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  • Claire Danes Shares Her Eyelash Hair Growth Story

  • Posted by Anna on April 11, 2011 at 05:33PM
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  • So as you may know, Claire Danes is the spokesperson for Latisse, the FDA-approved prescription-only eyelash hair growth serum that costs about $120 for a 30-day supply (no problemo for movie stars like Danes). And just recently, I got a chance to speak with her about the product as well her fave skin care products and what makes her feel most beautiful.

  • I have to admit, while I am normally wary of any cosmetic enhancement requiring a doctor's visit to obtain, I've been secretly interested in Latisse. But, I've also been slightly scared off by media hype about it potentially changing patients' eye color. Doctors for the brand say not to worry about it and that it only happens on very, very rare occasions, but I have heard a first hand account of it happening -- so the jury is still out. Basically, if you are considering Latisse, definitely talk to you eye doctor about the risks. Other than that though, I've heard great things about its eyelash enhancing capabilities and it is highly rated by our readers.

  • So I asked Claire why she was interested -- what made her decide to give it a go?

  • "Some of my friends had started using it and I was curious. So I met with my doctor and talked about potential risks and benefits. I didn’t feel a deficiency, but I was interested in making them longer," she said.

  • "The change has been quite noticeable -- the length has increased significantly and my lashes have become significantly longer and thicker. [I] saw results in the first month. By the second month, the change was even more impressive. And I get to use a lot less mascara than I used to," she says. "So it has shortened my beauty routine considerably."

  • When she does use mascara, Danes says she trusts Maybelline. It's the one she has worn since she was thirteen. "It's the mascara found on every set around the world," she joked.

  • I also wanted to know about her skin care routine, since her skin always looks so dang perfect on the red carpet. She gave me the answer no lazy gal ever wants to hear:

  • "My skin care is really about looking after myself in a really basic way -- I exercise every day pretty much and try and eat in a balanced way … and I try and get good sleep," she says.

  • And finally, when I asked her what made her feel the most beautiful (knowing she could rattle off things like her gorgeous skin, her long lashes, her perfect figure or a number of other things, really -- she simply said, "My husband. A good hug from my man."

  • So there you have it. What do you think? Have you tried Latisse? And are you like Claire? Is it love that makes you feel the most beautiful? I'm easy. For me, red lipstick is all it takes.

  • Member Comments

    Your Comment:

    • I'd love to try Latisse or one of its competitors, but the risk of it changing my eye color permanently just isn't worth it for longer lashes, which I can fake with mascara and/or false lashes with no risk.

      by Jewelrydesigner Monday, April 9, 2012 at 07:47AM Report as inappropriate

    • I got a free bottle of Latisse and started to use it but I slacked off and have to get back on the horse again.

      by beautybody Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:33PM Report as inappropriate

    • wish I could afford it!

      by queenofthegreen Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 09:47AM Report as inappropriate

    • I'd love to have longer and fuller lashes, but Latisse is insanely pricey for an item that just grows lashes

      by awan0912 Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 10:58PM Report as inappropriate

    • I want to know if it actually makes your lashes grow or just builds up a layer of some chemical overtop of your existing lashes. I'm not a scientist but I really wonder how something can change your genetic makeup enough to actually make you grow more hair.

      by tr3kkie9rl Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:29AM Report as inappropriate

    • I've got Rapidlash but haven't been using it regularly enough to notice a difference. What about the generic version of Latisse? Does anyone have any experience with that?

      by cleo130 Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 06:57AM Report as inappropriate

    • I don't want my eyes changing color. And that is pretty expensive. Does anyone know if the over the counter products like "Rapidlash" work?

      by Mermaid3358 Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 08:41PM Report as inappropriate

    • It is absolutely normal to feel beautiful through the eyes of your man or by receiving his love to make you feel better...we all know love is making us glow and there are many hormones involved in this glowing, which shows on the face!! So, she is lucky twice: a great husband and a great product!!

      by carmen.okabe Friday, April 22, 2011 at 12:35PM Report as inappropriate

    • Latisse souns tempting

      by be_yourself Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 11:02PM Report as inappropriate

    • I just bought Latisse can't wait to see how it works!

      by sarahmbondy Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 06:01PM Report as inappropriate

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