Friday, February 17, 2012

Shabbos Face: Prep Those Eyelashes

"Excuse me," she asks hesitantly. 


"I hope you don't mind . . . "

"It's alright." 

"Um, are your lashes . . . fake?"

I bat them prettily. 


Let me reassure my audience that I do not, in any way, have particularly magical natural lashes. Elizabeth Taylor may have had a genetic defect that resulted in double rows of lashes (och mer a genetic defect) but I do not.
They are, as always, achieved with the use of smoke and mirrors. 

How to? 

Primer again!

In this case, lash primer. 

I had recommended to someone lash primer, and she came back to me saying that it didn't work. She said she tried one with primer on one end and mascara on the other. 

So don't use a primer that has mascara on the other end. Get an independent lash primer, free of attached mascara.

My current primer, which I have recently re-purchased, is the Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Primer. I'm a sucker for the "we have no poisonous ingredients!" claim, but I noticed on the box, in small letters, is "Do not use if pregnant." Oh. Maybe I'll get another one next time.

Before this one I used Smashbox Layer Lash Primer, which also worked very well. 
Clinique Lash Building Primer is also rated pretty high. 
Dior DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and Primer is the top seller, with the highest rating by users on Sephora.

Liberally apply that white gook, and see how the lashes multiply in size and length. It will bond the mascara to the lashes, ensuring that it doesn't flake over Shabbos. While I may be concerned that my lipcolor or eyeshadow will rub off overnight, I have no worries about mascara. And as I said, mascara is everything


Anonymous said...

OK, you've convinced me! I have to try this out. I don't wear mascara that often for the simple reason that pretty much any I've ever tried (no matter how expensive) ends up smudging off over the course of the day.

Princess Lea said...

Oy! Hope this helps!