MAC’s new Haute & Naughty Waterproof Lash mascara ($22) made it through the “AVOID EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS” dates on my calendar with flying colors, so it’s alright by me.
Yes…there really is a 10-day block of time highlighted in red on the calendar that I share with El Hub, and there really is a note on it (in all caps) that says, “AVOID EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS.”
I consider it a courtesy alert for my husband, so that he knows to prepare for possible PMS-induced mood swings, and thus stay outta my way…lest he suffer the consequences.
Haha! Kidding. 🙂
OK, not really.
I’ll be going along, doop-da-doo, happy as a lark with a clam, until out of nowhere — BOOM! — I’ll see a commercial about adoptable kittens or read a sad story on Facebook, and just like that, I’ll start crying.
Hence the need for waterproof mascara like Haute & Naughty Waterproof Lash.
Like the other day, I was thinking about the first time I met Tabs (it was about eight years ago) when it occurred to me that he’s not going to be around forever…
I burst into tears! My baby cat is getting older. 🙁
Waterproof Lash is MAC’s latest addition to their Haute & Naughty Lash mascara line, and it’s available in a single shade, a deep glossy black called Shockproof.
Like MAC’s other Haute & Naughty line mascaras, depending on how you twist off the cap, you can load the brush in one of two ways, with either more (in this case, twisting it off from the sparkly section) or less (twisting it off from the dark blue section) product. Load the brush with extra product for thicker, fuller lashes, or with less product for less volume, but better length and lots o’ separation.
I like to create a lash cocktail, starting with two layers for length and separation, followed by a final layer with the thicker application to add some drama for yo’ mama.
The result is noticeable, but not cray (no spider lashes!), criss-crossing lashes with fullness at the base.
This stuff also passed the ultimate test: it survived crying and sweating at the same time. Yes, I was the girl bawling on the bike in spinning class last weekend when the instructor gave his pep talk while Free Falling was playing (later he told me it happens all the time).
Embarrassing? Most certainly, yes, but I learned that Haute & Naughty Waterproof Lash won’t flake, smudge, clump or irritate my sensitive eyes, not even in extreme situations.
I think of this as a good Monday through Fri-yay mascara. Come Saturday, though, I’ll be looking for more dramatic, take-no-prisoners, big-like-Biggie-Smalls lashes.
Recommended for my girls (and boys) who want a waterproof formula with oomph.
AVAILABILITY: Permanent, and available now at MAC counters, stores and online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,