I was recently put in a wonderful situation of having a gift card to Bloomingdale's burning a hole in my pocket.
As I set out to spend it, I contemplated my options:
Yet another lip gloss? Nah, I'm more into my PS Kiss right now.
Blush? I think I'm pretty set with that.
Concealer or base? Too depressing and expensive, respectively.
Primer? Eh, I actually like to see the stuff I pay to put on my face.
Mascara? Well, there an idea...
Reaching the end of the three month run of Maybelline Full N Soft, I was tempted. While I liked the Full N Soft, a recommendation from my equally beauty savvy sister, I was in a decadent mood. I sauntered over to the Lancome counter to splurge on one of their famed mascaras.
I consulted with the saleslady who informed me that unfortunately, precious few of the mascaras come in a waterproof variety, which is a must for me as a contact lens wearer/habitual eye rubber. She recommended her favorite, Hypnose, which does come in a waterproof formula. After continued negotiations, I settled on trying the newest formula, albeit non-proofed, Courbe Virtuose.
I envisioned dramatically curled and lush lashes all the way home, only to arrive and find that I had purchased the Hypnose!
I can only assume that there was some kind of communication mix up and this wasn't some kind of beauty propaganda spreading, and I decided to just try it out.
Well, yeah, I'm not a fan. The brush is this totally bizarre oblongish shape which never seems to deliver the right amount of product onto the lash. The formula is thick and goopy, requiring multiple wipes with a tissue before I can apply. And then! My lashes look practically rail thin! Not the full fringe I was hoping for.
And to top it all off, it dries so hard that my lashes feel like little spikes of pain. It makes me long for the Full N Soft of yore.
So, onward to the next mascara purchase. A co-worker just raved about her Maybelline XXL Volume + Length, so I may have to give that one a try.
Such a shame that a pretty (and expensive!) tube would be so sucky.
photo courtesy of lancome-usa.com