I love coloured mascara and when I say coloured I mean colours other than black and brown. I discovered coloured mascara about twenty years ago, yes I am dating myself, shopping for cosmetics one day with my girlfriend. We were browsing through the different brands and saw that Cover Girl had brought out mascara in bright blue, green, and purple, so I bought a bottle of each colour. I fell in love with it.
What I love about coloured mascara is that it makes wearing make-up and looking natural a little easier. In the summertime, when it’s hot and you feel like your make-up is going to melt off your face but you want to wear because you love it and you want to feel beautiful, you want to wear as little as possible and you want to look natural. Or, any other time during the year when you want to wear make-up, but it’s daytime and again you want to look natural or you’re going to work and don’t want to wear a lot, enter coloured mascara.
In the summertime I will apply mineral foundation, I will talk about that in another post, a bronzer, one shade of eyeshadow in a fairly neutral colour but pretty maybe pastel, lipgloss,and coloured mascara in a shade that matches my eyeshadow. With coloured mascara you don’t have to wear eyeliner if the mascara is bright enough, it will brighten your eyes so that you don’t have to wear more than one colour of eyeshadow it you choose not to or if you’re running low on time.
During the rest of the year I will wear the same amount of make-up as I will in the summertime because I’m taking the kids to school, working out, cleaning the house but I still want to look pretty. If I’m going out in the evening, all I have to do is apply another colour of eyeshadow, some blush and lipstick instead of lipgloss and I’m ready for a night on the town.
Cover Girl stopped carrying coloured mascara about five years after I found it, even though I had stopped wearing Cover Girl because I wanted to wear high quality cosmetics for my skin, having acne, and for my age, I still wanted to have fun mascara. So I was on a hunt for fun mascara. MAC carried for a while and then stopped and hasn’t, another company called Red Earth carried it as well, which I found at Shopper’s Drug Mart and then Shopper’s stopped carrying, I was at a loss. So, I was on my never-ending quest to find it. About a year ago Sephora came to BC, in a few malls close to where I live and I discovered Urban Decay and lo and behold they have coloured mascara…woo hoo….two shades of blue, green, and two shades of purple, but the bottles are fairly small and it’s on the high end price-wise. I’m a stay-at-home mom and my husband and I have been struggling financially, so buying Urban Decay became a luxury and when you wear make-up everyday, you need value. Then, about six months ago I was shopping in our new Super Wal Mart which had opened close to my home, and always looking for new make-up I, discovered Hard Candy and they have coloured mascara so my quest is over. I love this mascara because the bottles are a good size and it doesn’t clump and coats my eyelashes so they look longer and fuller.
I am happy and my cosmetics life is fulfilled once again. Try coloured mascara, it’s fun and easy and makes your life a little bit simpler.