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Longer Lashes with Latisse - How To Use
Part 2 of 2 on eyelash growth serum
This is part 2. Click to read part 1: “Longer Lashes with Latisse”
I’ve been telling my friends for a year to stop goofing around with all the eyelash growth serums out there and just get a prescription for Latisse. They all push back and ask the same two questions about Latisse:
Q: Is it safe?
Q: Will it turn my blue eyes brown?
A: Maybe, but you’re more likely to lose an eye from running with scissors. So don’t obsess over this.
If you want to get in the weeds, read the entire 2008 FDA approval package with details on side effects, safety and effectiveness.
I don’t understand why my friends are more worried about the safety of an FDA-approved prescription drug for their eyelashes than they are a tube they bought from some random store on Amazon.* But then I don’t understand why people walking outside alone are wearing masks. (We need a therapist for these questions.)
How to use Latisse:
Now that you’ve bought your first bottle for just $66 (!), you have to know how to use the product correctly to get the most growth.
Applicator brushes: The brushes that come with the prescription are ginormous - see below.
When I used these brushes, they covered a large part of my lid, which is wasteful and more of a chance of causing red lids (which was why I had to stop the Rodan & Fields one.)
So, I found these great brushes on Amazon - just $8 for 100 pack -- that are thin ends that go right on the base of your lashes. They have little plastic pieces on the end to keep them sanitary.
See the Latisse big brushes compared to the Amazon skinny one:
Application method: The instructions say to put the drop the liquid onto the end of the brush applicators. I tried that for months and the product just went all over the sink.
To avoid wasting so much precious liquid, I started putting two droplets into the bottle’s lid and dipping the brush into it. This is not as sanitary, I guess, but since the only thing that is ever in the lid is this same liquid, I’ve never had a problem. I just squish the brush into the lid to make sure it breaks up a little to coat the fibers.
Apply to lashes: Just take the brush with the liquid on it and run it across the base of your lashes, end to end. Then dip the brush again and do it on the other eye.
(The prescription says to use a different brush on each eye, but it was taking too long, so I use the same one on both eyes.) Give it a minute to sink in before going to bed so it doesn’t come off on your pillow.
Tip: Make sure to swipe both directions on the lash line or you’ll miss the lashes on the outside part of your eye.
Pro tip: Latisse regrows eyebrows!