The Magic Wand


I desperately need your help.

You see, I've spent a small fortune over the past year on mascara. My favorite mascara, Loreal Accentuous, was discontinued. Since then I've tried nearly every mascara made and I can't find anything I like. My morning make-up routine is near crisis level. If it were national security, it would be code red.

I typically like lengthening mascara. Seems less clumpy. But recently I thought perhaps thickening mascara was the answer. But it wasn't.

Then there's the issue of the brush. I have to like the brush, and I have to like how the brush comes out of the tube. There must be enough "suction" so as not to leave a glob of mascara on the brush. I don't like curved brushes. They can't be too thin, too thick or too short.

There's also the issue of wearability. Too often I end up with dark(er) circles under my eyes by lunchtime. I don't need to pay upwards of $8 bucks for dark circles. I can get those on my own for free.

If you've never commented here before, now's your chance. I'm begging you! Give me a recommendation. You have nothing to lose and I have everything to gain.

Oh, and one last thing. Please don't recommend the pink and green Maybelline that is the all-time best selling most-popular mascara of all time. It doesn't work for me. The coverage is too thin. It couldn't possibly be as simple as using something that seems to be universally appealing.

Until next time,


Trista :

Here ya go, a lurker who "i think" has never commented here, coming out of the closet.

Lancome Defincils is the answer!!!! It's great! You can get it at almost any dept. store makeup counter for about $25.00

Nadine :

I wish I could help you out, but I buy...ready don't hold this against me...generic mascara. There I said it and I feel better for having said it.

Lissete :

I have also heard that Lancome Defincils is really good. Have you tried Bare Escentuals Magic Wand? It's brushless & quite nice. I still use my curler though. Good Luck in your quest.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) :

I wish I had an answer - but I have a terrible time with mascara. I have eyes that water CONSTANTLY. So unless I am going out and I REALLY care what I look like, I skip the mascara. I KNOW! IT is horrible - but what to do?!? My eyes are a watery mess and even waterproof is not the best answer.

Jerry Grasso :

I cannot help you here...however I did save a bunch of money by switching to Geico.

Seriously - I'm staying out of this conversation...did you ask Doug what he used 'in his prior life'? :-)

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog.


Liza's Eyeview :

Oh my...I am so sorry about it being discontinued. I once had this pressed powder (by Yardley) that I like that was discontinued and until now I couldn't find something close to it...

Thank God there's now internet and blogging that you can ask recommendation from blogging friends :)

I'm sorry I do not have any recommendation because i do not use mascara. i just want to say I can emphatize...

Jillian, Inc :

Trista and Lissete- I think I have tried Definicils, but will try again. Can't remember. Lissete- I will also look into the Magic Wand. Sounds promising. Jerry, With all that running you do, I am glad you don't wear mascara!

Shel :

I use Mary Kay or Arbonne. I really like the Arbonne. I went to a party last year and felt compelled to buy something. I was out of mascara so I gave it a shot. It was buy one get one free that night so it was okay. I do like it and will probably get it again unless I end up at a Mary Kay party!

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