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.
Between my sisters and I we could open up a boutique that specialized in all things fashion. From the latest fashion staples to things belonging in a beauty closet. Finding gifts for each other is easy, but what do you give someone who already has everything? This past Christmas the gift of choice were lipsticks from SERGE LUTENS, available at Barney’s New York.
They are $75 dollars each and well worth the price point. After a lunch of salad and spare ribs my sister’s lips maintained a natural rosy like color. At first we believed the lipstick’s price point had to do with the quality of ingredients and beautiful smell – after lunch we realized that it was because you didn’t have to reapply after a huge meal ~ * note: refills available for $50