I was stunned every time I looked into the eyes of the first guy I ever dated. We were 15, I spent what seemed like hours doing my makeup for our dates, and somehow, his lashes were always prettier than mine. They were thick, long, and curved upwards so that they framed his bright blue eyes perfectly. Mine, on the other hand, had always been straight, thin, and pointed downward.
The most recent love affair I’ve had though is with CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Active ($9). Housed in an orange tube (one that is so bright, you’ll never have trouble finding it in your purse), you’ll find the ultrablack formula that the brand touts as being “sweat-proof, smudge-proof, and clump-proof.” The first time I ever swept the plastic wand through my lashes, they lashes were instantly lifted and looked as though I had clamped down on them with a eyelash curler very gently. The bristles of the spoolie combed between each eyelash, separating and lengthening. The subsequent sweeps further elongated my lashes and upped their volume.
The end result is longer lashes that wont ever smudge or feather throughout the day — and I mean the entire day. It stayed on for a full eight hours at the office, and even through my post-work jog.
Sure, my relationship with that boy was fleeting, but I’m confident that the one I have with this mascara will be more long-term.