Posts Tagged ‘Latisse’


Sunday, March 12th, 2017

  My name is Holly and I am a lash addict.  Since 2001, when drug manufacturer, Allergan, began putting a patented bimatoprost in its prescription glaucoma medicine, Lumigan, the world of lash enhancement exploded.  Its unintended side effect, dramatic lash growth, led to the 2008 FDA approval of Latisse.  I have been applying Lumigan (off label) to my lashes since 2004.  However, when the trend for larger-than-life lashes in everyday living emerged last year, I headed to a celebrity-anointed lash extension bar in West Hollywood.  I loved my new look and reveled in my newfound freedom from mascara!  Every two weeks, I diligently returned for a 45-minute “fill” appointment, investing a substantial amount of time and money in the process.  That is until last month, when a major exodus of employees occurred — including my beloved “lash guru.”  I had tried other technicians, but my lashes never endured as long as they did with my girl, so I waited, as nearly all of my beautiful synthetic mink lashes began to fall out, for her to find a new home.

  I’m sorry to say, but mascara just cannot compare to a full set of lash extensions.  No way, no how.  So when I lost all of my falsies last night and my guru was still without a home, I panicked.   Fortunately, I remembered the two sets of magnetic lashes  I ordered at the end of the year from One Two Lash, after spotting from Allure’s Best Of Beauty Breakthroughs.  They were still unused, because the first pair I had ordered (Bold Lashes) was simply too dramatic; it reminded me of a burlesque dancer from the 1980’s.  But the second pair, Original Lashes, was absolutely perfect.  I just needed to watch the “how to” video several times to emulate the more-than-competent spokespeople, and give myself a good twenty minutes to get them properly aligned.  Once affixed, they lasted for the entire evening!
     This morning, I returned to two coats of mascara (after all, its a lazy Sunday).  I will say that the tube of  Shu Uemura I picked up in Japan made a big difference.  But, clearly not enough for a lash addict like me … on Wednesday I have an appointment with a new lash guru.  I really need a fix!


Thursday, January 21st, 2016
AGE:  47
CITY/STATE:  Los Angeles, CA
PHILOSOPHY: The best cosmetic is great-looking skin!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   always start the day with drinking a full glass of water, deep stretching, apply SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex to my face, followed by Elta MD Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen.  I later apply all of the “paint.”
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, apply Kiehls Midnight recovery concentrate, followed by Renova and Lumiere Bio-restorative Eye Cream.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, my skin just looks and feels so much better after applying it!
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Cle De Peau Beaute Concealer for under eyes
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Either Lytera Skin Brightening Complex or Latisse
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
 FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Elchim 3900 Professional Hair Dryer
COMMENTS:  Powder and paint make a woman what she ain’t!


Saturday, December 26th, 2015
UA CindyAGE:  35
CITY/STATE:  Tremonton, UT
PHILOSOPHY: Have fun and don’t be afraid to play around with different looks
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Argan oil for hair. Borghese eye shadow and black liner, CoverGirl Super Sizer by LashBlast mascara, LashEM Colour Strokes Brown Tint and Lift, Dior Diorskin Forever foundation, Pür Cosmetics Cameo Contour Stick, Borghese B Lip Gloss, Nars Orgasm blush.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Wash with Borghese Fango mud cleanser, spritz with Shea Terra rose water, apply Anaiti age defying skin care serum and Anaiti advanced moisturizer cream, StriVectin neck cream for neck, chest and hands, then Latisse for my eyelashes.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Orogold  24-K Bio-Brightening Dark Spot Solution
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  CoverGirl Super Sizer by LashBlast mascara, Dior Diorskin Forever foundation, LashEM Colour Strokes Brown Tint and Lift, and Nars Orgasm blush.
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Orogold  24-K Bio-Brightening Dark Spot Solution $378
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  CoverGirl Super Sizer by LashBlast mascara
 FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  PMD personal microderm and real Techniques makeup brushes.