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.
Posts Tagged ‘Latisse’
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
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!
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