If I have to pick one cosmetics best friends, with no doubt mascara. Mascara was the very first cosmetic I bought (I bet many girls had the same choice, Maybelline!), since then I can’t leave home without applying mascara.
I have super oily lids, almost all mascaras smudge on me, so finding no-smudge mascara is a challenge. I used to be HR Lash Queen Fetal Black mascara (the snakes one) huge fans. Lengthens, adds volume, water proofs with little smudge. My eyes look bigger with just one layer! Even I receive soooo many mascaras, no one can really replace the HR. After finishing the press sample, I bought few from their counters. However, it just dry out very very fast, like you have to buy a new one every 2-3 months. Once it dries out, it gets some clumps on lashes. I don’t pump mascara, so I think what makes it dries out quickly because the wand tip is relatively large, that every time I put it into the tube it pushes quite a lot of air inside (Air gets inside the tube makes mascara dries out).
After sooo many HR, it really dries out too fast, maybe it’s time to try some new mascaras. Recently I am using Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof. Well it does lengthen my lashes, no clump and just very little smudge, but I think HR does better on volume. I am not sure whether it dries out fast as I just use for a month. It does have one disadvantage (actually HR has it too), it’s quite hard to remove. You have to use that half oil half water eye makeup remover, shake well and drop some on the cotton pad, leave it on your eye for like 30 seconds to a minute, then the mascara wipes off easily.
One tips for curler lashes, heat the curler with blow-dryer! There are many mascaras claim they can curl your lashes so you don’t have to curl lashes at all. Just forget it. If you want dolly-like effect, you really have to curl the lashes by curler. Blow warm air onto the lash curler with blow-dryer until it heats up, wait until it cools slightly (try the warmth on your hand, sometimes I am in rush, I curl my lashes right after heat up, SHIT!). Then curl your lashes as normal. It curls the lashes more easily and hold the shape longer, just like curling hair with curling iron.
Since the Lancome mascara does pretty good on me, why not try their eyeliner too. So I try the Artliner 24H, this ink pen really hooked me! very black and solid line, long-lasting with no smudge. This stuff is crazy-amazing huh!