It took me a while to figure it out, but I realized that I love almost any mascara that has a synthetic comb or brush head. My lashes don’t seem to agree with natural hair (or hair-like) bristles; they refuse to be in contact with anything other than rubber or plastic. I find that plastic wands grab onto the eyelashes better and coat them more evenly, but now I’m wondering if that’s just the case with my lashes. It seems that no matter what the formula, I just can’t use a mascara that doesn’t have plastic bristles. Hmph, that seriously narrows down my selection. For example, I really wanted to pick up the Revlon Grow Luscious mascara, but when I saw that it had a natural hair applicator, I became very hesitant to buy it. Instead, I picked up the Photoready 3D mascara which seems to be working for me just fine. It’s the most expensive mascara I own at 750.00php, but I’ve been using it everyday and I do really like it. It’s not waterproof (which I like!), it makes my lashes look longer, thicker, and blacker, and I have no application issues with it at all thanks to the plastic bristles. It’s a great everyday mascara, as the overall effect isn’t too dramatic. My go-to evening mascara is still the Maybelline cat eyes mascara, but since that’s waterproof I don’t like to use it everyday.
I didn’t want to do a full-on review for this because I believe mascaras are largely a matter of knowing the elements that you personally like in a mascara. You’ll like this one if you like it as basic as it gets, with plastic bristles, a slightly glossy finish, and a very clean overall effect.
Does anyone else out there have very specific preference when it comes to mascara wands?