Sunday, February 1, 2009

Running of the Mascaras

ednesday, August 6, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - What No One Seems To Notice....

Eyes Right Before I Leave The House

Eyes A Few Hours Later

Back in the summer, I did a Wordless Wednesday that involved one of my pet peeves: Mascara that runs and gives dark patches under my eyes. Even when I only apply the brush full of goop to just my top lashes.

To make matters worse, no one ever tells me. I have to find out when I look into the mirror and catch a glimpse of my scary reflection.

Because I am a contact-wearer, I need waterproof eye makeup. My moisturizer and foundation tend to help speed the bleeding of my mascara. After my first test, I've decided to perform the rest of my tests on Sundays, when I don't need to worry about my appearance.

Test 1: Aborted after 3 hours - Fail
A few weeks ago I performed my first test. I was at the store and couldn't remember the "tubes" that a fellow blogger recommended in a Friday Fragment so I bought one that promised "Healthy Volume". I stopped the test at 10:30 because I was at work and refused to spend the whole day looking like a victim of domestic violence.

Test 2: Impressive - Success!
Jo @ Under the Influence mentioned this brand: L'OREAL DOUBLE EXTEND in her Friday Fragment post this past month (Jan 16). I tested it out today. I must say I am impressed! After over 6 hours, it seems to stay in place. The only dark lines under my eyes are the ones I earned from Mother Nature.

Unretouched Photos
Thanks for the great tip, Jo!

If anyone else has a mascara or eyeliner that they love and would work well for contact wearers, please let me know. I am also looking for a magic concealer to help hide my "baggage". One that will not encourage the rest of my eye-makeup to blend together.

Try This Brow Liner
Yesterday, Mrs. 4444 posted a very funny tale about trying to save money on getting her brows waxed. This is a browliner that I think she might like!
What are your favorite beauty products?


My Three Sons said...

I also wear contacts and I have found only MAC to work for me. It is about 15.00 for the tube but well worth it!

Weaselmomma said...

Here's one for ya to hide natures dark circles. MaryKay has a 'Highlighter Pen' for that. It's like concealer on crack.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I love a $12 bottle of perfume I bought when I went to France last May. It smells wonderful! For sure is my favorite cosmetic!

Mary said...

I have just the tip for eyes. Use a concealer that's a shade lighter than your skin tone, yellow even works for dark circles. Also use a highlighter below the circles, not on them. It deflects light away from the dark circles. I use Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen. Good luck! I'm visiting form GNO.