SoBeFit Magazine, 08/02/2012 6:21pm
Batty Lashes: Who doesn’t want Bette Davis eyes? Long full eyelashes have been the quest of many for decades. Newly approved Latisse, available by prescription, is a topical ointment applies daily to the eyelashes that has been proven to make them longer, fuller and darker. Results start to show in eight weeks, and full results can been seen at 16 weeks. However, Latisse must be applied every day, or eyelashes growth will revert to normal in a few weeks to months. The most common side effect is itchy eyes.
If you don’t want a daily prescription product or have sensitive eyes, try eyelash extensions. Los Angeles-based eyelash stylist Sandi Schroeder, who works with A-listers, typically applies 60 to 80 lash extensions per eye on her clients, with glue and tweezers, in a two-hour process that costs about $300 for a full set. The results require touchups eery two to four weeks. The procedure can add dimension and length with a natural look, she says.