Can I Wear Mascara While Using Latisse?

At SkinSpirit, this is a question we often get from our Latisse patients in California and Washington. Here's our answer: Yes, but generally not at the same time (see next question.)

What does that mean exactly? You can wear mascara and other eye makeup products while using Latisse.

Keep in mind that Latisse doesn’t work in the place of mascara. Latisse is a treatment to grow lashes for those with inadequate or not enough lashes. If mascara is part of your daily makeup ritual, you’ll want to continue using mascara. Latisse will make your actual lashes longer, darker and thicker. Wearing mascara will highlight those new, dramatic lashes!

So can you use Latisse underneath mascara?

You can, but it’s not ideal.

We recommend using Latisse as part of your nightly routine, after you’ve washed your face and brushed your teeth. The reason? The risk of getting Latisse into the eye by transference of other products is significantly reduced.

Latisse is best when applied to clean and dry skin. Be sure to completely remove eye makeup and take out contacts before applying Latisse. Always allow Latisse to completely dry before applying eye creams and gels. If you plan on applying mascara, make sure it’s always the last step. Don’t apply Latisse once you applied mascara. The reason? You wont receive the same concentration of the product, therefore making Latisse less effective.

Want to see if Latisse will work for you?

If this is your first time using Latisse, you’ll need to come in for a quick, complimentary consultation with a SkinSpirit medical professional to ensure that Latisse is right for you. Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation at one of our locations in Los Gatos, Mill Valley, Palo Alto, Presidio Heights, Walnut Creek, Bellevue, Redmond, or Seattle. Or, feel free to give us a call at 855.383.7546.

At SkinSpirit, consultations for any service are always complimentary.


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