One thing you need to know about me is that I like to personify my beauty products. I have a face-cream that I've named after a particular ex who promised many things but delivered none, a Nars lipstick that shares traits with Carlos, my friend's labradoodle (long story) and a shower gel that is so gentle and caring that it is like a big, cuddly nana (the type that knits long, warm scarves).
So, in this vein, I want to introduce you to the best friend that I never knew that I needed. You know the feeling... you're old enough to know who you like and like who you know and don't really have the time to bond with someone new. Well, this is how I felt when Sam from Pixiwoo recommended Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, £15 to me many years ago. Why on earth did I need a specific mascara for my lower lashes? Wasn't it enough to use my usual wands? Also, were there any benefits to wearing mascara on the lower lash anyway? So I stubbornly ignored advice from one of the world's most brilliant makeup artists and carried on being frustrated with the black flakes and smudges that gathered under my eyes each day.
the result is an effortless, slightly smudged, Parisian chic look but without the panda eyes. It's bloody brilliant
Then a few weeks ago I was in Boots and randomly decided to buy the bottom lash mascara for the sake of research. Well, the rest is history. That little tube, with the tiny brush that grabs every lower lash and formula that doesn't smudge, is now one of my very best and most loyal friends. I love it so much that I have given up my lower waterline eyeliner habit (which can sometimes look a bit heavy and ageing) and now smoosh the mascara brush into the roots of my bottom lashes instead.