Friday, August 28, 2009

Fab Friday: August 28

I am a make-up lover from way back. While I profess to being open to trying new things, deep-down I am a creature of habit & I tend to cling to what works. For years and years, my go-to mascara was Maybelline's Great Lash (waterproof, black-brown). It's an award-winner, a long time fave of many make-up artists, and worked great.
But one day I got a wild hair to try something new. I was ready to explore my options, but I am really picky when it comes to mascara. I need a waterproof formula, and one that is not clumpy, runny, gloppy, or smells weird. Yes, I smell my mascara. Don't ask. After reading through the slew of magazines delivered by my friendly neighborhood mailperson (thank you e-rewards for providing my household with a significant pile of marginal reading material at no charge to me), I decided to give this a whirl:

Can I say "Wow"? Wow. I wanted a little extra volume, but didn't want spider eyes. This stuff delivers. After practicing a time or two, I have the application down pat, and I really like the results. I have small-ish eyes, and my lashes are not as thick as I'd like, but this magic formula lengthens, thickens, and now my lashes frame my baby blues beautifully. A dab of tinted moisturizer, a swipe of mascara, and a smear of lip balm & I feel pulled together on even the worst of my stay-at-home days.

PS - if I had an unlimited budget, I'd love to try out this bank buster:
Hello Dior, are you listening?

What's YOUR favorite makeup product?


Ashley said...

Love your fab fridays! ;). I'm a cheapo makeup girl - Cover girl powder, and maybelline mascara - one day I'll splurge on MAC products. But until then I've always been into Full & Soft mascara - no clumps and lots of natural looking volume. I need to try this colossal volume one out now! Thanks for the tip!

Chrissy Jo said...

I LOVE my Avon washable waterproof mascara. It is by far my favorite mascara ever. I don't like anything else Avon, so I have my mother in law pick up 6 for me every time they go on sale. That why I don't have Avon calling. :-)

Ben, Rebecca, Natali, & Isaac said...

I LOVE make up tips! I will have to try it out. I will never understand how people can look in the mirror and see "spider" eyes and think it looks GOOD. Just my opinion. I personally have discovered MAC and starting to convert (with Christmas & Birthday $$$).

That's Ms. Amy to You... said...

Oh, I love me some MAC. And Laura Mercier (her primer is worthy of a post all its own), and Stila, too. I heart makeup!