Mascaras claim to lengthen, curl (whatever?) and volumize. 3 very important things when it comes to creating a beautiful eye. It is all in the brush & the application. Let's look at some popular choices.
1. Dior SHOW
This has been a cult favorite & a best seller for years. Promising big,
thick lashes without the need for fake ones. Honestly I do not like this
mascara, but sales don't lie. LOTS of people do! The brush is so big & bulky it doesn't coat that well. It kind of globs on. Not a fan, sorry Dior. And for $25, I expect much more.
2. Lancome Definicils
This was my go-to mascara for years. I love the thin wand. When is comes out of the tube it is really clean, not clumpy. This mascara separates & lengthens. I just love it. $25.00 well spent.
3. Maybelline Stiletto Voluptuous
I am willing to try any product once. Once was all I needed to fall in love with this mascara. The curvy brush really coats each lash without clumping. It adds great length & volume. With an attractive price point (under 6 bucks!) this mascara should be found in every one's makeup kit.
3. Blinc KISS ME
This is a very non-traditional mascara. Kiss Me goes on like regular mascara but does something pretty unique. It coats each lash with "tubes" of color, creating a natural, separated look. This mascara does not flake or smudge until you take it off. Now, this is the beauty of this product. To remove, use warm water & gently sweep off the "tubes" to reveal a perfectly clean eye. No raccoons!! (It is a little creepy. NO, those are not your lashes coming off..it is the mascara.) Genius for about $24!
WARNING: FOR MASCARA ADDICTS ONLY!!!
4. Sephora's Stash Lash Mascara Deluxe Sampler
YUMMY!! 10 of Sephora's most popular mascaras in a sampler kit with an eyelash curler to boot. OMG!! Need I say more. GET IT!
Things to remember:
-Use the Squiggle: Place the wand at the base of the lashes & move it back & forth to get lift at the roots
-Don't forget the tips: Sweep mascara down from the top & then up to coat all of the lash
-Use waterproof for special occasions & the beach only! It does more harm than good when used daily
-Shelf life for most mascara is about 3-6 month. I say 3. Bacteria builds up in that tube..YUCK!
-Don't "pump" the wand in & out of the tube. Swirl it around to prevent air from getting in & drying it out.
Now I could go on & on with this. Currently these are the mascaras I have in my makeup bag:
Mally Volumizing Mascara
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash
My name is Susan & I am a makeup addict. It is not safe for me to enter Sephora coming off a great nights sleep & my debit card. I think I need a sponsor.
So if you want those to-die-for lashes try some of my suggestions or share some of your favorites. I would love to hear from you.