Advisor input on Mascara
Here is some advise from my beauty advisor, Siri, (no not the apple voice) who used to be in fashion advertising. Based on inside information from make up experts she has always gone with drugstore cheapest, they’re all the same.
Since then she has tried some recommendations from Paula Begouin’s
Here are Siri’s latest on mascara.
Currently I’m testing two brands. The first is Benefit’s They’re Real! Wow, this stuff made my lashes look huge, almost fake! lashes. But like my old MAC product, They’re Real! is also tricky to apply without clumping, and removal requires some persistence with makeup remover. This is kind of a deal breaker for me, so this is likely to become my Saturday Night Special mascara.
The other product recommended by two different friends who both swore it is ”the best mascara ever!” That kind of endorsement makes a gal curious, even at $19 a pop. So I sprang for the product, Tarte’s Gifted “Amazonian clay smart mascara.” Other than the price tag, I’m finding a lot to like about Gifted: it doesn’t clump, doesn’t flake, comes off easily, and although it feels lightweight, I feel it does deliver more impressive looking lashes than my drugstore cheapies, although not quite as va va voom as They’re Real!. One friend is recovering from chemo, and reports that Gifted was the only product that helped keep her existing lashes intact, and helped rebuild new lashes. Added bonus: Gifted’s pretty packaging looks like stenciled bamboo, and it is cruelty free. Although it kills me to think I may now have to shell out $19 for my mascara, I guess as splurges go, it’s a small one.
Eyelash growth and mascara.
Here’s some makeup and beauty advice for our age group. Work with your best asset. For me it is my eyes.
Find a clumpless mascara
This inexpensive mascara works for me. It is key for me after spending the last 55 years pumping more expensive brands with less positive results. I buy these two at a time, often discounted. One for home and one for my gym bag.To make it even better, this product is bright green and easily found at the bottom of my purse. This is only one coat but I often recurl after first application and put on a second layer, something I never had time for when I was younger. Come to think of it, I might not have needed it then.
I do have more lashes than before, largely thanks to Revitalash. I have experienced thicker lashes since I starting it and have not been diligent about daily use.
Grow more lashes.
The link above compares other products on the market.