If there's one beauty product I'm constantly on the hunt for, it'd have to be the perfect mascara.
I'm a total mascara commitment-phobe. Even when I find a mascara that I love, I still get sucked in my the latest and greatest new mascara's and have to try them.
Luckily (unluckily?!) for me, mascara has an expiry date of a little over a month--which means I get to try out new mascaras ALL THE TIME. I'm a total serial mascara user.
So, flashback to a couple years ago I was a beauty event in Santa Monica somewhere and I happened upon a display of Eyeko products. I was drawn in by all the pretty nail colors and while I was ogling the pretty polish bottles I was nearly tackled by a 5-foot-11 model-type girl demanding 7 tubes of their mascara. She went on and on about how fabulous it was and how impossible it was to find thus the reason for her hoarding the stuff like it's the end of the world.
Although frightened, my curiousity was piqued and I was convinced to snatch up a tube for myself (she insisted I get more than one, but as I said--I was still somewhat frightened.)
Anyway, I loved the stuff. It gave my lashes some much needed oomph, perfect for a night out. It was that doll lashes I-look-like-I'm-wearing-fake-lashes-but-I'm-not look. But once the tube ran out I was unable to find it anywhere, unless I ordered on line from the UK someplace and I'm far too impatient for that.
Moral of the story? If a 5-foot-11 model is willing to tackle you over a mascara you buy that mascara, you buy as much of that mascara as you can get your pretty little hands on.
Flash forward to this year, I was browsing Sephora for new finds and what should I find? THE MASCARA. Finally somewhere in the US had decided to carry the stuff. I snatched up 3 tubes anyway, just in case.
The mascara comes in a squeezable tube which makes it great for getting every last bit of mascara out.
The wand is quite slim, I usually prefer thicker LashBlast-type wands--but somehow this one works out fine. It seems to clump my lashes if I use too much or don't brush them out afterward with a spoolie.
The mascara also comes with a guitar pick, which you're aparently supposed to use as a shield. The first time I got the mascara I threw it somewhere and lost it right away. So the second time I decided to give the guitar pick shield a fair chance. I might be uncoordinated but I've yet to find a way to use it that I like, I usually give up and toss it somewhere--but it's a great addition for someone who can use it properly as it will save your lids from getting mascara on them.
These are some serious lashes. For real.
The formula dries fast, so I find the trick is to apply it quickly and wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes working your way up. If you wait too long in between it could get clumpy really fast.
Best of all the mascara does not budge or flake. I've fallen asleep in it (guilty) and woken up amazed with perfect lashes from the night before like how girls always do in movies. This does mean that it's somewhat hard to remove, so you will want to have a good eye makeup remover on hand.
Definitely worth trying out, especially if you're a serial mascara dater like me you won't want to pass this one up.