Remember this? Who was crazy enough to do this?
Okay, I’ll be honest, I remember doing this very thing thinking it was the greatest hack for combing out my clumped up lashes. What in the world was I thinking? This is a freak accident waiting to happen. So many things could go wrong here. Like your Great Dane decides he needs a hug and comes up from behind, jumps on you, and oops, there goes your eyeball. Mascara clumps would be the least of your problems. Or worse, this is a recipe for a massive eye infection. I was going to Google the horror stories but my imagination is doing a great job on its own.
What I don’t understand is why didn’t we question the quality of the product rather than sticking a pin a millimeter from our eyeballs?
I was told, by every beauty magazine, that Maybelline’s Great Lash is not only the best bargain but it’s also a great mascara. Looking back, I have to disagree. I remember having to buy a new tube every month and the damn thing would become thick really quickly. And I was kind of brainwashed in my twenties and thirties into believing no other mascara would do. But yet I kept buying more of this cheap pink stuff.
Well, thank goodness things have changed.
Most recently I was using a product I received in a 2017 Ipsy Subscription. (I’ve since canceled this subscription because how many Argan oil products does one need?) The mascara was Lash Domination by Bare Minerals. At first I thought it was great. Look at that brush.
But in time I noticed that during the day the mascara would flake and land on my cheeks and many times into my eyes and dirtied up my contact lenses a lot.
So I went searching for a mascara a week ago that would lengthen and not clump my lashes and low and behold “I think” I found it! Stila Extreme Lash Mascara!
So far so good. It retails for $23 and it lengthens your lashes really well. It doesn’t clump. And I don’t feel too made up, yet my lashes look great. So far no flakes but I’ll update this blog if anything changes.
I don’t expect this mascara to be the end all mascara. Like most crushes in life, there’s always something bigger and better. Uh, I mean better 😉
For now I’ll flirt with it and see where this relationship goes.
Have a great day!