During my younger years I used Lancome mascara, for one it worked and two it was affordable. I happen to be a sucker for good marketing and became a Chanel girl.
Until I started working for Yves Saint Laurent and discovered the holy grail of Mascara, their Faux Cils. Being into makeup the way I am, I combined the YSL Faux Cils with the YSL Infini Curl – while one lengthens the other thickens and creates a false eyelash effect. I received many compliments and was asked to divulge my trade secrets, which I happily did. I read in a fashion magazine that lashes were the new breast implants – and I have to agree. I’ve been obsessed since and have tried other brands. I was never a big believer in eye lash curlers but I’ve reformed and now am the owner of one – I never travel without my Shu Uemura eye lash curler.
Other mascara brands that make the grade:
1) Smash Box, Lash DNA $9
2) Mac, Zoom Lash $20
3) Chanel, Exceptional and Inmitable mascara $35
I recommend using a magnifying mirror in mascara application, it helps with attention to detail.