Can You Use Latisse and then Wear Mascara?

Can you wear Latisse under make up? Instead of putting it on at night and going to bed. I work a lot of nights and when I get home I am too tired to wash off my mascara. I was wondering if I could put it on and then apply my mascara and still get results?

Doctor Answers 6

Latisse application

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Yes, you can use mascara and other eye makeup products while using Latisse. The important thing to remember, however, is to clean your eye makeup off thoroughly before you apply Latisse, and make sure the Latisse is dry before putting on makeup.

Latisse and Mascara

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Yes. You can used mascara and Latisse. You will want to take all your eyelid makeup off before putting Latisse on. Often patients will decrease application of mascara as Latisse will make the lashes longer, thicker and then darker.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

It’s recommended that you use Latisse once a day

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It’s recommended that you use Latisse once a day, whether it’s in the morning or night. You don’t have to put it on in the morning and it might be better to put it before you go to bed. You certainly can use it and then put on mascara, but you want to wait until the Latisse is completely dry. It may just make more sense to put it on after you remove your mascara. You don’t want to put it on over mascara because you won’t receive the same concentration of the product.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Using Latisse under Mascara

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The reason it's suggested you use at night is so that you don't risk getting the product IN the eye by transference of other products. But for your skin's health, you really should clean your skin and remove mascara before you go to bed. Hardened mascara can abrade the cornea - plus, hardened mascara can cause your eyelashes to break. Get some fast acting mascara remover (oil free) and get in the habit of using it before you go to sleep.

Nasrin Mani, MD
La Jolla Physician
3.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Latisse before mascara

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It is recommended to apply Latisse at night before bedtime for best results. Although, I have a patient who applies Latisse in the morning due to her work schedule and she has seen spectacular results!

My recommendation is to apply the Latisse on clean/dry eyelids and wait until totally dry before applying mascara. If you wear contacts wait at least 15 minutes before inserting them.

Good luck and enjoy your new lush lashes!

Joseph Serota, MD
Aurora Plastic Surgeon

Can you use Latisse in the AM then apply mascara?

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Putting Latisse on in the AM is not the typical application, but don't worry, it will probably still work.

Peter T. Truong, MD
Fresno Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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