The highlight of my work as a beauty expert and the host of “Diane Faith’s Makeover Advice Show” on KFNX News Talk Radio 1100 is I get to discover the latest information on beauty and learn about the newest products on the market. My goal is to share this knowledge and empower you to be your most beautiful you! What is at the top of everyone’s beauty wish list? Long, lush lashes! But mascara is a more complex beauty product than one might imagine. Not all eyelash darkening wands are created equal, and it is even more complicated if you have eyelash challenges. But you can wow onlookers if you use the right mascara for your eyelashes with these great choices and remember – never apply without first curling your fringe.
Say Goodbye to Skimpy Lashes: “Lancôme – Hypnose Custom Volume Mascara.” Your lashes become thickened with a triple-film complex. Perfect for medium or long lashes lacking volume, and the brush isn’t too thick like many of the big volume mascaras. Not for you if you have extremely short lashes since the thickening effect can make your lashes look even shorter. ($25.00 at Dillards)
Crave Longer Lashes: “Chanel Inimitable Mascara.” A-mazing! This product will make even the most mediocre lashes look long and lush. A quadruple threat not only delivering the length you crave, but also volume, curl and precise separation. This is the pick for many top celebrity makeup artists. ($30.00 at Nordstrom)
Help Curl Your Lashes: “Glominerals gloWater Resistant Mascara.” Use a great eyelash curler like Shu uemura, and go straight to this exceptional underground mascara. Your lashes will curl like Bridget Bardot and seriously – it lengthens like Chanel, but not as shiny. Easily removed with any makeup remover and, as an added bonus, your mascara won’t be running down your face when you cry. ($18.00 at Dr. Sean Lille’s office – www.scottsdaleplasticsurgeon.com or $19.50 at dermstore.com)
Most Fun: “Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils” in one of 8 colors! Drama lash queens write this one down! Colored mascaras are rapidly gaining popularity and not all are the same. This one does it all and in a variety of colors. Can you say Fascinating Violet, Cobalt Blue, Sublime Grey or Deep Burgundy? This award-winning, volumizing mascara is a celebrity makeup artist favorite. Since colored mascara will draw attention to the fine points of your eyes, be sure to apply under-eye concealer. ($30.00 Nordstrom)
Best for Under $10.00: “CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara.” For everyday use, a good drugstore mascara will usually do the job and if you have a HS girl at home, spending $20 or $30 on luxe mascara is not what you want to do. This fabulous inexpensive mascara (also available in waterproof) has a patented formula that gives a great big-lash look; for the price- its 2Di4! ($6.98 Wal-Mart, Target)