Monday, April 1, 2013

Wake Up With Mascara

Let's face it - I never get enough sleep. I'm pretty sure I could sleep for 37 hours straight if the opportunity presented itself. Unfortunately, that is just not going to happen and I've come to terms with the fact that coffee dependency isn't so bad considering I stopped growing in like.... seventh grade. BUT, while an espresso shot or five undoubtedly wakes my brain up; my "tired eyes" typically don't wake up until around noon. In my defense I work east coast hours so am up at an ungodly hour anyways - but tired, droopy, glazed over eyes? That's not a good look no matter what time you're waking up. But guess what? HOLY MASCARA! Honestly if there was one cosmetic product I actually could not live without it's mascara. Hands down. I mean... talk about a product that can make you look 17x more awake, put together AND give off the look-into-my-sultry-eyes-I'm-so-mysterious vibe all at the same time. Seriously, go from "OMG you look sick are you okay?" to your confident, sexy, wide awake self with just a few swipes of a mascara wand.

Although I'm blonde with blue eyes and naturally fair skin; I'm absolutely a dark black mascara lover. Screw the beauty mags that say brown eye makeup makes blue eyes pop. I think long, thick, dark black lashes are super fabulous on EVERY eye color as long as you're confident rocking a less natural look. I would rather be borderline too much than not enough in most aspects of my life anyways. For work or a casual day I typically apply 2 coats on the top and 1 on the bottom with a lengthening mascara that has more comb-like bristles like Lancome's Definicils-High Definition in Deep Black or Benefit's They're Real! in Black. For going out I use Sephora Collection eye lash curler BEFORE applying 2-3 coats of mascara on top with a more dramatic/volumizing mascara that has more densly packed bristles like Diorshow or BADgal Lash. Remember, there's no mascara clump a clean wand can't smooth out for ya before it dries, so if you want to go extra bold - do it! I will say that forgoing your go-to CVS mascara for a bit more expensive mascara really will make all the difference in the world in terms of clumpiness & stiffness of the lashes. BUT, I do absolutely love Maybelline's Volum' Express Falsies mascara in Very Black and suggest it over any other drugstore chain mascara purchase.


  1. I am with you on the "black mascara no matter what," although I did rock some lavender and green mascara back in my junior high days! haha

    So excited to follow your new're a great writer!

    1. OHHH totally with you on the purple & green mascara days. Plus a little blue eyeshadow and glitter... if it didn't look like a fairy threw up on my eyelids that meant my dad caught me before I could finish :p

  2. Hey girl, just returning the favor by stopping by your blog. Great job! Loving this mascara post. I'm definitely a bad gal Lashes fan! Good work! :)