If you are anything like me you have been looking for the do-all mascara most of you life. You know, the one that makes your lashes full, long, and doesn't smear. In short something that look like falsies with out being false.
I think that your ethnic background has a lot to do with the way lashes grow and react to mascara. I've been so envious of the women that don't have to use curlers and take a swipe of any old mascara and their lashes are beautiful and plenty. My background is Asian and Latin, but I pulled more on the Asian side when it comes to my eyelashes. That being said my lashes are short, stick straight and few. Along with the condition of my lashes I have naturally oily skin therefore I need waterproof mascara or else I have to constantly wipe away raccoon eyes all day.
Through the years I have tried drug store and department brands. I use to be the first one to try out a new mascara in hopes of finding the perfect one. Have you noticed that you always have to chose between either or? Either thickening, long, or waterproof? Now they added a new one, "growth" formulas. Most department store brands are not waterproof for one and they are so thick that my lashes fall and never hold a curl.
A few years back I found a Maybelline mascara that was so close to perfect that I stopped looking for something else. The formula was thin enough to hold a curl, and build upon to darken them. It came in a waterproof formula that wasn't like tar trying to take it off. I raved about it to all my friends and a few even kept it as their go-to. At last my dream had to come to an end when they changed the wand shape. It is now a little short wand that can reach the hairs in the corners. I tried to make do, but I just couldn't build the pigment as dark as I like.
Now with growth formulas have come out I really wanted to try it. If it could help me hold on to what I have and eventually get them to grow longer I'm all for it. The price tag was a turn off and the staining of the eye lid. I'm glad that the drugstore brands have picked up the idea and put it more in my price range. I had a coupon for the Revlon "Grow Luscious" mascara. I love the wand and the bristles. The formula has a glossy thickness with a good pay off. You can build with it without the fear of spikiness. In a week or two I noticed that my lashes are longer naked without mascara. Using that mascara alone my lashes fall. My bright idea: Why not use both mascaras and build upon one another?
I use the Maybelline "Lash Discovery" mini brush waterproof mascara first to separate my lashes and to hold the curl. Right after that and before it dries I use Revlon "Grow Luscious" to build color and fullness. This has become the perfect combo for me and my stick straight lashes. My hunt for the best mascaras has not stopped. One day I'll find one that does it all, till then this is as perfect as it comes.
|Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara|
|Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara|