posted by: freePOrnaoa in General on March 25th, 2009
This might not be about shoes per se, but I have a little beauty-related journey I’d like for you readers to go on with me.
I’ve always had an antagonistic relationship with mascara.
I have the kind of lashes that are so short they’re almost microscopic. “Oh, you have lashes?” friends have been known to say when we’re putting on makeup and getting ready to go out. “I didn’t see them.”
Thanks guys. Well, my lashes are not only short, but they also point inward toward my eyes, seemingly. They’re impossible to curl without poking myself in the eye (trust me, I’ve tried). Curse from the beauty gods above. This means that any time I DO apply mascara, it immediately smears, even if I try to give the mascara time to dry. I’ve tried so many brands, waterproof or not, and I always end up with unintentional raccoon eyes by the end of the night. I’m that girl always ducking into the bathroom to check her eyes at the bar.
What is it that you love about your favorite black stilettos? That they’re foolproof, right? They’re the perfect exclamation mark on your outfit, bringing everything to a point.
I’ve finally found a mascara that’s foolproof, and it’s called Lash Stiletto, with killer smart packaging (who doesn’t want to look at a pretty container for their goods?) and the goods to deliver inside. Of course, seeing the advertising associates Pavlovian good feelings with the mascara already, since there are hot stiletto boots. It makes sense that the kinda gal who has sexy shoes wants sexy lashes.
I’ve been wearing it every day for a couple weeks through a sweaty music festival and intense traveling, and there are no signs of it failing to put killer stiletto points on each lash without clumping. A lot of mascaras just seem to make your lashes heavy with big clumpy pieces. Yes, they’re more visible, but they look intensely fake. Not so with this one. I’m sincerely happy. I’m blissed out actually, that I don’t have to turn in desperation to Japanese lash perming (yes, such a thing exists) or falsies. Who makes this magnifying miracle worker, you ask?
Not Lancome. Not Dior. Not Chanel. Maybelline!
The drugstore is a girl’s best friend in hard times. That and online drugstores. You can find Lash Stiletto at Drugstore.com for $7.49. What a lovely number. It has kind of a ring to it, doesn’t it? $7.49, less than a third of the price of upmarket label mascaras.
It must be the ingredients, because I think they really tested this one out on real ladies with problem lashes. There’s beeswax, carnuba wax, jojoba oil, palm oil and hydrolyzed silk (yes, there are crazy things in mascara). I’m guessing the wax makes the mascara stay on appropriately, the oils keep lashes moist, and the silk keeps it smooth.
Whatever they do, this stuff has worked for me while magnifying and lengthening to the point where I saw my lashes in a face photo of myself and a friend. That’s more than enough for me! Lash technologists, I thank you.
If you try Lash Stiletto, please tell me what you think of it and what kind of lashes you have. If you have another (especially low cost, but the high cost ones too) favorite, please share.