Now, a better alternative to lash extensions


01:39 AM June 1st, 2012

By: Ria Francisco-Prieto, June 1st, 2012 01:39 AM

CHANEL Hydra Beauty line

I love to line my eyes and use mascara. The only problem is, my eyelashes are thin, scarce and short. I have tried using lash extensions, but I would never ever do that again. After only three days, I started trying to pull some out since they were going in different directions. When I finally decided to have it removed, the formula used to melt the adhesive stung my eyes! So now I’ve sworn  off it, and would not advise anyone to try it.

Since then, I’ve been very happy using my Shu Uemura curl lash and whatever waterproof mascara comes my way.

Although I’ve been reading about Latisse and my friends have been egging me on to use it, I wanted to know their experience with it before I tried it out. The worst side effect so far, I’ve heard, are dark circles, though nothing that some concealer can’t hide. My friends continue to use it.

According to my research, Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved eyelash-enhancement product—best for those who suffer from hypotrichosis or those with very few lashes.

The active ingredient in Latisse is bimatoprost, which is also used in treating glaucoma and managing ocular pressure. Latisse is to be applied once a day and, in eight weeks, a noticeable difference will reportedly happen. (Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo’s clinic offers it—tel. 4033245, 5562533).

I’m on my third day of using it, and I can’t wait to have long lashes to curl. I am already anticipating not having to use mascara during the day. My friends say their new long lashes make them feel “sexy.” I was sold to the idea after that. After all, anything that will make you feel sexy without having to break sweat is a must for me.

BEFORE AND AFTER. Latisse is available at Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo’s clinic.

Having bright eyes is not only beautiful, it also gives the appearance of youth. Aside from curling your lashes, there are other fast and easy ways to accentuate your eyes. One product that can be used in a lot of ways is a highlighter. I don’t always use highlighter on my cheekbones, but you will seldom see me without it on the inner corner of my eyes.

I use a Q-tip and dab a highlighter on the inner corner of my eyelids. You’ll be amazed at the difference this makes. Instantly, your eyes open up. If you don’t have a highlighter, a pearl or champagne eye shadow will work.

A hit moisturizer

My skin has been taking a beating in this heat and my moisturizer just ran out. Luckily, I recently discovered Chanel’s new Hydra Beauty Collection. When it comes to beauty products, I like trying what’s out there. It’s a hit-and-miss thing, really, but this one’s a hit!

The formula is lightweight, so my face doesn’t feel sticky. It’s also super hydrating, just what everyone needs right now. Chanel’s Hydra Beauty promises intense hydrating for more supple, moistened skin. If you are in need of new moisturizer, this is the one to try out. Visit the counter and choose what meets your skin’s needs best.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum has additional Hyaluronic Acid to immediately hydrate and protect the skin. Fresh and soothing, it comforts and boosts.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Crème, with added shea butter and canola oil derivatives, will quench the driest, thirstiest skin. Ideal for normal-to-dry skin.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Gel Crème is a light, fresh, cooling texture that bathes skin in hydration for comfort, protection and increased radiance. Ideal for normal skin.

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