Brooke Shields Has Hypotrichosis

Oh no! Brooke Shields used to have stringy, stick-figure eyelashes! I figured this out after watching Consumer Reports’ video dissection of a new commercial for Latisse, the glaucoma medication that has been rebranded as an expensive, temporary eyelash enhancer with side effects.

Since it’s still a drug and not an actual beauty product, you have to have some sort of medical condition to take it. That’s why one of the first bits of fine print in the commercial says that the drug is only for people who suffer from “inadequate or not enough lashes, also known as hypotrichosis.” Like Brooke, apparently.

“Ad for eyelash drug Latisse goes too far” [Consumer Reports Health Blog]

“Yeah, Your Eyes Are Discolored And Red, But Your Lashes Look Great!”