I only started to venture into the makeup world when I was around 19. Before then the most amount of makeup I ever wore was black eyeliner, along with a bit of concealer. Nothing else. I also made the mistake of wearing that dreaded blue eyeshadow from time to time but let's leave that in the past where it belongs. I first wore foundation when I was 19 and only started wearing mascara at around the same time. That’s right, I used to wear black eyeliner, concealer and no mascara. Honestly, where were beauty videos when you needed them?
I am a huge advocate of high end mascaras, not because I like spending money on them, but because none of the cheaper alternatives done anything for my lashes. However, that has changed in the last couple of months. I'll be posting about my favourite drugstore mascaras in a future post, but today the star of the show is the Guerlain Maxi Lash Waterproof mascara. I saw Victoria use this in one of her videos and fell in love with how long and voluminous it made her eyelashes look. I bought one for myself and I must admit that at first I was less than impressed. In fact, I tried it that one time and immediately put it down, swapped over to one of my drugstore faves and never picked it up again - until recently.
I used this mascara again before heading out for coffee with some friends and let's just say that my opinion of this changed drastically, making it one of my favourite mascaras up to date. The first time I used it the formula wasn’t quite dry enough for me. Of course with it being waterproof it’s drier than most mascaras right off the bat, but still wasn’t dry enough for my liking. I really enjoy a dry formula as I find them easier to work with. I had never been disappointed in a high end mascara before and this wasn't going to be the first.
As usual I used my Shu Uemura eyelash curler and went in with the mascara, only this time it gave me incredible length, lots of volume and held the curl like no other. In fact you better be prepared to go to town with your makeup remover, because this mascara isn't going anywhere. The packaging is beautiful, very sleek, very chic as you would expect it to be from Guerlain, and the actual ‘bottle’ itself is smaller than most mascaras meaning that the wand is also shorter. You can get in right at the root of the lash without having the rest of the wand go all over your face. This is also very buildable, one coat will give you definition and curl and two/three coats will give you volume and immense length. Two thumbs up from me.
What mascara are you loving?