Little Luxuries – DJV Beautenizer (The Best Mascara)
For the most part, these days I’m a wash-and-go gal. I value extra precious minutes of morning sleep and I just can’t justify choosing makeup over breakfast. So it is that I usually head off to work completely bare-faced.
There are quite a few benefits to going makeup-free most of the time. As well as being a time-saver, it’s also a money-saver and my skin seems to appreciate it. There’s also the fact that when I want to feel fancy, all it takes is a dot or two of tinted moisturizer and a swipe of mascara, and bam! All those people who are used to seeing my plain old face, are dazzled!
Or so my theory goes.
Anyway, on days when I do feel like making the old peepers pop, the very best mascara I’ve found to get the job done is DJV Beautenizer Fibrewig mascara. It’s on the expensive side, but for me, this little luxury is totally worth the splurge.
I love it not only because it makes my eyelashes crazy long, but because no matter how long I wear it, it does not smudge. You can sleep on your face in this stuff and you will still not wake up with raccoon eyes. Believe me, I’ve tried.
The worst you’ll get might be a little bit of flaking off if it’s old and you’ve been wearing it for 24 hours.
And, while it won’t come off if you get caught in a blizzard, all it takes to remove it is warm water and learning how to gently pull it off with your fingers once it softens, without pulling off your eyelashes in the process. I swear that’s easier than it sounds, it just takes a little getting used to.
Sadly, my former Toronto supplier, Sephora, stopped carrying it, so now I order it online from Beauty Bay.
Are there any pricey (or not) beauty products you guys can’t resist treating yourselves to? I’d love to steal your beauty secrets…I mean…hear about them in the comments!