I am well aware that I have been slacking on this list. I have recently got a new puppy and she is taking up all my time. Today I thought I had better start writing #5.
A very common question that I get asked is, what mascara is the best? The answer is not as easy as you think. There are many great mascaras out there, but depending on your eyelashes you would need a different kind of mascara wand. I notice that fat thick mascara wands work best with short thin lashes and thin mascara wands are best for just getting a little length or light colored lashes.
Like I have mentioned before, I am not a fan of waterproof mascara’s. The reason that I don’t like waterproof mascara is because it takes a lot of tugging and pulling at your eyes to get it off at the end of the night. I also don’t like the way it looks when compared to the regular non-waterproof mascara. For those of you who wear waterproof mascara because your mascara is always running down your face, contact me about eyelash extensions.
I had a really hard time narrowing down #5 to just one mascara, but I have chosen the one that I had used on myself for years before I got my eyelash extensions. My favorite mascara and the one I use on others most often is the L’Oreal Voluminous mascara. This one beats all other mascaras mainly because of the cost. It can be found at most drug stores for less than $10 as appose the my second favorite mascara, Lancome Definicils, which goes for $30 a tube. L’Oreal Voluminous mascara is so creamy and goes on very smooth. My favorite color in this mascara is the carbon black, because I think in most cases the darker the better. This mascara can be applied on with just one coat for a natural look or you can apply a couple of coats for a more dramatic look.
There are two down sides to this mascara, first it only comes with the thick wands, so if you want a very thin application you may want to buy a pack of thin mascara wands to dip in the the tube. Secondly after about one month of opening the bottle it starts to get clumpy. Even though you should be replacing your mascaras often, I think every month is excessive. Good thing I have a little trick!
One day while putting a little nail polish remover in a dried up nail polish I had an idea. ”What if I put eye makeup remover in my dried up mascara? ” Guess what, It worked! All you need is a few drops of your eye makeup remover in your mascara tube, shake it up and its like new again! But remember this is my little secret so lets keep it between us. (Don’t tell anyone!)
If you have any questions about this post or any others please leave your comments. I love hearing your feedback.
-Vancouver Makeup Artist.
May 29th, 2009
3 Responses to “Vancouver Makeup Artist–favorite #5”
Thanks for these tips…I think that playing with the eyes, and specifically the eyelashes, can make the most dramatic change to a face!
I have long, thick lashes, but they’re heavy and don’t curl naturally…in fact, even after curling them really well, if I use the wrong mascara, they’ll be dragged down again. I’ve searched far and wide for the best mascara for my type of lashes, and finally found it!!
If anyone has the same issue & is looking for a mascara that really “holds” a curl, I want to recommend Christian Dior’s “Diorshow”. It’s a little pricey, but is also really creamy & beautiful.
You are absolutely right! “Diorshow” is my 3rd pick for mascara. Voluminous won because of the cost. Like I said mascara really depends on your eyelashes, but I can see why it works so well for you.