I have fallen victim once more.
Don't deny that the same hasn't happened to you. You click a link or read a comparison in a magazine and suddenly you feel the need to trash your old, faithful, standby product and go out and get this newer, fancier one that promises to make lashes longer and darker, lips plumper and softer, skin completely devoid of enlarged pores and freckles, and is THE BEST according to whoever was paid to say it.
* I will never believe makeup commercials that use models under the age of 24 for their fine-line reduction creams. Bite me bitches.
So this time it was my mascara. Every few years I cave and go out and buy something that is supposed to make them look just FABULOUS with the wave of, literally, a wand. And every time I am let down and go back to my old standby.
Let me explain something: when I was younger and not allowed to wear more than some concealer and maybe a tinted lip balm, I was allowed to wear mascara. And it made me feel lovely. Even behind my glasses, if I has mascara on, I felt pretty. So, I put a lot of stock in which one I use now.
But, this time I was lured by a written comparison and "user reactions" and not one of those celebrity commercials that make me SO ANGRY because not only are they wearing false eyelashes in the commercials, they are probably also computer-edited to make them seem even glossier. A person would have glare in their eyes constantly if they actually had lashes like that! Not to mention limiting your range of sight.
So, I stopped at the Walgreens on my way home and picked up a tube of Rimmel London Sexy Curves Waterproof.
The new trend of plastic applicators (instead of the older bristles) boggles me because everything clumps and goes on funky, and this one was worse because it's pathetic excuse for plastic bristles were so short they didn't even begin to wrap around my lashes, let alone find them all. Now I just have to wait out the day to see if it also adds the insult of flaking onto my face as well.
Also, it smelled kind of odd, tho that dissipated after a minute or two.
Since I know you're dying to know, my personal go-to mascara is Maybelline's Full & Soft in waterproof. (The non-waterproof does flake little black dots on your cheeks during the course of a day, so be sure to buy the silver tube, not the navy.) It stays on, and more importantly to me (esp when I was wearing contacts) it kept my lashes soft and supple, and I didn't tear them out of my eyes trying to remove the stuff.
But like a cat that hasn't realized a candle will singe its whiskers every time it investigates, I am asking for suggestions one last time, since this tube is clearly going in the trash, and I need to go back out and buy some new stuff anyway...
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MASCARA? And why?
*Note: yes, I use an eyelash curler every day, so even when I don't slap on mascara, I have that much going for me. I swear by that as my #1 beauty necessity along with a pale moisturizing lip gloss.
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