Let’s Chat About Mascara
We’ve talked eyebrows and moisturizers now let’s discuss the other beauty product I personally cannot live without: mascara.
Ever since my first pink and green tube of Maybelline Great Lash I’ve been hooked. There’ve been other brands throughout the decades and now but I was very loyal to that colorful tube.
You’ve heard me talk about being careful with mascara because it is very susceptible to bacteria. I’m not joking. I’ve had plenty of eye issues and there’s no doubt some were caused by old mascara or pumping the wand up and down too many times, or both.
Learn form my mistakes and throw the tube away when it is three months old.
Now, about that pumping the wand thing. Sure, we all did it, our female role models as kids did it. All you need to do is open the tube a bit and kind of swirl the wand around inside the tube. You’re going to get big swirl action going but enough to put plenty of mascara on that wand.
Next, what color mascara are you using? If you said blue, please subscribe to this blog and all other beauty blogs out there. What about brown? Do you wear brown mascara because in the nineties you were a “summer”? Are you still blonde? Really? I thought I was too until a big slice of grey interrupted me. So, take a look at your hair and eyebrows and eyelashes outside in natural sun light. What color are they? What color is your hair?
My recommendation, based totally on my own experience, is that you might need to change over to cooler tones. Meaning black mascara, adding dark brown or black to your eyebrow makeup and NEVER using black liquid liner on the lower lid. Or blue. No blue.
Alright now what brands are best? Maybelline Great Lash is always excellent, easily found and a value. Right now I’m in love with Roller Lash from Benefit because I like the brush and the texture. And also a new Clinique with last extension fibers.
There’s a Bobby Brown Smoky Eye mascara that I had a sample of “thought” I bought the full size ($40 no lie) and it was awful. Gloppy and goopy but then I realized I didn’t buy the Smoky Eye type it was another type. It killed me to throw that away because of the cost but I hated it. Good ole L’Oreal has a any number of fine mascaras as well.
Go to the drug store, Ulta or Sephora and take a close look at what is out there. You may need to switch from brown to brownish black or black. The women who work at Sephora are super helpful and will show you all sorts of mascaras. Don’t be shy.
Let’s chat some more about this. Tell me about your mascara thoughts in the comments below.