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Botox For Eyelashes? Thanks, But We'll Stick To The Mascara.

January 14, 2009 by SheFindsCatesby
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Yesterday the New York Times published an article about how the makers of Botox will soon release a non-cosmetic (read: medical) product that stimulates the growth of longer and thicker eyelashes. Latisse, as this concoction is called, derives its formula from the company's glaucoma eyedrops, which reduce pressure and swelling in the eyes–and as a side effect tend to send patients' eyelashes into overdrive. However, other, less pleasant side effects include red itchy eyes, darkening of eyelid pigmentation, and permanent change of iris color from light (blue, green, hazel) to brown. And at $120 a month for this creepy alchemy, we'll stick to the mascara, thank you very much.

Lash wands have come a long way, baby (maybe not as far as glaucoma eyedrops or wrinkle-freezing chemicals, but still), and they're among the beauty products that give the most bang for your buck. Here are some of our favorite mascaras:

When Maybelline came out with Define-A-Lash ($8) last year, we wondered if anything could really improve on Great Lash. But we soon fell in love with the spiky brush that makes clumps a thing of the past and reaches even your teeniest lashes to create a clean, long look. I switched to Define-A-Lash last year, and my own mother (a Great Lash user, I might add) actually noticed the difference in lash-length and definition.

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Speaking of Maybelline, makeup artist Carmindy from TLC's "What Not to Wear" swears by the company's Lash Stylist Comb ($6), whose extra small brush allows you to get in deep and hit every lash (including those little lower ones) without painting your skin black, too.

Rimmel

If you can wait to blink while it dries, Rimmel Super Lash Mascara ($3.49) is a great everyday product. Its liquid formula allows for unlimited applications that give incomparable length to lashes, and the extra-black color creates an intensity we haven't found with any other product. Plus, did you see that price? I can barely find a Diet Coke for under $3.50 these days.

And check out our latest Lip Balm Guide for more beauty products that will keep you looking your best. 

  

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