Ask Belle: Beauty Product Quickies
Sep 8, 2014
I’m lucky to be going on vacation next month to Hawaii, and started looking for a sunscreen I could use around my eyes without it potentially running/stinging. Have you tried any you like or have any particular formulations you didn’t like? Love the blog, thanks for all you do!
I have tried and can recommend the Shiseido sunscreen for the eye area, it has 34 SPF. I used Supergoop Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream (SPF 37) on a recent trip and liked that too. And if you need something under-$25, Garnier’s eye-lifting anti-wrinkle cream has SPF 15.
Can you recommend a good detangler? I’m growing out my hair and the longer it gets the more it snarls. Thanks!
Aren’t tangles the worst? To combat them, I use Not Your Mother’s Lock Luster spray. It’s $6, has argan oil to condition and keeps my hair tangle free. Which, when you use a round brush, is very important.
I saw your Tweet about how you’re searching for a new mascara. Any contenders?
Good luck in law school! Gina
Thus far, my quest to replace my beloved Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara with something sold stateside has been mostly a bust.
I tried to the new Lancome Grandiose mascara, which the woman at Sephora swore would give me gorgeous lashes. It was fine, but I don’t pay $32 for fine. Also, by the end of the day it was all on my lower lids.
On a reader suggestion, I tried the L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara. If length is your issue, give it a whirl. It definitely made my lashes longer, but the problem for me is volume, not length.
Next on my list is the L’Oreal Voluminous Manga Mascara. I hated buying something that embraces making women look like living cartoon characters, but for bombshell lashes, I’m willing to overlook it. I’ll keep you posted. If you have a mascara recommendation, please leave it in the comments.