“Natural” and “understated” aren’t words in my vocabulary where eyelashes are concerned. Thick, black, feathery and dramatic? Yes; much better. Killer lashes are an instant mood lifter. Feeling down in the dumps? Mascara. Looking a little puffy and worse for wear? Mascara. Too many work deadlines and not enough hours in the day? Obviously, mascara! For me, no look is complete without that final coat (or five) of mascara. But for a product that’s so indispensable, finding the right one can be infuriating.
I’m lucky enough that I can say that my eyelashes are the one feature on my face that I’m pretty happy with. They’re a decent length and curled enough that I don’t need to use an eyelash curler daily to make my eyes look wider. Finding the right mascara is a very personal thing; what might work for me may not be as effective for you. But one thing we can all agree on is that long, fluttery lashes make us all look and feel better about our faces; and for many mascara is the one beauty product they can’t live without.