Can we shift gears today?
Stick it in neutral and discuss some really basically unimportant topic?
It’s something I’m pretty certain I’ve never before addressed in a real life conversation, let alone a blog post.
The topic is just this ….
Right. Yes. Mascara.
You see, I do not qualify as a girly-girl.
My mom never really wore make up.
I never really wore make up.
When I was about sixteen I experimented with this trendy new clear eye lash lengthening product that looked like clear nail gloss for your lashes.
One morning in high school I slathered the gooey stuff across my lashes.
By afternoon I was wiping crusty flakes of lash dandruff from my cheeks.
It was as gross as it sounds.
Since then about once or twice every year I start thinking I should try out mascara.
I know better than to attempt any other make up style face product. I’m not in for foundation – it makes me feel weird and I don’t care for the extra layer on my skin. Eye shadow feels too dramatic for my real life and I don’t care for lipstick stains on anything so I’m a chap stick only girl. (When I feel wild, I pick a tinted chap stick.)
Well, that seems a little fun sometimes.
Which leads me to my question.
Is there truly a variety of mascara that is actually waterproof or cry proof? (You know, since I embraced my crying side, you just never know what a day will hold.)
Here’s my trivial dilemma.
Obviously my research has been sporadic, but with every mascara I have tried, black smudges appear under my eyes at some point through the day. Is that normal? I don’t want to look like a football player by lunchtime. I look around at the mascara-clad eyelashes of other females. I don’t see weird black smudges under their eyes. Even when I patiently remove the mascara in the evening, I can discover those unattractive smudges the next day – sometimes even two days later. That’s weird. Is that just me?
So. Seriously friends.
If you have some mascara words of wisdom that you’re holding out on – can you let me in on the secret?