Greeting Grayce here!
I just love mascara and know it can be very challengingfinding the best one for your own lashes, there are so many different types,waterproof, no smear, lengthens & defines, curls & separates.
What makes a mascara one of the best, is simply if it worksfor you. This also depends on your eyes & lashes and is typically done bytrial & error. A recommendation usually helps narrow your search. We allhave several favorites some of mine are Maybelline, Dior, Givenchy, Chanel orL’Oreal.
Being a baby boomer!! I used the cake mascara for years also had gone thru the tedious process of painting
Twiggy eyes, just loved that look at the time. but we have come a long way.
Some fun factoids according to Wikipedia:
Mascara is a cosmetic used to enhance the eyes it maydarken, thicken, lengthen and/ or define the eyelashes. Normally in one ofthree forms – liquid cake, or cream – the modern mascara product has variousformulas; however, most contain the same basic components of pigments, oils,waxes or preservatives.
Did you know that the Bat guano controversy an urban legendmentions the use of bat guano as one of the ingredient of mascara???? It isactually guanine not guano that is authorized as a color additive for cosmeticsby the FDA and Europe regulations, and it must be extracted from fish scales,not bat guano.
In 1933, a woman known on court records as Mrs. Brownconsented to have her eyelashes permanently dyed. Unfortunately, the productused contained paraphenylendediamine, a chemical extremely toxic to the body asa dyeing agent. At the time cosmetics were unregulated by the Federal DrugAdministration, and the dangers of specific ingredients were unknown. Unfortunatelythis resulted in causing blindness and other problems.
In 1938 our congress granted the FDA the right to regulatecosmetics, similar regulations are in place today by the European Union &Japan as well as many other countries banning many substances for use incosmetics.
In 1913 a gentleman named T.L. Williams created a substancesimilar for his sister Mabel and in 1917 started a mail-order business thatgrew to become the company Maybelline.
In your quest for the perfect mascara that looks Fabulousshould lengthen, define, thicken, curls & separates. Has a wand that worksfor your lashes and does not flake, smudge or clump.
One of my current finds is by Maybelline the Falsies Volum’Express Flared. Right after I startedusing this mascara I noticed my lashes were fuller & longer, even my doctorcommented and wanted to know if I had been using a lash enhancer.
Their claims were on target false lash glam with a flarefabulous!!! It builds volume with out clumping. The wand has a spoon curler brushthat fans out your lashes, the wand lifts and separates your lashes they willlook over 100% fuller.
Love this look from the Hunger Games.
Enjoy the journey!