Don’t it turn my blue eyes brown: Latisse could change eye colour permanently

By Aisling | August 10 2010 | 25 Comments

We were all excited about the arrival of Latisse the miracle eyelash growing product into the Irish market and told you all about how it was beginning to roll out in Ireland in Jan 09.

But it never happened. Despite being FDA approved there’s been all sorts of problems associated with Latisse and its regulation here.

Latisse is derived from a glaucoma medication, Lumigen, which is much stronger than Latisse and designed to go into the eye rather than around it (i.e. on the lashes). Lumigen has a rather nasty side effect – it can change the colour of the iris and darken it permanently. Increasing the amount of brown pigmentation in the pupil it has turned blue eyes brown.

This is also one of the possible side effects of Latisse. Eek! And you thought David Bowie looked weird.

So still think those longer lashes are worth it? Or would you rather stick to falsies?

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25 Replies to "Don’t it turn my blue eyes brown: Latisse could change eye colour permanently"

  • Macloon says:


  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    Yes it’s horrible isn’t it!

  • Gee Gee says:

    A few years ago I would’ve considered getting this just for the colour change of my eyes, my eyes are every colour, green around the iris then mainly blue but one eye has a big blob of brown. Hated them a few years back but love that they’re different now :D

  • jessibelle says:

    I wouldn’t even chance it, but that’s cause I love my eye colour, (greeny gold) and it’s the only part of myself I’ve never considered changing at one point or another. :)

  • Aifs says:

    Gee Gee – my eyes are a funny colour too. I can never just describe them with one colour and sometimes I think they change! Thankfully I don’t need longer lashes. They’re the one thing I wouldn’t change about myself! :D

  • Emz says:

    God this sounds a little scary to me

  • Gee Gee says:

    Aifs – depending on the colour eye makeup I have on, my eyes can look blue or green, I’d say they’re blue but I had a full blown argument with some random guy one night who told me I had gorgeous green eyes and I got so thick telling him my eyes are blue, looked in the mirror in the toilets afterwards and saw that they looked green with the metallicy shadow I had on that night… Opps. :lol:

    I’m all for falsey, not a hope of me using anything else and you can’t get me to go out on nights out anymore without a few false lashes on – I go for the individuals :D

  • Aifs says:

    Gee Gee – yeah mine definitely look different with different shadows. I’d look a bit ridiculous with falsies but lost without mascara. My lashes are brown half way but disappear to blonde at the tops. MUA for sister’s wedding said I should have the individuals like sis. I said o….k. Then she started applying my makeup, spotted my lashes, laughed & said I think I’ll put these away (falsies), your bottom lashes are longer than most people’s top ones!! I’ve only worn falsies once – last Halloween!

  • Gee Gee says:

    Aifs – my eyes are a bit deepset so the lashes just help my eyes seem a bit more open. Mine a blondey near the root and then brown on the tips, I go for an occasional eyelash tint to sort the colour out, get the blue-black and my eye colour just pops out then :D

  • Aifs says:

    Gee Gee – ooh! Don’t tempt me to get my lashes tinted…..ok do! :D I must try it sometime!

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