I’m going to say this upfront: I have no idea what mascara this bride is wearing. I was on the lookout for some pretty eyelashes and she fit the bill. I tried to find a picture of myself wearing the mascara I’m going to tout (keep reading), but as it turns out, no uber-close-up, lash-centric photos of me exist. I’m not sure why this surprises me.
And on to mascara. (Here’s another photo to entice you.)
I don’t know whether any of you have experienced this particular plight, but I was deeply unhappy with my mascara for years. I tried all different brands and had the same problem: The mascara would always end up on the skin under my eye — even if I didn’t put mascara on the bottom lashes. And I didn’t enjoy my brief foray into waterproof mascara. I felt like my eyelashes were in serious danger with all the vigorous rubbing required to remove the mascara at the end of the day.
I was introduced to Blinc mascara by a makeup stylist when I was a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding. The stylist told me that instead of “painting” your lashes, Blinc forms little tubes around them. If the mascara comes off, you don’t have to worry about smudges that you have to rub off with water and a tissue. Instead, it forms little wiggly bits that you can brush off. Initially, I wasn’t convinced I’d be better off with wiggly bits, but as it turns out, I am. First off, this rarely happens. (At long last, I no longer have to worry about mascara under my eyes!) The tubes are less susceptible to wetness than traditional mascara, so the mascara is essentially waterproof. Secondly, if it does come off your lashes, the little tubes look less crazy than traditional mascara smudges, and they’re much easier to deal with. (Seriously, why do mascara smudges make you look so CRAZY?)
Of note, if you’re into super-dramatic eyelashes, this probably isn’t for you. It’s much better for a natural look, like this.
On a side note, the lady who did my makeup for the wedding, Sherrie Long, had to schedule us early so she could do Evan Rachel Wood’s makeup for an event. Evan Rachel Wood is on Blinc’s blog. I wonder if that’s from that same day? Another side note: I also really liked the undereye concealer the stylist used, in case you’re on the hunt for that too. And here’s more from Sherrie in our video “Wedding Day Makeup Tips.”
Photos by Kristel Wyman