Monday, August 29, 2016
#MicroblogMondays: Auntie waterproofing
I've also been thinking about my hair & makeup. I don't wear much makeup since I lost my job/stopped working, but I have a ton of cosmetics from those days that I'll be able to use. However, I am lacking one crucial thing: WATERPROOF MASCARA. I am not sure whether the stuff actually works, but I figure if I ever needed it, this would be the occasion. I cried buckets at PND's wedding six years ago, and I expect I will be a similar emotional mess on this occasion. ;) However, since PND's wedding ceremony & reception were in the same small town where my parents live, I had time to go home in between & touch up/reapply my makeup. I'm not sure I will have time to do that here, although I will certainly be bringing along an emergency kit in the car with me. And, as both aunt & godmother, I will probably be in a few more photos than I was at PND's wedding. So it's important to me that I look my best & not an Alice Cooper-ish mess. ;)
I used Maybelline Great Lash & Cover Girl Professional mascaras from the drugstore for years when I was younger, and I always thought they worked just fine. I haven't actually bought a tube of mascara in years, though -- I use a lot of Clinique & Estee Lauder skin care products, so I've just been living off the freebies that come in their "gift with purchase" bags. ;) But I don't think I've ever used waterproof mascara. I will probably approach the girls at the Clinique & Estee Lauder counters at the department store on our next visit to a mall, &/or Sephora, but I thought I would tap into your collective wisdom too. :)
So, questions: Do you ever wear waterproof mascara? Does it really work? Can you recommend a brand for me? Do you need to buy a special remover to take it off, or does regular makeup remover work just as well?
Enquiring minds/emotional aunties need to know. ;)
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