I don't know about you, but I'm constantly searching for the next big thing and best products on the market. Sometimes this gets me into a LOT of trouble when Sephora boxes arrive at the doorstep, but that's a different topic. :-)
On my agenda - lush, long, thick, well seperated lashes. I realize this is quite a tall order, but I refuse to give up the good fight. Trust me when I tell you, I've tried it ALL. Mascaras by YSL, Dior (don't understand the fever over DiorShow, did nothing for me!), Clinique, Lancome, Cover Girl, Maybelline, Benefit, Givenchy. You get the picture! Since I've tried so many and spent so much $$, I thought I'd save you the trouble and share my personal favorites!
First order of business - you need a great eyelash curler. Some people don't curl their lashes and I cannot understand WHY?? Everyone needs to, it opens the eyes up sooo much and preps the lashes for products. This is my "Cadillac of Curlers" - the basic eyelash curler by shu uemura. It's available everywhere (I purchased from Sephora) and at $19, it's a steal. Grabs all the lashes at one time too!
After curling, I apply eyeliner (will blog about liners another time!). Then I use a lash primer to "prep" the eyelashes for mascara. My favorite is "Lash Primer Plus" from Estee Lauder. I find that using a primer helps my mascara stay on much better, and it also seems to provide more volume and fullness. At only $18.50, another fantastic bargain!