I was surfing the web the other day, allegedly to start my holiday shopping because I waited until the last minute last year and aged about five years in two days, but I digress…
My holiday shopping idea came to a quick end when I landed on the Saks site and spotted a distracting new mascara from Chantecaille called Faux Cils Longest Lash.
My stubby fringe and I have been locked in beauty battle for more than two decades, so any time I spy mascara marketing that lauds a product’s ability to lengthen lashes, I drool like Pavlov’s dog.
Of course this time I didn’t even make it through the product’s description before choking on the price.
Granted, it’s supposed to be more than mere mascara. According to Chantecaille, it’s also a peptide infused lash growth serum.
“Chantecaille’s Longest Lash Mascara fuses the newest lash-growth peptide technology with the original, sought-after Faux Cils formula. Lashes get a boost with Chantecaille’s unique SymPeptide 17, stimulating keratin genes and encouraging the strength and length of your natural lashes — without irritation or discoloration.”
Interesting bell/whistle, but 70 bucks? Really? The most I’ve ever thrown down for tube of mascara was $30 for Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils, which I like, but not as much as I’d expect to for the price.
I could see myself maybe going as high as $40, maybe $45, depending on how well a mascara delivers, but one would have to make my drag-a-licious dreams come true to justify that kind of price.
What’s the most you’d pay for a tube of mascara?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,