The eyes are the window to the soul and a clear indicator for emotion. One of my favorite physical feature are my eyes. People commonly say that in looking for a partner, beautiful eyes are what they notice first. It’s no wonder that women (and some men) focus heavily on the eyes, and specifically lashes, when it comes to making up their faces!


I read somewhere that people with naturally long lashes often have dry skin. That’s kind of bullshit. Not that it isn’t true, but why can’t I have anything nice for free!


Having a full and long set of lashes is lovely, but mascara is still one of the most transforming makeup one can use. As someone who has tried multiple different brands of mascara at a range of different prices over the years, I will always go back to one: L’Oreal® Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, preferably in Carbon Black.

Here’s why it’s rad:

  1. It costs less than $10 and often you can find coupons/deals on the brand where it’s sold i.e. Walgreens, CVS, Target, etc.
  2. It offers both a straight and curved applicator option.
  3. It doesn’t dry immediately so you can manipulate the shape, style and heaviness of your lashes.
  4. It doesn’t flake and removal is pretty simple.
  5. No fragrance.
  6. Solid waterproof option.
  7. Just a solid, classic,  and inexpensive mascara that really makes your eyes pop, gurrrl.

Some people are die-hard Maybelline or Diorshow fans. Haven’t had as great of an experience with either. Both flake and the rose fragrance in Diorshow just isn’t necessary. Can u not smell my eyes?

If I do ever feel the urge to purchase a more expensive mascara, I think Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Classic Mascara and Clinique High Impact Mascara are worth trying.

Now, for my favorite “famous lashes”:

Edie Sedgwick, socialite and Warhol’s most (in)famous Superstar.


Elizabeth Taylor. She was born with two sets of lashes – how lucky was she?!


Malcolm McDowell in Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” (1971)


Prince’s “When Doves Cry” music video


Sarah Michelle Gellar in “Cruel Intentions” – one of the best revenge endings!


Man Ray’s “Les Larmes” or “Glass Tears” (1932)


Trixie Mattel, my favorite drag queen

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Now for some audience participation! Any favorite mascaras or associated celebrity lashes?

PS Try to buy a new tube once every few months and don’t “pump” the mascara wand too much in an effort to get more mascara on it – it supposedly increases the amount of bacteria in there. Gross.

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