A Splurge and Score of epic proportions . . .can I possibly find a mascara and a liquid eyeliner that stay where they are supposed to in this jungle like heat?! Yes. I’ve found BOTH and want to share because of the utter fabulosity (you’re welcome) of both formulas and also the sheer ridiculosity (again, you’re welcome) of the difference in the price of these bangarang beauty buys.
Exhibit A: Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Mascara
My favorite L’Oreal Voluminous mascara isn’t cutting it in the humidity . . .it ends up in all kinds of bad places . . .namely my browbone. Classy. So begins the hunt for something a little less heroin-chic. Waterproof mascara, in my experience, is just too . . .gloppy and hard to work with. But, desperate to keep my mascara ON my lashes and OFF my lid, I broke down and tried a couple waterproof formulas that either looked very AWFUL or that stayed put to the point where I was literally pulling out lashes during the (tedious) removal process. Um, NO. I mean, no thank you.
In a dramatic twist of fate (really?) I came across a sample of YSL Baby Doll Mascara and although immediatly disappointed by the plasticky brush, (I’m more of a natural bristle girl) I gave it a go. BEHOLD! This mascara is not waterproof, yet it stayed put all freaking day and I was pretty much way too excited about it. No surprise here, this YSL beauty buy is in the SPLURGE category. But honestly, hand over $30 and you’ve got yourself a swanky looking gold tube (that no one will ever see) and a volumizing, defining mascara that stays on your lashes.
Exibit B: E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner
I prefer the soft, smudged look of pencil eyeliner, but in the warmer temps one must simply wave the white flag of surrender and go with a skinny, stay put sweep of liquid liner. I randomly grabbed this little guy from Target and I was completely, entirely, yet fabulously floored at how amazing it is. I kid you not folks, this stacks up to liquid liners that are, as it is now apparent to me, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY overpriced. I know they are overpriced because this ridiculously great liner cost me an entire dollar. Plus tax. SCORE.
I ask you: what on this planet, besides the 3 for a dollar hot dogs at the truck stop in St. Regis Idaho (don’t ask), can you buy for $1? Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.
Formula: stays put. Brush: skinny and awesome for customizing the application. All the extra latte money I have: already giving me the jitters.
A dynamic duo of cheap and chic? Color me smitten.