I'm really happy with my mineral mascara. It lasts long and while it's not waterproof, it will withstand the tears that come with chopping onions fairly well (side note: I chop onions a lot. And cry a lot. I've tried every remedy and nothing works for me).
I buy it on Amazon and save a bit of money by getting it every four months through their Subscribe & Save program.
Before I switched to a mineral-based brand, I used to stretch my mascara at least six months, but the mineral version seems to clump up well before my next 4-month shipment arrives. But even at the discounted price, I can't afford (or justify) buying it more often, so I just have to make it work.
It's been really dry here lately so I'm going to blame the weather. My next mascara isn't slated to arrive until early March and I was already starting to see some clumps this week, so I decided to take action.
I took my trusty bathroom jar of coconut oil out, scooped a tiny bit out (probably about a 1/32nd of a teaspoon if that measurement exists) with a cotton swab and wiped it into the top of my mascara. I pushed it down with the wand and mixed it up a bit.
I didn't notice it immediately but the next day when I pulled it out, the mascara was indeed significantly smoother. It didn't seem diluted at all either. Win-win!
What's your favorite natural/mineral mascara brand?
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