Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The dangerous love of lashes

Posted By on Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 10:55 AM

A headline on caught my eye this morning, made me blink twice, and now I'm passing it along to you: "In lust for lashes, few bat an eye at odd risks."

I guess the want for thick, fuller lashes is more common than I was aware of. Latisse is a hugely popular eyelash-enhancing treatment. A small bottle costs about $120. It seems Latisse lovers are willing to pay any cost to have luscious lashes ... even if that price includes health risks.

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Last week, Latisse made headlines when the FDA sent a warning letter to Allergan stating the promotional materials posted on the product’s Web site were “misleading because they omit and minimize risks associated with Latisse.” Among the risks, the FDA notes, is that the active ingredient can cause hair to grow in other places besides the lash area, cause inflammation of the cornea — and can make lighter-colored eyes turn brown.


“I don’t care if my eyes bleed,” one fan recently posted on Twitter. “I use it and love it!”

Read the full story here.

Here's my solution. Instead of putting your eyeballs at risk or growing hair in places hair need not be growing, why not just use fake lashes? Here's a video on how to apply them. Those buggers can be tricky, but I'd rather struggle with some glue than possibly cause inflammation to my cornea. Eww.

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