Lumigan, The Mascara Terminator!

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Something’s about to rock the beauty industry harder than the Wall Street closing up its doors!

It’s Lumigan. Originally used for Glaucoma treatment, this medicine seems to stimulate the natural growth of the eyelashes. Experiments have been made (more or less officially) and it has been proven that if used with (something like) the eyeliner’s pencil, everyday, it could double your lashes length within 2 months! Now that’s great news for us and a sad one for the beauty industry! I don’t know about you, but I rely on my mascara (and only my mascara) for a spectacular eye makeup. Other than that, I don’t wear any makeup. Of course I’d think twice before using Lumigan instead of my faithful Lancôme mascara since it hasn’t been cosmetically approved yet! What about you? Would you use Lumigan before it reaches the beauty products mass production?

Lumigan effects on eyelashes

UPDATE: Five years have gone by since we first heard about Lumigan and while we know it was initially a medical solution recommended in the Glaucoma treatment, the observations linked some cosmetically useful effects to the local application of the said drops.

One of them was growing out ones natural lashes to never-before seen levels of awesomeness. In short that’s due to one of Lumigan’s compounds – prostaglandins. They enhance the natural roles of any cell in the human body. Namely – they stimulate the cells responsible with the growth of lashes to produce more, to grow longer. However, should Lumigan touch the eyeball, something weird may happen in relation to one’s eye color. Rumor has it that Lumigan has the power to turn your blue eyes brown.

Lumigan solution bottle

The same prostaglandins are responsible for that side effect as well by stimulating the production of melanin into producing more pigment. Hence to darken your natural iris’s color.

So while attending to your Glaucoma, Lumigan is also taking care of some interesting collaterals. But from there onto replacing your mascara with Glaucoma medicine, the road is long and yet bumpy. Even after 5 years. Oh, and just in case you’re asking about the reversibility of the process – naturally, once the artificial stimuli are no longer provided, the cells resume their normal activity. (images courtesy skin1dotcom)


#1 Adriana on 10.27.08 at 11:50 am

No way!!

#2 Ellington on 10.27.08 at 4:59 pm

Most interesting.

#3 Mica on 11.08.08 at 9:33 am

Double the length of lashes? Tempting… since I’ve been misdiagnosed with having glaucoma… what about side effects?

#4 mike on 11.27.15 at 2:39 am

As a user for glaucoma I can confirm its effectiveness but being a bloke its not very helpful to people asking why I am using mascara

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