"That sly, come hither stare that strips my conscience bare ..." ~Frank Sinatra
You know that question about being stuck on island with only three beauty essentials? Other than my iphone, I would bring mascara. I cannot live without it. One of the many blessings of being a natural blonde is that often times, even our eyelashes are blonde. Without mascara on, I actually look like I have no lashes at all. I can't think of a time when I've left the house without mascara on. It's my safety blanket.
I recently had the opportunity to review Sephora and Popsugar's mystery mascara. I received a complimentary sample in plain packaging and was asked to review it honestly. For me, to make a judgement on mascara, it has to go through many, many tests. This is serious business.
I first try it alone, then I try it with two of my favorite layering mascaras. After that I can form an opinion.
Test #1: Mystery Mascara alone: I loved this mascara. It lifted my lashes and separated them beautifully. They stayed soft and hydrated throughout the day. This mascara definitely does what it says. It is a much more subtle look than I am used to, and I prefer a more dramatic look. That being said, my friends with naturally dark lashes will love this!