I don’t really wear makeup these days , now that I don’t work in an office. But recently, I decided to get something new. I had accumulated enough rewards points at Life Pharmacy to earn a $10 voucher and they were also having a 15% off sale on beauty and fragrance about three weeks ago. I decided to buy a mascara to wear on the odd occasion when I do go out. New make up helps you to feel a bit special and can help banish winter blues, which I had a bad bout of about a month ago.
I have sensitive eyes and wear contact lenses, so I’m quite fussy about what products I use on my eyes (and no, it doesn’t necessarily have to be very expensive brands, in fact some of those products can be very harsh). In the past, I’ve used Clinique’s Naturally Glossy mascara, until I discovered YSL’s Faux Cils while I was living in France, which I just adored. Now that I’m living back in New Zealand and no longer working as a lawyer, YSL is out of my budget. Clinique is more affordably priced and with the incentives outlined above, was within my reach for a one-off splurge.
I was incredibly impressed by Clinique selection of mascaras at Life Pharmacy in Manukau. The Clinique Counter had 10, many more than other brands, and in the end, I made my decision based on the brush. I have naturally long and thick lashes so I wasn’t looking for something to enhance volume so much as make what I naturally have shine. I like mascaras that have a small brush, making it easy to navigate and achieve full coverage on both the top and lower lashes. After looking at all the mascaras, I settled on the Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula in Black Onyx, which had a little brush. With my $10 rewards voucher and the 15% percent discount, I ended up paying $30, down from the RRP of $46. This mascara really opens up my eyes. It isn’t a waterproof mascara but it stays on. To remove, simply rub your eyes with warm water. There is no need to use an oil-based makeup remover.
I would highly recommend this mascara to others who are looking for a long lasting mascara suitable for all occasions, day and night.