Important retraction.

In a post created December 17, 2014 I wrote about my current makeup favorites. It was The Best of 2014:The Makeup you should be using.

I need to update said list. I touted the greatness of Lancome Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara and I [averts eyes] regret it.

At that point I had used it about 3-4 times a week for a few weeks.

Fast forward to today, about 2.5 months later -- I cannot stand this mascara.
You heard it.

The first couple of weeks of application were smooth and awesome. After that, I found that I could not apply the mascara without a large portion of my eyelashes sticking together. This happened repeatedly. So frequently I couldn't stand to use it. And for a $32 tube of mascara I expect better for all of us.

So, my suggestions are to fall back on Lancome Hypnose Full Volume ($27.50) mascara. It's great. Doesn't clump. It's a favorite. (See it here.)

My current mascara is the tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara. (I know, I roll my eyes, too. "Amazonian clay." Um, ok. And I even smiled when the box said it was gluten free. Tee hee.) But, I'll tell you what: it's a clean mascara, it goes on smoothly and it wears nicely without crusting or flaking. It gives the illusion of longer lashes, but without thickening the base of the lash and clumping them up. And, it's $20.


So there you have it.

I apologize for leading you astray.



  1. THAT is the mascara that I use!! None other compare. Amen!! The Holy Grail of mascaras.:-)


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