Let me just say...IT WORKS.
Careprost is the generic brand of Lumigan, Lumigan the generic brand of Latisse. Only it costs a fraction of the price. My sister purchased this a few months before her wedding and got a few bottles for me as well. I don't remember where, but you can get this at places like Alldaychemist.com. There are other sites that sell for cheaper and I'm sure you can find them on ioffer or ebay.
I started this wayyy back around early April 2010 and used it for about 16 weeks. The amount only lasted that long..but I'm sure you can stretch it longer. I don't have many photos, but I do have a before and after.
If you don't know already what the ingredient is that lengthens lashes, it's called, Bimatoprost. <
The way to use it is to NOT use the eye drops directly in your eye, but brush it on your lash line. I've inserted a photo below. Hehe..my poor drawing on illustrator.
I am NOT wearing mascara.
Now of course, there are side effects:
Some may affect individuals differently.
The most recent / common that I've heard of are darkening of the eye lids, can grow hair anywhere! (it can), may cause iris darkening. I think this is more likely if you get it in your eye..it's not instant and your entire iris won't change instantly. However, it might cause slight difference with continuous use at the spot. This information is good to look up before purchasing this product. I did and I'm fine.
Some may wonder what my side effects were...
My eyes didn't change colour. But my lids did darken a bit, my eyelid fat also kind of went down lol, my lashes grew longer, thickened, and darkened. I used this only once a day for about 16 weeks, every night. At night, when I teared, I believe the solution ran down the side of my cheek and yup, you guessed it...after a few weeks or months there was a bit of hair there. It's not there anymore, but this does grow hair anywhere!
Since I've stopped using it, my lashes have gone back to their regular length. I started to notice a difference after a few weeks of using this product. Will I use it again? Probably..I have another bottle left. Since then, I've also purchased Talika lash serum, which is sold at Sephora for about 40$ CAD. Will post up once I use that too :)
Thanks for reading!!