bit much for your average outing.
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Because eyelash length is, for some reason, a huge concern these days, we’ve taken to applying all sorts of crap around our rather delicate eyes in the pursuit of a long lash. While the popularity of treatments like Latisse (which costs $120) shows no sign of slowing, the icky side effects of lash-lengthening knockoffs should definitely be enough to make you think twice. One woman who tried Lumigan, an $80 alternative, found stray hairs growing from the skin at the corner of her eye. [Wha!? Seriously? -- Editor Erin] We’ve got enough random hair to tweeze; excess eyelashes in odd spots doesn’t really need to be added to our list of concerns. Add to that the fact that these Latisse alternatives aren’t FDA-approved and we officially don’t care enough about the length of our lashes to deal with that mess. [StyleList] Keep reading »
We’ve talked about the alleged horrors of the eyelash growing formula Latisse
gone wrong before, but this video from Consumer Reports tells us a few more scary things about the beauty product. You shouldn’t be easily fooled by the FDA-approved label. The reason Latisse has FDA approval is that it was previously a medication used to treat glaucoma
. And while we knew that some Latisse users had complained about weird pigmentation going on, Consumer Reports confirms that the treatment can turn blue or green eyes permanently to brown, and that users have complained about dyed eyelids—on both the top and bottom—which results in a “raccoon look.” Watch and hear it for yourself. [Stylelist.com
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In Asia, where some women prize the “big eye” look which is more natural to Western women, some ladies opt for plastic surgery, some wear dramatic makeup, and others put on LED eyelashes. “LED Eyelash is a clever product that speaks to many Asian women’s desire for bigger eyes,” according to the gizmo’s creator. The apparatus includes headphones and a sensor that responds to head and eye movement. If the wearer moves her head or blinks her eyes, the lights flash. The contraption looks a little awkward to wear, but one imagines it would work wonders when flirting in a dark bar. [BuzzFeed
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