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Little Luxuries – DJV Beautenizer (The Best Mascara)

DJV Fibrewig: amazing 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!

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7 Responses to Little Luxuries – DJV Beautenizer (The Best Mascara)

  • Shauna says:

    I can’t live without my eyelash curler. (well, I COULD). I go mostly bare faced, a little concealer under the eyes, some powder and mascara. (oh and my barbie chapstick that is tinted pink). But I won’t even put on my mascara without my curler. For you, you wouldn’t really need it. But it makes a big difference with my short lashes. Oh! Here’s a better one. My (kind of) expensive, bad-for-you guilty pleasure: tinting my lashes. It stings. I’m sure it’s horrible for my skin. I don’t usually advertise it. But I love to do it a few times a year, before a trip or event, like a wedding or my birthday. It makes me feel beautiful!

    • metamorphocity says:

      Eyelash tinting! That would never occur to me, but I know a former fair-haired coworker who used to get both her lashes and brows done and she loved it. It always looked really natural too!

  • Leanne says:

    These days, washing my face feels like a day at the spa. I never used to do it. Bad, I know. Then I got the Calm line from Arbonne. Arbonne’s great because the Swiss super regulate everything that goes into cosmetics, etc. So many things that go on our skin/in our hair here are illegal to use there. It makes me feel good about what I’m putting on my skin and it makes it all soft and clear and glowy. The three minutes it takes to wash my face in the morning have changed my entire day.

    • metamorphocity says:

      Oh I’m with you. I am hardly a stickler for washing my face before bed. But then, if I’m not wearing any makeup, what’s to wash off? It’s funny you should mention Arbonne. I actually have an Arbonne post in the works! (I find their pyramid-schemey structure a bit questionable and they’re totally overpriced BUT some of their products are actually really great.

  • Manda says:

    My favorite mascara EVER is Dior’s Diorshow but, um, I’m never going to fork over the money for that so my favorite mascaras are by Maybelline. I’m a big fan of the Colossal range and I’m dying to try the Falsies!

    BB cream (the real kind, not this fake Western drugstore stuff that’s put out by Maybelline, Garnier, etc) is A GAME-CHANGER. I use Revlon foundation and love it for both the price and the “finish” it gives me, but I happily forked over $30+ for a tube of BB cream at Sephora and haven’t looked back.

    • metamorphocity says:

      Oh yeah, I’ve had a few people recommend Diorshow. I might give it a try if, heaven forbid, my precious fibrewig ever goes off the market.

  • Emma says:

    The other day I couldn’t find my makeup bag and I had the disturbing revelation that it would probably cost at least a couple hundred dollars to replace its contents. Rediculous, I know, but I do love my pricey products. My absolute must haves are Clinique tinted moisturizer and pressed powder, a couple of Bumble & Bumble hair products which are INSANELY priced but amazing, Nars lipsticks, Bite lipsticks, and of course, FIBREWIG!! I completely agree, it is the best mascara in the world!
    I justify all of those purchases by classifying them as self care… Treating myself because I deserve it!

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