Waterproof mascara is what I’m seeking. Like most females, I have my go-to cosmetic items that rarely let me down. But I swear I’ve been struggling to find the perfect mascara for years! Any time I’m offered a sample, I take it. Sephora frequently offers mascara as a bonus item, when their cash register claims I’ve spent too much money in their store.
Once upon a time, I found my dream mascara in a Chanel sample. I took it home and it made me happy for weeks! It went on smoothly, never clumped, nor left black bits below my eyes after two hours. I was in love. When my sample ran out, I went back to Sephora and choked when I saw the $30 price tag. With a heavy heart I paid the price, knowing how frequently I like to replace mascara. I get mental images of bacteria growing inside those little tubes. At home, my expensive mascara showed its true colors. It clumped epically, and I was crushed. It had taken advantage of my vulnerability, and I returned to my never-ending search for a smooth mascara.
I have trusted cosmetics that don’t let me down. We’ve shared a relationship for years. Here are some of my faves:
Stila Tinted Moisturizer. I bought it for my oldest to use instead of foundation, when she started wearing make-up. I loved the way it looked on her skin, so I bought it for myself.
Smashbox Eyelid Primer. It keeps my eye shadow in place all day. All day! No creasing.
L’Oreal liquid eye liner. Also stays in place all day without flaking. I don’t do cat eyes, but I apply it at the very base of my upper lashes.
Okay, I’ve revealed some of my cosmetic loves. What’s in your make-up bag or on your bathroom counter that you can’t do without? What’s been your standby for years that’s never let you down? And please, do you know a good waterproof mascara that doesn’t clump? Introduce me!