It-it: Eyelashes

May 11, 2012 by Lila Delilah

We’ve been thinking an awful lot about eyelashes and that was even before last week’s article in The New York Times. We all know that the aging process could include sagging cheeks, droopy eyelids, a falling butt and deflated boobs but nobody ever mentioned eyelash thinning.

Anyone under 30 can consider this post a public service announcement. In addition to all the aforementioned signs of aging you can plan on your luscious, think lashes going the way of your size 22 waist.

One friend says, “I thought that Lancome’s mascara formula had changed.” Another friend says, “I thought I just kept buying old mascara that was too dried up to accomplish the desired results.” I personally hadn’t even noticed the change until other’s started talking.

We sincerely regret spending our 20s avoiding mascara because of the messy removal process. Hell, who needs mascara when your lashes already reach your lids? Now, we spend our days trying to make up for the lashy loss.

We did a bit experimenting and have a few suggestions:

For $8 a makeup artist at Sephora will apply falsies (eyelashes, not boobs!). The look is as awesome as the price. If you go for the full makeup application, we suggest answering no when asked if you would like to be made up like Kim Kardashian. (Who says yes to this anyway? This is New York!)

Illegal Length by Maybelline $10
As far as drug store brands go, Illegal Length wins Mad-Spy’s top honors. The mascara uses fiber technology to lengthen the lashes. The brush has a jagged bristle, which seems do quite well at avoiding the clump factor. We also love how easy it is to remove the washable version. Our everyday cleansing soap seems to do the job just fine.

Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes$26
Once you go to the beauty level you can easily be overwhelmed with the variety of mascara choices. The most popular, and our personal favorite, is Lancome’s Doll Lashes.The brush does a great job separating lashes and catching the little one’s that you can easily miss. Application is easy and your lashes eyes look bright and flirty with just one swipe.


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