- Eye redness
- Eye irritation or dryness
- Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin)
- Discoloration of the eyes
- Lashes falling out
What Is Your Beauty Worth to You?
Oh, beauty industry. Every time I interact with you, it’s because you’ve developed some new and exciting product that will supposedly revolutionize my life. Usually by solving a problem that I didn’t know existed. This week, I heard about the eyelash thickener Latisse when I saw an ad at the optometrist. The next day, I saw ads for the product on Hulu. Although the product has been around since 2009, I hadn't heard of it until now. The producer seems to be trying to raise its profile. With good reason: I wasn’t aware that eyelash thickness was a problem. I have never thought twice about my own or heard a friend complain about it. Definition around the eyes - isn’t that what mascara is for? But apparently, that’s not enough anymore. Your lashes aren’t truly satisfactory without a certain number of hairs per inch. Beauty doesn’t come without sacrifice, however. A number of side effects can occur: