You’ve come home from a long day of being amazing and you barely have the energy to crawl into bed, let alone pull a jackhammer out of the closet to get your mascara off.
Well, scrub no more! Here are some tried-and-true mascaras that are near bullet proof and can be removed with just water. You read that right. A little warm water, a washcloth and you’ll be in bed before M.A.S.H. is on. (That’s still a thing, right?)
These mascaras work by creating a polymer “tube” around the lashes. The warm water releases the bond and the “tube” just slides off the lash, nearly intact—creepily looking a little like spider legs. Just a few downward swipes and you are mascara-free and, even better, at several different price-points you are bound to find your perfect mascara.
L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tube Mascara
You can find this in any chain or drug store out there. The double-ended tube holds primer and mascara. This one is unique (and great) because the primer creates the tubes AND lengthens your lashes in the process.
PRO: Affordable and lengthening
CON: Two steps
Clinique Lash Power Mascara
Found in any department store and online. This has a 24-hour wear and is perfect for someone who is active because it withstands sweat, moisture and all that jazz. Comes in two styles Lash Power and Lash Feathering. Personally, I love the original Lash Power because the small brush catches every single lash.
PRO: Great natural looking lashes and there’s always that sweet GWP
CON: Not an incredibly buildable formula
Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara
This mascara is bad break-up proof. It acts like true waterproof mascara without the sandblaster. Also this one hits my personal holy trinity—it lengthens, thickens and has easy removal. The formula also comes in a volumizing formula with a smaller, more detailed brush.
PRO: Near-perfect Mascara
CON: Only sold at Nordstrom brick and mortar stores in Utah, but also available online at www.trishmcevoy.com
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