I wish I was... around my lashes... Finding a great mascara is almost equal to the task of finding the perfect lipstick, moist, long wearing and a perfect rosy, natural, bitten hue...good luck (and I am all lips if you have any suggestions).
Love my late Sunday afternoon routine. My beloved Go Figure exercise studio in Greenwich has permanently added a 4:00 p.m. class to the weekend schedule. For those of us who like to sleep in, this is Nirvana. (I am not morning girl, never was, and racked up oodles of absences from my first period classes in my youth. With my diploma hanging in the balance, I spent 3 days straight, in a robin's egg blue gym uniform, making up missed classes), but I digress... After a perfect hour of combined strength training, yoga and ballet stretches, I dash off to Tiffany nails, where I am ecstatic to be whisked through a manicure, so they can dead bolt the door at 5:30. They give a fabulous complimentary massage, and my bliss is not a bit marred by the buzzing vacuums, swirling like locusts.
5:40 pm and I zoom up to Sephora, determined to try the much touted Shu Uemura Fiber Xtension Lengthening Mascara. They too, must dead bolt at 5:30. Pressing my nose against the front door, I retreat, weepy. Plan B it is. CVS, as always, is open.(If they employed a Greeter, they would be escorting me in with enthusiasm, chatting about my work and family, while popping open a cold Diet Coke...As I check out, "Extra Care" coupons routinely spew, serpentine fashion, around the cashiers neck. I am family).
Over the years I have tried all of the Clinque, Lauder and Lancome mascaras (you know, the freebies) and I am still a free agent (though legions swear by Lancome Definicils). In the past 6 monthes, I have tried the much hyped Dior Show Black Out mascara... next. YSL's mascara in a gold tube was pricey but otherwise perfect,and I would recommend and purchase it again. Loreal's HIP volume mascara,rated a solid B. Next came Cover Girl's Lash Out Volume mascara, loved the plain Jane original, but not this one and definitely not Lash Blast, the even bigger Kahuna version. Revlon's 3D Extreme was not and I needed Goo Gone to remove it. Loreal's Telescopic Lengthening mascara had an odd thin wand that just didn't get the job done. I am looking to replace Maybelline's Define-A-Lash volume mascara. The product is fine, but the flexible curvy wand doesn't like to go back in the tube. I simply don't have the skill set or desire to continue this struggle. I can now imagine how tough it must be to do a colonoscopy.
I decide on and purchase Maybelline's Intense XXL Volume + Length microfiber mascara. It is a two headed fella, with white primer on one end and mascara on the other. The first thing I am loving is the the white primer. Coat one, goes on slap dash, which suits my morning persona well. The second coat deposits enough product for a nice, clean, full, long lash. The brushes are straight and neither fat nor thin. I am heady with success. If this comes off as well as it goes on, it has blue ribbon potential...
I will keep you posted...Where's the love girls??? Tell me your favorites...