The Spoiled Child of Cosmetics
Of all the makeup we wear, I find Mascara to be the spoiled child. Mascara is one of the products that does not concern itself with skin type, coloring, and all the rest. Basically the colors are going to be black or brown. Other than that it is all about the effect you want. This is where the spoiled child comes out to play. We have desires for thickness, volume, seperation, and length. Next we concider if it flakes, smudges, or hassels us in any other way. Also we want it to be removed with ease. Now on the surface, it seems by reading the package we would get a good clue. But Soooo not true. One package may say 'get extreme volumn' but when you try it you get lenght more than volumn. So what it says on the package is not necessarily what you will get. So then we look to others for their experience with the millions of mascaras out there. But even here, we run into difficulties. Why? Because mascara is a spoiled child!! Take one specific mascara. One persons experience may be absolutely wonderful so we run off to get it. But once we try it, we find it will absolutely not perform for us. On the other hand, one person may find a particular mascara to be completely horrible....then some how or another, we end up picking it up for some reason or another, and find it is fantasic. Why is this? Because mascara is a spoiled child!! It seems to choose who it is going to perform for and who it is not going to work for. It does not matter what the package says or what someone else's experience has been. It all comes down to finding out how this 'child' will respond to you. Isn't it true?
Mascara seems to be the one product we are in constant search of. Sure we seach out different products at different times and even purchase again and again other products, like lipstick that we just simply must add to our ever growing collection. But Mascara? It seems we are just trying to get it right. You never ever can know how it is going to work for you until you try it. Even then trying it just once may not be enough. Try it for a week and you may have a different opinion. We have to sometimes give this spoiled child time to decide how it is going to work with us.
It is also note-worthy to say that no amount of coxing, scolding or bribing will work. So spare yourself the energy and time, much less the emotional turmoil. Move on....there are a lot of spoiled children out there and some of them are just for you. So when you find one of these 'spoiled children' that co-operates with you, well.......you just gotta love it.