I’ve just realised that when I wrote about my wedding-related nightmares, I missed one out – and this is one nightmare I’m pretty sure will come true. Being the emotional kind, I’m almost 100% convinced that I’m going to more or less sob my way through the ceremony, and probably through most of the speeches, too. This means two things: 1) I’m a big old softie and 2) I desperately need to find myself a good, waterproof mascara. So far this is proving easier said than done.
Over the past few months I’ve been road-testing mascaras. While Lancome’s L’Extreme performed pretty well, I’m looking for something a little bit more, well, extreme, really, so the hunt has been on. In terms of waterproofing, I was mightily impressed by Blinc’s Kiss Me Mascara, which really is un-shiftable. It’s pretty impressive because, rather than simply coating your lashes with paint, it actually forms tiny tubes over each individual lash, which no amount of tears or rubbing at the eyes will remove. (Trust me, I’ve tried.)
The only problem with Blinc, however, is that although it will allow me to weep my way through my wedding without fear of turning to walk back down the aisle with twin mascara tracks running down my cheeks, it does absolutely nothing to lengthen the lashes or curl them – another mascara bites the dust.
From Blinc I moved onto Yves St Laurent’s Faux Cils – a nice, dramatic mascara, but sadly not a waterproof one. Now I’m all out of options, and I still haven’t found my perfect, wedding day mascara. So tell me: what will you be wearing on your eyes? Help a poor bride to be in her hour of need…