January 20, 2012

A Mascara Story

Something I didn't get to do in Boston this past weekend was visit the mall at Copley Place.
Yes, I know, what you're thinking... who goes to Boston to go to the mall?
Especially when that someone is on a ban from shopping.

You see, they have a Sephora there, and my mascara supply is running dangerously low.
It's a special place, the Sephora in Copley Place. 
I bought my first Stila eyeshadow there when I was sixteen. 
It was a sweet pale pink color called "Cassia", named for the artist Mary Cassatt.
Yes, I remembered that thank you very much.
It only cost $16 dollars back then and my mother was outraged 
that I would spend so much on an eyeshadow.
We've come a long way since then. 
She has a small collecton of MAC eyeshadows in her makeup bag.

I'm a girl who has tried just about every mascara under the sun.
I loved Dior's MaximEyes but they discontinued it and I wasn't as in love with Dior Show.
Chanel's thin rubber brush was fantastic but the mascara ran at the first sign of moisture.
Yves Saint Laurent couldn't withstand the colder months and clumped. Givenchy got too flakey.
L'Oreal's Voluminous was always a good fall back 
but my eyelashes would still break when I removed it.

Finding the right mascara is a challenge.
What may work great for one girl can wreak havoc on another.
Everyone is different, everyone has different needs from their mascara.
My eyelashes are decent in length but could use more fullness,
and they're blond at the tips for some reason so a dark pigment is important.
When I voiced my concerns about my eyelashes breaking,
the sales girl suggested I try this new product that no one in the store had yet tried,
but it was supposed to be natural and good for breakage.
Why not give it a try? I had already tried everything else.

Tarte's Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
It is an all natural mascara, without the harsh chemicals that cause lashes to dry out and break.
It's also not supposed to flake, which it hadn't done up until the other day.
As I said, I need a new tube. 

I have been using this mascara since last summer and I have noticed a significant improvement.
My lashes hardly ever break or fall out, even after sleeping with my makeup on,
which yes, I am aware of how terrible that is, but sometimes
 it's tough to stay awake through the entire movie.
JD saw Casablanca twice before I was able to make it to the end.
This mascara has excellent staying power.


This mascara has been working wonderfully for me.
I would definitely give it a try if you're in the market for a new one,
or just feeling adventurous.

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