I was reading about the origins of mascara and found some interesting tidbits:
So why the history lesson? Until recently, I had never seen these cake mascaras. That was, until a visit to MakeUpMania on the LES, a little makeup lover’s dream boutique.
So what you do is, wet the brush a little (or just add a couple drops of water directly to the mascara), and mix it until the brush is covered. Then apply to your lashes.
Besides the recessionista-friendly price (only $6.50), using a cake mascara has a couple more benefits:
– It’s much more hygenic. We all know our eye makeup is especially vulnerable to bacteria, and the tube design of most don’t help that. This is easier to clean and keep germ-free.
– Easier to layer. With most mascaras, it’s hard to build volume. But with these, you can layer on and build upon coats to the amount you want without clumping. If you want it more natural looking, it can just give your eyes a subtle lift too. It’s easy to control that way.
– It’s just cool to say you’re using vintage mascara (minus the crocodile dung).
Just spreading the knowledge. You can check it out on MakeupMania’s website here.