Monday, April 30, 2007

Soft and Fringe-y

I have a confession to make: I am a mascara floosie (I would have chosen a different word there, but I'll leave it out just in case my mom is reading this...hi, Mom!). I flit from mascara to mascara, and I don't care if it's a cheap drugstore find or a high-end splurge. There are very few times that I can remember actually repurchasing a mascara. It's not that the ones I've tried have been horrible (although some have been); I think that they all perform just fine, but I'm looking for better than just fine. I'm looking for the mascara that makes my lashes look just like my husband's (why must they be so beautiful!?) - full and thick and pointing up toward my eyebrows.

For the record, I think I have fairly decent lashes to start with - like my hair, they are very dark, and they are also nice and long. Unfortunately, also like my hair, they are fine and straight - they stick out at almost a 90-degree angle when left au naturale. So, in my attempt to find that holy grail mascara, I've been trying the new rubberized brush mascaras, and my latest try is Max Factor's Volume Couture Mascara. I must say, this is pretty good stuff. I do think that this new brush technology helps cut down on the clumps, but I do still have to wipe off excess mascara from the brush every once in a while (just not as often). The formula doesn't flake or smudge on me (unlike the Cover Girl Volume Exact), and at 2:30 in the afternoon, I think I still have a pretty good, soft to the touch fringe going on. It also washes off fairly easily with my cleanser, so that saves me from breaking out the eye makeup remover every day.

All in all, this is turning out to be a very good, if maybe everyday, mascara. In the meantime, I'll probably still be searching for that "eye-popping" mascara, so I'm sure I'll have another mascara review in a few months.

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