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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

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    • aww I love Claire Danes! My friend uses Latisse and she does say that it leaves a discoloration on your lashline but it does work to lengthen lashes! I was thinking about eyelash extensions too but I feel like that would be more dangerous.

      by makeupbyjanalyn Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10:52PM Report as inappropriate

    • After using Latisse for a little over a year, I can frankly say it works miracles. I had previously had professional lash extensions, but the adhesive pulled out many of my natural lashes, giving me an odd rabbit-y look. After about six weeks of the Latisse use, lashes were noticeably longer, thicker, darker. After sixteen weeks, I was floored by the amount of increased length and thickness. I too had tried Revitalash and RapidLash, but had to look very hard to see results. If you shop around, you can find excellent online deals for Latisse, particularly at longlashesonline dot c o m. No change in eye color or other unusual reactions -- and I'm sensitive to EVERYTHING! Bottom line: If I'm ever banished to a desert island, I'm taking my Latisse with me.

      by carole_sampeck Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 12:13PM Report as inappropriate

    • I haven't really been interested in Latisse, because I'm a skeptic. However, after this interview, it makes it more believable and worth checking out later if I could ever afford the prescription or if it goes down in price. The side effect of changing the eye color is pretty weird, though, so I would definitely wait to see if more reports on that come through.

      by starrkissed Monday, April 11, 2011 at 03:42PM Report as inappropriate

    • I've considered Latisse but have been concerned about the potential side effect of it changing the color of my eyes. I actually love the color of my eyes and don't want them to change. I still need to do more research on my own before I make a final decision to then ask my doctor for a prescription.

      by bernice0590 Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 05:09AM Report as inappropriate

    • I have decent lashes, but wanted them to be longer too. I tried out Revitalash and am really pleased with the results. It's less expensive than Latisse, and doesn't require a prescription. I don't know how it compares to Latisse in terms of results, but I'm happy :)

      by LipglossandSpandex Friday, April 8, 2011 at 10:12PM Report as inappropriate

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