Mascara Madness

I have a thing about mascara. It’s my favorite make up product. I’m always trying new ones that I read about. My eyes basically disappear without it. So you can imagine how excited I was to get a full size Chantecaille Supreme Cils mascara in the Pop Sugar Neiman Marcus Box. For mascara, that sucker is ex-pen-sive. It sells for 52.00!!! I would never pay that much for a tube of mascara. But I was so happy to see it in my box. There are certain things that I only read about and never really think I will get. This mascara was one of those. For that price, you would think this mascara would make my eyelashes the longest, thickest, curliest, most beautiful eyelashes ever. Well, no. I mean it gave them color. And pretty good length. The brush is good at separating lashes. But…’s nothing particularly special. I’ve had drugstore brands work better. Do you have any idea how much of a letdown it was to find out that 52.00 mascara is just meh? Mediocre mascara. But for what it cost, I planned on using every single bit of this just okay mascara. I just had to make sure I put it on before my other makeup so I could clean up all the black flakes that were all over my cheeks and under my eyes. But I was determined to do that. I mean, I really wanted to like this mascara. Then Bug, my 10 year old granddaughter came over. She loves makeup and wants to be a makeup artist with “her own line of product” when she grows up. Or, a doctor or rockstar. She hasn’t quite decided yet. Anyway, she asks if she can do my makeup. So she gathers one of EVERYTHING to get ready. She’s serious. From contouring to brow filling, she’s explaining the process to me. She gets to the end and goes to put mascara on me. She does one eye and immediately hands me makeup remover and a cotton square. Then she tells me to take “that flaky mascara off while I find a better kind”. She’s 10! And even she knew that mascara wasn’t cutting it. So she picked out a tube of Benefit They’re Real and put that on me. “Much better”, she said. “Covers all your lashes without getting all over your face”. She said I needed to throw the Chantecaille away. So I did. I’m wondering if I got a bad tube. I’m thinking I might have. But for 52.00, I will have to keep on wondering because I’m not taking the chance! What’s your favorite mascara?

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