Beauty Bits | Make Up For Ever Mascara
February 5, 2015
Jennifer Hagler Photography
By Buffy York
When it comes to aging the number one thing that I deal with is my eyes. The skin underneath my eyes is so crepey and my eyelids are going to need a tune-up sooner than later. I will share with yall my new favorite eye cream cocktail and everything I may or may not have had injected and lasered in my orbital region on a later post. This post is all about your lashes which are also big tellers of our age. Thick full lashes are not only youthful, but they can distract from the lines around your eyes, and anyone who has a small child knows the power of distraction. A few months back I did a “Beauty Bits” on Latisse and when it comes to long full natural lashes it is the mack daddy. However, it does take money, diligence and patience to see a difference. Even when your maximum results are met at 16 weeks you will want to use mascara.
As far as mascara goes, I do not consider myself to be the aficionado and I have never been a loyalist to any particular make or model. I have tried the pink and green Maybelline Great Lash, all that Lancome has to offer, the best of Bobbi and the super touted Dior Show. They were all fine. This past July I was in the Mecca of Makeup and I recieved my “birthday month” free gift from Sephora. It was the MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant deluxe sample. I was pretty much past the expiration date (2-3 months after opening) of my Dior Show so I decided to give it a try. At first glance the wand is straight up scary. Once you use it though, boom you are hooked. Smoky Extravagant boasts that it is a “precision mascara that adds volume, length and curl” and it straight up delivers. I even converted a long time Dior addict friend of mine after I committed the cardinal sin of makeup and let her use my mascara. The total bummer about mascara is that you really can’t sample it. You can sample the actual formula with the hoopty sample brushes they give you at department stores and Sephora, but for me the actual brush, or spoolie if you will, is the deal killer. However, Smokey Extravagant does come in a travel size kit with a lipstick for $8 so you don’t have to make the full $24 commitment before you know if it is the one true love of your lashes.
To get your lashes in the best shape ever no matter what your age or mascara pref I am giving away 3 ml of Latisse on the blog today. Simply enter the rafflecopter widget below and leave a comment as to your favorite mascara. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the space to leave a comment.
This is the latest installment of Beauty Bits brought to you by My Life Well Loved, My Scoop and Stylebriefs. Since it is Valentine’s season we are all in the giving mood, so check out their posts today for more giveaways. It is worth the click. Just sayin.
| Click the images below for links to the full size and travel size Smoky Extravagant |