This post is about 6 months in the making!! I'm happy to finally finish it. We're talking about longer, fuller and darker eyelashes here! I've been using Latisse since mid-December. Now I have to say that I haven't been diligent in using it at all. The directions say to use it every night and in as early as 4 weeks your lashes should show a marked growth, with full growth in 16 weeks. I probably started off using it maybe every other night. Then I forgot about it for a little while so I'd go back applying it nightly. Mostly when I would remember to. Probably not the best way to tell you about the product but I just wanted to share some of my experiences since using it for an extended period of time.
- Side effects: I did experience some itchy eye & eye redness. My eyes usually get red because of my contacts but I have been noticing people commenting about the redness of my eyes since using Latisse. I also experienced having drier eyes, which probably added on to contacts irritation and redness. No eyelid skin darkening, and since I already have brown eyes can't tell if those got darker.
- Does it really work!! YES! I have a sequence of photos that I took that you can see my lashes clearly got longer and fuller. I do have a tiny gap in my lashes right now after some of them fell out, I guess they were crucial ones that clearly make a visible difference since it is right in the middle. I'm really happy with the results and have even put some in sparse areas on my eyebrows to speed up growth. (you're not supposed to do this really...)
- They recommend using 1 drop on each eyelid but I found that to be way too much. So I would place a drop on the applicator brush and use it for both eyelids. I know you're not supposed to in order to prevent possible contamination/infections, but I think as along as you make sure your face is clean and you don't have contacts in, it's ok.. It is just such an expensive serum that I don't want to waste a single drop! Plus I probably have way smaller surface area on my eyelids than the average person. :P Shh.. don't tell..
The tiny bottle (looks tiny but lasts soooo long) with the serum and the sterile brushes that come with it.
3/5 - you will probably be able to tell that I became a lot more diligent in using Latisse from this point on...
5/6 - stupid gap
Apparently if you stop applying it your lashes will eventually go back to the way they were before using the product, within the course of weeks to months. We shall see! I haven't run out of product yet and I have a new bottle waiting for me, so that will probably be a while until I stop using Latisse.
Currently wearing For Audrey by China Glaze. It really is the true Tiffany Blue!