Welcome to my adventure in makeup. I've never worn a lot of makeup for a few reasons: I wasn't allowed until after my friends had started large collections, I had struggled with acne for a bit and the thought of covering my blemishes up with thick creams still makes me shudder, aaand I still never really know what goes where and how much. All the creams and powders and colors--uff dah! Waterproof, moisturizing, oil-free, scented...And the time! I already groan at showering simply because it takes so long to get ready after the shower with my hair and deciding what to wear (we're talking 40 minutes that I could spend on much more fun things!) but to add in a makeup routine-yikes!... I will confess, however, that I do love a good mascara. Mascara is a low-maintenance, hassle-free, quick fix. Something that usually makes my eyes pop and sparkle without looking like I joined the cabaret. After years of never buying the same mascara twice, I finally was so enraptured by a new commercial several months ago (I have a very high external self-complex, making me easily persuaded...thank you, Bethel Persuasion101) that I ran to Target and used the car mirror to apply my first coat. It was everything I'd hoped it would be. Not only did it cover every single lash with a "midnight black" coat, it lengthened and separated with each sweep. The only problem was that the $8 tube lasted about three months and then started getting funky and gunky. Here is the miracle mascara, Telescopic Explosion by L'Oreal. As you can see, I've still kept it as a back-up, even though I might as well toss it so I don't get tempted to use it.
So then about a month ago I found a miracle sale and was so excited, I ran to the check out line and straight to the bathroom to rip the package open. Later that night, as I was washing my face, I noticed the mascara wasn't rinsing off like it usually does (again--the simpler the better, I've never been a fan of makeup remover when washing my face does the same thing...just eliminating a step here, people) I looked at the tube. And cringed. One side of the tube says, "Hydrofuge" and the other side, "Waterproof". Crap. Everyone knows how hard it is to get waterproof mascara off. Even with eye makeup remover. Just a pain. Not worth the $1.50 I'd saved with the "killer" sale, let me tell you. I gave up trying to wash off the mascara and went to bed wearing it. Ugh. The next day was another trip to Target to buy my oil-free eye makeup remover, a sin in my book. No luck with the remover. 20 minutes later and I had a streaked face and lumps still clinging to the few lashes I had left.
So my search continues. I'm somewhat content with my new Colossal find, but then last night after watching a movie I noticed that my husband had a bit of glitter on his shirt. So now Tyler has an added sparkle to his life. I need suggestions. What will make my baby blues pop? Something that's not time-consuming on both ends--applying and removing. And something I can afford to cover both lashes with. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and input. It is much appreciated, by both my watch and wallet.