For the longest time I would put the best makeup look together and feel so accomplished.... only for those feelings to be dashed when I look in the mirror a few hours later, and it looks like I had applied mascara directly to my skin. Raccoon eyes. The constant worry and wiping all of the time doesn't help your confidence or eye wrinkles.
This problem only occurred from the mascara on my lower lashes. I couldn't wear any and feel very confident about it.
There was a mascara the Department Store I work for sold from Trish McEvoy called the "Lash Curling Mascara." It is a tubing formula (rather than a coating formula) that actually forms tubes around the eyelashes that do not smudge, flake or transfer onto skin.
It was a different concept for me indeed. I tried it on my lower lashes and LOVED IT! I am happy to say that I don't ever have to look in the mirror again if I don't want to during the day to make sure I don't have raccoon eyes.
It looks like a regular tube of mascara with a standard size bristle brush. You use it much the same as regular mascara and you can layer it as well. The only difference, is that in taking it off, you can actually pull the individual tubes off with a bit of warm water (I like to warm a washcloth and hold it over my lids for a few seconds before I slide the tubes off). No soap needed in a time crunch. I like to take mine off the same as regular mascara with soap, water and light scrubbing as with removal of any mascara.
There is also another tubing mascara from Trish called "High Volume Mascara." The brush is so small and literally grabs every single lash from every corner possible from your eyelash line. It is perfect for the lower lashes as well. For some reason, I like the bigger wand on the "Lash Curling" formula.
Now that I have told you all of the good, there is also a bad side:
This mascara is definitely not waterproof. Tearing up a little bit is ok, but when I cry (the sobbing kind), the little tubes slide off onto my face, but I really don't cry like that often, so I have nothing to worry about.
I wear this every day on my lower lashes. I like different formulas for my upper lashes, but works like a charm on my lower lashes.
The formula also tends to get built up in a thicker clump on the threads of the tube, and the bottom of the wand. No worries, just scrape/wipe it off and it's good to go. I haven't done it in awhile, so I used my opened tube to demo this fact.
I sold so many of these to customers having the same issues whether for the top lashes or bottom; this mascara definitely has a cult following.
It is pricey at $31 a tube, but sooooo worth the confidence and less fuss, and your lashes will love you for it! Call your local Nordstrom and ask them when their Mascara Madness is (It's twice a year). Great time to buy it with buy 2 get 1 free! We would sell out of these gems during that time they were so popular!
Where To Buy:
Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara (regular brush) $31 + Free Shipping
Trish McEvoy High Volume Mascara (tiny brush) $31 + Free Shipping
***I am not endorsed by Trish McEvoy or affiliates and do not get paid. The opinions expressed are my own and my personal experience***