b. smart: latisse for lashes & brows

Instyle’s Best Beauty Tips for Winter


Sometimes, optical illusions work like the best anti-agers. Lush, thick brows—like Penélope Cruz’s—give a more youthful appearance. Fill in sparse growth with a lash enhancer like Latisse (by prescription) once a day, says Dr. Fusco.


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A primer on semi-permanent lashes

In the late 1990s, semi-permanent eyelashes made their mark in Asia, where they were initially developed.  For many years they were a beauty secret known only to Hollywood types.  Today, these lashes have become a welcome addition to the everyday woman’s beauty regimen.

Semi-permanent lash extensions are different from traditional false eyelash strips, clusters, or individual lash tabbing.  These synthetic eyelash extensions are single lashes applied one by one to your natural lashes for fuller, longer, more natural looking eyelashes.  With quality products and application methods, semi-permanent lashes can last for up to two months (up to 60 days before the last lash falls off).  You can enjoy eyelash extensions year round by following simple maintenance and aftercare instructions, along with fill-in applications every 2-4 weeks, as needed.

The  lashes themselves are made of single fiber polyester thread.  The adhesive used is surgical grade.  The procedure to attach them takes approximately 2 hours for a full set of approximately 30-80 lashes individually applied to each eye.  If properly applied, the extensions are designed to bond to one’s natural lashes.

If you want to go all out, you could use Latisse AND have extensions – WHOA!

If you decide they are not for you, it is always best to have a professional gently remove the lashes.  There is a specific adhesive remover that allows for this process to occur without damage or loss of your natural lashes.