Miss M is serious about mascara, and I mean serious. Even though she was blessed with the longest natural lashes that I have ever seen on a person, she will buy any product that promises to volumize, lengthen or enhance them. You would be hard pressed to find a mascara that she hasn’t tried.
Splurge. Diorshow New Look Mascara ($29) has a special brush head that is tapered at the end. The brush’s shape is designed to grab and lengthen all of your lashes, especially the tiny lashes hiding in the inner and outer corners.
I talked to a handful of women who tried this product and they all agreed on one thing: The product it great. That is, until the clumping starts.
Everyone I asked about the product had the same problem, a few weeks after buying the mascara, the formula began to clump. The clumps would gum up the tube, gum up the brush and gum up their lashes. We all know that mascara has a shelf life (replace mascara every three months), but it isn’t that short.
Save. A few weeks ago, Miss M was sitting in a client meeting when the woman attending the meeting called a halt to the conversation. At first, M thought that she might have said something wrong, but the reason for the pause was that the client was desperate to know what mascara she was wearing.
That mascara was Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes ($5).
Designed with a tapered brush head, the product is built to enhance every lash. Personally, I like to mix the product with my regular mascara by applying a single coat of Lots of Lashes, allowing that to dry, and then, applying a coat of volumizing mascara over it. I like Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara ($7).
And there you have it. When it comes to mascara, it is sometimes better to save than splurge.