15 November 2010

My Favorite Things: blinc mascara

I want to start a new series called My Favorite Things.  In this series I will be sharing with you some of my HG (Holy Grail) products.  All products will be things I have purchased myself, and have used for over 6 months.

First up:  Mascara

one coat, blinc mascara
For years I struggled to find the right mascara.  I already had relatively long lashes.  What I really wanted something to DEFINE them.  Not thickening, not lengthening, just definition.  I loved Maybelline's Define a Lash Mascara.  Naturally, it was discontinued.

As I got older, several other factors became important when choosing a mascara.  Most importantly, allergies and insomnia.  Combine those two and what do you get?  Fine lines under my eye from lack of sleep that like to catch the mascara that flakes off when I rub my itchy eyes!  Gross!  So I began to look for a mascara that didn't flake.  Enter:  blinc mascara!

one coat, blinc mascara
Product Description from website:

Formerly known as Kiss Me, blinc is the original mascara invented to form tiny water-resistant "tubes" around your lashes rather than painting them like conventional mascaras. Once applied, these beauty tubes bind to your lashes and cannot run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes. Whether your daily activities take you from the office, to your sweaty workout and then out to dinner, your lashes will look as good in the evening as they did when you first applied blinc in the morning.

I can honestly say this product lives up to its claims.  My favorite thing about blinc?  NO makeup remover needed!  Just wash with cleanser and warm water and the tubes will come right off in your hands!  (Which is really kind of strange, until you get used to it!)

I have been using this product now for 3 years.  Each time I try another mascara, I come crawling back.  I will admit it is not inexpensive, (it retails for $24) but to me it is worth each and every penny!

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