We’re back on with Makeup Monday. Sorry I missed it last week. I had something important happening but I’ve already forgotten what.
This week we’re going to be talking about mascara. I have to be truthful here; mascara is not that big of a deal to me. I have dark hair and decent eyelashes so it’s way down on my list of beauty priorities. However I have heard from a couple of my blonder friends who are incredulous that I’ve gone this long without talking about mascara. They get a little Sissy Spacek without the stuff, so it’s a Very Big Deal.
So let’s talk. Mascara, on the whole, always leaves me a tad disappointed. I’m always so sure that my latest mascara will be the one that finally thickens my lashes 300% and makes them look 8x longer. That’s what every mascara package says! But then I try it out and my reaction tends to be somewhere between “Hmm. Not too bad” and “Yuck! What a mess!”
Let’s think about it, though. We’re talking about two skinny lines of short hairs (one on the top lid and one on the bottom). That’s a lot of pressure to put on not a lot of substance. How much difference can mascara make? For me, not a ton. For you it may be different.
My current fave in the world of mascara is this one by Sonia Krashuk (Target of course). Not only is it never clumpy, it ironically comes with the nicest lash brush I’ve ever seen. I buy the waterproof, but it is not the best at water-proofiness. It smudges by the end of the day.
I also don’t use a lash curler because I think they make the lashes curve in a weird angle. I generally just push mine up with my fingers for ten seconds or so as my mascara dries. It’s very high-tech.
I think we should take this opportunity to educate each other about mascara. What have you loved or hated? Do you have any mascara advice of your own? What is your 2¢ on the subject?