by BR Kellie
Don't you love a beauty find that changes your life? Recently I was buying my favourite pimple patches, and I found myself in that online shopping quandary of 'if I spend a few dollars more I'll get free shipping along with a product, or if I don't I'll be spending about the same amount with shipping and no free product'. I did what all good bargain hunters do and decided to pop a little something extra in my cart. In this case I went for a cheap and cheerful mascara from a brand I'd never heard of before, but being that it was a tubing mascara and I'd never tried one I figured what did I have to lose?
Turns out... it was a case of what did I have to gain. SO MUCH. Consider me a tubing mascara convert. I'm in love. Why I've shunned tubing mascaras for so long I'll never know, but what I do know is I need to tell you all about them because sharing is caring. So, what is a tubing mascara and why do you need one in your life? Read on...
What Is Tubing Mascara?
Tubing mascaras contain polymer tubes that don't just cover your lashes like the pigment used in a standard mascara, but wrap around them, creating long, separated, but still natural looking lashes.
Why Do I Need It In My Life?
How Does It Work?
Much like regular mascara, you apply it using a wand. From there the product wraps around your lashes and stays there, unbudging for hours upon hours. Seriously, not once has it made me look like I've been out all night or forgotten to wash my face. No dark smudges or flakes to be found here!
Is It Easy To Remove?
Removing tubing mascara is super simple - just wash off with warm water and a cloth (I use Garnier's Micellar Reuseable Eco Pads). What I love about this method is that it's super gentle, and involves less wear and tear on the eye area, with the bonus of not needing eye stinging makeup removers!
Need volume? While a tubing mascara does add oomph to your lashes, it won't do so at quite the same level as a bushy brushed standarad mascara can. Also, the little black tubes coming off my lashes and smooshing around my face during my nightly cleanse was disconcerting the first few times, but now I'm used to it they don't bother me... especially when I wake up in the morning to find my undereye area smudge-free.
All in all, it was an 'add to cart to get free shipping' win!
So, have you tried a tubing mascara? Do you want to now? And if you're already a tubing mascara fan, what's your go-to brand? Chat below!