My mascara requirements are as follows:
- easy to remove without a lot of scrubbing
- doesn’t flake off or smudge over the course of eight hours
Most mascaras can satisfy a few of these requirements. Some can even satisfy almost all of them. But, in my experience, if a mascara is easy to remove, it’s also quick to smudge, and if a mascara will stay all day, I have to scrub my poor eyes to get it off (or use an oil-based remover, which I cannot stand).
As of right now, I am using Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara, and frankly, I love it. To be fair, I love pretty much everything Tarte does – they are definitely my company du jour. But this mascara really seems to do everything I demand! Now I’ve only just started using it, so it still has time to fail, or teach me some new requirement of which I have, until now, been unaware. But for now – mascara magnifique!