Brooke Shields promotes Latisse eyelash drug. We are scared.
I'm a beauty product freak. As I type this, two different brands of glitter and plumping lip gloss border my keyboard beside very important business numbers, documents and Diet Coke caps. If you looked in my purse, you'd see various pencils, powders and otherwise torturous eyelash clamps. I love looking pretty.
But I do draw the line. Botox, for example. The thought of injecting botulism toxins into my skull gives me the willies. Also, I don't want any foreign objects implanted in me. It just seems... slippery.
Meet the latest member of the "OHGODWHY" club, promoted by timeless beauty Brooke Shields here, who DOES NOT NEED ANY HELP GETTING HOTTER. Latisse, (a.k.a. bimatoprost ophthalmic solution -- heh?) is "the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or not having enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker," says them. (That's a really poor sentence, Latisse copy editors.)
Sounds great, right? Well, while it may work for people with valid eyelash problems, it's probably a little over the top for most of us. Consumer Report shines light on some creepiness about the product. Side effects can include red and itchy eyes, "eyelid skin darkening" and the potential to CHANGE YOUR EYE COLOR. Egads!
For $120 a month, I'll pass. Think of all the shoes I could buy, AND still have blue eyes.
If you want to see more, check out Brooke Shields progress on the drug. It's nothing some falsies or mascara couldn't do. For cheaper "skin darkening" that will wash off after you drunkenly apply it to your cheek at the club, check out Deal Divas intense reporting on budget mascara here, here or here.
~ Deal Diva Stephanie
Photo: Brooke Shields, who has clearly been dabbling in Steph's makeup bag, Times files.