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).
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.
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.
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 ChloePaddington 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.
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