Mascara is just one of those products I demand a lot from.
It mustn't smudge, smear, flake or clump. And it absolutely must bring volume and definition to my lashes. When I leave my house every morning shortly after 6am, I expect my mascara to hang with me all through the day. I rarely get a chance to look into a mirror, so it better not let me down. By the time I wash my face (10pm), I want to be proud of what my mascara has accomplished. Don't you?
Typically I find a new mascara and stay married to it for quite some time. So I have to admit it's difficult making a switch. However, this switch was a surprisingly beautiful one.
Trish McEvoy's Lash Curling Mascara rocks! A big Kevyn Aucoin fan, this is better than the comparative formulas. It's a tubing mascara, so it forms water-resistant tubes around your lashes. Far better than waterproof mascara, the 24-hour formula stays just-applied looking all day. The innovative curling brush lifts and curves each lash. And clean up? A snap. Just add warm water and the tubes slide off.
So I say almost perfect. Simply because it doesn't last the typical 3 months. However, worth it? Yes.
I can't believe it. I have found a match to my favorite mascara!
Bobbi Brown has definitely created something special with her Smokey Eye mascara. This formula promises thicker, fuller and bolder lashes — and definitely delivers. It stays put all day without smudging, smearing or flaking.
Smokey Eye mascara builds volume, lash by lash, by way of the brilliant brush which combs through eyelashes from roots to tips. The result is stretched-out lashes in an instant. Eyes that draw attention!
Thank you, Bobbi. This mascara, I love.
My favorite mascara, of two years now, is Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara. I alternate between this lengthening formula and the regular Faux Cils. It's simply the best for volume and length, and it does not smudge, smear or flake. My hero!
But now, there's a new formula. I am so tempted to cheat on my steady. Supreme Cils Mascara is a water/tears/humidity resistant formula infused with rosewater that can be gently removed with warm water — much like the tubing effect of Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara and Blinc Mascara. The bristles of this new mascara were designed to lift and separate each individual lash for eye-catching fringe without any clumps.
So guess where I'll be tomorrow? Picking up a tube of Supreme Cils!
The ever popular Mascara Report, which originally released two years ago, now features many new-to-market and newly formulated mascaras. Nearly a dozen mascaras have been added to the report, bringing the total number of formulas to over 50!
I am happy to introduce you to some fabulous newcomers to the world of mascara. You will definitely want to get to know these brands, as well as the tried and true. Learn how they performed. Did they add volume? Length? Did they smudge, smear or flake?
Who's on the list? Find out for yourself.
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