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Why Long Lashes Are Bad for Your Eyes

They funnel in air and dust, study says

(Newser) - Long lashes may be alluring, but watch out: A new study says they funnel air into the eye rather than protect it, Today reports. Researchers started off by measuring animals' eyelashes, which were always one-third the width of the eye. Such natural lashes apparently protect against dirt and drying by... More »

Latisse Rep Claire Danes: Long Lashes, Ugly Side Effects?

Source says she's dealing with purplish-yellow skin discoloration

(Newser) - Her lashes may be lusciously long thanks to Latisse, but Claire Danes, a celebrity rep for the eyelash growth treatment, is dealing with a less-than-lovely side effect, a source tells the New York Post : bruise-like discolorations around her eyes. That source says that Danes' makeup artist has been slathering on... More »

Want Better Lashes? There's a Drug for That

Botox maker sees another jackpot in Latisse, due this month

(Newser) - The company behind Botox sees another hit with the first federally approved drug for growing longer, fuller eyelashes, the New York Times reports. The $120 monthly price tag for Latisse, based on a glaucoma drug, makes some analysts blink, particularly during recession. “If you think about it in terms... More »

Run, Mascara: Glaucoma Drug Makes Lashes Longer

Maker of Lumigan seeks cosmetic license; some see applications for hair growth

(Newser) - A drug used to fight glaucoma also doubles eyelash growth, and cosmetics companies are taking notice, the Daily Mail reports. The maker of Lumigan wants a piece of the $3 billion-plus mascara market and plans to apply for a US cosmetic license. “It could be used in the treatment... More »

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