How To Choose The Best Mascara
I don’t wear a great deal of makeup, but I do wear mascara. Over the years I’ve gone through tons of brands, from Covergirl to Lancome. In other words, from cheap to high-end.
In the process, I’ve learned two things:
1. Washable Waterproof is the only thing which makes sense.
2. The cheap stuff is better than the expensive stuff.
Why waterproof? Because everything else smears, drips or runs.
If you live in the Arctic, this might not matter. If you live somewhere like Texas, it does. If you’re a woman rushing from job to daycare to grocery store, etc – you might look like a raccoon by the time you get done cooking the family meal.
If you have wild sex, you might leave a black trail across your man’s (or woman’s) pillow once you go to sleep.
If you tear up when the Hallmark commercials come on, you might wind up with black streaks on your cheeks before it’s over.
There are a million scenarios, chose any you like. You’re wearing mascara for a reason. Do you really want something that comes so easily? I certainly don’t.
Waterproof CAN Be Washable
10 years ago, I’d have said it was nearly impossible to find an easily removable waterproof mascara. But that was before I’d started using eye makeup remover. Takes me all of 2 minutes to clean my eyes. So don’t let this be an excuse!
Expensive brands aren’t always what you want or need.
I used to use Revlon. It worked, but it was a pain to get off, and it went crusty in the bottle too quickly. I switched to Loreal. Same problem. When I discovered Lancome’s wonderful creams, I decided to try their waterproof mascara. I actually bought one that was Cosmo’s pick.
It wasn’t for me – it was too watery, went on too thin and gave me no control over my lashes. Too little good for how much money the stuff cost. I started looking around for something better, and eventually settled on something 3 times less expensive.
Maybelline’s Volum’ Express Waterproof mascara. It’s perfect, I love it.
Obviously, there are tons of brands out there worth having a look at. They don’t all deliver the same results, so you may have to experiment a bit. If you’d like tips on applying mascara, be sure to check out my next article.