How much is too much for mascara? $10... $15 .... $20? Just think about what we ask it to do for us. It's a long list. We want dark, long, luscious lashes that frame our eyes and give us the perfect bedroom come hither look. We want thickening, lengthening and curling. We want dark smudge proof Liz Taylor lashes. We want mascara to stay on our lashes and off our pillow covers or boyfriend's shirts. Plus, if you are a bit of crybaby; or getting married; or going to a wedding; or walking outside during the Summer you better hope the mascara is waterproof. We want it all and that's asking a lot. Does it really shock you that high end brands want you to pay more than $7 a pop for mascara. Still $30 dollar is a lot of cash. So, we really better get our money's worth.... Ya know what I'm saying.
After, lipstick, I think mascara is one of the most important makeup items a woman can own. Finding the right one is a life long obsession and quest. Here are some of my current favorites that are pricey - but can you really put a price on beauty.
Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara
Right now I'm in love with the Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara in Jet Black. ($31) I used it almost everyday at work. This revolutionary tubular curling mascara forms water-resistant tubes 360° around lashes, dries instantly and will not smudge or smear. Better than waterproof, the 24-hour formula stays just-applied looking yet slides off with only warm water without leaving a trace. The innovative curling brush lifts and curves each lash for instant eye-opening curl.
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara
TRUTH TIME! I have such small lashes. So the next product I love. I use it on my very own itty-bitty lashes. I am very insecure about my lashes. They are so short so I love a ton of mascara. I love it Dior because it never goes on too thick. I can put a lot of coats on without getting tons of clumps. Personally, I actually don’t mind clumps. ($28.50)
Armani Eyes to Kill
The best mascara remains intact all times, not flaking nor smudging, and definitely not losing color nor luster...and a thickening mascara most importantly does not flake. It's not a cute look. A fantastic mascara for girls with already thick lashes is Armani Eyes to Kill ($32). It is made of a unique formula good for sensitive eyes too. It does not dry lashes when applied. Its big brush is also easy to use also. It creates a look of curled, long and full lashes. It dresses the eyes lashes with what they call, fluid Micro-fil™ technology which creates intensely captivating lash texture.
Benefit They're Real! Mascara
They're Real ($23) Consider this mascara the no-fuss alternative to falsies. It deals lashes a one-two punch, adding both length and volume to keep them looking anything but lackluster. This formula doesn't run or smudge, even after a whole day of wear, and gives lashes a natural-looking curl without weighing them down and don’t hesitate to layer up.
Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara Multi-Dimensional Sophistiqué
Tom Ford’s new Ultra Length Mascara in Raven, $42
Tom Ford’s Ultra Length Mascara in Raven is $42. It’s designed to stretch and lengthen lashes while adding a deep, dark carbon-black color. I've been wearing it a few days now, and I like what I seen. Two coats and lashes look crazy long and dark. Plus, it doesn't flake or smudge. The tapered wand means long, sexy lashes, and a creamy formula means you'd really have to try to make it clump. And even then it won't clump. OK, but does it take you out for a latte? But truth be told…I was expecting more considering the price.
THINGS I LOVE!