By Sheila Arkee
And so begins the Best Of Beauty Series for 2011!
I hope you all had a swell Holiday season, even though it’s not officially over ’til New Years. Mine was great and I sure enjoyed seeing my little guy opening presents and genuinely enjoying the day. It’s those little moments with him that I truly appreciate.
To start of my Best Of series, I wanted to start of with mascaras, the one product that I sincerely could not live without. Doesn’t it feel weird on those days when you somehow forget to put on mascara? It’s happened to me more than once, embarassingly enough!
This year I’ve tried several, but there are four that have struck a chord with my beauty obsessed heart and will definitely remain in my permanent rotation. In random order, here are my four favorite mascaras from 2011.
Having heard mixed reviews about Opulash, I wasn’t all too keen on trying this new offering from MAC, whose mascaras haven’t really been all that holy grail for me in the past. Opulash worked wonders on me and I wish I had a tube in my rotation right this very minute. Must fix this problem!
Never having used Mary Kay’s mascara, I wasn’t sure quite what to expect, but I was really impressed by the volume and general lushness this mascara provides. It’s also a reader favorite, so it gets extra points for being so great.
This is another mascara I wasn’t sure what to expect and I ended up falling madly in love. Madly. This mascara truly floats my boat and at $20 it is well worth the splurge!
Given my past not-so-great experience with L’Oreal Voluminous, I was filled with trepidation when I initially tried this mascara. Color me pleasantly shocked. I am delighted with the full, long lashes this mascara provides. My only beef is that it takes major elbow grease to remove the product. Am I alone here?
In 2012 I have plans to try new-to-me mascaras from Clinique, Almay, and Revlon, to name a few. Although I definitely have a comfort zone when it comes to mascaras and don’t really stray, I’m exicted to be more adventurous.
What are some of your favorite mascaras?