I just found this draft of a post that I took photographs for almost two years ago. I don’t know how I managed to forget to post it, but somehow I did. Anyway, as you might have known from my early blog posts (or talking to me), I tried Latisse in college for about nine months when it first hit the market.
Latisse is supposed to make your eyelashes grow, and I can say with complete and total honesty that it works. Actually, Latisse works really, really well. These photos just don’t do it justice.
Latisse side effects…
You may be wondering why I stopped using Latisse if it works so well. Well, in addition to making my eyelashes grow, it also made my eyelids turn purple-ish red, and itch. I never had itchy eyes before I started using Latisse.
I loved having long lashes, but it wasn’t worth the high price tag (over $100 a bottle!) and permanently (yes – over a year later I still wear concealer on my eyelids) irritated eyes.
Side note: Latisse also can permanently darken the color of your iris’ when you use it. This wasn’t an issue for me because I have such dark brown eyes already, but if I’d had blue eyes I would have been pretty pissed!
So I stopped using Latisse and didn’t use any eye lash growing products for about a year.
My newest eyelash adventure…
LiLash is similarly priced to Latisse, but you don’t need a prescription to buy it. It also last closer to a year, whereas one bottle of Latisse is supposed to last about a month (if I remember right). So, there’s more bang for your buck with LiLash.
I’m still not entirely sure how LiLash works, but somehow it does and I have long eyelashes again. And they’re not irritated, which is awesome. I’ve only been using it for a month and I’ve already seen significant results. So between the two products, I would recommend LiLash. I probably won’t do a full review of this product because I’ve taken my blog in a different direction than it started (I used to do a ton of beauty product reviews). But I do recommend it. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any before and after pictures of my lashes while using LiLash.
Have you used Latisse, Lilash or something else? How about one of the drugstore versions of these products? How did they work for you? Did you experience any side effects?