Hello hello! I’m reporting live from Milan right now. Yes, I’ve been on the road for almost 3 weeks now. I’ve been slacking on the blog (my apologies) BUT if you have seen my Instagram, I’m sure you’ve gotten the play-by-play of my journey, starting from NYC, to Greece, to Puglia, and now Milano.
I have great news! I have been testing a new waterproof mascara while I’ve been in the sun, sea, and everything in-between, and I FOUND A WINNER. When I say winner, I mean, it’s a real winner. L’Oréal had sent me the Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara a few weeks ago, and I threw it in my makeup bag before the trip.
I initially was attracted to this mascara because of the wand. I cannot really put into words to you guys why I like the wand so much (I know, annoying) but you just need to trust. With me being a pro-makeup artist, I open up a lot of mascaras, and I can usually tell right away just by looking at the wand if I’m going to like it or not. I felt that way when I first checked this mascara out.
Truth be told, I didn’t know it was waterproof until I used it, and couldn’t get it off when I was in the shower. It really, really stays! The formula makes the lashes nice and full, long, and perfectly feathered. I used two coats, and it was perfect. This mascara does not clump, it does not flake, and it won’t come off until you use makeup remover. In the past most waterproof mascaras that I’ve tried still come off pretty easily, but I have tested this with even trying to remove it with an eye cream and it will not budge. Great if you are truly looking for something that will stay on and last! If that sounds too intense, they make this mascara in a washable formula as well, and I think it is worth trying.
I put this on before a full day in the water in Greece, and it lasted all of my swimming, sunscreen, and sweat. It did not give any raccoon eyes either! I think if you are one that struggles with mascara smearing below your lower lashes, this is the mascara you need to use. Even if you are not keen to use a waterproof everyday for the top lashes, you can use it just on the lowers, and you won’t deal with any leak or fall-out. Hooray! I am always asked what mascara to use for this issue, and I can confidently say that this is the one! (Especially because I use a lot of face oils and eye creams, and up against that I had no issues.)
(This was after wearing the mascara all day at the beach swimming!)
Anyways, hope you like the hot tip, what’s better than finding a drugstore price with a luxury quality, and something that really works and looks fantastic. Yay! I am only here for another two days, and then will be back to my normal programming. I actually have a lot of posts planned for you guys, but then living in the moment on my vacation got the best of me and I have been taking a little time off of work. I am sure you understand, right!? I hope you all are having a lovely summer, and can’t wait for you to try this mascara! Xx