Saturday, May 30, 2009
Drug of the Moment: Latisse
I've been seeing a bunch of commercials on TV regarding lash extensions. There's L'Oreal and their patented lash-extending mascara, and there's Shu Uemura's freaky synthetic lash extensions that just make your eyes look like it grew feathers.
If those products flat out failed to wow your expectations, the FDA has finally approved Latisse, a drug that helps lengthen them lousy lashes.
Biologically speaking, eye lashes serve as a barrier to protect our eyeballs from gathering dust or small particles. It's not just there so you can flutter them beautifully. So in all technicality, Latisse is meant to aid the growth of lashes for those who have the inadequacy of generating them, a condition called eyelash hypotrichosis. It is not, by any means, an alternative to applying mascara or utilizing those prong-like contraption known to women as lash curlers.
But I'm pretty sure that some would be adamant enough to use them as a lash steroid of sorts.