My grandma used to say that to me all the time, sometimes in Polish. Sadly, after having a baby, I wish those words were true.
I have been on the prowl for a good eco-friendly mascara for some time now. Something that doesn’t have a ton of chemicals, but will still give me that doe-eyed, curled, thick lash look that I love, but wasn’t born with. (Like my husband, Frankie was born with ridiculously long, thick eyelashes, which, like my husband, I’m sure he won’t care about. Totally not fair).
The last mascara I bought was a mineral mascara from Kiehl’s, bought during a splurge at the mall for $16.50. Even though the makeup counter lady, like all makeup counter ladies, claimed it was, like, the best mascara ever, I found that it was lacking. Half-way through the day, my lashes would fall down and go limp, as though the weight of the mascara was too much for them to handle. And it flaked easily. Not worth the money, in my book. So much for more money = better product.
So I knew that eventually I would have to find a replacement. I originally thought that I would have to research, scour, and waste even more money on products that don’t work. But, I happened upon a sale at Jewel on Organic Wear makeup, and snagged their blush (which I already use) and mascara for 50%. All-natural makeup is never on sale, so this was a real find.
According to the packaging, the Organic Wear Mascara:
- has a 100% recyclable “eco-brush”
- is free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, parabens, fibers, and dyes
- contains 47% certified organic ingredients
- has no petroleum products, parabens, GMOs, or synthetic fragrances or colors
- not tested on animals
Right up my alley. And, I have to say, even compared to mainstream, conventional mascaras, this is one of the best I have ever tried. And I’ve been wearing mascara almost every single day for the past 15 years. I’ve tried them all, from boutiques to department stores to drugstore favorites. And this one is really, really good. It lengthens, curls, and darkens very well, and doesn’t clump or flake during the day. And, unlike the Kiehl’s one, it lasts all day long. All for about a third of the price. Love it.
Hopefully, the sale price doesn’t mean that my new favorite will no longer be made…crude.