5 Things to Know About Latisse (and Claire Danes!)
Lunching with Claire Danes might not be a bullet point on our job descriptions, but it is definitely a perk of being a beauty editor. We sat down with the actress to talk about her latest lash venture with Latisse, her hair (because we couldn't stop staring at it), and more. Read below to find out what you need to know about this prescription and get some fun beauty tidbits about Claire.
One of the most common concerns with Latisse is iris discoloration (you know, that thing they speed through warning you about at the end of the commercial). We discovered that less than 3 percent of Glaucoma patients who tested the same formulation of the active ingredient experienced this. As for Claire, she says she had slight eye redness that wasn't very noticeable about a week into using the product, which disappeared within a day or two.
Latisse lengthens your lower lashes too! No need to apply on both, when you coat your top lid at night the product will seep onto the lower lid to lengthen and darken.
No, your lashes won't go down to your knees. Everyone has a maximum length their lashes reach. If you stop using Latisse, your lashes will return to their normal base line within a few weeks to months.
Yes, you need a prescription! Some sites and stores (especially in Europe, where the product is not approved yet) are selling Latisse without a prescription. This is extremely illegal and dangerous. Make sure you see a doc to see if your lids are qualified for Latisse.
Your lashes will also get darker. Latisse stimulates not only follicle growth but also the melanin in your follicle, which is what makes your lashes dark.
As for Claire, once the lash talk was done we couldn't not talk about the rest of her beauty routine. Her hair - a gorgeous shade of blonde is what she considers her "base color" in between filming shows when it doesn't need to be dyed another color (no, it's not natural but she assured us that she was blonde as a child!). Other beauty favorites? Cetaphil, Laura Mercier skin products, and moisturizing constantly, which she says is especially important for her since she flies so much. In the year she's been using Latisse, her lashes have grown and darkened considerably, to the point where she's cut back on mascara almost completely.
To get more information on Latisse, talk to your doctor or visit latisse.com.