When it comes to beauty products, I will splurge when it's worth it, and other times I will go as cheap as possible. But when I saw yet another friend rave about the Clinique Lower Lash Mascara, I knew I had to try it. Was it really worth the $10?
Let's talk first about what makes the Clinique Lower Lash Mascara so awesome:
- the tiny brush makes it excellent for lower lashes, no matter how sparse
- comes in 2 colors: black and brown-black
But--it's a very tiny tube and it's $10. Once I saw the brush, I instantly was reminded of this:
Interdental Brushes! If you have had braces, you've probably seen these before. They're tiny brushes used to brush and clean them. Those with large spaces between teeth use them in lieu of floss. And they're around $1 (depending on the brand).
These are a staple in my freelance makeup kit and in my makeup bag. They have over a dozen uses and come in different sizes. You can find them at any drugstore.
Here they are side by side. The brushes aren't exact, but the results are! I tested the interdental brush in the Clinique mascara and with various other mascaras. And the results of separated, coated lashes were the same. The wear time/smuding/etc depends on the formula.
You can use the interdental brushes to remove clumps in mascara. I use them for brows too! If you have the Benefit Gimme Brow, the brush is the exact same as the Clinique one.
So which eye has the Clinique Lower Lash Mascara and which has the interdental brush?
- I had huge plans for the past weekend, including 4 blogger events, but decided to change plans. I watched movies--I saw Trainwreck and loved it, read, took myself out to dinner, and even had a long bath. It's been a stressful few weeks, so my mind and body needed this recharge!
- Don't forget my giveaway to Win a Trip to New York for Fashion --Week. Sept 11-13th. Win a $400 flight voucher, a stay in the Hudson Hotel for two nights, and a $400 shopping spree! ends 8-12