Why I stopped using Latisse



The above photo is before I started Latisse.

For years I considered using Latisse to see what it could do to my short, straight, downward turned lashes. I always feel like I look more awake and my eyes look bigger with curled, long lashes, and I take a lot of steps to get that look when I do my makeup.

Latisse is a prescription product that you apply to your lash line to help your eyelashes grow longer, and perhaps grow more lashes.

I started using it a month ago and was diligent about the application. I never missed a day!

Then, I noticed my eyes were feeling dry and more prone to irritation, and I knew that had to be from Latisse–it was the only new thing that I was doing that could have caused it. So I took a break for a weekend, while we were at the beach with our friends, with plans to restart when I got back home. During that weekend, my eyes felt great with no dryness.

As soon as I restarted, I felt the irritation come back, and that was when I knew I should probably quit Latisse.

I had such high hopes! I took an after picture just to compare the difference, and I believe my lashes look thicker! I didn’t see much addition to the length, but I definitely notice more lashes than I had before, even just after a month of use.


If it wasn’t for the irritation, I would have totally continued. So, I’m glad I tried it and I now know that it isn’t right for me.

Have you used it? What was your experience? 

Read more about my favorite lash tool here and why I’m tempted by a lash lift here!

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Comments (166)

  1. Mia says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Hi Kate,

    I also tried Latisse quite a few years ago, but stopped when it changed the color of my eyelid right at the lash line (it darkened it). I liked the results as you did, and I miss having thicker lashes. A few weeks ago I went in for a haircut, and I noticed something different about my hairstylists eyes (they looked amazing!). I asked her what she was doing, and she told me they started doing lash extensions at the salon. She no longer has to apply mascara or eyeliner and her eyes look better than ever. The only downfall is they’re expensive, a little time consuming to apply, and they require upkeep every 3-4 weeks. I want to try them, but need to save up money first. Have you considered the new trend of semi- permanent eye lash extensions? Would love to hear your thoughts on them 🙂

    • McCall J says
      Posted May 11, 2016

      My personal experience with lash extensions is they look great while you keep them up but as soon as you decide to let them all fall out, you will notice you’re own lashes have been badly damaged. They’ll be shorter and thinner than before you had extensions.

      • Kay says
        Posted May 13, 2016

        eye lash extensions can be wonderful, but you have to be careful of where you get them done!! A bad set will damage your lashes, but a good one will not harm your lashes at all!! You just need to do your homework and go to a reputable place.

        • Evelyn R says
          Posted April 22, 2020

          Great post! Thanks for sharing that knowledge with us! I loved Latisse, but it is very pricey. So I decided to purchase the generic version of Latisse which is the Careprost. So happy ❤️ I finally found ‘HOTLASH247’ in Google and got careprost (same as Latisse, but it’s a way cheaper, thanks girls 😊). There is no difference to me. Latisse and Careprost are the same thing. I could never go back to my normal lashes now. I have had phenomenal results with it. It is well worth the money for me. After trying it, I will never be without it! My lashes are twice as long and thick and I am already being asked if they’re natural, to which I can happily respond ”Yes”!

      • Jj says
        Posted September 9, 2016

        I second that experience! Ladies, beware: even the most carefully applied extensions can cause thinning of lashes and strange regrowth.

      • Meri says
        Posted September 24, 2016

        I third the experience! I have had good technicians who were properly trained but still noticed that my lashes are thinner than before. My top lashes are thinner than my bottom ones now!! Found this blog looking for revitalash reviews to bring my lashes back 🙁

        • Alexis says
          Posted October 18, 2016

          I’ve had eyelash extensions applied by the best in Vancouver — do not believe they do not affect your lashes!! While a good set won’t destroy your lashes, you do lose more lashed than a normal shedding cycle — anyone who has had lashed can attest that you see far more lashes falling out than normal. They are also heavy on your lashes so your natural lashes can’t grow as long. I had them on for 8 months straight (with refills obvs) and my eyelashes were tiny! IT WAS NOT AN OPTICAL ILLUSION. My lashes are naturally long and they could barely be seen after removal. So — get them cuz they are gorgeous but know you will pay a price.

          • Joy says
            Posted November 19, 2016

            I tried extensions and I had a terrible reaction to the adhesive. Had to stop. I have since been using Latisse, and I LOVE IT! If you know how to apply it and use the correct applicator, a small bottle will last you FIVE MONTHS. I will never stop using it. My lashes are so long, I have to trim them!!

          • Rebecca K says
            Posted February 19, 2017

            Was just wondering if your eyelashes never grew back like mine.. No matter what I do I just have to use serum now to have eyelashes otherwise mine are just short and stumpy where as some weren’t as damaged. When I stop using the serum they go back to this.. It’s been years, so I just believe they will never go back to normal. Have yours eventually gone back to normal?

        • Julie says
          Posted October 25, 2016

          I am in the same boat. Did you find a good eyelash serum to bring your lashes back after extensions?

          • Tasia says
            Posted November 12, 2016

            Lash Boost is an enhancements lash serum from Rodan +Fields. It will make your lashes look longer, fuller, and darker in just 4-8 weeks! It is natural and it’s 100% your lashes. It works by moisturizing, nourishing, and protecting your lashes. I’m a consultant so if you are interested you can email me at [email protected] and I can give you a great discount. There is a Holiday Special going on right now, which includes a 2-3 month supply of lash boost, and a FREE multifunction travel size eye cream and cosmetic bag for only $135. Plus there is a 60-day money back guarantee. If you have any questions about it let me know!

      • Rebecca K says
        Posted February 19, 2017

        I agree with this.. I don’t think it matters where you go. Everyone has different eyelashes and different skin. I know people who went to where I did and had no issues. But the extensions extremely damaged my eyelashes and I noticed when I let them fall out naturally. It’s now been over 2 years and my eyelashes have never been the same. I have to use eyelash serum constantly on my eyes now so I have nice eyelashes. I always had nice eyelashes that were so long and curly but just very fine, I wanted to try them because everyone was doing it. Completely regret it my eyelashes will never be the same now. The serum even irritates my sensitive skin but i have to wear it otherwise my eyelashes look shit and mascara won’t even make them look good anymore. My opinion they all damage your lashes just like hair extensions. Having weight, glue and synthetic products on your eyes can;t be good and even a lash technician told me that permanent damage can only happen if you get them repeatedly for years. I was obviously unlucky to have permanent damage from getting the once and two refills. If you hate you eyelashes yeah maybe give it a go but could be left with worse eyelashes in the end.

    • Melody says
      Posted November 17, 2016

      I have only been using it 1 week and I am already noticing that my lashes look thicker.
      No prescription needed. No steroids. No need to sit for 1-2hrs for someone to individually apply lash by lash while you are praying that Deborah down the street gave you a reputable recommendation. THIS STUFF WORKS! Tasia, I’m a bit jealous that you tapped this resource before I did! Girls I have never met Tasia in my life, but PLEASE visit her site, google Lash Boost results and you’ll see for yourself why everyone is raving about this amazing product!!!

      • Valerie says
        Posted November 24, 2016

        I found this post by searching “dry eye lash serum” … I’ve lived with dry eyes for more than a decade; I instill lubricating drops before bed to prevent tearing the surface of my eyeballs (yes, that’s really uncomfortable). Since beginning the R+F Lash Boost on 10/27/2016, my lashes have improved greatly! Unfortunately, so has my dependence on lubricating drops. 😕 I have to use them several times a day to keep from tearing. 😔 I’m bummed.

      • Julie says
        Posted November 30, 2016

        I have been using the R & D lash serum since it launched. I have seen no difference, absolutely zero change. Latisse worked great for me, but I love supporting my local ladies and not the drug companies. I am a consultant myself and I personally would not push this product. They have a few products that I love love love.. this is not one of them.

        • Dash says
          Posted December 1, 2016

          Since you’re being honest (I really appreciate it!), did you (or has anyone experienced their mascara not staying on while using Lashboost? I follow the directions, only use at night, wash off in the shower in the morning with face wash. But after applying mascara, I look like a streaked raccoon within an hour. 🙁 I’m only contemplating using the lash boost when I don’t have to do anything or be seen the next day (which is almost never.)

        • Posted December 2, 2016

          Hello Everyone, I’m a consultant for R+ F, as well. I had similar concerns and didn’t find the results others were getting. About 45 days in of use I could really tell they looked thicker and longer. I woke up and was surprised to really see it was working! I recommend using the product for as close to those 60 days (R+ F backs all their products with a 60 day money back guarantee) and then send it back if you still don’t have results. Did you take Before pics? That is a must! Patience was key for me.
          Best Wishes, Jen Duncan

      • Susanamantha says
        Posted January 26, 2017

        I have been using Lash Boost for 6 weeks and have not noticed any improvement. In fact, my lids look red all the time. I am following the directions correctly so there’s no error on my part. When I used Latisse, I noticed quite a bit of improvement by this time. With the cost being close to the same, I will go back to Latisse.

      • Robin says
        Posted February 28, 2017

        I tried eyelash extensions last month and the results were great however I was terribly disappointed that they only looked amazing for 4 days. The cosmetologist said it depends on the lash cycle, etc. I went ahead and did a refill but the results were frustrating. Lots of falling out and the adhesive irritated my eyes. They were uncomfortable and too expensive for not even 1 week of looking good. After they fell out, my natural lashes looked horrible. I decided to try R+F lash boost when a friend who is a consultant had a special. Keep in mind, normally I run from R+F consultants. I don’t want to sell product and I don’t want to spend money for things I don’t need. I considered Latisse but was hesitant because of the things I read regarding changing eye color, etc. So Lash Boost was the winner. I must say, I am very impressed. I have only been using it one week now and already notice a big difference. My lashes have grown rapidly and look better than they did even before the extensions. I am shocked that Lash Boost could work so quickly. How could I possibly notice a difference in just 1 week? Maybe my lashes are just on a growth spurt replenishing after the horrible extension experience. I don’t know but I am going to continue with Lash Boost and hope for even better results as time goes one.

      • dee says
        Posted May 6, 2018

        FYI: R&F is currently being sued for nondisclosure of side effects due to the isopropyl cloprostenate in Lash Boost, which is a prostaglandin analog.
        People aren’t checking into the product before using and need to know there can be significant side effects. Buyer beware, research your product ingredients and know what you’re putting in/on your body! This article is from 5/3/2018:

        • Jenn says
          Posted July 9, 2018

          We purchased Lash Boost for my daughter for Christmas. By March she had the longest eyelashes Ive ever seen. She also has darkening is the skin on
          her eyelid and under her eyes. Everyone was constantly asking if she was sick. Then someone told me about the class action lawsuit against R&F because Of the negative side effects. She discontinued use and her skin is finally looking normal again. Buyer beware!! She’s a teenager and it was a pretty crappy experience for her.

  2. Jen says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    My Mom used it and had a similar issue. She had dryness and burning and it lasted a year(!) after she stopped using it.

  3. Debbie says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Thanks for this update, Kate. I like reading your blog and watching your tutorials, but today something about this is setting off…something…in me. I actually have fabulous eyelashes–long, curling upward, generally thick-ish–but they are blonde. Nothing that can’t be easily done up with a good mascara. But I don’t routinely think of them as great. However…all this business about Latisse and eyelash bars and whatnot…why has it come to this? I believe we all have the right to do what we want with our bodies and appearance, but I nonetheless wonder if this Adele-esque, super-thick-false-eyelash look is becoming the norm, for too many people, day in and day out. We are not on stage all day (well, most of us). We are not constantly being photographed (although that seems to be increasing). I know I’m going overboard this morning–with the exception of maybe a few heavier glam makeovers, I know you like to and succeed and softer eye looks–but…it’s our eyes. I think it’s also important to be gentle on them…and ourselves. Thank you for being honest about your experience

    • Gina says
      Posted May 11, 2016

      Agreed. While I do support each person’s right to make her own decisions, I so wish we didn’t feel the pressure to look like models or actresses in our day-to-day lives. Thanks!

  4. Hannah says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Maybe the irritation was new growth happening? Kinda how the nioxin shampoo does on someone’s scalp? It’s still kinda scary tho, I would be afraid of my lashes falling out lol

  5. jennifer says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I’ve used Latisse (the generic brand) for about a year now on and off and I have had no side effects. I noticed my lashes got longer, not thicker. The results were amazing! I started to apply it to my eyebrows as well hoping it would stimulate growth where they no longer grow but that has been unsuccessful:-(

    • shelley says
      Posted May 11, 2016

      I had the same results as Jennifer. My lashes were significantly longer but not thicker. I also was told to put it on my eyebrows but it didn’t work either.

      No issues with dryness or irritation.

    • Diana says
      Posted November 10, 2016

      Hi Jennifer, where do you order the latisse generic? Thanks!

    • Susanamantha says
      Posted January 26, 2017

      I used Latisse on my eyebrows and did have some new growth.

  6. Kathy says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Revitalash has done WONDERS for my lashes. I truly did not expect such great results. My eyes aren’t bothered by it, but my adult daughter wanted to try it and found her eyes dry and quit using it. I get what Debbie is saying…our culture constantly tells women we could improve our appearance instead of focusing on love and kindness. That being said, if longer lashes bring a smile to my face, then I think it’s fine IF the product isn’t damaging my eyes or eyesight.
    Kate, I appreciate how you help your readers to tips with hair and make up AND you show your loving spirit as well. You don’t go overboard with hair and make up as I’ve seen on other blogs.

  7. Krystal says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I looked into Latisse for myself (if I only have time for one product, it will always be mascara) and also my mom, who has very sparse, fine, and light lashes. I looked at reviews on RealSelf.com and was staggered. Extended use of Latisse can also cause orbital fat loss, hollowing the eyes and making dark circles under them as well. Although not everyone seems to experience this, it was enough for me to not use it.

  8. Cate says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I tried Latisse as well- it darkened my lash line too much! The growth was lovely, but the look of pink/red along my lashes was no good. Fortunately the discoloration went away after a few weeks, but I’m bummed I can’t use it!

  9. Diana says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I’ve never used Latisse because my lashes are naturally long and curl upward. However, I have been Integral Collagen from Trim Healthy Mama for 2 months and my lashes are thicker. It’s also helped reduce the amount of shedding I experience every time I wash my hair. And my nails are growing faster and thicker. Bonus, it’s a great source of protein.

    • Amy says
      Posted May 11, 2016

      I use THM collagen too and I love it! I have short, straight, blonde eyelashes and I’ve noticed they are thicker now and easier to curl. And since you mentioned it…I haven’t been shedding my hair as much. I used to pick strands off of everything all the time and I don’t think I’ve had to do that lately.
      It may be my imagination but I even think the cellulite on my thighs has smoothed out some. I also feel great and have more energy. I don’t follow the diet but I love some of the supplements. I tell everyone about the collagen. That stuff is amazing!

      • SUsan says
        Posted May 16, 2016

        Collagen PERIOD is great for you. The THM brand is very good, but I have used Great Lakes off and on for years (and need to get more) and found a big difference.

        Another thing is castor oil! I use a Q-tip to apply it to my lashes and eyebrows. Will see results soon on the eyelashes (use it also in my eye makeup remover that I make and hope that my brows grow out a big as my son is getting married in June and I want to be able to get them groomed nicely the week before!

        • Margaret says
          Posted October 27, 2016

          Susan – Can you tell me which Great Lakes product you use and how you take it? What you mix it in, how much and how often, etc, I’m interested in trying but know nothing about it. THanks!

      • Lakid says
        Posted August 23, 2016

        Great marketing Amy and Diana…. What company do you 2 work for? Hmmm, let me guess. You guys probably have your desks in same cubicle too.

  10. Candice says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Have you tried adding a drop of lavender essential oil to your mascara?? It’s supposed to support growth of lashes! I added it to mine and love it!

    • Alyssa says
      Posted May 11, 2016

      I’ve also tried this and it’s fabulous. My lashes feel so moisturized!

    • Posted February 19, 2017

      Do you put the Drop of oil into the whole tube of mascara or do you put it on your brush before you apply it?

  11. Posted May 11, 2016

    I have had people switch from Latisse for that exact reason. They haven’t had a problem with Mary Kay’s lash and brow serum since it has a different active ingredient. I would love for you to try it! For all your readers who would like to try it I can give them a special discount too! http://m.marykay.com/melissa7/en-US/Makeup/Eyes/Brow-Care/Mary-Kay-Lash-Brow-Building-Serum-/130108.partId?eCatId=10022

  12. Kolby says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Hi Kate! I too have very short and thin eyelashes. About a year ago I started added 1-2 drops of lavender oil to my mascara and I’ve noticed a ton of difference. I’m definitely not trying to sell you anything just thought maybe you could try it!!

    • Brittani says
      Posted May 12, 2016

      I add a few drops of lavender to a new tube of mascara also. I think it has definitely made my lashes thicker!

  13. Bree says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I think you should get eyelash extensions! Seriously thru are beautiful and I think you would love them!!

  14. Amanda Good says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    This product isn’t licensed in the UK for cosmetic use, it is used as a treatment for glaucoma and contains prostaglandin which is known to change eye colour. Please do be careful!

  15. Jen P says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Hi Kate! I haven’t tried Larissa because I read about all the side effects that can happen. But I started Rapidlash last fall and it has made a huge difference to my short, blonde lashes! They are a bit darker, more full and longer. It’s not expensive and you can get it at Ulta. It’s worth a try! If you do try it, it may take a couple months to see a difference but don’t give up! My eyes are normally sensitive and I’ve had no issues with it. I apply it before bed. ?

    • Lisa says
      Posted May 12, 2016

      I use RapidLash too, it is great! I by mine from Amazon for $25 with is a lot cheaper than Ulta- give that a try, you might be able to save some $$

  16. Brooke says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    A friend of mine gets lash extensions. She said she paid $100 for the initial appointment and then like $45 every time she goes back for touch-ups, which is around 4-6 weeks. Her lashes look amazing! Very long and curled!

  17. Megan says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Thanks for the review! I have heard a similar product called Revitalash that is not prescription works just as well. Not sure if the side effects are similar or not? Would be interested to know if anyone has had any experience with it.

    • Heather MacKenzie says
      Posted May 11, 2016

      Yes! Revitalash works! I bought it on Amazon. Great results on both brows and lashes. I got on board with it before my wedding two years ago. At the time, I was 44 and had noticed a few months before my wedding that my eyebrows were thinning and I had hair loss at the tail ends on both sides (I’ve read this can happen with peri-menopause and I am in late stages of PM…ugh…another story entirely!). You should try it!

      • Heather MacKenzie says
        Posted May 11, 2016

        Did not mean that you should try peri-menopause…LOL! You should try Revitalash. ( :

  18. Andrea says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I’ve used Latisee off and on for years and love the results! Sorry it didn’t work out for you.

    • Sheryl says
      Posted May 11, 2017

      Hi, I agree. LOVE Latisse, and you can order generic from places for much less. Works the same. Latisse ALWAYS advised about the darkening of eyelids. but if you wear makeup, small price to pay. Due to illness and health, I have no lashes without Latisse/generic. But have also been sick again, so stopped. Am going to try a new “best rated” serum, “BoostLash”. $49.00 on Amazon. Will see if I go back to Latisse. !!

  19. Joy says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I have never used Latisee, but have heard others say the same. I have been using Amalie (formerly wink) for about a year now. It is all natural and works far better than I thought it would for being all natural. No irritation and the price is reasonable. 🙂 My lashes and brows have never looked better!


  20. Katherine says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    It’s too bad it didn’t work out but it’s definitely not worth putting up with eye irritation day in and day out just for thicker lashes. I was always too afraid to try Latisse because I worried it would change my eye color, I like my green eyes and I want to keep them. I guess a good mascara is still the best answer, a little more work but no scary side effects.

  21. Jackie T. says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I am almost 52 and began experiencing eyelash thinning/loss a couple years ago due to menopause. I also have very sensitive eyes and eyelid skin. I started using Revitalash last September and it has completely changed everything! They are longer, fuller and now have a natural curl! Best of all, no side effects.

  22. Charlotte says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I’m not sure how you feel about essential oils but I put 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil and 1-2 drops of cedarwood essential oil in a new mascara tube and my lashes are growing so much thicker and longer. Use 1 drop if it is a sample tube and 2 drops if it is full size. Make sure it is a quality essential oil. I’ve been using it for around 4 weeks now with no irritation what so ever.

    • Heather says
      Posted May 11, 2016

      I was going to say the same thing! Great idea! ?

    • dee says
      Posted May 6, 2018

      And don’t forget Castor Oil!

  23. Heather says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I haven’t tried Latisse, but I’ve read that applying castor oil to your lashes can help with growth. Also heard good things about adding a collagen supplement to your diet. I’ve been meaning to try both!

  24. Rachel says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I wanted a fuller lash look, so last year I started using Babe Lash. It took 3 months of continuous use to see results, but my lashes are so long and full now! I don’t know if the active ingredient is Babe Lash is the same as Latisse, but I also have slight darkening along the lash line. Personally, I wear eye shadow every day, so this side effect is something I am more than willing to live with! I am not a fan of the look of lash extensions – they just look FAKE. So, for me, Babe Lash and some Better Than Sex mascara from Too Faced is the recipe for gorgeous, full, and natural lashes.

  25. Gina says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Kate, I had the same problem when I first used Latisse. I called my eye doctor and she told me to try using half a dose. Instead of two drops, I only use one drop for both eyes. She also said to try using it every other night. It worked for me.

  26. Emily Arnett says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Try neuLash, it is nonprescription and has done wonders for my eyelashes.

  27. Mary Anna Pearson says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Mary Kay has a Lash and Brow Building Serum that I will SWEAR BY!! I have used it for months now, no prescription and no eyelid coloring and I love it! My eyelashes are so much longer and thicker than they used to be!

  28. Posted May 11, 2016

    I’ve always been curious but they warn you that it might change your eye color if you have light eyes, and I didn’t/don’t want my eye color to change!

  29. Kacie M. says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Awhile back, I bought Grandelash off Amazon, after I had read some great reviews. Also, the salon that I had gotten eyelash extensions at also started selling it, so I figured it would be a good product (I had some allergy to my eyelash extensions, and had to stop getting them). It’s like Latisse, but I had no issues with it at all. I’ve recently had more irritation from other eye products, so with this not doing anything – I figured it was good on sensitive skin. The tube is a 3-month supply and I’d just put it on the top lashes like eyeliner (and eyebrows) at night before I went to bed.


    I did notice a difference, but stopped using once I found out I was pregnant… just in case.

  30. Francesca Heath says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I’ve been using RapidLash for a couple of months now and I have been really pleased with the results. I’ve definitely noticed a difference in the length of my lashes. I chose RapidLash instead of Latisse because it doesn’t have the hormones that Latisse does. Since I have light eyes, I didn’t want to risk dark spots on my eyeballs.

    • Holly L says
      Posted May 11, 2016

      I have also used RapidLash on and off for a few years, I absolutely love it. It takes a while to notice a difference especially in the thickness of my eyelashes, but it is awesome and more affordable then Latisse. Plus the ingredients aren’t as scary it even includes Biotin, which is great for hair growth.

      • Nancy says
        Posted July 27, 2016

        I’ve been using Rapidlash for 7 months now and love the results. some darkening on the lashline but eyeliner and eyeshadow cover it up. My question is “Should I keep using Rapidlash as nightly regular product or should I stop”.

  31. Sava says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I’ve used it for two years, still do. I love it! You definitely have to give it more than a month, though. If you give it another 3 mos, I am pretty sure you will love it and the irritation will probably subside. Mine has, and yes it darkens the lash line a tad, but I’d take that over having my old non-existent lashes any day 😉
    I get a compliment on my lashes pretty much every day- this stuff really works.

  32. A New Old Fashioned Girl says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I have been thinking about using Latisse, but I have very sensitive eyes and skin so I guess I should try something different.

  33. Heather says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Have you seen the reviews for the new keratin eyelash treatment? It’s not extensions and not a perm but looks great and is cheaper and lasts longer than extensions. I need it to be available more places than LA!

  34. Heather MacKenzie says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Hi everyone! I had great results with Revitalash on both lashes and brows. I used every day for a month or so, then switched to twice a week – with more focus on my brows because they were thinning due to hormonal changes. I stopped using altogether for 6 months (cutting back on personal care expenses) and then purchased Careprost (the Canadian version of Latisse). It works great on lashes and brows, too. What I’ve noticed with my lashes is that the new growth curls right toward my eyelid, so it is extra-hard to put on mascara without getting it on my lids. I feel like my lashes are growing in darker, too, which is a nice bonus because I used to have light blonde lashes. The outer corner lashes are extremely long and straight, but the mid-section is super-curly. Again, I used the Careprost nightly for about 4-5 weeks and now I am using 1-2 times a week. Info on Careprost is here: http://www.rxmedscanada.com/careprost-generic-latisse.php

  35. Courtney says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Hi Kate, thanks for letting us know about the Latisse trial! I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you. Recently, a blogger I follow mentioned that the eyelash serum below worked really well for her, maybe it could work for you also? I haven’t tried it, but I thought you might be interested.

    Here’s her review: http://www.pennypincherfashion.com/search?updated-max=2016-05-05T00:00:00-04:00&max-results=3&start=3&by-date=false


  36. Posted May 11, 2016

    My best friend owns a spa and has been using Grandelash for two years and her lashes are amazing!! I was super skeptical but purchased it and within two weeks, my lashes were longer and fuller! I love using it! It is a little pricey, but in not sure what the price of Latisse is, so it may be comparable. I have super sensitive eyes also and wear contacts daily and I have absolutely no issues with eye irritation or dryness. Maybe try that and see what you think…id be interested to see your thoughts!


  37. Meg says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    A much more natural remedy is castor oil, it’s good for general hair growth. I’ve used a little dab at night on and off for months and notice a difference in thickness when I use it consistently, it’s also good for your skin!

    • Kara says
      Posted May 11, 2016

      I was going to suggest this as well! I use it for my brows and it works great.

      • Arijana C. says
        Posted May 11, 2016

        Castor oil for eyebrows!!! Really??? I am in desperate need to grow eyebrows.

  38. Brooke says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I started using Latisse to help my eyebrows grow and decided to use it on my lashes as well. I originally was using one drop per eyebrow/eye and noticed the same irritation you mentioned. My dermatologist said I was using too much. I now use one drop for both eyebrows and both eyes. No more irritation. If you still have some left, I’d try using it that way. Might as well get your use out of what you bought! GL!

  39. Kelli says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Just for those recommending eyelash extensions-be careful if you do decide to try it! I had them done a couple of times and loved the long, curled lashes. I went to someone new and had a really bad experience. She glued my top and bottom lashes together and didn’t apply them correctly so when she was able to open my eyes (eek!) I noticed as they began to grow that she glued lashes together which wasn’t fun once they started growing. Anyway, just be careful! I decided the risk wasn’t worth it and now just use mascara. Sorry for the horror story but I do not recommend extensions.

  40. Kim says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I have started using Grande Lash. And it is working great…with no irritation. I was afraid to try Latisse. Look it up…may be an option.

  41. Christine says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Latisse made my eyes very bloodshot. It wasn’t so bad that anti-redness eyedrops didn’t help, but I didn’t want to have to use those eyedrops every day, so I stopped, and now I rely on just awesome mascara to do the job!

  42. Steph says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Hi Kate,
    A product I love and have great results with is a product called EyEnvy. You can typically only get it at salons but I can tell you it works! You apply it like a liquid liner each day similar to what you were using before. I have sensitive skin and had no issues what so ever with EyEnvy. It’s definitely worth a try!

  43. Julie S. says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Yes! My eyes were itchy and the skin flaked a bit. After a bit I tried Mary Kay’s lash and brow extenders with the unfortunate side effects as well. I now use Lancome’s Powerbooster Primer before my mascara and am loving the results!

  44. Posted May 11, 2016

    I wanted to say thanks to Joy (above) for bringing me here. I’m the creator of WINK lash and brow serum. It is all natural, extremely gentle on the skin, and no scary side effects like eye or skin discoloration. It works best for those trying to regrow lost lashes or over plucked brows. We have a money back guarantee and I personally will answer any questions you may have ([email protected]). You can read all about the science and reviews on our site:


  45. Posted May 11, 2016

    It sounds like a lot of unnecessary side effects for something that kind of is what it is! You are gorgeous and it won’t matter if your lashes are .008 of an inch longer. Rock what you’ve got girl!

  46. Jennifer Smith says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I’ve been using Matisse for awhile. I only start using it about 2 weeks prior to a special event. My lashes grow incredibly long with Latisse. I also experienced discoloration of my eyelid and irritation. Therefore, I only use it once in awhile. For me, lash extensions, which are hugely popular here in California, are too damaging to your lashes and very expensive and time consuming.

  47. Mia says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Hey Kate, I’ve been using castor oil on my eye lashes and the difference in my lashes are amazing!!! My lashes are so thick and definitely longer. I just dip my finger on it and rub on my eye lids and lashes. I’ve also told some friends about it they tried it too. They are super happy with the results. Hope you give it a try and see if it works for you!!

  48. Beth says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I would love to try Latisse! I’ll take your unused product!

  49. S says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    When I started using coconut oil to remove my eye makeup, my lashes got much longer and thicker.

  50. Stephanie Ferber says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    I loved the results! my lashes didn’t really get much thicker but definitely longer! now that I’ve stopped using it (I was given several samples from a friend who owns a Venus Med Spa), I still have a few long lashes but within weeks I don’t know what happened to the other long lashes! I also noticed that my eyelids got my darker…weird

  51. Amy says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Hi Kate! I know you have tried MARY Kay products before, but they have a wonderful lash and brow building serum! You should give it a try!! I love it! I am pretty sure you have a consultant but if kit, let me know! http://m.marykay.com/amyhoyd/en-US/Makeup/Eyes/Brow-Care/Mary-Kay-Lash-Brow-Building-Serum-/130108.partId?eCatId=10022

  52. Stevie says
    Posted May 11, 2016

    Hi Kate!
    LOVE reading your blog. I feel like we should be friends. Anyway, I am always looking for eyelash treatments (I have blonde hair/fair skin/short straight eyelashes). I’ve done lash extensions (great but expensive, and I have a sick love affair with mascara and missed it too much), revita-lash, and latisse. Overall latisse is my fav, BUT, I absolutely experienced the same thing that you did. Since I cared way more about having fab eyelashes than being comfortable, or having weird dark spots that they warned you about in the brochure, I continued using it. The dryness definitely goes away after a few months, and I’m back to having rockstar lashes! Best of luck! P.S. Blog more about Gravy and Grits- it’s been a while since the boys have had some blog time:). Thank you so much for being so entertaining!

    • SM says
      Posted May 12, 2016

      One of the things that really saddens me is the number of women that are so willing to risk harm for the sake of vanity. Is it really worthwhile risking harm to your eyes for longer, thicker eyelashes? I cannot wrap my head around the possibility that it is. Would someone please explain why such a risk is deemed okay.
      Women often say that there is more to them than their external appearance, yet from these posts it is obvious that the self-worth of a woman is greatly tied up in her appearance. It is not tied up in her wisdom, her career, her life experience, her kindness, motherhood and many more wonderful qualities. And before I receive rebuttals that this is not the case, I challenge you, fellow readers, to do an experiment and for 30 days to go without a scrap of makeup – no foundation, no concealer, no eye-shadow, no eye-liner, no mascara, no blush and see whether it is truly the case or not. Will it be hard? Yes. Will you grow as a person and discover things about yourself? Yes. Food for thought.

      • Cat =^..^= says
        Posted November 14, 2016

        I have gotten to the point where I only wear makeup (eye makeup and lipstick only) when I have a gig. The rest of the time I am bare faced. I’m too tired most of the time to bother with it. Besides my eyesight is getting bad so it’s much harder to do than when I was younger. I seldom do much with my hair either. Often I cover it up with a brightly colored African fabric headwrap. I am an extreme plain Jane without makeup, but I look pretty darned good with it, considering I’m 60 years old now!. My friends are still my friends, and when I do dress up and wear makeup I get loads of compliments from the people who usually see me as my plain Jane self!

  53. No recall says
    Posted May 12, 2016

    It’s so reassuring to see that you have lots of freckles and blackheads just like the average Jane. Thanks for the real pics.

    • Erin says
      Posted May 12, 2016

      I actually thought the same thing, not that you had impurities, but that your face isn’t porcelain like it usually looks in all your pictures. LOL. I think you are just GORGEOUS and love everything about your hair/face, etc. I used to accomplish more porcelain skin, but now getting older, I have more freckles, redness and dark spots. I WISH I COVERED MY FACE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!!! Thank you for posting the pictures as well!

  54. Erin says
    Posted May 12, 2016

    I have not tried latisse. I know other family members and friends have and you can absolutely tell! It really makes a difference, but it is PRICEY! And like you said, there are side affects. I do, however, use Rapidlash and LOVE IT! It’s not as effective as Latisse but for the price it’s great. I have had no side affects either. I would HIGHLY recommend it! I have been wanting to try Rapidlash for eyebrows too! Good luck!

  55. Mel says
    Posted May 12, 2016

    Thank you so much for such an honest review! I think I’ll skip on this even tho I really want longer and thicker eyelashes!!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  56. jessica says
    Posted May 12, 2016

    It’s great and you would have REALLY noticed a difference after 6 weeks, major length. However, mine got so long they broke off and were way shorter than before. That’s why I stopped!

  57. Kelly Pallesen says
    Posted May 12, 2016

    I haven’t read through the comments so maybe someone has mentioned this already, but have you tried using castor oil? It’s a natural alternative that helps with hair growth! I use it on my head (postpartum hair loss, blegh) and know people use it on their lashes too! Just put some on a q-tip and run along your lash line!
    I don’t have the link to the exact post , but if you search wellnessmama, she writes about using castor oil for hair growth.

  58. Ashley says
    Posted May 12, 2016

    Hi Kate! I am an optometrist and have been following your blog/snap/insta for a few years now. At the risk of sounding like a drug commercial, I will share with you that eye redness, burning, dryness, decrease in eye pressure, skin discoloration, and lash growth/thickening are all “side effects” of the drug bimatoprost, initially marketed as the antiglaucoma eye drop, Lumigan. Because the lash growth was seen as favorable, it was then marketed as Latisse. In other words, your symptoms are in line with the known side effects of the drug!

  59. Jay says
    Posted May 12, 2016

    I have glaucoma and have taken various eyedrops that use the same ingredient as latisse for many years, and I have to say I do love the side effect of nice thick lashes 🙂 That being said, the eye drops burn pretty bad, and darken eyelids (and they turn blue eyes brown!), so I don’t think I’d use something like this if I didn’t need to for medical reasons.

    • Sadie says
      Posted July 17, 2016

      Do you have blue eyes that turned brown? I read that hazel or green eyes can turn brown with Latisse, but not blue eyes as they do not have any brown pigment to begin with. I would love to hear more re. your experience.


      • Jay says
        Posted January 6, 2017

        I had pretty dark brown eyes to start with so haven’t noticed any change in eye color, but I believe that darkening of the eye color is a pretty common side effect of this class of drugs in the eyedrops form.

  60. Sheila Turner says
    Posted May 12, 2016

    Hi Kate,
    I have been using Babe Lash from seeing one of my friends results using it and can’t say enough about it! My eyelashes are now longer and thicker and I haven’t had any issues while using this product. You should really check it out. It’s great!



  61. Nathalie Blais says
    Posted May 13, 2016

    I am a RapidLash lover. I started using it about a year ago on my (then) sparse and mid-length lashes and over plucked brows. I used it every night for about 5-6 months and now about once or twice a week for maintenance. My brows grew back, my lashes are full and very long. If I put two coats of lengthening mascara, my lashes touch my brows. Granted, I have small, hooded eyes but still, the results are incredible. No irritation, itchiness, redness or discolouration. It is easy to use, one swipe at the lash line and on the brows and voilà!

  62. Wendy says
    Posted May 13, 2016

    I love Latisse, I do a 12 week cycle, my lashes are super long by that point and then maintain by using about 2x a week. Have been using Latisse on and off for a bout three years. I have never had discoloration, irritation and any problems (light blue eye btw), I know some peoplehave had issues, I am happy I have not, can’t speak highly enough about the product.

  63. Wendy says
    Posted May 13, 2016

    Just wanted to add, Latisse does not turn blue eyes brown, it is physically impossible. In test subjects between 1-2% had an eye color change . The important thing to know is that thee has never been an instant when blue eyes have changed to brown. In order for that to happen you already have to have brown pigment present, so people with hazel eyes and green eyes could experience eye color change. Blue eyes contain absolutely no brown pigment. I wish people would stop perpetuating that myth. Also, the people who have had color change have been people who applied the product directly to their eyes, glaucoma patients). If you use a small brush and apply the product correctly there is zero chance for it to get in your eyes.

    • Valerie says
      Posted August 6, 2017

      Eyecolor change was for patients who drop the medication directly into their eye. I have yet to read anyone who uses Latisse have any change in eye color and I did worry about this issue.

  64. Crystal Emery says
    Posted May 14, 2016

    Hello! I feel the need to write in. I’ve been using Latisse for 6 years. I find that if you’re using a small amount right before bed then you don’t notice the irritation. I only use it 3 x a week and I too get compliments all the time. I saw my eye Dr. Last week and asked about long term use. There aren’t any. He actually said I wouldn’t get Glaucoma. I have blue eyes and they haven’t turned. I also get the darkening of the eye lid but it goes away. Does not stay that way. I got tired of the high price and now just buy the glaucoma medication Careprost and use it just as you would Latisse. It’s the exact same ingredients. Just without the hefty price tag. Now it only costs me $30 and my bottle last 6 months. I’ve tried eye lash extensions and although I love them, my eyelashes fall out after they’re done. I use Latisse for two weeks day and night and then I’m good to go again! I just want to say the FDA wouldn’t have improved Latisse for eyelash growth if it was not ok. And it may seem silly to use a product for vain reasons but I have to tell you, with two kids and feeling tired all the time, sometimes my long lashes are the only thing that makes me look alive!?

    • Crystal Emery says
      Posted May 14, 2016


  65. Ashley says
    Posted May 14, 2016

    Try grandelash! I purchased that after a friend (user with gorgeous lashes) recommended it. I was using latisse but let’s be serious the price gets to be a bit much. I order it from Amazon; it comes in a tube like mascara but applies like a liquid liner. The three month supple lasts a bit longer than that because you don’t have to glob it on. Gold tube with pink letters… And watch because the price fluctuates some.

    For people who do use latisse, put one drop in the lid and use that well for both eyes. It stretches the bottles lifespan a bit, and you don’t see a drop slide off that little brush into the sink before you ninja up to your eye.

  66. Tessa says
    Posted May 14, 2016

    This is kind of random but using oils around your eyes and on your lashes makes them thicker, longer, and healthier! I use jojoba oil as an eye makeup remover and can definitely tell a difference in my lashes. Occasionally I also put castor oil on them before bedtime. I highly recommend!

  67. Posted May 14, 2016

    Have you considered getting a lash lift? I’ve seen bloggers post reviews on them and it’s always seems to produce great results, as they seem to appear longer now that they’ve got a semi-permanent curl. I’ve been losing quite a bit of hair, including my lashes, and I found that taking zinc and biotin not only helped them grow back, but also make my lashes thicker and slightly longer now that they’re not falling out anymore.

    Stephii Mattea xx

  68. Paige says
    Posted May 14, 2016

    I’ve used Grande Lash for the last 5 years and wouldn’t want to live with out it! My very straight, short lashes never held the curl of my lash curler ( which I don’t need to use anymore). Use it daily for six weeks, then 3x week to maintain. Subsequent tubes have lasted nearly a year! So glad I found it! I buy it on Amazon.

  69. Melissa says
    Posted May 16, 2016

    I didn’t try Latisse because my best friend had similar issues as Kate. However, I recently started taking collagen and wow, my brows, lashes and hair are coming in so thick and healthy! I am in my early 50’s and had badly thinning brows and lashes. In just a few weeks, I can already see a big difference! I order mine through the Trim Healthy Mama store but I’m sure you can get it at most health food stores.

  70. elizabeth says
    Posted May 17, 2016

    I had some dryness and irritation as you describe but I can’t emphasize enough that it’ worth it. It also doesn’t ever get any worse, it doesn’t do any damage either. I went to using it, per my doctors suggestion, one drop for both eyes (instead of one drop in each) and using it every other day (instead of every day) and got the same incredible results with very little irritation. It’s totally worth it!

    • elizabeth says
      Posted May 17, 2016

      Also wanted to add, that most of the negative comments above start with “I’ve never tried it but…..”

      • SM says
        Posted May 17, 2016

        I respect the choice that you have made for yourself. But I don’t think it is fair to suggest that readers who haven’t tried Latisse (or a similar product) are being negative. They just have a different opinion. My eyelashes are not very long or thick, but I will never use a product like Latisse. For me, the possible side effects far outweigh the benefits. The health of my eyes is too important for me. I am not being negative, I am expressing an opinion that is different from the majority.

  71. Maria M. says
    Posted May 25, 2016

    I haven’t used Latisse for lash growth, but I have used it for growing back eyebrows, believe it or not. After a very unfortunate over-waxing incident involving a friend in high school (lol), I was left with tiny caterpillar eyebrows that would not grow back. It was awful. My uncle and aunt own a salon, and he actually recommended Latisse for my eyebrows — just applying it where I wanted the hair to grow back. This was almost ten years ago, but it didn’t take that long for the hair to return and it was amazing — I have full and sculpted brows now and I really feel like it’s all because of Latisse. I didn’t have a prescription for it — he just gave me a sample of it and that’s what I used but it helped so much. Not sure if it’s supposed to be used like that, but I’m so thankful for it.

  72. Gj says
    Posted June 4, 2016

    Since my lashes are thinning with age. Is there any mascara y’all can suggest that washes off easily?

    • Posted October 17, 2016

      Hi Gj, I am 61 years of age and just attended the Rodan + Fields convention in Las Vegas where a new product was introduced called Lash Boost. It was tested by 6 ophthalmologist for efficacy and I have personally been using it the last 10 days. My eyes are extremely sensitive to products, and I am happy to report no effects so far! If you would like to look into solutions that would produce a more natural appearance, please contact me via my website at https://jodeedavis.myrandf.com I may have something you would be pleased with!

  73. Grace says
    Posted October 6, 2016

    I started using many different prostaglandin-type lash products as soon as they first started coming out around 10 years ago or so. I don’t remember all their names, they kept getting discontinued because of law suits but I would just look for the next newest thing. The original Revitalash, lilash, librow and latisse among others. I started noticing hollowing under my eyes first. (I used product on my lower lashes too, along with my brows.) Then I noticed my upper lids were hollowed out. I didn’t make the connection until I started googling if anyone had noticed hollowing of the eyes due to the ingredient in these products. My dad uses glaucoma meds, and I had noticed the same thing had happened to him. I used to have Renee Zellwiger’s eyes when she was young- now I have her old eyes. I’m pretty sure that’s what happened to her, not plastic surgery. It’s a shame, my eyes were pretty, single fold lid and sort of exotic. But I had straight sparse lashes and they didn’t flatter. I used to spend 45 mins curling and building with mascara just to look as if I had normal lashes. When lash extensions came out I thought they were a godsend, and I loved until they and my own lashes started falling out. I used the prostaglandin product to grow them back and it was wonderful for a while. But my eyes now look so different, old and sunken. I have stopped completely for about 6 months now. I dont know if the orbital fat will return but I have hope. Also, i have blue eyes with gold around the irises which looks as if they’ve turned brown. Anyway, I use castor oil and eat healthy and my brows and lashes have made a comeback. I forgot to mention- after all those years on the prostoglandin products the lashes started shedding in patches and although they were still long they were very thin. It seemed as if I wasnt getting much benefit any more, besides my eyes looking hollow and sunken. Sorry to be a downer, but I am someone with long term experience. You will probably be hearing more and more about these side effects as people who have used these products over a decade start speaking up.

  74. Posted October 17, 2016


    I am so interested in more beautiful and natural looking eye lashes. I am a Rodan + FIelds Consultant and recently attended our convention in Las Vegas last week. The doctors introduced a new product called LASH BOOST, and it is a serum that you apply like an eyeliner to the top lash line at night. I have used now for 10 nights and can see remarkable difference in the appearance of my eye lashes and eye brows. They appear darker, longer and thicker! This product is not available on the market yet, but I would love for those of you looking for a 100% “YOU” look without fillers, extensions and false lash applications to keep a watch for this product release. My website is: jodeedavis.myrandf.com This product will become available November 2nd, although it is now available in the business builder kits. So exciting to have beautiful lashes again at 61 years of age!

    • Angela says
      Posted October 24, 2016

      Hi Jo Dee. As with any lash or hair growing product, how do you prevent the growth of hair where you don’t want it? I also tried Latisse and ended up growing hairs in the corners of my eyes. How would this new Lash Boost be any different in that regard?

  75. Posted November 4, 2016

    Hey!! I stopped using Latisse bc it caused me to get a style that WOULD not go away for MONTHS!! I actually have a scar still from it and that was years ago!!

    I actually use Lash Boost now! It’s an ALL NATURAL product that nourishes and protects your lashes! With consistent use of just one swipe a day on your lash line, , you’ll start to notice longer, darker, and fuller lashes!! You can also use it on your brows for the same results!! If you want to try it out, check out my website! Sign up as a PC and you’ll save a lot of money and get free shipping! Remember your email address and password you used and you would be able to post pone orders as much as needed. If you want to message me about additional information 601-917-0174 or email [email protected]

    Website kristenspurlock.myrandf.com

    Lash Boost 💕

    • dee says
      Posted May 6, 2018

      FYI: R&F is currently being sued for nondisclosure of side effects due to the isopropyl cloprostenate in Lash Boost, which is a prostaglandin analog, and the product is NOT all natural.
      People aren’t checking into the product before using and need to know there can be significant side effects. Buyer beware, research your product ingredients and know what you’re putting in/on your body! This article is from 5/3/2018:

  76. Posted November 5, 2016

    Very good Web page, Preserve the good work. Thanks a lot!.

  77. Valerie says
    Posted November 26, 2016

    Dry eye suffers, be forewarned that Rodan + Fields Lash Boost *may* exacerbate eye dryness. At $150 a tube it was an expensive experiment for me. While the product gave me longer, thicker lashes, it made my eyes unbearably dry, to the point of tearing epithelial tissue in my eyes. I will no longer be able to use it. 😔 R+F skin care products (I’m using the Soothe regimen) have dramatically improved the condition of my skin, and I will continue to buy them, but I cannot continue using Lash Boost.

    • Michelle says
      Posted November 29, 2016

      Valerie, I am sorry to hear that Lash Boost did not work for you. I am hoping that you took advantage of the R+F 60-day empty bottle money back guarantee.

      There are different products on the market to work with all the different conditions that we all have. I hope all women on this blog are able to find the product that works best for them and their bodies needs.

  78. Mary says
    Posted December 15, 2016

    True Story I have not tried any lash enhancement product until this past October so I will not say one negative word….what I do know is the one I am using has surprised me with amazing results of which I am so happy to share(side note I have very sensitive skin and this worked for me)……here are the ingredients to Rodan and Fields Lash Boost if you are interested: Water, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Biotin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Isopropyl Cloprostenate, Octapeptide-2, Allantoin, Panthenol, Copper Tripeptide-1, Pantethine, Polypeptide-23, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Sea Water, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract , Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Rhizobian Gum, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, PVP, Lecithin, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Alcohol Denat, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
    *This product contains derivatives of Almond and Soy

  79. Stacey says
    Posted January 1, 2017

    Maybe try the new R and F lash boost! My niece sells it and got it for me!

  80. Lidia says
    Posted January 6, 2017

    Hi! There’s a new product called Lash Boost by Rodab + Fields. I’ve heard great things about it. You should look into it.

  81. Lb says
    Posted January 11, 2017

    I started taking biotin (a vitamin) and I can really tell my eyelashes are thicker and longer. I’m not a medical professional or anything so consult your doctor if you’re concerned, but it has worked for me!

  82. Erin Wheatley says
    Posted January 12, 2017

    I love Larissa and have perfected using it so no irritation. I use one drop for both eyes. I cut a tiny brush so then hairs are super short. I put one drop in cap and apply to both eyes and brows. When I am done I put a little alcohol in cap, dip brush in and let dry. I have my Latisse in a dixi cup with the brush and a little dropper bottle of alcohol. If you use every 3 or 4 days, you will still see nice results and the bottle lasts forever. More is not always better. It’s nice for brows too!! Hope you find this helpful.

    • Erin says
      Posted January 12, 2017

      Shoot autocorrect, Latisse.

  83. Amity says
    Posted January 19, 2017

    I used R&F Lash Boost for a couple of months and my lashes grew really long and thick (I already had pretty long lashes). I stopped using b/c I didn’t want them any longer and over the course of a couple weeks after stopping, all my lashes fell out! New ones were growing in behind them thank goodness. I’m trying to see if anyone else had a similar experience with R&F?

  84. Charlie says
    Posted February 3, 2017

    I’ve been using Latisse for about six months and can definitely tell my eyelashes are longer, and they are just a bit thicker too. Note that I did not decide to use Latisse for any other reason except that I’m 50 and my hormones are out of wack and my eyelashes have begun falling out. My dermatologist said that is one of the problems with women as they get older and hormones decline, we lose our plumage! 🙁 Very distressing. I didn’t have any lashes left from the middle of my eyelid, to the outer edge. I finally do have them with Latisse, although I’ve been considering switching to R&F Lashboost as I love their other skin products. It scares me to transition from Latisse to a different product as I worry my regrown lashes will just fall out. Anyone else experience this when transitioning from one lash product to another?

    • dee says
      Posted May 6, 2018

      FYI: R&F is currently being sued for nondisclosure of side effects due to the isopropyl cloprostenate in Lash Boost, which is a prostaglandin analog, similar to Bimatoprost in Latisse.
      People aren’t checking into the product before using and need to know there can be significant side effects. Buyer beware, research your product ingredients and know what you’re putting in/on your body! This article is from 5/3/2018:

  85. Madison says
    Posted March 15, 2017

    try Lash Boost from Rodan + Fields, it is a great product

  86. Katie says
    Posted April 3, 2017

    Have you ever tried the rodan fields lash boost product? I don’t sell and have never actually tried any but I’ve seen such great before and afters! It’s pricey so I wanted a rec from someone who doesn’t sell before trying it ha! I have the same issue you do -short straight lashes!

  87. Sari says
    Posted May 13, 2017

    Have you tried Rodan and Fields lash boost? It’s incredible! Message me and I can send you my personal results!

    • Kate says
      Posted May 13, 2017

      I had a bad experience with it actually, but thanks!

  88. Posted June 9, 2017

    Have you tried Lashboost from Rodan and Fields? Have you tried any of their products? The stuff is outstanding! I like you have very pale, sensitive skin. I’m using the Lash boost right now and am loving my results. No irritation, no burning. I’ve only been using it 2 weeks and I can already see an improvement in my length. Let me know if you are interested in trying. I just signed up to be a consultant because my results are undeniable. Plus no prescription needed:) I’m a RN, I’m NOT a sales person. I’ve just had great results. http://charissebarnes.myrandf.com

    • Kate says
      Posted June 10, 2017

      I have and it really ruined my eyelashes for about a month. I stopped using it : /

      • Jenna says
        Posted September 7, 2017

        It has the same stuff as latisse that messes up eyes. I’ve been using it because of a lash lift gone bad. No problem til tonight. Woke up to go to the bathroom and my left eye was so blurry and irritated I couldn’t see out of it. Lubricating drops have helped but i had a panic. Now I’m laying here reading about it!

  89. Posted June 16, 2017

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    • dee says
      Posted May 6, 2018

      FYI: R&F is currently being sued for nondisclosure of side effects due to the isopropyl cloprostenate in Lash Boost, which is a prostaglandin analog.
      People aren’t checking into the product before using and need to know there can be significant side effects. Buyer beware, research your product ingredients and know what you’re putting in/on your body! This article is from 5/3/2018:

  90. Posted September 15, 2017

    I’d love for you to try lash boost from Rodan and Fields. I’ve had great success with it. No side effects! Here is my website but email me if you have any questions😊 We have a money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, return it for full refund. I love your blog and have been following you for years.


    • Kate says
      Posted September 15, 2017

      I did try that actually and had horrible side effects!

      • Andrea says
        Posted September 15, 2017

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  91. Blaine says
    Posted September 15, 2017

    Oh no! My mom definitely experienced irritation when she used it too. For me, it has done nothing but make my lashes long and amazing. I guess everyone has different skin/tolerance to different treatments/medications.

    • Kathy says
      Posted March 11, 2018

      I have been using lash boost for 3 weeks. I just connected the dots. It WILL exacerbate your dry eye. I will have to discontinue and try something else

  92. Posted April 13, 2018

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  93. dee says
    Posted May 6, 2018

    I’ve been using Latisse for about 10 years. I would rather not use it, due to the side effect issues, but after menopause, my lashes were thinning terribly. What we do for vanity! I have researched and discovered Castor Oil is supposed to help lashes and hair grow, so I purchased a bottle of organic oil and we’ll see if it works.
    Many women have been using R&F Lash Boost and should know there currently is a lawsuit against the company for nondisclosure of side effects due to the isopropyl cloprostenate in Lash Boost, which is a prostaglandin analog.
    People aren’t checking into the product before using and need to know there can be significant side effects. Buyer beware, research your product ingredients and know what you’re putting in/on your body! This article is from 5/3/2018:

  94. Kris says
    Posted July 20, 2018

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  95. Brenda says
    Posted October 10, 2019

    I have had a nice but not excessive response on my upper lashes, but only a few of my lower lashes responded. I have lost a lot, probably due to age, I’m 66.

  96. Rachel Ashwell says
    Posted October 18, 2019

    I started using Latisse a few years ago. After religiously applying per instructions for 2 months my eyelashes looked thicker, longer, and darker. I was thrilled! However, I noticed my eyes becoming irritated over time. I stopped using the Latisse, but I now have chronic dry eye which is permanent. Dry eye is absolutely miserable, let me tell you. I have spent countless times in different doctor’s offices trying to find the magic potion to help me with this ‘disease’ to no real avail. I use multiple drops and have to use warm compresses on my eyes at least twice a day – and I will never be able to wear my contact lenses – this is for the rest of my life. I would never ever consider using something like Latisse on my eyes ever again. Dry eye was not listed as a side effect at the time, but I have seen other reviews online where people have developed this issue after using Latisse. Just because it is FDA approved, doesn’t mean it isn’t going to cause some harm.

  97. Shirlee Smith says
    Posted June 10, 2020

    The dry eye stuff is real and can cause a great deal of pain. As long as you are seeing your provider regularly and washing your eyes and face immediately upon waking, much of the problem doesn’t happen.

    I used it once a few years ago and had a great amount of length, darker lashes but not fuller lashes. It was enough for me to give it a real go now that I have hit my late 50s when my lashes appear to have just about disappeared.

    Recently, I used it for the full 3 months and had amazing results (but still not really fuller lashes because my problem is more with length anyhow.) After that, I begin to use it every other day or every two days. It was then that I started getting really bad dry eye upon waking up.

    I didn’t understand just how bad it was until I tore the top layer surface on my right eye when I was washing my face and eyes. I wasn’t scrubbing very hard, but I guess my eyes were just that dry. I hadn’t noticed my eyes being dry before.

    I couldn’t see after that and went to the eye doctor. He put a contact bandaid (that’s what he called the contact) on my eye and gave me drops to use during the day and goo to keep my eyes moist at night. I had to sleep with the contact in my eye. It never bothered me, and it was there to prevent me from scratching my eye further.

    Within five days the scratch was gone. My blurry vision was gone in a few days, but the scratch/tear took five days to heal. I asked my doctor if I could continue using Latisse. He said okay. I started using Latisse again, and started feeling the dry eye again.

    I have decided to stop. I may try it again in a few years if I can be more diligent about washing my eyes and face immediately upon waking and possibly putting some type of gel eye drops in once in awhile. I am also thinking of using some type of light oil on the lashes on the days that I don’t wear make up, which is most days. My eyelashes without makeup, the way they are while using Latisse, are long enough to run around in daily.

  98. Posted June 27, 2020

    First of all, I have used Latisse on and off for years. I used it for about a year in 2010-2011, then stopped when I was pregnant, and now I have been using it consistently since late 2012. And although I’m *nearly* a doctor when armed with Google search, I got an actual, real life Ophthalmologist to weigh in on my burning questions about Latisse Bimatoprost. My dear friend Dr. Kristin C. Bains is an M.D. specializing in Cornea, External Disease, Cataract and Refractive Surgery at Alabama Ophthalmology Associates. Houston folks will appreciate the fact that she did a cornea fellowship at Baylor Eye Center (one of the top programs in the country). Thank you, Dr. Kristin, for helping me https://your-beautyy.com/ answer the following reader questions about Latisse!

  99. Belle Yarris says
    Posted November 15, 2020

    Hi – I used it, diligently as well, for over 4 months. I noticed some dryness, but mainly, I have NOT seen any difference in the length or thickness of my lashes. I think I just fall into the category of people who aren’t affected by Latisse. May try Bioluma later. Thx!

  100. Teri McFarlan says
    Posted March 2, 2021

    About a month into I using latisse I would wake in the morning with extremely dry eyes. They were so bright red when I first looked in the mirror that I panicked! Well, it has been over a year since I stopped using Latisse and went to my optometrist who diagnosed chronic dry eye… he has tried blocking my lower tear ducts and that didn’t help, then had me using otc eye drops three times a day and eye gel at night, still no help. Sadly prescription eye drops even with insurance cost between $300-$500 a month. I realize that I am one of a small percentage of women
    who have had such a severe side effect but obviously I would say it wasn’t worth it 😢

  101. Tanya says
    Posted March 24, 2021

    I have used Larissa for many years. In the past year, despite consistent normal use, all of my lashes are falling out!!!! It’s horrible!!!! Not sure what to do….

  102. Cheryl says
    Posted June 10, 2021

    Hi, I’ve been using Grande Lash for quite a few months, and I have terrible dry eyes! I missed a couple days and they feel so much better! I think I’ll have to quit, but my lashes look so long I hate to quit, but it has gotten so bad I hate to read because I cant focus. Time to end this now!