As many of you with stick straight, stumpy lashes can attest, it’s a glorious day in the neighborhood when a girl finds the right mascara.
For me, it started with Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara. For years I would use this as a base to keep my lashes curled and then I’d layer other mascara faves over it. My lashes looked beautiful and stayed curled all day.
The problem was getting the stuff off. Lasting Lift Mascara worked so well for me because it stayed put—even when I wanted to take it off. When I realized that the removal process was also removing my eyelashes, I opted for a waterproof mascara that was a little more forgiving (Cover Girl LashBlast!).
Makeup Bag contributor, Monica Leitner, recently found the mascara of her dreams and wanted to share it with you:
I am always on the hunt for the perfect mascara since I was cursed with extremely sparse, stick-straight lashes.
MAC Mascara X is my new FAVORITE! I cannot even put into words how much I love this mascara, but I’ll try: this mascara refuses to clump, builds volume and length like nothing I’ve ever tried and refuses to budge/flake on even the hottest days. I’ve been known to load on excessive amounts of mascara (We’re talking 5-8 coats, people!) – if you’ve ever tried this before, you know what kind of clumpy, spidery and thoroughly unattractive mess this usually makes. But this formula is different. It’s special. No matter how many coats I pile on (in quick succession, mind you) the formula refuses to clump, building volume and length but maintaining a sense of elasticity.
I’m actually able to achieve gorgeous thick long lashes using only mascara – a real first. I am in LOVE!
MAC Mascara X is available online at maccosmetics.com for $13.