Lashes

Latisse Might Turn Your Blue Eyes Brown

If you watch Bravo as much as I do (shout out to Real Housewives of New Jersey and Top Chef), you’ve likely seen an advertisement for Latisse, a “prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.”

The commercial had me at hello, with images of spokesperson Brooke Shields flittering around a party, showing off enviably long lashes. But Latisse lost me with its laundry list of side effects, which includes: an itching sensation in the eyes, eye redness, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, redness of the eyelids, eyelid darkening, and increased brown iris pigmentation (which is likely permanent).

Say what?

Speaking of permanent, the results achieved with Latisse are not. If you stop using the product, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

With so many amazing mascaras and false lashes on the market, I just don’t understand paying $120 for a one-month supply and taking the risks associated with Latisse. I’m a beauty buff, but this is one product I will not be trying.

My friend Erika over at Makeup Bag is braver than me. Click here for her unbiased review.

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Rumor Has It Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara Slays Diorshow

I absolutely NEED to get my hands on this mascara. Stat.

I’ve heard rumors that Giorgio Armani’s latest lash lengthener beats Diorshow. And Makeupalley reviewers gave it a 5 out of 5 rating, all of them saying they’d repurchase!

Eyes to Kill Mascara dresses the eye with powerful, plush, voluminous lashes. Fine, fluid Microfil technology creates intensely captivating lash texture. Micro-waxes combined with a “fineness agent” allow for smooth and easy application, revealing weightless volume.

Eyes to Kill is available in four shades (steel black, brown copper, gun metal gray, rouge iron) and retails for $28.

Pick it up at Nordstrom.com.

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Maybe She’s Born With It…Maybe It’s Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara


The last time I reviewed a mascara was like four fortnights ago. The reason being that I haven’t been all that impressed with the lash lengtheners coming across my proverbial desk. But Smashbox recently busted me outta my boredom, and has me all bright eyed and bushy-lashed over its new mascara offering.

Lash DNA Mascara ($19) darkens, fattens and lengthens without clumps. The hella cool ‘double helix’ wand creates a doe eyed effect that looks, surprisingly, natural. I suppose that’s why they call it Lash DNA; it truly makes you look like you’ve won the genetic (lash) lottery.

Available at Sephora and smashbox.com.

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Spoiled Pretty Street Style: Dayna In Philadelphia

Because I know how much you love themed posts, like Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week and my celebrity articles, I’m adding another one to the roster…

Welcome to Spoiled Pretty Street Style – a new column that shines a spotlight on fashion and beauty trends, and how they’re being interpreted in your neck of the woods.

For the inaugural post, I’m spotlighting Dayna, an impossibly chic Philadelphia lawyer.

In the photo, Dayna is rocking: a Black Halo dress, J. Crew cardigan, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Heidi Klum earrings, Lagos ring, David Yurman and Charriol bracelets, Louis Vuitton handbag, and Boutique 9 sandals.

SP: What are your top five beauty products for summer?
Dayna: Darphin Cleansing Foam Gel, NARS Bronzing Powder, NARS Blush in Orgasm, Diorshow Black Out Mascara, and Chanel Aqualumiere Lip Gloss in #72 (Bubble Plum)

SP: Are there any celebrities whose style you admire?
Dayna: Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, Diane Kruger, and Nicole Richie

SP: What items are you currently coveting?
Dayna: Burberry trench coat and . Oh, and a Chloe Paddington bag. I just don’t think I should be living without it.

SP: What is your #1 beauty tip?
Dayna: Use a heated eyelash curler. They make a travel one at Sephora. It’s amazing.

Want to be featured in Street Style? Take a photo of yourself or someone you know, stylin‘ and profilin‘…with a breakdown of the fashion and beauty products pictured. Then send it to my inbox. If you’re chosen, I’ll feature the look on Spoiled Pretty – and I’ll send you a beauty goodie for your troubles!

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