Problem skin, transatlantic flights, long work hours, humid climates, caffeinated beverages the size of mid-sized swimming pool – they all can wreak havoc on your healthy glow. Here are our favorite tips and products for looking as put together and healthy as possible – even when life gets hectic and mobile.
4-hour nights and long plane rides can make your outlook less than bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed. A healthy dose of Mascara can make you appear more awake than you really are – at least for a certain amount of time.
Whether you need to shell out roughly $ 30 for a tube of mascara depends largely on the lashes you were born with in my opinion. Those gifted with curved, long lashes – who mainly need mascara to add a bit of color, can get away with really cheap mascara. Those with extremely fine (prone to glueing), short and straight lashes may want to invest a bit more in their formula to gain those few extra millimeters. Guess what section I fall in?
On top of my short, light and straight lashes I also have extremely sensitive skin around my eyes plus hyperactive sebaceous glands. Translate: Cheap mascara doesn’t do much for me other than give me racoon eyes around mid-day and red, inflamed skin around my eyes come cleansing time. I’d largely given up on using mascara except for very special occasions when Posey let me borrow her Dior tube. Not only did my lashes look longer, but for the first time they also weren’t suffering from immediate clumpiness. And yes, that’s an official term. What’s more this mascara comes off easily – and more importantly WHEN I want it to. Not around mid-day.
So, my verdict? If mascara never really worked for you for some of the reasons described above – try this one. If you’ve always had fabulously long lashes, you can probably do without the marginal cost of name brand mascara.