Recently, I have been reading up some great reviews on a product called Latisse. It is a glaucoma medication that had been proven to elongate lashes and make them thicker. I then checked on the price of this little bottle of miracle worker, and to my disappointment, one tiny bottle can cost you more than 100 dollars! Being a poor college student, of course that's not an option in my already tight budget. Fortunately, there is a cheaper alternative on the market with the same active ingredient bimatoprost. I don't know the exact science behind why this solution elongates the lashes but it has something to do with delaying the lash growth cycle so that they don't fall out as often? (not sure) But regardless of what the reasons behind it is, I was determined to give this a try and see for myself whether this tiny bottle of solution was going to create magically longer and thicker lashes for me.
I was able to get a six months' supply from Mylashes4less and started using it on Feb 12. The process is very simple, take one drop of the solution onto the applicator and apply it on a clean lash line. I've been doing this every night since the first day and so far I do not see any drastic changes but I did notice some darkening of the eyelid as well as some minor irritations around the lash line. But I did read that these are normal responses upon initial stages of application. I'll keep using the product and I was told that results will show around 10-16 weeks (which is still quite awhile from now but with persistence I hope comes great results!) I will be making updates on my blog as well as youtube when I do see results.
|lashes before initial application|
Careprost can be purchased at MyLashes4Less for $26.99.
You can also watch my first impression and application of the solution here: