I know girls who have drawers full of lipstick and lipglosses and still have to find the “perfect shade”, others who do their nails perfectly every two days and own a closet full of nail polishes, others have every possible formulation of foundation from every brand (think of: “I’ve got the one for when it’s hot outside, the one for dry and cold weather, I have the high-coverage for evenings and the water-based formula for the days in which I like my skin… Oh and the compact ones… actually I only got the Shiseido and the Lancôme but I totally have to try the new Chanel!”).
For me it’s mascara (oh and blush. That’s another huge one, I’ll talk about it soon).
My lashes are pretty short and straight and kinda blonde-ish (well more like light brown-ish, but still), so finding a mascara able to duplicate quadruplicate their volume and length as much as possible has always been a huge quest.
Mascara was the first make-up I bought when I was 13, and I still remember sneaking in my aunt’s bathroom and trying on her Helena Rubinstein mascara, a real treasure unreachable with my pocket money at the time.
I had already two big favourites, the Zoom lash from MAC and the Diorshow from Dior, when I discovered an amazing one: the Lash Sensational from Maybelline.
This mascara ticks all the boxes: it curves up the lashes and it makes them extra long and thick. The first time I put it on, a WOW! came out loud from my mouth (and I was on the train, I’m the best at making a fool of myself in public places).
And the most amazing thing is that it stays put ALL DAY. Once I went to bed with it because I forgot to remove it (ooops) and the day after it was still there! Without smudging! And the best part: it doesn’t cost more than 13 euros (depends where you buy it, I think it’s between 10 and 13 euros).
I was so excited that I ended up not only drawing the tube itself (still need some training with product drawing I’m afraid…) but also making the illustration above, with biiiiig faaaaat black lashes.
(the middle image is just the color testing I do while I draw, but I liked this one so much that I scanned it: it looks like pink rain!).
Do you have any make-up obsessions? And what are your favourite products at the moment?
I never get tired of trying new stuff so if you’ve found something amazing that you would totally suggest let me know in the comments below 😉