I just rediscovered this mascara and I’m so glad I did. My lashes are sparse and short and due to my Asian monolids, they get tucked under my eyelids. So, if I don’t curl my lashes and put on mascara, you wouldn’t even know that I had eyelashes. Compound that with my oily skin, mascara would run down my eyes and I would look like a panda bear. Luckily, my oily skin issues have been solved with the Urban Decay primer (see next product below). But it’s hard to get a mascara wand brush on my tiny lashes, especially since mascara brushes seem to get bigger and bigger. Enter Clinique’s bottom lash mascara. You can see the brush is tiny but it gets in there and it sticks to whatever lash you have. I used these on my bottom lashes and the top lashes near my tear ducts, but I started using this mascara for all of my lashes and it’s the best mascara I’ve ever used. It is 100% clump-free because the brush focuses on one or very few lashes at a time per stroke. Love it so.
This is one of my few HOLY GRAIL items. I am capitalizing because this product was life changing in a good way. I can now wear mascara and eyeliner, above and below my eyes, without the oil in my skin melting it down. I looked like a raccoon. Oh, and my eyeshadow would sort of disappear and it would be hiding in my eyelid creases. Now, no more raccoon eyes and I am really enjoying eye makeup so much now. A good tip that I’ve discovered myself: I use the Original color (it matches my skin tone & foundation) and I put it on my eyelids and below my eyes where eyeliner and mascara would go. This is the trick that makes my mascara and eyeliner stay put.
I got this Estee Lauder concealer in a gift with purchase years ago and it’s the best concealer to cover pimples, red marks, whatever I’m trying to hide. I don’t know if it’s effective to hide dark eye circles since I don’t get them, but I would have to believe it would help. I apply it sparingly after my foundation and setting powder. It’s so effective, it’s an eraser for your face. I mean, it won’t hide swelling from monster hormonal acne pimple like I’ll get every now and then, but you won’t see the telltale signs otherwise. It’s a lifesaver and it gives me the confidence I need when I am harboring an angry zit mountain on my chin or nose.
So, what are some of your makeup favorites? Any products you’d like to share with me? I am a skincare and makeup junkie, so bring it on!! lolz